The Italian flight: Sorrento

A slight breeze from the sea was flirting with my face. It was warm. It was a mild pleasant morning. From afar, he stared toward me at the quiet governor of Naples: Vesuvius. Napoleon had lived under his peaceful rule since 1944. However, this was not always the case. This magnificent volcano was responsible for ruin and destruction. "Pliny the Younger," a Roman poet, narrates Pompey's last moments in a letter to his friend "Tacitus" – it's breathtaking.

I was sipping my fresh tassoon. A drink often ignored outside Italy. It's a refreshing sweet drink made with rice (yellow lemon fruit), an aperitif ideal ideal if paired with big green olives.

I was sitting on the balcony of the Grand Excelsior Hotel Victoria. This historic hotel has been managed since 1834. The hotel is located on a cliff, on the edge of Sorrento. It took very little for my wife to fall in love with her stunning scenery, secluded garden and frescoes. Before I knew it, the first check was made to reserve this place for our wedding.

My wife was there next to me, scribbling on a piece of paper. While I loved the sea, I was touched by very technical questions, "What about flowers? What kind of chairs should we use? What is the list?" My answers were very thoughtful and deep, "All my love desires," and I kept staring at the sea.

In the middle of this picturesque balcony, the small door was surrounded by Roman statues. The entrance was for an elevator ride from the hotel to the sea. Sorrento does not really have beaches. What they have instead is what they call beach facilities. Sunbathing platforms with a touch of Italian. You can rent your own cabin, sunbed or king size bed, or just relax in your own sofa. You can reach the sea via the suspended stairs around the facility. When you feel this slight tingling sensation in your stomach, you can enjoy the best seafood in the restaurant – by the sea. My wife enjoyed Mozzarella de Bufala, and she is now hooked on her – I had a delicious Frescilla. It is bread placed in the oven twice to dry. After that, soak it in the water. As the bread softens, it is removed from the water. At this point, you can wear it with fresh tomatoes, salted anchovies, and basil. The last touch is to add some extra virgin olive oil, and the job is done. This is a bright and light lunch for a day at the beach. If you are in Sorrento or Naples, I beg you to try it, and you will thank me for that.

As a child, I loved spending time in these institutions. The whole experience is reminiscent of a scandal film in Sorrento with Sofia Lauren and Vittorio de Sica.

After a snooze this afternoon – my American wife completely embraced the afternoon snooze issue – and there was time to leave after sunset. We took the stairs to the top of the cliff. We ended up in Villa Communale (it is a garden). At the entrance to the villa you can find the beautiful Saint Francisco Church. Before you see the entire Bay of Naples. We sat in the villa's mini bar, and at my wife's request, we enjoyed an aperitif – by then my wife had embraced Italian customs entirely. I had Tasuni – I watch him when I return to Naples – and my wife AperolSpritz. It was late afternoon, so we decided to go for a walk before dinner.

The city center is still arranged as a Greco-Roman city. In the center of the main square, Piazza Tasso is a small café where one can enjoy aperitif or ice cream. Make sure you get ice cream when you get out there. Forget your appropriate application, it is worth it. He took us for a walk in the narrow streets. The shop walls are decorated with massive lemon. Don't be fooled, they are real. Penisola Sorrentina is famous for its massive lemon and lemon products such as lemon soap, limoncello and its colorful ceramic artifacts – all of which are handcrafted of course.

As the evening drew near, my wife and I did our best: wine and dining. On our evenings, we chose Ristorante Il Buco. It is located in the old part of the city, across a street that leads to the port. Its interior is remembered from a cellar with a romantic touch. The lighting was perfect and there was enough room between each table to enjoy a conversation with your partner. Restaurants in London and New York usually enjoy taking your personal space away. Not in Il Poco. Throughout the evening, we enjoyed a variety of dishes from degustazioni. The kitchen is improved, excellent service. The food was accompanied by Greco de Tofo. I ended up in the evening with my head on the table and barely managed to breathe. However, everything was worth it.

Charles Dickens, John Keats, and George Byron walked the streets of this small town. Like many others before and after them, they fell in love with her spirit, people, meals and stunning scenery. As for my wife and me, I ended up getting married from there. There could be no better place to celebrate our love. I always loved spending time in Sorrento, and now I can share that with my wife. After all, Sorrento is not the place to see it once. At the famous Torna a Surrient, we moved to our next destination: the Eternal City.


Louvre Museum

The Louvre is the most famous art museum in the world. It also has the largest number of visitors annually. It is home to many great artworks of historical importance in Western culture. It was originally built as a royal palace for King Philip II. The architecture is similar to the French Renaissance style of famous engineer Pierre Lescot. It began to be used as a place for art display around the time of the French Revolution. The idea started from the Luxembourg Palace in Paris which was followed by the Louvre Museum.

The Louvre originally collected works or Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Sarto. The site's extensions were turned on because the continued expansion of the Louvre Museum necessitated this. As France grew in power and prestige in the 17th century, it was able to acquire increased holdings. The main works of the Dutch artists were obtained for exhibition at the museum. Today, the group is added by gifts from citizens.

One of the main goals of the Louvre is to preserve and protect the treasures of French art. This includes groups from the first part of its history to recent acquisitions to date. They seek to reach out to as many people as possible for the beauty of all these works. The museum grants various artworks to various institutions all over the world as well.

It has partnerships with other major technical institutions. The construction of the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi was recently announced and will be completed in 2012. This museum will feature works from various French museums, including the Louvre museums.

The Louvre Pyramid is the main entrance to the museum. French President Francois Mitterrand hired the Chinese-American architect IM to build the glass pyramid. This was one of the first renovations of the Grand Louvre Project.

The Louvre includes some of the best art collections in the world. There are eight sections, and they are as follows: paintings, prints, drawings, decorative arts, statues, Islamic art, Egyptian antiquities, Greek and Roman antiquities, and Near Eastern antiquities.

The museum contains a collection of about 12,000 paintings. Mona Lisa is one of the highlights of the museum. It is a 16th-century picture painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. It is considered one of the most famous paintings in the world. The picture of a woman without expression, which has been the subject of countless debates and arguments. The plate underwent a number of preservation treatments which resulted in its relatively excellent condition.

Other exhibits include sculptures, such as Venus de Mello. Also known as Aphrodite Milos, it is an ancient Greek statue depicting Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. It is made of marble with the absence or arm of the statue being very noticeable.

Apart from the exhibits mentioned above, others include inscriptions, drawings, books and monuments. To keep pace with the times, the Louvre Museum is constantly expanding and developing new areas in the museum.


Elements of a robust corporate travel program

In order to get the most out of your company's travel budget, it is important to plan to take advantage of the program for whatever it is worth. Notifying travelers of the lowest logical fares is not enough. Here are the things to consider when planning or evaluating a travel program.

1. Travel policy

Written and established travel policy is the foundation of any good travel program, and I am always amazed that many companies have a badly designed old travel policy, if they have one at all. It is not difficult to find a well-written policy. One can be found online quite easily. All that remains is that it has been edited to reflect the corporate culture, and is published within the company so that everyone understands and agrees to pursue it. For this reason, it is a good idea for everyone to sign a copy of the travel policy to ensure that it is read, understood and owned by all company employees. I suggest everyone in the company sign a copy of their travel policy, whether or not they travel. They may change their positions in the company at a later time and ask them to travel. Travel policy should not be long or complicated. Some of the best travel policies I've ever seen were just a few pages away.

2. Central travel internally and externally

Many companies do not base their travel program, and pay a price in terms of losing opportunities to reduce internal expenses and efficiencies. Many travel-centric companies are afraid of asking travelers to do something they may not want to do, along with the idea that central travel requires hiring a travel manager. Both of them may be legitimate concerns, but in most cases they should not be. By requiring travelers to book centrally, you do not necessarily cause loss of flexibility. You can centralize travel while still allowing travelers to book alone, either with a travel agency of your choice or online through a provider you've cooperated with and trust. By appointing a person responsible for overseeing travel, one point of contact is obtained internally and externally for travel issues. If your company spends less than a million dollars on air travel, you probably won't need a full-time travel manager. In these cases, travel supervision can be given to financial management, human resources, or even an executive level assistant. Below is a look at the benefits that can be gained through centralizing travel.

When you centralize travel with one agency, you win in a number of important ways. You will have one trouble point of contact while traveling on the road, and you will have one entity to go for all of your travel needs. This eliminates the problem of merging the travel report from several sources. By combining travel, you will benefit greatly from economies of scale. If you can measure total travel between different departments or locations, you can get more for your money from travel suppliers. This will allow you to earn more soft airline programs in dollars, which means more free tickets and promotions, get a higher discount from our favorite airlines, and get better negotiated rates than hotel and car contracts. Your fulfillment costs will also decrease, because your travel agency often deducts its fees for the total amount of travel.

3. A mix of online booking and personal service

This is in addition to the previous element, which calls for centralizing travel with one travel agency. This is important, but when you do this, you do not need to require travelers to use the online reservation system, and you do not need to require travelers to contact the agency directly. By offering the option of traveling for travelers, you achieve many goals. It will reduce your fulfillment costs, because online booking is cheaper in terms of service fees. By giving travelers the choice, you give them a sense of control, thereby increasing morale and facing a better chance of higher adoption. Thirdly, you can leave open best practices for using your online booking engine on less complex itineraries, and allow senior executives, frequent travelers and complex itineraries to book directly with a travel agent who can provide a higher level of service and generally better travel experience where this is justified.

4. Look under each stone

While most travel programs revolve around the air budget, there are many other areas that one can look for to find savings opportunities. There are two more obvious areas of research, such as hotel rates negotiated at your favorite hotels, or car rental discounts with one of your favorite suppliers. The prices of your travel agencies are often already discounted through corporate associations and agency car contracts. There are also some less common areas to investigate. For example, if road transport is a concern, most suppliers will offer discounted rates and an option for direct billing. Direct billing arrangements with hotels and car rental agencies are also a great way to increase efficiency and make the accounting department task easier.

5. Raising the value of the fixed dollar and soft dollar contracts

Most major airlines today offer fixed dollar discounts as well as gentle dollar incentives in exchange for the company's loyalty to its product. If your travel program has more than $ 1 million in air spending, you can get a discount on the lowest fares from the carrier you choose in exchange for a commitment to the market share. For your secondary transportation companies, or if your size is less than the minimum required by the airline, you can enter dollar programs for free tickets and free upgrades, as well as traveler status improvements or airport club tickets. These programs require little in size, but they are not well published, so you may need to search for them or ask Baker Travel or your current agency to direct you in the right direction.

6. Do not neglect the size of the hotel

Sometimes the size of the hotel is ignored but it should not be. The agreed rates can be obtained through your travel agency or directly with the hotel properties you choose. Individual hotels near corporate sites negotiate discounted rates for you at a minimum room / night commitment. By using a travel agency, you will likely receive discounts of 5% to 50% on thousands of hotels worldwide.

7. You have at least one car rental contract

Car rental contracts are easy to conclude and require very few company liabilities. Choose a partner with airport locations and a reputation for excellent customer service. You can save 5-10% very easily, and you can also negotiate recurring tenant membership for all of your employees. This will make it more efficient and boost morale. You can also enter into direct billing agreements at the same time which can make travelers and accounting staff jobs less tense.

8. Understanding group and meeting contracts

Airlines and hotels will discount your prices and prices when you have groups traveling together or gathering at one destination from multiple points of origin. These meeting contracts can bring you discounts on travel tickets ranging from 2 to 10%, and if you have a sufficient number of travelers on one airline, you may be able to negotiate for free tickets given upon completion of the contract. The minimum requirement is usually 10 travelers who go to the same place at the same time. Some airlines have the lowest levels, so be sure to ask before creating a contract. Hotels will discount their rates in a similar way, with a minimum of 10 nights in rooms. These discounts can range from 10% to a much higher discount depending on occupancy rate and seasonal differences.

9. Use reports to continually improve metrics

Well managed travel programs require constant monitoring and financial controls to benefit properly. Insist on timely and customized reports that can be designed to bring you the information you need most. By receiving regular reports on traveler behavior and provider contract performance, you will be in a better position to fulfill contract obligations and achieve cost-cutting goals and know where savings may lie in the future.

10. Use all means to enhance the comfort and efficiency of the traveler

Finally, any well-managed travel program will take into account the convenience and productivity of travelers. When travelers feel comfortable, they can focus on their main priorities that help drive your business forward. If the travelers are happy, they perform at a higher level. Ask if the travel agency can upgrade the traveler’s condition on a favorite airline. Consider purchasing blocks of airport club passes so that they can be used strategically along long and complex paths. There are many ways to reward travelers for difficult and often difficult work. These types of rewards generate feelings of loyalty, increase productivity and efficiency.

If you would like to learn more about how your company can make better use of their travel program to take advantage of your primary profit and satisfaction with your executive level, please feel free to contact me. I am happy to point you in the right direction.


Hunting and diving traditions on Ambergris Caye at Belize Barrier Reef

All of this evidence is experienced by the original Saint Pedranos and the second or third generation of seafarers and fishermen; who grew up on the sea and transformed the convergence of nature into a profession that challenged and secreted thousands of visitors over the years.

The diving master at the famous dive shop and adventure center remembers that in 1960 retired diving instructors from the U.S. Navy arrived in San Pedro and began teaching underwater diving to the native inhabitants and was one of the first students Robert Peter (Roberto) Bradley and then his eldest sons. Rene Bradley tied his first tank at the age of eleven under the supervision of his older brother George and spent every moment available after his brothers' bubbles and helped direct endeavors. In 1984, René and his younger brothers, Jacinto and Alberto, joined the already established diving and fishing instructors Francisco (Pancho) Verde and older brothers George, Roberto and Leonardo in leading Belize visitors on sea adventures.

Why did these young people choose San Pedranos to become mentors? The transition from solitary hunters to hosts and ambassadors was easy. As Pancho Verde says, "I was actually fishing every day anyway, and the visitor guidance has given me an opportunity to meet new people and make friends from all over the world."

Over the years, this evidence has provided Belize waters to countless guests, including many celebrities. Leonardo has great memories of Harrison Ford and his movie crew during the production of the Mosquito Coast, while Alberto Cindy Looper remembers as much fun, just as you would expect.

George Bradley, the older brother and really talented fly hunter, speaks kindly and is very excited to spend a day on the water. His guests, many of whom book their vacation time on his agenda, feel the same way. Roberto Junior, the youngest of the team, proudly followed in the footsteps of his parents, and when asked about guests fishing, they say they are all stars, whether they are seen in movies or not!

All of these experts in Belize's hunting and snorkeling guides agree that the real bonus for their profession is expressing delight on the face of novice divers or provoking a fisherman overlooking the "big hunter" after a morning on the apartments. They are really proud of their beautiful country and the role they play in promoting and preserving it for future generations.

When looking for a great vacation in the Caribbean with world-class diving, snorkelling and fishing, Ambergris Caye offers the best blend of luxury accommodation, a relaxed atmosphere and the most informative and professional guide anywhere.


Most pimp cruise! – How I learned to love longlines, open my wallet and get the program

And set up – Despite many veterans on many cruises, we had no "Drive Port" experience. Just throwing everything except the dog into the SUV – going through the hassle and inconvenience of airports, airlines, and transportation – it seemed like a good idea. From Memphis the logical choice was the victory of a carnival to sail to eastern Caribbean from New Orleans. (7 days – 24 to 31 July)

rise of – The documents that we printed online indicate that the climb is from 12:30 to 2:30 pm with sailing at 4:00 pm. So, we got to the unloading line from the sidewalk side and the parking lots at 12:20 pm. Once standing outside the SUV, we stood in line for about 45 minutes – outdoors – at 95 degrees Fahrenheit in mid-summer New Orleans. (What is the logistical genius that arranged so much torture?) From the corner to the climb the ship lasted a total of 80 minutes – during which the long lines with many switches was the norm.

We were told at the point of stopping / unloading cars, yes, we can use our own luggage on board if that tends. However, just before entering the blessed air-conditioned station building, Colonel Klink took advantage of the herd and told us that three of our bags were oversized and had to be checked. He pointed to a small airline-type warning sign "Carrying on suitcases that should fit in here or we or a mother to stab your mother" with the size test containers, and they were large enough to hold the medium-sized lunch box. I'm thinking, "They have overhead boxes on board cruise ships now? So why isn't this signal put at the dump?"

Places of residence – Once we reached the airport, we were directed to a cabin overlooking the ocean on the first floor. The rooms were very spacious and very comfortable – larger than most ships – which is referred to as the carnival. Our decision not to brag on the balcony booth was justified. The general atmosphere of the ship seems wide.

Our room host was Jorge from Peru – a very generous man who seemed eager to please him – as most employees did.

Waiting for our booth gifts were a happy trip from the hotel manager and our local business development manager, fruit baskets, wines, etc. They were greatly appreciated and consumed quickly.

Departure – We noticed at 5 pm that the corridor was withdrawn but we haven't yet sailed, the captain's announcement made clear that due to the weather – the Bonnie Depression – and the heavy traffic at the mouth of the river, sailing will be delayed until 3 am on Sunday. However, we were assured that the ship was still arriving at the ports on time. And I did.

eat the food – Although we officially ordered a large table for eight or more, we were sitting in a booth for four people. The cabin was comfortable and warm, but this was still a disappointment for us – we meet to meet people. Meter was apologetic and said he would try to remedy the situation, but he did not. It is understood that most people want to set aside schedules for their group of family and friends only, especially during the summer months when traveling with children. My theory? Perhaps at first they booked us to a big table … Then they saw me stumbling and stumbling on my way to the top of the path that I wear green. Vampires suck! Tank top with "Preach" Tattoo on my jugular. I'm sure they decided then and there that it was better to separate us from other diners.

Food ranged from medium to very good. The biggest improvement in carnival food service is on offer. The main offerings of the dining room were elegant and elegant in appearance. However, in actual taste most dishes were about half a star less than worthy of this supret. Some exceptions: chilled avocado soup, Mongolian beef salad, New Zealand steak and Souffle chocolate.

Although the fish dishes are well marinated and served elegantly, they are served dry and dry. Thinking that it might be because only frozen supplies are available rather than fresh, I embarked on a test. When the security guard at Atlantis Aquarium was looking the other way, she discovered a rare Triggerfish … and ran away again in my camera box … and gave it to the chef 15 minutes before dinner. Yes, served dry and overcooked.

Just when I was about to abandon the issue of cooked fish, a ray of hope appeared. There is five deck … around the corner from the casino … the sushi basket! But even here, the delicious foods are switched to southern tastes. The fried tuna rolls of chicken were fantastic!

entertainment – We took most of the shows and most of them were good, especially the big production shows. Carnival is one of the few remaining cruise lines that still use entire live bands instead of the recorded tracks of these complex performances. The sound quality in all places was excellent. Stage effects and mechanics, such as hydraulically handled stage sections and cable lifts (almost invisible) that enable artists to "fly" were effective and not overexploited. The location lines in all places were good. Smoke machines, flash utensils, and illuminated lamps were used lightly and were not overlooked. Well, the smoke machine probably didn't add much to the bingo game … the caller was new and couldn't find the shutdown button.

The Great easy view It was one of the best production programs I've seen on a cruise ship … and this comes from someone who has been working in the entertainment business for 12 years. The first idea was often conceived by audiences on New Orleans, my first thought was "This is a cheap shot – like playing Star Spangled Banner at a VFW meeting – and it's always guaranteed applause." But as the show revealed its choice of music, performances, costumes and special effects were impressive. A very pleasant experience.

comedian – Justice wanted to be strong, but he started to lose us halfway through the show. Todd kept looking at his watch – a killer of a surefire momentum. It is not a good idea unless it is part of the verb. has not been.

Magic – Great production / illusion magic show in the main showroom was a little frequent and just ok. A close-up magic show was set at the Venezia Ballroom. Although we arrived 20 minutes early there was no empty seat to be found. He was already standing only a room and many of them were sitting on the floor. This exhibition should be in a larger location. We did not stay.

Law of specialization – The funniest show of the week was the lion, hypnotic manganese of the stage. For the audience volunteers who were deep down, he made many old, funny but funny old suggestions with some narrative transformations like … "You very much like to kiss the person next to you but they have bad breath."

Assad had a very original closure. Before firing the volunteers, he gave them one final suggestion … "You won't remember anything you did on the stage tonight … until the next time you look in the mirror. Then you will suddenly remember everything with vivid detail." Of course, right after the show, unsuspecting friends and sadistic family go to the toilets to "wipe their noses". Screams can be heard three floors away.

Airspace on board – With beautiful ships, good food, and employees eager to please, the carnival is still about relentlessly promoting sales – as well as all cruise lines in the mass market category. The trade-off is the lowest price.

But carnival can be a little bit about it sometimes. You don't have to be lounging on a cruise until you feel some time when you have to walk the length of the ship to find an unobstructed staircase or an unobstructed elevator to reach the deck from time to time due to the photographers having set up half a dozen other photo taking stations.

It appears that these are always placed in the middle of the main stairs or main roads during rush hours while roaming. One night, there were about a dozen of these settings in the guides, all in choke points with crowds backed by the interview leaking to the stores on board … as people in their silver sales were waiting for them!

(Biz Op – Someone can make a fortune from a repellent photographer. It can be a splash … colorless and odorless but makes its wearer always look out of focus.

Also keep in mind that for two hours before leaving from Key West, passengers had to queue for an average of 30 minutes to return on board the ship … and start getting my point.

Why can't CCL get a hint of good people in Disney? Disney has mastered both direct trade and crowd control. Carnival exe, do you listen? Can you say Fastpass?

Ports and beaches excursions There were three stops on this track.

Free port – There is a reason why it is called "Freeport". It is completely free of anything to do. Beaches and shopping are a long taxi ride from the ship and nothing to write about home once you get there. We stayed on the ship.

Nassau – One mistake is that we can only blame our stall – not pre-purchasing tickets for Atlantis Aquarium & Water Park on Nassau Paradise Island. Unfortunately, we waited until the day of arrival and everywhere we went, Shore Tours office, Atlantis Hotel itself, other adjacent Paradise Island hotels – the story was the same – sold, sold, sold.

But our design girls didn't answer and were given the green light to our taxi driver to do whatever it takes to find us waterways.

Tito The guy … was a quick talk and (apparently) a connected guy. With a smile of one mile and a mouth full of golden teeth and a lever arm box with a small speaker in the back of his Toyota pickup truck, he made great success with our 18 year old kids. Meanwhile, test the doors of the truck to make sure it can be locked and opened from the inside.

To add to my nervousness, while paying attention in Nassau back streets in Oddjob sub weave, my wife hovers around hundreds of dollars in cash – we calculate it slowly – out there in the open for all to see – making sure we have enough to pay for this bootleg water park is about to score for us . (Teto explained that he did not take plastic.)

Meanwhile, I am about to panic: "Oh my God, he will withdraw to the back alley where we will be stripped naked and stolen from everything … at gunpoint … and left us stuck." (The theft will be viable … but I have not received adequate treatment for walking in the Straw Market … with shame.)

After many mysterious phone calls and back alley with local underground agents, we got the passes … and teto we had money. Miraculously, we didn't send any fraud notices at the Aquarium / Water Park entrance.

The main west Getting here means more shopping, plus cheap or free internet and cell phone connection. You can call via ship system but it's an expensive way to feed your Facebook habit.

We booked a parasailing trip, which was a hoot. The departure point is only a short distance across the quay from the ship.

Days of the sea – We enjoyed our time on deck, swimming pools, water slides and jumbo tron ​​(giant outdoor video screen). Yes, Agnes, you got along with your kids and slipped the giant water slide. It was a thrill. Especially the sudden stop in the water basin at the bottom. I was regular for three days after that.

Question – Who decides what appears on the JumboTron mega ship? Sometimes, carnival commercials were shown or high-level fare was played such as a chest hair competition – sometimes a movie or video of concerts – but every morning he was set on a local TV station outside Denver. (Denver?) I kept looking around for a giant remote control.

The resort – On the last day of the trip, my wife booked me for the latest arrangements – a moisturizing face with a full body massage. Admittedly, it made me look six to eight weeks younger for a few hours. But, like the victims of hypnotic vertebrae, when I looked in the mirror the next morning … there was someone staring at me that the 63-year-old catcher had ears. She shouted too.

conclusion – All in all it was a good cruise and a welcome change of pace. Will I take a carnival again? Yes sure. Will I do anything differently next time? Yes, a few things. First, I insist on getting that big table for eight or more people in the dining room – we have a lot of fun swapping lies with new people we will never see again. Second, I will make sure to book beach excursions or the three most requested in advance. Finally, we need to restrain our somewhat obscene restraint. Oh, I'd also like to bring the case for that photographer's repellent. – LEC


The 5 Principles of Confucianism Every Hotel Owner Should Follow

Nuvo Hotel Suites has been working as a boutique hotel in downtown Calgary for about 10 months, and if you had asked me 11 months ago what lessons I thought would prepare me to work in the hotel business, Confucian principles were not high on my list. However, I recently came across a paper on Confucianism that I wrote on a university course some time ago, and I realized that many of Confucius' teachings could and should be, applied to hotel management.

The Master replied, "What about Shaw [reciprocity]: Never impose on others unless you choose it for yourself?" XV.24 analyzes

When reviewing your hotel rooms and procedures, remember to ask yourself "If I am a guest, do I want that?". If no, take appropriate action.

"Whoever does not think about future difficulties will surely face much closer fears," he said. Lao [15:12]

The message here is simply to plan ahead. However, there is more to it. If you can keep your long-term plans organized, it will make dealing with unforeseen problems much easier because they happen because you can focus entirely on solving them.

"Make sure that those who live near them are happy and those who live far away." Lao [13:16]

Maintaining a good reputation locally is a vital part of building a thriving business, and marketing yourself as a destination is a great way to attract travelers. But you cannot abandon the other and expect to succeed. For example, although we usually do well with crowd traveling business, last season we managed to fill Nuvo with local guests going out to paint the city in red on New Year's Eve.

Claims made in a dishonest manner are difficult to upgrade. Lao [14:20]

Ensure that your marketing accurately reflects what your hotel has to offer. If your website says you are a luxury hotel, you better get room service and jacuzzi.

"Knowing your faults and being able to change is the greatest virtue"

It is often difficult for a hotel to discover its flaws, so the hotel changes. Talk to your guests. Ask the regulars what changes they would like to see, then send some surveys to your guests via email after check-out. If you don't ask questions, you will never know the answers, in which case this means that you will never improve.


Manali Homes add comfort and convenience to any stay

Manali is among the most magnificent hill cities in India. This town has lush green valleys, bottles, and mountain peaks to die for. It is in fact a tranquil environment that makes any holiday stay surprisingly rewarding. Among the things that attract tourists to this city are Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples characterized by their charming architectural works. Some of these amazing temples are Manu Temple, Hadimba, Maa Sharvari, Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa and Arjun Gufa.

Apart from the beautiful temples, Manali has other attractions near it. I would definitely recommend Solang Valley, a few kilometers away. It has a lot to offer, including exciting activities such as horse riding, paragliding, paragliding, and zorbing. Near Manali there is the Rohtang Pass which divides the Kullu Valley and Lahaul Spiti Mountain. In Manali, everything is pleasant, you can enjoy mountain biking, mountain biking and skiing.

The stay here is simply comfortable. The options are many, but I like the homes here. This is because it makes some of the best facilities for people who want to enjoy the beautiful natural areas of Manali just like me. With its balconies and patios, it has always been easy for me to enjoy and enjoy this beautiful magical city. For those who want to try other types of accommodations along with my favorite cottages, this hill town offers residence homes, vacation homes, and other vacation rentals to suit individual preferences.


The houses in Manali are different size. I enjoy the two-bedroom cottage when I am here, but it is also possible to find huge cottages with up to 8 bedrooms. The good thing about country houses is that they are offered at very competitive prices, so it's easy for me to find something I can afford and enjoy every time I choose to stay in the hill town. Some of the most popular cottages worth trying on this site are the 5-room Gaur Sona cottage, 12 rooms from the stunning 6th Element and the stunning Country Cottage. I noticed that the cottages here are well furnished and feature modern amenities and are very spacious to make the stay as comfortable and comfortable as possible. Other homes in Manali worth mentioning are Matrichhaya. Rocheba, Abna, Sunrise Cottage, Sylvan and Ankuram.

Aside from being in a position to choose a cottage according to its beauty or the amenities it offers, I have found it interesting that it is possible to choose cottages according to the sites someone is interested in exploring in Manali. There are, for example, very good cottages with great views near Central Bus Depot, Shuru, Ghaderni and Kanyal Road. I find it very convenient to stay in a cottage that gives me easy access to the attractions and sites I am interested in, and therefore interest in the site narrows my search for the best. Manali's cottages are very beautiful and beautiful so they can make any stay memorable.


Pet Friendly Destinations – Top 10 International Picks for Vacation with Your Pet

Thinking of traveling with your pet internationally? Below are the top international destinations that you transport to TOP with your pets, and information that will make entering these countries easy and without quarantine.

We also include information that will help you pass through immigration easily if you are visiting another country. Note that this information is subject to change. You can always email Pet Travel to inquire about the latest travel requirements to an international destination with your pet.

The travel industry knows that pets mean profits. Airlines also want up to 95% of the world's airlines to transport your pet. If your dog or cat is small enough, you can even take him in the cabin with you on many airlines.

The major cities in Europe are all pet friendly. Here are four countries and cities that deserve to be on the top ten list.

Belgium, France, Switzerland and Italy It is four of the most pet friendly countries we have visited. Traveling with your pet in Europe has become easy as there are no longer limits, so you can travel freely. Small distances between cities and even between countries. Mobility is easy as almost all European trains, buses and ferries accept pets on board.

Paris It is easily the most pet friendly city we have visited in Europe. You can dine at any of the thousands of sidewalk cafes in Paris, and you will see pets sitting next to their masters or under tables in almost all of them. What's more, well-lit lights in this city can dine inside the restaurant with their owners.

On a Sunday morning, you will see men and women dressed in elegant clothes walking with their well-prepared pets on a Sunday picnic tour and heading to the nearby park.

Visit the Montmartre neighborhood, where artists have their senses on the sidewalk. For a few francs, the artist will create an original painting of your favorite pets.

Immigration to France: To move your pet to France from the United States, Canada, or Mexico, you only need three things. Your pet should be cracked with an ISO 15 component chip, vaccinated against rabies, and be in the form of a European Union Veterinary Health Certificate for France. The immigration officer will only pass you.

Lake Lucerne In Switzerland it is known for its beauty and the quality of its skiing. You can rent a chalet for you and your pets near the lifts and you will have a great ski vacation. Just down the street there will be a cafe on the sidewalk with a pet under almost every table. If your pet does not have a thick coat, you will want to buy a nice warm coat for wearing.

While visiting Switzerland, you will want to see the famous banking capital of Zurich. But Zurich is famous for more than one bank, it is home to many famous watch makers and chocolates.

Switzerland is one of those countries where pets are just part of daily life. Due to its location, it is only a short drive by car, rental car or train to France or Italy.

Immigration to Switzerland: To transport your pet to Switzerland from the United States, Canada, or Mexico, you only need three things. Your pet should be cracked with an ISO 15 component chip, vaccinated against rabies and have the form of a European Union Veterinary Health Certificate from Switzerland. The immigration officer will only pass you.

Brussels He is also on our list of Top Ten Destinations. Although your pet may not be welcome in museums, it will be welcomed almost everywhere. This is the walking city, and if it stays for a month it will not run out of different places to visit with your pet. There are wonderful gardens everywhere, or you can walk in the famous antiques markets, or stroll past the Belgian past at Cinquantenaire Park.

Have you ever installed Segway? It looks like a oversized skateboard with a handle and an electric motor. Brussels is famous for the availability of these small devices that will transport you around the city at a suitable speed for your pet to work alongside.

Brussels is also famous for its exotic nightlife, but you will need to rent a pet sitter since pets are not allowed in nightclubs.

Immigration to Belgium: To transport your pet to Belgium from Mexico, you only need three things. Your pet should be cracked with an ISO 15 component chip, vaccinated against rabies and have a EU Veterinary Health Certificate form for the European Union. The immigration officer will only pass you.

Madrid It is one of Europe's oldest cities and deserves to be ranked in the top ten best pet friendly places to visit. This is a city of squares with fountains and statues everywhere. The Spaniards love their pets, and they will also love you if they are well behaved and friendly.

Take your pet on a stroll to Plaza Mayor, known as the "Aristocratic Center" in Madrid, home to the stunning Royal Palace, a 17th-century monument combining Baroque and classic styles. Next to the palace, you can find Plaza de Oriente (square), the opera house and the modern Almudena Cathedral, which was dedicated by Pope John Paul II in 1993.

Another option during your visit to Spain is the beautiful Costa del Sol coast with beautiful white sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. And yes, your pet will be welcome on most beaches in the area, so if you have a water dog, they will have an opportunity to experience the warm Mediterranean waters.

Immigration to Spain: To transfer your pet to Spain from the United States, Canada, or Mexico, you only need three things. Your pet should be cracked with an ISO 15 component chip, be vaccinated against rabies and have a veterinary health certificate form from Spain to obtain a European Union certificate. The immigration officer will only pass you.

Hotels in Europe are more likely to welcome your pet, as practicing pets on vacation is common. Or you can book a beautiful house or apartment, which is easily available if you stay for a week or more.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN In Mexico it is a great destination for fans of wonderful blue water and white sand.

Little Shi Shi Tzu named Rogles and lived there for a while, and there was almost no place that was not welcome. If I need to exercise, there is a small partial gym in the open air, where Ruggles lay in the shade and waiting for me. Down on the beach there were dozens of small patio restaurants where Ruggles and I were sharing lunch.

On at least one occasion, we took the luxury intercity bus from Playa del Carmen to Cancun. Ragles took the seat next to me. I am not sure if it is legal, but no one has said a word about it in any way.

Near Mayan temples in Chichen Itza. I don't think pets are allowed in the grounds.

Two or three kilometers away, there are many caves that contain underwater pools. I saw many pets during my visit to these caves.

Costa Rica It is a popular destination for pet travel owners. Customs pass with your pet a little more than just a wave of hand. If you are looking for gambling and an exciting nightlife, San Jose is the place for you. There are a lot of pet friendly hotels in the city.

Most people who visit Costa Rica head to the countryside where tall trees, beautiful birds and wonderful waterfalls are located on every corner. Of course, don't forget the rainforest as gorgeous blue butterflies flutter around the lush vegetation. The accommodations in these areas are less elegant, but you will find many people who welcome you and your pet.


To enter the pet-friendly Costa Rica, you will need a good health certificate indicating that your pet is disease-free and properly vaccinated. Dogs should be vaccinated against rabies, disease, hepatitis, bone disease and virus disease, and cats should be vaccinated against rabies.

Upon completing the ten best pet friendly destinations, we travel to the United States. You can bring your pet to the United States with a health certificate stating that it is healthy and has been vaccinated against rabies.

The main west It is probably the most pet friendly city in the United States. This small town can only be called "laid-back" as life moves in a slower place. Your pet will be welcomed in almost every hotel, bed and breakfast in the city. Each restaurant has an outdoor dining area where your pet will be welcomed, and some restaurants allow small pets that have acted well inside.

I visited the city a few years ago, and while Raggls and I were out for a stroll, I stopped by in front of a fairly elegant restaurant. I was studying the list and Maitre came out to talk to me. I asked if Ruggles would be welcome and his response was: Does he like beef or chicken?

Big Apple – New York Worth a place on our list. It seems that everyone who lives in this bustling city has a pet. There is so much that everyone who walks pets will have six or eight at a time to leashes on a morning outing. Sunday at Central Park is the Doge Heaven. Your pet will meet and receive hundreds of other pets while you are outing. Then you can stop at an outside café for a "coffee and roll".

It is also the city of chic hotel and pets are not welcomed anywhere more than chic hotel. The higher the room rate, the more pet welcome. However, there is a wide range of places where your pet will be welcome. Pet listings travel over a hundred hotels that welcome pets.

A few years ago, Raggels and I stayed at one of the beautiful hotels in Central Park. In the late afternoon, I went to the pub for a cocktail and took Ruggles. We were sitting in the bar when the manager came. Rogles has given some bets and said, "I would rather have a well-behaved pet in my hotel than a little kid not behaving well." This hotel, like many others, sent a guest to my room every morning to take Ruggles for a walk.

Some hotels in New York have room service listings for pets!

Asheville, North Carolina Well worth a place in the top ten list. Over 50% of Asheville accommodations accept pets that testify to their claim as one of America's most pet friendly cities. For the travel pet owner who loves golf this is the best option.

During the summer, Asheville boasts a number of outdoor concerts, street fairs and festivals that your pet will be welcome.

San Diego It is only a short distance from our borders. This metropolitan city on the ocean contains only "dog shores". There are hundreds of pet friendly accommodations in the city and its surroundings. On a recent visit with my new pet also Shih Tzu named Bear. We stayed at the Sofia Hotel which couldn't be the most pet friendly. Young women who worked at the front desk always stopped talking to Bear and even offered kindergarten.

Every day we walked to an outdoor cafe or something for lunch or dinner. Almost the first thing to do was bring a Bear a bowl of water.

Being a famous animal owner travels

The range of accommodations and travel options available to the pet owner during travel continues to expand because these companies realize the value of your business. However, you have a responsibility to be the owner of a courteous and caring pet. Don't let your pet annoy you by letting them roam or bark. And base number one, be sure to pick up after your pet.

Visiting these pet friendly cities will make you a vacation you will never forget. Make sure to book your airline tickets early if you fly by air. Most airlines have a limit on the number of pets per flight. In addition, call or send an email to the pet-friendly hotel where you stay to confirm its pet policies so there are no surprises upon check-in. We wish you nothing but happy trips.


Easy riders with switches

My first experience with EASY RIDERS was in 2002, on my first visit to Dalat. I was walking on the street when a colleague riding a motorcycle approached me. He asked me if I was interested in a tour of the Dalat region. I asked what I was going to see and saw from the list of places the tourist is interested in seeing: Crazy House, Chicken Village (home of the Montanyard clan), Datanla and Prenn Waterfalls, old colonial buildings from the French era and the Dalat market and the Truc lam abbey on Lake Tuyen Lam.

When tourists started arriving at Dalat in the early 1990s, the guides were not known as EASY RIDERS, they were just guides accompanying their customers across the region on motorbikes. These mentors were former South Vietnamese soldiers (and their family members), who were unable to obtain legal work because of their association with the previous government. Some family farms worked in the area. The term EASY RIDER was given to them a decade later by a tourist referring to the 1960 American movie with the same name.

The original contestants speak easily in English because of their previous affiliation with the US and Australian military. This ability provided them with a means to work after years of forced poverty. Most of the old timers have now retired and passed the same name on to younger generations.

My guide, Ti Ti (Meaning "small" in Vietnamese) Provided me with a great tour that day when I saw the scene running behind his motorcycle. I searched Ti Ti Even on other visits to Dalat, we take a tour of old time. The contestants facilitate the Peace Hotel. If you are lucky, you will find EASY RIDER original, that can tell you the old days, and provide you with a great tour. Today EASY RIDERS will not only show you the locations around Dalat, but will only take you anywhere in all parts of Vietnam. Travelers to Vietnam who arrive in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) can take a trip to Dalat if pressed on time. A "real" traveler will jump on an "open tour" bus from Pham Ngu Lao District 1 and spend the day enjoying the wonderful views of the mountain ascending to Dalat. Most "open round" buses will drop you off in or near the Peace Hotel and you can spend an hour or two negotiating with EASY RIDER for their services. Have a cup of local coffee or tea and spend some time learning about what's happening in Dalat.

Check Easy Riders of Dalat for video tourist experiences. enjoy your trip!


Top 5 attractions near Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Overdue excursions, especially in a city like Manila. But do not panic. Just book a hotel room in Parañaque City, Philippines, Makati or Pasay. Here, you can see the various sites and attractions south of Manila, which will keep you entertained during a long hiatus or while waiting for a better timing flight.

Fortunately, there are many places near Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) that you can visit to engage you while you are grounding.

Philippine casino

This government-owned gaming and gaming center is located a few minutes from NAIA's Terminal 1 in Parañaque City.

Aside from night entertainment and gambling, this is also a good place to eat, shop, party and watch world-class events. Casino Filipino contains something of all ages and persuasion.

Resorts World Manila

This commercial, residential and entertainment complex is 10 minutes' drive from NAIA. Here you will find the finest casinos, hotels and resorts in Paranik. The affluent and famous visit this upscale place, but people from all walks of life can enjoy entertainment, dining and design shops here. It is also a prominent night spot because of clubs and high-level performance.

Villamor Golf Club

Take advantage of the long wait and enjoy at Villamor Golf Club. This country club is 12 minutes' drive by taxi from the airport. While waiting for things to settle into NAIA, you can hang out with your friends or family. It has upscale amenities, friendly caddies, restaurant, cafe, lounges, and even a massage area.

SM Mall of Asia

Take a taxi and after 15 minutes you will reach the third and second business center in the Philippines. It covers 42 hectares and has hundreds of shops. Everything you could wish for in a mall here: restaurants, shops, cinema, activity and entertainment centers, event, sports square and concert halls. Over the weekend, people are treated to a spectacular firework display. Tired of exploring the 42 hectare property, you will be glad that you booked accommodations in Parañaque, a taxi trip away.

Philippines Duty Free

For stressful people, retail therapy is always a good choice. There is no other place in the city where it is fun to spend money on “convenient purchases” from popular duty free stores. There is a Duty Free Shop inside NAIA, but you will not regret taking a 9-minute taxi ride to the Biggest Store. It is packed with designer brands and other products and commodities that are usually found in the United States and Europe. There is a good chance that you will forget your travel problems and extend your stay at your chosen hotel in Parañaque City, the Philippines or other nearby cities when you see how easy it is to shop here.