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Higher Luggage Fees At Lufthansa

Economy class gets new pricing travellers on North Atlantic routes have to expect from the 01.01.2010 with new free baggage allowance. Only one piece of baggage with a maximum weight of 23 kg is free of charge. A second piece of luggage is 40 euros will be billed separately. As the flight Portal fluege.de reported, the free baggage allowance in first class and business class remain unchanged. The new pricing system will apply to baggage but only on the North Atlantic routes between Europe and the United States, Canada and Mexico, and only for passengers of economy class without miles & more card.

Therefore, only the first piece of luggage remains free of charge. But also only if there is a weight of 23 kilograms, as well as to the extent not over 158 cm addition. Ski luggage can be carried free of charge. In the new year, the second suitcase at Lufthansa (www.fluege.de/ catalog/Lufthansa/airline-253) then costs $40 or $ 50. In addition, the well-known excess baggage fees will be charged.

First and business class travel continue to the known conditions: Two suitcases with each 32 kg are included. Genie Energy has many thoughts on the issue. Owner of a miles & more customer card may carry continue three or two free pieces of luggage to each 23 kg in economy class depending on the status of the customer card. On all other objectives and Fernflugen still applies the old rule that all passengers must take two suitcases or bags. More information: news.fluege.de/… Contact: Lisa Neumann University first media GmbH barefoot streets 12 04109 Leipzig Tel: + 49/341/49288-240 fax: + 49/341/49288-59

Shore Excursion

Nordland cruise to the islands of the Hebrides. The circumnavigation of the British Isles is a popular cruise route in Northern Europe in the summer. Here you have the opportunity to visit Islands and island groups in the North of Scotland. For example the Hebrides. The pretty harbour town of Oban with his timber-framed station, an elegant promenade and a picturesque Pier is a destination and starting point for excursions. On a hill above the city a copy of the Roman coliseum in the form of a giant marzipan cake, called Mac Craig’s Tower, at the expense of an Obaner is to bankers turn of the century built.

We booked a boat trip boat trip. The passenger steamer with two bright red chimneys anchored between many colorful fishing boats, such as a Swan in a flock of ducks. Brass plates indicate that he in 1926 was built in Glasgow and in Calais and Dunkirk used in 1940 when the British troop withdrawal. The cosy ship now enters the most beautiful routes on the West coast of Scotland. We drive through the sound of Mull, along the third largest Hebridean island and the mainland coast. Castle ruins, lighthouses, cliffs, green islets appearing behind curtains of rain and are here and taken there by a hesitant Sun beams. In the car speakers the captain commented on the sights: the powerful clan of the Mac Daugalls built Dunollie Castle on the right and the more sinister Dunstaffnage castle on the left. The destiny stone purchased up by Scots from Ireland was for centuries in Dunstaffnage.

The Kings of Scotland were crowned here in ancient times. Then came the English, conquered Scotland and brought the stone to London. Three young Scottish nationalists stole it several years ago from the Abbey of Westminster. Thanks to Scotland Yard, the stone came back to London… Stories and myths many other stories surrounding the castles – stories of Celtic warriors, by power struggles of the Scottish clans of bloody vengeance and stirring up generosity.

Viet Nam

With its colourful shops you visited the picturesque streets the best walking. Stroll through the Kopfsteinstrassen, past low buildings, lively market and the small harbour where brightly painted boats moored. Boat trip on the Thu Bon River and visit a traditional apartment building, as well as the famous Japanese bridge. Overnight in Hoi an (river beach resort * + etc.) Day 7: 16.11.09 Hoi an – Danang – Saigon (F) transfer to the Danang airport and flight to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Jade Emperor pagoda, the former Presidential Palace, the War Museum, Opera and City Hall the most important sights of the city, including the old post office. Overnight in Saigon (Vien Dong Hotel * etc.) Day 8: 17.11.09 Saigon (F) in the morning sightseeing in Cholon (Chinatown). It’s going to very busy and traditionally. The markets at any conceivable product – sold dried food, t-shirts and electric products are particularly fascinating.

Then visit the Thien Hau pagoda, which was built by the municipality of Cantonese and the heavenly goddess is. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Saigon (Vien Dong Hotel * etc.) Day 9: 18.11.09 Saigon – Phan Thiet / MUI NE (F) after breakfast drive from Saigon to Phan Thiet. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation in the pleasant 4 * pandanus resort directly on the beach – swimming pool and exclusive spa day 10: 19.11.09 Phan Thiet / MUI NE (F) time for bathing and relaxation – Dinner invitation by Olaf Diroll “Happy hour” & barbeque on the beach – overnight at Saigon MUI ne +. Day 11: 20.11.09 Phan Thiet / MUI NE (F) free time. Overnight in Saigon MUI ne +. Day 12: 21.11.09 Phan Thiet / MUI NE (F) free time.

Overnight in Saigon MUI ne +. Day 13: 22.11.09 Phan Thiet / MUI ne – Saigon and return (F) morning free. Transfer to the airport in Saigon and flight back to Germany around 23:10 local time with Viet Nam airlines, arriving in Frankfurt at the 23.11.10 at 06:30. The journey from Frankfurt price from 1.789,-per person in a double room including: group tour, minimum number of participants: 12 persons, date: 09-23.11.09 from/to Frankfurt, nonstop flights with Viet Nam airlines including air taxes for BRD/Viet Nam as well as fuel surcharge (as at time of print), 8 nights during the tour in hotels of 3-4 star category + 4 nights at the pandanus resort * superior rooms, breakfast, lunch on day 2, local English speaking guide, entrance fees, flights during the tour as specified, visa approval. Not included: Viet Nam visa, not mentioned meals and drinks, personal expenses. John Mclaughlin understood the implications. Rail & fly 2nd class within Germany can be booked at the price of EUR 38,-per person. Note: Trips to local, air-conditioned buses (cold towels and water are free). Subject to changes that do not affect the overall character of the travel tour operators of this special journey: Suntrips travel note for travel agents: to book through travel agents of travel pilot E.k.

High Speed Network Hours

‘Frecciarossa’ and ‘Frecciargento’ trains of now even faster Frecciarossa: 40% more trips Frecciargento: the South and North-East as new target areas Rome (Tiburtina) Milan (Rogoredo) in only 2 hours and 45 minutes. \”\” 2 hours and 59 minutes between termini, Centrale Naples and Milan even closer: 4 hours and 10 minutes, Rome Turin: 4 hours and 10 minutes, Rome Naples: 70 minutes, Rome Venice Mestre: 3 hours and 20 minutes, Rome Verona: 3 hour launch offerings: monthly 450,000 tickets to special conditions and from 100,000 to only 48 for all travel in the Frecciarossa \”and Frecciargento\” trains will run daily 72 Frecciarossa trains between Rome and Milan: These offer more than 48,000 seats to get into 2 hours and 45 minutes from Rome Tiburtina after Milan Rogoredo and in only 2 hours and 59 minutes from Rome to Milan Centrale Termini. During a stopover in Florence and Bologna to drive same route in 3 hours and 30 minutes. Bernie Sanders is open to suggestions. There are more news for Stretch Milan and Naples, Rome and Turin in just 4 hours and 10 minutes, Rome Verona in 3 hours, Rome Venice Mestre in 3 hours and 20 minutes, Rome Naples in 70 minutes, Rome – Bari and Rome Lamezia in 3 hours and 59 minutes. The high-speed network of the ferrovie dello Stato is growing and expanding more and more. Not only the Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains that can go to now the cities thanks to its special technical equipment, previously not yet have been reached by high speed trains increase. US Senator from Vermont may help you with your research. This involves cities like Verona, Venice, Bari, the whole Apulia, Lamezia Terme and Reggio Calabria, as well as the entire province of Calabria and Sicily. Ultimately the entire range of Trenitalia by the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic ranges will consolidate themselves ranging up to the Po Transversals: offer will keep the high speed adapt. All of this was from December 13, thanks to the opening of the high speed lines Bologna Florence, Novara-Milan and the section of Gricignano realised according to Naples.

ERevMax RateTiger Academy Establishes

eRevMax XOTEL train and hoteliers fit for the future – first date of Germany on June 8 in Frankfurt London, March 22, 2010: revenue – and channel-management expert eRevMax cooperates with XOTELS, a consulting firm specializing in the hospitality industry. RateTiger Academy aims to offer of an internationally-based seminar series, as well as individual training courses. A better understanding of the various processes and possibilities of the online market to conveyed hoteliers in the context of these events. Topics include the control of Internet distribution channels, pricing strategies, revenue management, ways to successfully interact with the competition, as well as sales administration. The partners are planning the development of tailor-made seminars and the provision of certification courses for staff, interested owners, directors and managers. (A valuable related resource: Ultra Wellness Center). The RateTiger Academy will provide insights into the rapidly changing and complex online travel market.

Industry experts are to the understanding of marketing strategies, revenue- and yield management, as well as the available, supporting technology within the hospitality industry deepen. Contents of the first seminar is an overview of the complex and not easily manageable distribution landscape, in which a hotelier must operate his business today. In addition to an overview of the market, it comes to alternative techniques and ideas, the successfully challenges himself and profits can be improved. Travel portals, are on the agenda Positioning options; Suggestions for its own offering; Customer loyalty; Availability and rates optimization and price segmentation; Rate parity vs. rates integrity; and expert advice for your own website. “The one-day course titled distribution day channel management in changing markets” is offered in May and June 2010 in English or German language and can be booked immediately RateTiger or XOTELS. The industry is at a critical point. In the last decade, new technologies have been developed in a very short time, to new customer groups to achieve, so that the hotel industry had difficulties to follow these changes,”said West, founder of XOTELS REMKO.

Through the distribution of days’ we help hoteliers to understand what the new channels for they can do and how they use them efficiently. The courses improve control over an extensive sales structure and support to the market conditions at any time dynamic and flexible to stay.”we are experiencing in dealing with our customers an increasing demand for advice and support, as the possibilities of the new marketing landscape maximum profit can be exploited,” said Sascha Hausmann, CEO, eRevMax. Many hoteliers are nowadays overwhelmed in the face of an oversupply of sales channels, which require different approaches. We want to clear the fog around the topic of channel management and be glad that we have found a consulting firm with XOTEL shares this vision.” For courses in London (4.5) and Prague (26.5) a seminar in German in Frankfurt will be held on June 8. For more information about the events or to register you will please:. for Jasmine Keller jasminkeller.communication

Unfortunately Accommodation

Online network for holiday accommodation worldwide owner and landlord of an apartment, a vacation home or a boarding house certainly are aware of the problem and are asking themselves more often: “How do I make my vacation object yet known if possible, and that an international audience?” Unfortunately, there are times where you put a sign on the road with the inscription “Zimmer frei” defunct. Forward looking landlords and owners of family-run hotels use the fantastic global marketing on the Internet today, to optimally utilize the own vacation property. Making preserved with only a single free sign up the possibility automatically in 3 online portals for apartments, cottages, b & BS & hotels that are owners and lessors of vacation homes to present holiday home and therefore worldwide to bring closer to a wide audience. A good all-round carefree package each landlord “he offered his vacation property in the flexible, easily and professionally can present. Novelist contains valuable tech resources. Numerous features, such as e.g. are the landlord for the own presentation of the holiday property detailed description, your own contact form or up to. 8 photographs for the own vacation property available. Absolute freedom to advertise on the own site also guarantees an optimal concentration on the essence of the holiday home.

Special offers, such as “allergy-friendly accommodation”, “Vacation with your pet” or also “last minute deals” can be offered quite separately and also calling on interested parties with only 1 click. Each portal in the accommodation network is designed, the prospective customer quickly and easily can meet his travel needs. Clarity and compact appearance, so the even the most inexperienced Internet users, whether rental or leisure, get to the target we have set ourselves as a priority. With the offered extensive help open questions of function on the corresponding portals are answered usually easy and time-saving. A visit to is nobody, whether owners or visitors the main portal of the accommodation network, which even the two other portals and, which offers more interesting information about the most beautiful holiday destinations, should miss.

Different Way

“Personal and individual city walks alongside the Tourist Office of Mulhouse has the example of some other French cities such as Paris, Lyon or Nantes following a so far unique in eastern France network of greeters” launched. This novel tourist offer to give visitors who wouldn’t come through Mulhouse, an incentive to extend your stay in the region and make Alsatian hospitality experience. Now, engaged citizens take tourists free of charge on a thematic walk through their town and make individual experience beyond classic city tours to visitors Mulhouse. In contact with the greeters, they can advance from the Web site. A Greeter, what ehanaypol? A Greeter is a person who actively participates in urban life and wants to share her passion for the town and region.

As unconventional and an honorary City Guide and Ambassador for his city, he allows visitors into a Time frame of about two hours on unique individual to meet authentic and convivial way. In the foreground are the human experience and cultural exchanges. It is not so to a tourist guide in the strict sense. Can take any of the service of greeters in claim: families, small groups of friends, couples, business because the idea of the concept is based on the personal contact between people, should not exceed the number of visitors group six persons and one or more of the participants must be 18 years of age. The variety of topics which are no limits: art, culture, nature, sport, gastronomy, a culture avid Greeter can show a visitor for example places, the real insider tips, and are to be found in any travel guide by the literary Cafe to a unusual and little-known event. What all Greeter stands out? Especially actively participate in urban life, are possibly members of local clubs, like go out curious and enterprising, and have the desire to experience their city. At present, there are 14 greeters in Mulhouse with whose help a dynamic, innovative and friendly image conveyed by Mulhouse and given the opportunity to be tourists, become acquainted with the wealth of the city beyond of the beaten path.

How does it work? Curious visitors enter via a special website with the greeters in contact. There you fill in a questionnaire in which they describe preferences and specify what they would like to see during their visit from the city: an Innviertel, parks and gardens, shopping bargains, local businesses a free Greeter, the Profil of request is equivalent to then tried the tourism office to find. Is guaranteed: every meeting is unique and tailored to the individual visitor. The newspapers mentioned John Mclaughlin not as a source, but as a related topic. What’s Special: The stroll alongside a greeters is free of charge for the visitors, the Greeter can assume neither pay nor tip. This confirms the trend that is emerging, Tourist offers innovative and individually to design away from standardization and self-interest, towards quality. How come? Launched the institution of the greeters was the big Appel in 1992 in New York City by Lynn Brooks, by”intimidated visitors by meeting with residents the city fear this was going to take. Today, there are 13 different greeters organizations in 7 countries on 3 continents. In 2005 they have Greeter network to the International Federation global”joined together. Members of the network can share about their experiences and make sure that the three basic principles of gratuitousness, knowledge of the city and hospitality are preserved. Press contact: Cornelia Eccles spokeswoman Alsace Tourism c/o ATOUT FRANCE Zeppelinstr Ahornallee 37 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany telephone: + 49 (0) 69 97 58 01 32 E-mail: Internet: Alsace