How do you know if you have a good travel deal?

Is this a good travel deal? How to decide, lucky you still have a travel agent to help you through the minefield of choices. A bargain basement deal on a beach vacation may not be such a good price if you like activities or sightseeing. It all depends on what you like to do, don’tContinue reading “How do you know if you have a good travel deal?”

Rainbow Travel Blog 20May10

EST 06h00: BA Strike shock for travellers.   THE UK’s Unite Union has won their appeal against a High Court injunction prohibiting British Airways cabin crew members from participating in planned walkouts. The decision by the High Court means that strikes can go ahead as soon as next week. Walkouts by cabin crew members wereContinue reading “Rainbow Travel Blog 20May10”

Rainbow Travel Blog 7thMay10

Important Air Canada Information. Air Canada’s check-in for flights within Canada at Vancouver International Airport has temporarily been moved to the international terminal due to maintenance of the baggage system in the domestic terminal. This change will be in effect until May 22, 2010. Visa introduces World Cup Visitors Guide.   Visa has created anContinue reading “Rainbow Travel Blog 7thMay10”

Today’s Travel News

Thai PM to dissolve parliament in September THAILAND’s Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has announced that he is ready to dissolve parliament in September, paving the way for elections in and effort to end the political crisis. Vejjajiva outlined a five-point national reconciliation plan to end the crisis, including holding early elections on November 14. The set electionContinue reading “Today’s Travel News”

To Tip Or Not To Tip?

Going out for dinner tonight, are you going to leave a tip? Of course you are, it’s just a known thing, unless of course you receive such bad service that you feel you want to make it known by not leaving a tip. Sometimes though even after receiving the worst service a tip has already beenContinue reading “To Tip Or Not To Tip?”

Travel Industry Jargon

I was meeting a friend for coffee and he was planning a vacation.  I was providing some suggestions when he asked me for clarification when he didn’t understand some of the terms / acronyms I used.  I thought I would take this opportunity to explain some commonly used jargon in the travel industry. Charter Flight – A non scheduledContinue reading “Travel Industry Jargon”

Coping with the Middle Seat

Today’s post ends our series about the dreaded Middle Seat, how to cope if you get stuck with it. * Get to the seat early and politely assume the armrests to assert your personal space.  Your seatmates by the window and aisle already have their own space on their respective sides. * Store as muchContinue reading “Coping with the Middle Seat”

How to Avoid the Middle Seat

I started a 3 part series in my travel agency’s October  newsletter with suggestions on what you can do if you get stuck with the middle seat. Today’s blog post is about how to avoid the middle seat on a flight.  – Provide your travel consultant with your seating preference. Most travel agencies will ask clients to fill out a Customer Information / PreferencesContinue reading “How to Avoid the Middle Seat”

Cruising – FAQ’s

Here are responses to common questions about cruising that we often encounter at our travel agency: Q. Can cruise lines accommodate my special dietary requirements? A. Cruise lines can accommodate most special dietary requirement, like low sodium, Kosher, low carbohydrates, etc. Make your request in advance with your Travel Consultant at the time of booking. Q. Will I get seasick? A. This hasContinue reading “Cruising – FAQ’s”

How To Save Money During Your Cruise

Now that you’ve booked yourself a cruise, I’d like to share some ideas to help you save money during your cruise. Remember, you are on vacation so you should enjoy yourself, it’s just a matter of finding a good balance between  a little indulgence and watching your pennies. When you begin your cruise, each adultContinue reading “How To Save Money During Your Cruise”