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A Brolly for every Season & Reason: Kerala's Umbrella culture

Posted by Rebecca Taylor on 16-Jul-2016 16:09:37

It's a Sun-soaked afternoon in Portsmouth as I write this. I look out of my large office window and I can see the Sail boats out on the clear blue sea, the sky mirroring the colours of the water. It feels like Summer is here finally. So I couldn’t help but feel a bit pompous when one of the experts in our Cochin office called about work, and happened to mention the monsoons in Kerala.

It was normally always the other way around with the team in Cochin telling us at the UK office about the glorious weather and the 30 degree sunshine they enjoy. Well I hope I haven’t jinxed it and I hope we have an Indian summer this year. But talking about the Kerala monsoons also made me think of the Umbrella culture in the state...yes Kerala has an Umbrella culture- a fact that most Kerala Tourism guidebooks dont mention.

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Topics: Holidays to Kerala

International visitors to Viet Nam increase for 2016

Posted by Pat Sawyer on 18-May-2016 13:28:20
Viet Nam tourist board published their figures for the number of international visitors to Viet Nam increase in 2016.  
The total number of international arrivals in the first 4 months of this year reached 3,248,634, an increase of 17.8% over the same period last year. This is great news for Viet Nam and reflects the growing interest in this wonderful country. It is also a testament to being more prepared to offer the quality of service, accomodation and activies that the modern day tourist expects without compromising the nature of the country or the people. 
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Topics: Vietnam Tours

Ha Long Town carnival april 2016

Posted by Pat Sawyer on 19-Apr-2016 12:57:43
A huge stage performance will be the highlight of the Ha Long Town Carnival April, 2016.
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Topics: Vietnam Tours

Increase in Tiger Numbers in the wild especially in India

Posted by Pat Sawyer on 18-Apr-2016 14:50:42

Some recent figures reflect the first increase in more than a centuryof the number of Tigers known to be living free in the wild. According to the WWF and the Global Tiger Forum, there are now 3,890 worldwide. This is an increase of 690 since the all time low in 2010 with 520 of the increase reported in India. 

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Topics: Holidays to India

Direct flights from London to vietnam with Vietnam Airlines

Posted by Pat Sawyer on 04-Mar-2016 12:33:15

Vietnam Airlines is the only airline that does direct flights to the country. They have recently increased the direct flights from 4 to 6 per week. Great news for those who try their very best to avoid elongated stop overs to change planes. 

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Topics: Vietnam Tours

Hue Festival in Vietnam 29th April – 5th May 2016

Posted by Pat Sawyer on 04-Mar-2016 12:19:26

This year Hue has its bi-annual event to celebrate its Royal heritage.  The Hue Festival of Vietnam will be held 29th April to the 5th May 2016. If you are lucky enough to be in the area for the period, this is a not to be missed opportunity.  

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Topics: Vietnam Tours

New Caves discovered in Ha Long bay & Bay Tu long

Posted by Pat Sawyer on 25-Feb-2016 17:03:52

Being brought up in Sheffield, my 'playground' was the spectacular hills, vales and caves of Derbyshire. Many visits to the caves at Castleton left me with a love of the magic to be discovered below ground as much as the beauty and splendour of the countryside above ground. 

IImagine my delight in discovering that my adopted second home of Vietnam had some of the best caves in the world and now there are more........

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Topics: Vietnam Tours

vietnam Tet = christmas, new year AND thanksgiving  all rolled into one

Posted by Pat Sawyer on 01-Feb-2016 11:45:22

VIETNAM NEW YEAR: February 6th-12th 2016 

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Topics: Vietnam Tours

disaster with AIRPORT meet and greet PARKING

Posted by Pat Sawyer on 08-Jan-2016 15:45:29

What a fabulous idea. You are heading out for your holiday of a lifetime. Why not arrive in style at the airport, be greeted with a warm smile from an efficient employer who will take your car to a secure lock up during the time that you check in and travel through security?

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Topics: Ethical Travel

How our clients helped make a difference to the lives of school children in kerala

Posted by Rajesh R on 04-Jan-2016 22:00:16

Our promise of providing a “Holiday of a lifetime” is based not only on tailor making the best holiday experiences, but also on offering our clients the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives’ of people at the destinations they travel to. This is why, for every client who travels with us we donate to a tangible cause at the destination - from our profits.  

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Topics: Ethical Travel, Meaningful Travel, Responsible Travel

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