Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Why Holiday in Thailand?

Are you busy thinking about where to go on your next holiday?  Have you ever considered Thailand as a holiday destination?

In his fascinating Hub, Peter Dickinson, takes us through ten good reasons why we should think about travelling to Thailand.  Thailand is a large and diverse country and offers tourists a wide range of tourist accommodation and activities.  Thailand offers glorious beaches and islands, and mountains and jungles. All budgets are catered for and Thailand offers both luxury and budget options.

Thailand has many different cultures and languages, and the Thai people are renowned for their friendliness. Thai food is delicious and very reasonably priced and the shopping is sensational. Thailand has a hot, tropical climate which is ideal for lying on the beach, although it does rain heavily at times.

So read on if you want to find out more reasons for choosing a holiday in Thailand


Friday, 19 February 2010

Ryanair Abandons Passengers on Wrong Canary Island

Budget airline Ryanair has been accused of abandoning passengers on the wrong Canary Island.  Flight FR 4755 flying from Bournemouth to Lanzarote was diverted to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura due to a thunderstorm.

Allegedly after the passengers left the plane they were abandoned by Ryanair and had to make their own arrangements to travel on to Lanzarote and pay for overnight accommodation; arrangements that apparently cost one family an extra £400. Apparently there were no Ryanair staff available in the airport on Fuerteventura to help or advise their customers on how to proceed.

Read on for the whole news article on Ryanair abandoning passengers on the wrong Canary Island!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Raunchy Advertising for North Queensland Beach Resort!

A new advertising campaign aimed at backpackers in Australia's Tropical Far North is causing quite a stir.  Billboards placed along the main highway between Townsville and Cairns are touting glorious Mission Beach as a place where you can 'Get High, Get Wet and Get Laid'!

The advertising is sponsored by Skydive Mission Beach (Get High), RnR White Water Rafting (Get Wet) and Scotty's Beach House Backpackers Resort (Get Laid), and is designed to push backpackers into staying at Mission Beach in a fun way rather than viewing it as a day-trip destination in.

Apparently passing backpackers have enjoyed the billboards, but tourism chief John Hill is not so amused as he does not want the area to get an 'Airlie Beach party town reputation'.

Having been to Mission Beach several times, I would recommend taking the time to stay a few nights.  Mission Beach has the dinstinction of being one of the few places in Australia where the tropical rain forest meets the ocean and the Great Barrier Reef, and apart from the miles of golden sand, there is snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking in the rainforest, and a few bars and restaurants.

Mission Beach

Read the whole news article about the raunchy advertising billboards for Queensland's beautiful Mission Beach

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Travelling in Australia - The Animals That You Could Meet in Australia

Australia is a very large country and has a varying range of climates and habitats, ranging from burning hot deserts to snowy mountain peaks.  This diversity means that Australia has some fascinating and unusual animals that you can encounter while you are travelling.  Australia is home to the majority of the world's marsupial species, which are mammals that give birth to their young at a very early stage and then nurture them in a special pouch.

Species such as koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and wombats have become iconic Aussie animals.  Many of us from other parts of the world have seen pictures of them in TV programmes and books all of our lives and so it is a special thrill to see these animals 'up close and personal' in the wild for the first time.  This fascinating article on the special animals that you can meet when travelling in Australia has great information and pictures of some of your favourite Australian animals - kangaroos, wallabies, quokkas, koalas, wombats, echidna and platypuses!

Read the whole article to discover more about Australian animals