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Travel tips for Greece

Travel tips for Greece

Travel
Tourism is one of the three major pillars of the Greek economy, the other two being shipping and construction. The Greek Ministry of Tourism is considered a strategic part of the government organization portfolio and one of its major tasks is to ensure that Greece stays competitive in the tourism arena, through the provision of quality products and services. Quality competitive products and services imply a high level tourist satisfaction. This sometimes requires the government to crackdown on misbehaving or delinquent tourism service and product suppliers. Tourism as a Service Industry Tourism is primarily a service industry. As any marketing book will emphasize, a service is something that is experienced only during consumption, and thus falls under a high-risk purchas...
Visiting Costa Rica on a vacation

Visiting Costa Rica on a vacation

Travel
Costa Rica is one of the hottest ecotourism destinations on the planet. Boasting astounding fauna and flora, and stunning natural wonders; this compact nation of just 4 million people is high on the list of must-visit destinations for travellers seeking natural attractions and adventurous excursions. Looking for Costa Rica itinerary ideas? See Costa Rica - the Highlights in Under two Weeks. Conservation in Costa Rica When it comes to sustainable travel, Costa Rica is regarded as one of the most environmentally switched on nations in the world. How the country will cope with the rapid rise in popularity of ecotourism is yet to be determined, however, and there is concern over the long-term impact of tourism on Costa Rica's delicate environment. Visitors to Costa Rica should tak...
Proven ways to reduce holiday stress

Proven ways to reduce holiday stress

Lifestyle
Another holiday season -- will this year be any different? With so much to do and no more time than usual, the following time-saving tips will make this year’s activities more manageable, more enjoyable, and less stressful. Reduce, Rethink, Replace Think about all the things you do over the holidays. By the time the holidays actually arrive, are you exhausted and unable to enjoy the season? Can you scale things back? Simplify? Can you celebrate in more enjoyable ways? Are you spending time with people you don’t really enjoy, or spending money for things you can’t afford? Think about it -- there's no law saying you have to keep doing what you've been doing if it causes you stress and misery. Take back your holidays by simplifying them. If you’re not enjoying something that has bec...
Sightseeing in Italy- Do’s and Don’ts

Sightseeing in Italy- Do’s and Don’ts

Travel
Ah, Italy! The food, the fashion, the art and the three thousand years of history! Make sightseeing in Italy easy, safe and enjoyable, with these few Do’s and Don’ts. Traveling in the City Using Public Transportation-DO use the city bus system, which is usually capillary and fast. Be aware, however, that at rush times, during strikes or demonstrations, it can be snail slow. If money is no object, take a taxi, but DON’T enters one without a meter. Taxis in Rome and Milan are rather expensive, other cities less so. DO, if possible, walk. See more, save money and possibly time. Traveling between cities, either by car or train, should be planned carefully. Visiting Churches-DON’T wear shorts or halter tops into churches. DO, if possible, wear a hat or scarf. DON'Tinterrupt a ch...
Take a holiday in Los Cabos, Mexico

Take a holiday in Los Cabos, Mexico

Travel
Los Cabos provides numerous options for a luxurious getaway. Many exclusive resorts and spas call the tip of the Baja Peninsula home. Below are three options to consider when selecting your vacation to Mexico. Los Cabos Westin A comfortable, familiar brand that provides top notch service is the Los Cabos Westin. The unique architecture definitely separates itself from other hotels as the color schemes reflect the traditional desert tones and make for a soothing setting. It provides two large pools, one for all ages and a second adults only that includes the always popular swim up pool bar. The secluded beach may not always be swimmable for guests, but can provide a chance sighting of the migrating Pacific Grey Whales just meters off the coast. Additionally, the Westin is a mem...
How to backpack in tight budget and travel world

How to backpack in tight budget and travel world

Travel
Many travelers find backpacking a great way to travel because it is an affordable way to see the world. Air travel prior to a backpacking adventure can save some money if collecting travel rewards points with Aeroplan or a credit card such as the TD travel rewards card. Someone who is willing to sacrifice staying at a four-star hotel and for a hostel bed will be most suited to the backpacking lifestyle. Choosing the Backpacking Way A backpacker traditionally will carry everything packed in one or two bags on their back. Normally associated with a Canadian flag patch on the bag, the backpacker is a free-spirit with no set plans. A true backpacker will find ease in any difficult situation, will have flexibility in scheduling and a cool attitude. For example, sleeping with a bunc...