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The Exotic Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore

The effervescent district of pulsating and vibrant business and commercial infrastructure presents for its esteemed travelers and tourists an enchanting wonder in the fabulous of the lodges in Singapore city, the exotic Marina Mandarin Hotel. Catch a flight to Singapore the splendid city of Singapore and discover the award winning secrets of the exceedingly hospitable abode.

The marvelous Marina Mandarin is a glamorous architecture which flames and strikes with a royal beauty of its extravagant building construction which constitutes to the most chic and state of the art engineering architecture of the hotel which makes it unique and elegant compared to any other exciting venue to be seen in the stimulating city of Singapore. The highly elating internals of the Marina Mandarin are an opulent space for the lodgers and business tourists to revive in as they can experience the exultation of life style and an elation of class in the fabulous enchantments of the laminated marble setting, delighting dcor, tantalizing themes and pulsating furniture placed in the swish lobbies, posh lounges and plush check inn areas of the marvelous hotel.

Sit and rejoice from a exhilarating glass of exotic smoothie, cock tail, mock tail, coffee, tea or fresh fruit drink being seated in the amazing cafs of the hotel or the highly reviving lounges in the internal of the hotels premises where you can revitalize in the exceedingly ambient environ and rejoice from exciting channels and programs that are screened on the Flat LCDs that are mounted on the walls of the hotel throughout the hotels interiors.

Find a high tech stack of impeccable facilities and amenities the hotel endows in its magnificent business spaces and meeting rooms for the convenience of the business class guests from around the world and due to this very reason, the imperial Marina Mandarin Hotel is ranked one of the top abodes for the business class travelers from across the world to select the classy hotel as their business venue as for its inspiring facilities it makes it highly expedient for these guests to conduct, hold and organize business conferences and presentations. The intimate Marina Mandarin goes an extra mile providing a superlative catering service to the esteemed business class guests and an add on of a privileged high tea service on the part of the hotel.

The exquisite Marina Mandarin Hotel does not hold back when it comes to the leisure guests as it raises the bench mark of hospitality business as it excels and perfects in providing an alluring and impressive selection of on site thriving activities for the leisure guests which includes a wellness Spa where you can revive from the delighting massage facility and heart throbbing Jacuzzis, saunas and oasis for your well being and placate. Drop in the long and heated pools of the hotel to rejoice from the cool and revitalizing water of the stimulating swimming pool situated outdoors.

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Taj Mahal Tour Get Lost In The True Love Of Shah Jahan & Mumtaz Mahal

People from all over the world come to here to explore the real beauty of the Taj Mahal. Taj is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, which has attracted a number of tourists since time unknown. This wonderful monument is situated on the bank of the Yamuna River. Taj Mahal tours has a preferred among all the tour packages for India Tours. Whatever you visit in Agra or India for that matter, but if you dont explore Taj Mahal, your tour is not complete. If you really have desire to observe this amazing monument, you must visit Taj Mahal tour. If you are completely in love fan, you must explore to this magnificent structure during full moons. The magnificence and importance of the Taj Mahal can never be compared with any other monument in this world. The breathtaking city of Agra is considered as one of the most important travel destinations in the World Tourism map. This amazing monument can be visited with the help of Taj Mahal tour. With the help of Golden Triangle Tours, tourists can get a olden chance to visit three important destinations of India which are Delhi Agra and Jaipur. With the help of this tour package, tourists can also explore Taj Mahal.

The Taj Mahal is an amazing creation, which is devoted to love. With the help of Taj Mahal tour, tourists can be able to get a great experience about chronicle of love. This amazing monument was constructed by the great Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Mumtaz Mahal was died immediately after giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. After the sudden death of his beloved wife Shah jahan was shocked and left with a broken heart and his hair turned grey almost overnight. After sometime Shah Jahan decided to construction of the Taj Mahal in the same year. It took 22 years and 20,000 workers worked to be completed this amazing and mind blowing attraction.

This wonderful monument is the symbol of true love, which is made of white marble. The Taj Mahal is represented as the most tremendous monument ever constructed for love. The magnificent building is now India’s most ogled icon. There is no doubt that Taj Mahal is the most sought after travel destinations in India. Taj Mahal tour provides its tourists the golden opportunity to get familiar to the architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal. So what you are waiting for just, choose Taj Mahal tour and make trip memorable.

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Gift Card rush Will Boost Holiday Sales Figures

While online and retail holiday shopping sales have met or exceeded expectations for most retailers in 2005, there is another “rush” for all retailers to prepare for: gift card redemption.

According to Hitwise, an online intelligence service, the market share of U.S. Internet searches containing the words “gift card” was up 32% for the week ending December 10, 2005 as compared to the previous week. In fact, the National Retail Federation expects gift card sales to increase 6.6% this holiday season to 18.48 billion dollars, with consumers spending an average of $88 dollars on gift cards or 15.6% of their holiday shopping budget.

Gift certificates have always been a popular gift choice for the hard to please recipient or even for the lazy shopper. For the gift giver, it allows a quick purchase at whatever store or online merchant they select, with a dollar amount that fits their budget. For the recipient, they can select what they want from a particular merchant and for the most part use the card at their convenience.

But for some, giving a gift card is a cop-out, reasoning it is too impersonal and opting to hand pick a gift and selecting something special and unique for a loved one or friend. However, for some, the gift card is the ideal gift choice, with family or friends even suggesting the store or online merchant they prefer.

For the merchants, it has extended the holiday shopping season because they cannot record the sale until the recipient uses the gift card to make a purchase. This holds down sales figures in November and December, but provides a boost in January when most cards are redeemed. An additional boost is provided by the fact that most of the shoppers who redeem their gift cards typically spend 15% to 50% more than the face value of the card when they select their holiday gift.

There are some downsides to gift cards. Some retailers clear unused gift cards off the books by subtracting off of the face value of the card, an inactivity fee (usually $2.50 per month) after a certain amount of time. Some gift cards have an expiration date and others come with special conditions or restrictions. However, consumer outrage has prompted many states across the country to introduce legislation limiting or banning the fees. Additionally, there is no federal law on gift cards but, two Republican congressmen, Joe Barton of Texas and Charlie Bass of New Hampshire, have requested that the Federal Trade Commission investigate the way retailers conduct their gift card programs.

Is giving a gift card too impersonal? Is it the best gift choice? That question is up for debate and is a personal preference. But with annual gift card sales projected to reach 90 billion dollars by 2007 (Ernst & Young 2005), the gift card is here to stay.

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Papua New Guinea Adventure Traveler Mecca With Butler And Health Club

One of the few still untamed, if not unspoiled destinations, Papua New Guinea is a raw land. Nearly 85% of the main island is carpeted with tropical rain forest.

With its international reputation for Scuba Diving thanks to spectacular coral reefs, Papua New Guinea is still a Mecca for the serious adventure traveler who will find swamp and jagged limestone; mud and moss forest; suffocating heat and Highland chill; plumed, pearl-shelled villagers and prosaic hill people; tiny tree kangaroos and enormous Queen Alexandra Birdwing butterflies. And fascination, unspoiled beauty, the exotic experience of a lifetime. But also personal butlers at hotels. Fine dining. And now even a stunningly designed Health and Racquet Club.

The new club is at the Airways Boutique Hotel in Port Moresby and covers 600 square meters fitted out in stylish dcor, and includes state of the art Wellness in Motion Techno Gym cardio and strength equipment, a 20-metre infinity lap pool, air-conditioned squash courts, floodlit tennis court, aerobics and exercise room, massage rooms, separate male and female steam rooms and saunas, and a Zen garden with views over the valley, the sea, and the mountains, for winding down after a workout or massage treatment.

A full range of professionally organized classes and lessons offers Club members and hotel guests a variety of invigorating fitness and exercise programs and routines. There is also an outdoor exercise trail through the hotel’s lush botanical gardens.

The Airways Hotel, located at the Port Moresby airport, is anything but your typical airport hotel. Exquisite dining, the unique combination of the exotic and the modern in a luxurious tropical setting, and an excellent, friendly service provide for a matchless airport hotel experience.

The hotel is nestled into the mountainside in its own botanical gardens, with stunning views of the crystal clear waters of Bootless Bay to the majestic mountains of the Owen Stanley Ranges. The stylish rooms have a hint of designer decor with a simple elegance. For the ultimate luxury in service, book one of the Orchid Suites and Rooms that come with a 24-hour personal butler to cater to your every need. Art and artifacts of Papua New Guinea are on display throughout the hotel.

Four restaurants, four bars, boutique, chauffeured limousine service, swimming pools, tennis courts, yoga and aerobics, Chefs Master cooking classes, diving, and spa complete a hotel offering that one does not expect at an airport hotel in an exotic destination.

The Airways Hotel is an Emerald Collection member of Boutique Hotels & Resorts International, a highly acclaimed alliance of genuine boutique hotels from around the world, and has been nominated for the World Travel Awards.

If your travels take you to the exotic islands of Papua New Guinea, be it for a longer stay or just for a day, the Airways is the place to be.

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Top Cities to Visit on Italy Vacations

It’s a dream for many to visit the exquisite country of Italy, with its rich history and whimsical appeal. The country is also known for its cuisine. Not too many people can turn down pasta. However, when choosing what cities to visit, you may be a little concerned that you’re going to miss out on something. With this guide, you’ll know where the best parts of the country are located.

1. Rome

You’ve probably heard the saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but you may want to break away from that rule and truly explore this city. As the capital of modern Italy, this city still consists of beautiful fountains, medieval churches and ancient architecture. Plus, the city is renowned for its delicious restaurants and busy nightlife. All Italy vacations need to include a journey to Rome.

2. Milan

Milan is recognized as one of the fashion capitals of the world. It’s no wonder, with its stylish boutiques and Milan Fashion Week. Even if you’re not into haute couture and trendy styles, Milan still has plenty to offer such as La Scala, a well-known opera house. The gorgeous facade of the Duomo is a must see when traveling here. Luxury designers are here, so fashionistas’ Italy vacations need to include this location.

3. Venice

For couples or anyone looking for a breathtaking city to visit, Venice is ideal. Built in the midst of a lagoon, Venice is one of the most spectacular places to visit on one of your Italy vacations. The Piazza San Marco is an impressive church that consists of unique structures. Besides the numerous churches with magnificent architecture, this city also has museums and even palaces. All Italy vacations should consist of a walk beside a wondrous canal.

4. Florence

Located in Tuscany, this majestic region houses many structures dating back to Renaissance times. It’s actually considered one of the most significant locations for art and architecture in Italy since it is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance. During medieval times, Florence was one of the wealthiest cities. It’s home to Medici palaces and beautiful gardens, both of which are worth seeing on one of your Italy vacations.

5. Verona

Remember the story of Romeo and Juliet? The setting for this Shakespearean play was in this city. It’s the fourth most common city to visit during Italy vacations. There’s a medieval center that has interesting castles. Arena Verona is the venue for an annual opera festival.

A vacation to Italy is a trip of a lifetime. From the spectacular sites to its long history to the romantic appeal, the country is acknowledge as an amazing tourist destination. The aforementioned cities are musts during Italy vacations.

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Cienfuegos Unveils Latest E-hotel To Open Offering Cultural Cuba Holidays In Bay Of Jagua

Offering the perfect mix of seaside recreation and cultural charm, the historical city of Cienfuegos has recently welcomed a new addition to its collection of colonial hotels in the Bay of Jagua.

The fully renovated Perla del Mar hotel joins the portfolio of E-Hotels (Hoteles Encanto) in Cubas colonial city of Cienfuegos. The E-hotels brand comprises a selection of restored properties of historical value that after renovation works have been converted into charming accommodation options for history-loving tourists in search of a more authentic place to stay, with a bit of added history to perfectly complement culturally-enriching Cuba holidays.

The hotel was inaugurated at the end of last month with the presence of the Gran Caribe Hotel Groups president, Eduardo Acosta and the newly opened establishment became the fourth Encanto hotel in the Punta Gorda complex, which comprises another four sister properties of equal historical value and old age charm. These sister hotels include the Jagua, Casa Verde and Palacio del Valle, the latter of which was the first E-hotel to open in Cuba and marked the starting point for extending the Encanto brand and restoring more old Cuba hotels to their former glory.

The motivation behind the opening of these peculiarly charming hotels in Cuba was not only to rescue and give use to crumbling buildings of historical importance that had been abandoned throughout the years but also to meet an increasing demand and growing interest from tourists to stay in unique accommodation that reflected Cubas captivating colonial past, much of which is still present in the architecture of old villages and sleepy towns like the residential neighbourhood of Punta Gorda, where the new Encanto Perla del Mar is located.

The investment in the restoration of the new property, part of which overlooks the sea and the beautiful Bay of Jagua, totalled 1.4 million U.S. dollars and a further restoration project is in the pipeline for another hotel in city which will be named San Carlos. Work for the new San Carlos hotel will start in 2013 with an expected date of completion in 2012 while existing projects are also to be enhanced in the area.

Perfectly catering to the growing interest for cultural holidays in Cuba, the new property adds value to the new accommodation in this city with fully renovated guest rooms and facilities.

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Property Investors Target The Greek Islands

The Guardian newspaper has learned of Greeces plans to sell or offer long-term leases on some of its beautiful and highly popular islands, reports property website House Sales Greece (). This remarkable decision which could see some of the most unusual property sales in Greece and indeed Europe is an attempt by the country to repay its sizeable debts. It is thought that (unsurprisingly given the scale of the purchase) wealthy property investors are likely to be the target market.

In a move never even previously considered by its government, Greece has decided to put some of its 6,000 picturesque islands up for sale or long-term lease to anyone that can afford what are sure to be hefty price tags. Its not just Greek properties on the islands that will bear a for sale or for rent sign – whole areas of some islands will be for sale or rent to the right buyer. The Guardian has found that an area of Mykonos which is one-third owned by the government will be put up for sale to a real estate investor who can not only afford the price of the sale itself but who is also willing and able to invest cash into developing a new luxury tourist complex on the island.

Wealthy purchasers and property investors from Russia and China are also looking to buy Greek property on the island of Rhodes, according to the article. These are two of the BRIC nations; along with Brazil and India, Russia and China have been highlighted as emerging economies with an ever-increasing class of the super-rich. It is these high-net worth individuals and property investors that are being targeted to buy property in Greece and its islands to help fill the countrys empty coffers. It is thought that Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, could be one of the more famous investors considering purchasing a slice of a Greek island.

Meanwhile, mere mortals have not turned their back on property in Greece. While the dire economic situation of the country has seen an increase in the number of people needing to sell property in Greece, there is still interest from people wanting to buy Greek property, particularly bargain hunters looking to exploit the market.

If youre looking to buy or sell Greek property even if its a humble apartment rather than a swathe of a Greek island then youll find further information and the latest property listings at .

Editors Note: The Worldwide Group and House Sales Greece () is represented by the digital marketing specialists and SEO provider Jumping Spider Media. Please direct all press queries to Louise Byrne. Email: or call: +44 (0)20 3070 1959 / +34 952 783 637.

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Diani Reef Ideal destination for leisurely traveler

Diani Reef is one of the most luxurious Beach Resort of Mombasa, Kenya that is located in the pristine sands of South Kenyan beach. It is spread over 35 acres of land amidst the Kenyan sea coast and overlooks the mesmerizing waters of the Indian Ocean. It features several penthouse suites, deluxe suites, and standard rooms, junior and presidential suites which are tastefully decorated for ensuring comfort of the occupant. It is an ideal location for a leisurely traveler who is planning for stress free holidays with the closed ones. It is also a perfect place for organizing any corporate or social event and provides enchanting experience to the guests. The Diani Beach Resorts Kenya is equipped with ice cream corners, caf and restaurant that serve mouth watering food to the guests. At Coral Rock Caf the chefs are professional and are knowledgeable about multi cuisine recipes. They use fresh ingredients to produce tasty food and offer prompt service at the demand of the guests. It also features Sake Oriental Restaurant that blends Japanese Teppanyaki, Chinese & Indian Cuisine. The staff offers impeccable service and books reservations for dinner, lunch or breakfast at the request of the guests. Its chefs excel in preparing innovative recipes and deliver outstanding experience of multi cuisine dishes.

The Fins Seafood & Grill of Diani Kenyan Resorts is the specialty of the Resort which is the favorite place for the sea food lovers. It serves fresh meat to the visitor which is sizzling and mouth watering that enhances the continental dining experience. It transforms the ambience of the Resort from informal afternoon to formal evenings which is perfect for romantic candle light dinner.

The garden facing rooms of the Diani Kenyan Resorts are equipped with modern appliances for the high comfort of the user. There is a mini bar installed in the rooms which is fully equipped with wide range of premium beverages. The rooms are centrally air conditioned which offers a visually attractive view of the blue Indian Ocean. They are furnished elegantly and complement the dcor of the interior offering high level of comfort to the user. One may also carry on the work related activities at the rooms with the use of modern equipments like internet, projector, etc. The user may enjoy a sip of cocktail on the terrace of the sea facing rooms and unwind in the natural environment watching the magnificent beauty of the garden and sea.

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The Perfect Vacation in Thailand

Go on and have the perfect vacation in Thailand. Don’t just go to Thailand following the trail of one of your friends who has already been there. Don’t also go to Thailand on the advice of your favorite Tour Operator or as per what you have just read in one of the Tour Guides or brochures. Be different. Go and do some volunteer work in Thailand instead. Mind you when you go as a volunteer in Thailand, you get more bangs for your bucks! You get to see the true Thailand, not the sanitized version that’s presented to millions of tourists who have visited Thailand before you. When you wish to go as a volunteer in Thailand the true Thailand will open up in front of you, the rural Thailand that’s unseen by the outside world unless some like you who go over to do volunteer work in Thailand.

So, what kind of volunteer work can you do in Thailand? Do you have to be a professional? Could just anyone go? Will you get adequate time off from your volunteer work in Thailand to be able to see the country and its villages? When you wish to sign up as a volunteer in Thailand you could take any of the several options that are open to you. You could take up teaching and be engaged with little children who could be taught English by you. You could participate in Thailand’s medical program or one in childcare. If you are interested in animals you would surely enjoy working for the welfare of gibbons or elephants besides sea turtles and rescued dogs. You need not be an architect or an engineer but you could participate in Thailand’s building activities and help in building a school, a home or a place for putting up destitute kids. You could also help in community activities such as in vegetable gardens or mini fish farms. Generally, you will need to work for only four days a week, leaving you with a long weeked to explore the countryside or the surrounding mountains. The perfect vacation in Thailand beckons.

Myself webmaster of Starfish Volunteers ( ) – a growing ‘not for profit’ volunteer and gap year organisation providing volunteer opportunities, volunteer Thailand, volunteer travel, community volunteering and volunteer work in Thailand.

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Reasons To Book To Singapore Tour Packages

As the holiday packages go, Singapore travel is kind of perfect. It is affordable. It is modern amenities and services. Plus, it has the combinations of travel experiences available. It is little wonder that this small country is popular, visited and revisited by all kinds of travellers. Yet, for the cautious and cynics, here are some awesome details you should consider for booking Singapore tour packages.

Clean & green global the Singapore city

The capital of Singapore is extremely clean and very green city. This is a global travel destination for every modern indulgence: diverse numbers of cuisines, Buddhist, Chinese & Hindu shrines along with mosques, botanical gardens, art galleries and museums & more. Amidst the tropical fun in Singapore, you need the modern leisure. You need the dream night cruise that is such a perfect backdrop for budding romance. Yet, it is an affordable city. You can step out on the street and buy from next street food vender you see and indulge in your choice of snack or meal safely.

Wild ride of a lifetime

Singapore has Sentosa for adventure and resorts. There is tremendous wildlife is scattered into Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Jurong Bird Park and the Botanical Gardens, Singapore Zoo, Pulau Ubin & Chinese Gardens. So, go on a night safari, bird watching or strolling through the exotic species in the parks. Added to that, you can make a gamble of a life. The serene natural beauty is simply perfect for the adventure sports you can have guts to enjoy. Gamble at the casinos at the various avenues. Witness the Singapore Grand Prix. Enjoy exquisite water sports experiences at waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, canoeing on the beaches.

Culture and art

Singapore is great destination for anyone who appreciates art. From art connoisseurs to art lovers, there are several avenues and types of art available. The edgy art scene blends well with the mixing and thriving cultural kaleidoscope. From massive choices of international cuisines in the city to different kinds of religions and shrines, Singapore is diverse, dynamic and interesting. However, this culture has too many international influences as everyone is well versed with English. So, you can find diversities and similarities of your choice. It is the ultimate choice in one Singapore tour package, right?

For holiday packages, we want what Singapore offers; to be honest. You want affordability, ease of travel and communication and diverse experiences: ethnic and modern alike. So, you can place your bets on Singapore with closed eyes. It is the dream celebration of humanity in stunning tropical locale.