Author: Finlay Kent

Essential Travel Guide for Non-Drinkers and Fussy Eaters

People who don’t drink alcohol (out of choice) are a very rare breed these days and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when I refer to the quizzical stares you get when you tell someone that you’re a non-drinker. The consumption of alcohol is as natural as breathing to most people, so much so that everybody is expected to be happy about being poured a glass of wine or being offered a stiff drink as a big part of otherwise regular customs and traditions. Fussy eaters also don’t have it easy, especially if your picky eating habits are...

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Breaking Your International Travel Duck – What You Should Know

Travelling abroad for the very first time induces a mystifying mix of excitement and a bit of wonder about the unknown, sometimes a bit of fear and anxiety as well because the truth is you’re literally venturing into some brand new territory and you can’t confirm with 100% conviction exactly what you can expect. Fortunately though, wherever it is you’re going, there are plenty of travellers who have mapped the way before you and there’ll be plenty more who follow the same path after you. So it’s already somewhat of an institution and institutions tend to breed familiarity around...

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Top Tips for Planning Your USA Road Trip

It’s everyone’s lifetime ambition, but is planning a road trip around the USA easier said than done? When you get down to the nitty gritty it’s really not as easy as landing at LAX and jumping into a hire car with your mates.  You really need to plan every step of the journey, get your visa sorted, buy insurance, and check accommodation rates. I reckon you need a year minimum to plan it properly, and to make sure your group knows the itinerary and what they all need to do before travelling. Here are some top tips for planning...

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Sydney Hotels Reports a Drop in Hotel Occupancy

Australia is one of the most visited countries in the world, with people from all corners of the globe flocking to Oz to see the Sydney Opera House, take a walk on Fraser Island or take a trek in the Tasmanian wilderness. Despite Australia being one of the most desired holiday destinations on the planet, Sydney has reported a 2% drop in occupancy in 2014. Sydney is without doubt synonymous with the Australian landscape, with many people holidaymakers confusing it as the capital city, so it’s a little disconcerting that tourists might not be visiting the city as much...

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5 Ways You Can Boost Your Hotel’s Reputation

You might think your online reputation is not vitally important to your company, as your services are mostly client facing rather than online. However, a hotelier should never underestimate the power of the internet. Over a million people in the UK alone search for ‘London hotels’ every month, with most likely half of these people heading to impartial review websites such as TripAdvisor – and these forums can often make or break how many people book a stay in Liverpool, London, Manchester or elsewhere. It is therefore essential you continually monitor your online reputation, and attempt to take action...

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