17
Nov 14

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Online video Score: four / five


20
Oct 14

Diario de ruta 141002 Travel diary

Online video Rating: five / 5


17
Oct 14

Puerto Rico sees the debut of Hyatt House

Recently, Hyatt Hotels debuted the Hyatt House brand in Puerto Rico. This is the very first Hyatt House to start operation outside the continental United States. The hundred and twenty six room hotel, located in Miramar, San Juan neighborhood, offers studio as well as one bedroom suites along with full living space, bedrooms and kitchens.
According to reports, Prisa Group president Federico Stubbe, Jr told that this has been a great year for Hyatt in Puerto Rico, following the start of the Hyatt Place San Juan/Bayamon previous December as well as Hyatt Place Manati last March. The 3 properties represent over US$ 115 million in development costs. Hyatt House San Juan is yet another example of their focus on investing and developing in Puerto Rico to attract convention, business as well as leisure travelers alike.
The Hyatt House in San Juan inauguration hints the global expansion of the brand, with future openings designed for Panama, Mexico, India, China and Saudi Arabia, as per Chris Walker, vice president of brands for Hyatt House and Hyatt Place.
In Puerto Rico, the officers stated that the number of cruise ship passengers during summer visiting United States territory has gone up in the last 3 years. Over 175000 passengers traveled to the island in the months of July and August, a 28% increase from the similar time previous year and a 135%  increase from 2012.

Recently, Hyatt Hotels debuted the Hyatt House brand in Puerto Rico. This is the very first Hyatt House to start operation outside the continental United States. The hundred and twenty six room hotel, located in Miramar, San Juan neighborhood, offers studio as well as one bedroom suites along with full living space, bedrooms and kitchens.

According to reports, Prisa Group president Federico Stubbe, Jr told that this has been a great year for Hyatt in Puerto Rico, following the start of the Hyatt Place San Juan/Bayamon previous December as well as Hyatt Place Manati last March. The 3 properties represent over US$ 115 million in development costs. Hyatt House San Juan is yet another example of their focus on investing and developing in Puerto Rico to attract convention, business as well as leisure travelers alike.

The Hyatt House in San Juan inauguration hints the global expansion of the brand, with future openings designed for Panama, Mexico, India, China and Saudi Arabia, as per Chris Walker, vice president of brands for Hyatt House and Hyatt Place.

In Puerto Rico, the officers stated that the number of cruise ship passengers during summer visiting United States territory has gone up in the last 3 years. Over 175000 passengers traveled to the island in the months of July and August, a 28% increase from the similar time previous year and a 135%  increase from 2012.


22
Sep 14

Travel Diary #3 – Factor X – ¿Por qué me gusta viajar? (The Backpack Sessions)

Online video Ranking: 5 / 5


21
Sep 14

London Tube goes contactless in order deal with customer convenience

Contactless payments have been started throughout the transport network in London in a bid to induce travel across the UK capital easier. Transport for London stated that the move says that millions and millions of people would have easier as well as more convenient journeys.
The contactless defrayals would be available on the tram, Tube, DLR, National Rail and London Overground services which accept the Oyster. The contactless payment cards are credit, debit charge or pre-paid cards that could be used to make easy, secure and quick payments for everyday buyings of #20 ($32,  25) and less.
People just have to touch their card on reader, and there is no requirement for a PIN or any type of signature. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said that the people of the city and visitors to their great city can now get from A to B with a simple flourish of a contactless payment card, this is a great leap forward for their transport network and a world first for a capital that’s leading the way by using the newest technology to serve people get around.
Contactless payments were introduced in Londons buses back in December 2012. Now over 1 million customers utilize their contactless payment method to pay for their bus tickets around twenty million times, as per official figures. According to reports, TFL also told that every day there are approximately 70000 payments made with contactless on London buses.

Contactless payments have been started throughout the transport network in London in a bid to induce travel across the UK capital easier. Transport for London stated that the move says that millions and millions of people would have easier as well as more convenient journeys.

The contactless defrayals would be available on the tram, Tube, DLR, National Rail and London Overground services which accept the Oyster. The contactless payment cards are credit, debit charge or pre-paid cards that could be used to make easy, secure and quick payments for everyday buyings of #20 ($32,  25) and less.

People just have to touch their card on reader, and there is no requirement for a PIN or any type of signature. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said that the people of the city and visitors to their great city can now get from A to B with a simple flourish of a contactless payment card, this is a great leap forward for their transport network and a world first for a capital that’s leading the way by using the newest technology to serve people get around.

Contactless payments were introduced in Londons buses back in December 2012. Now over 1 million customers utilize their contactless payment method to pay for their bus tickets around twenty million times, as per official figures. According to reports, TFL also told that every day there are approximately 70000 payments made with contactless on London buses.


10
Sep 14

European Union confirms Euro coins, currency

Well, now its official, Lithuania would replace their litas currency with bank notes and coins of the European Union starting from 1st January, 2015. As per Sandro Gozi, President of the Council of the EU and the State Secretary for European Affairs of Italy – the entry of Lithuania into the Europan family is not just a crucial event for this partner country, but it is of great importance for the whole Eurozone.
Sandro further added that it is a manifestation of the extending attractiveness of the single currency project as well as its relevance for the future of their community. The Euro adoption has been a strategic step for Lithuania, well thought-out politically and economically, to foster national economic development.
Olli Rehn, the Commission Vice President for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro reportedly stated that Lithuanias readiness to embrace the euro shows their long standing back up for prudent fiscal policies as well as economic reforms. That rectify momentum, ridden in part by Lithuanias European Union accession ten years earlier, has guided to a discovering increase in Lithuanians successfulness: the countrys per capita GDP has gone up from only thirty five percent in the year 1995 to a envisioned 78% in 2015.
Algirdas Butkevicius, the Prime Minister of Lithuania stated that his countrys consistent efforts have paid off. The eurozone has finally opened the door for them.

Well, now its official, Lithuania would replace their litas currency with bank notes and coins of the European Union starting from 1st January, 2015. As per Sandro Gozi, President of the Council of the EU and the State Secretary for European Affairs of Italy – the entry of Lithuania into the Europan family is not just a crucial event for this partner country, but it is of great importance for the whole Eurozone.

Sandro further added that it is a manifestation of the extending attractiveness of the single currency project as well as its relevance for the future of their community. The Euro adoption has been a strategic step for Lithuania, well thought-out politically and economically, to foster national economic development.

Olli Rehn, the Commission Vice President for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro reportedly stated that Lithuanias readiness to embrace the euro shows their long standing back up for prudent fiscal policies as well as economic reforms. That rectify momentum, ridden in part by Lithuanias European Union accession ten years earlier, has guided to a discovering increase in Lithuanians successfulness: the countrys per capita GDP has gone up from only thirty five percent in the year 1995 to a envisioned 78% in 2015.

Algirdas Butkevicius, the Prime Minister of Lithuania stated that his countrys consistent efforts have paid off. The eurozone has finally opened the door for them.


25
Aug 14

Bali Travel Diary

Video clip Rating: 5 / five


27
Jul 14

Europe Video Diary

Movie Rating: 4 / five


09
Jul 14

Greece experiences ten percent bookings increase

Greek National Tourism Organization has seen a ten percent increase in bookings for in the first quarter of this year. Tourism analysis has disclosed increases of 8 per cent, nine per cent and ten per cent for June, July and August respectively compared to previous, while departures for April were up seventy nine percent year on year.
May was also quite well with 166000 people booked for departure, over the 150000 booked for 2013’s August. October also experienced a twenty six per cent increase in bookings. Of all the bookings already performed, sixty three percent are beach focused while fifty one per cent of those people said they would visit a large town or a city while sixty three percent would visit a local attraction like an ancient place. A further thirty seven percent told that they would prefer to be involved in an activity like walking or biking.
Christina Kalogera, the Greek National Tourism Organization, told that these figures prove that UK holidaymakers are again seeing Greece to be a perfect holiday destination which meets a range of demands. She added that this is perfect for families, relaxing, culturally fascinating and provides a great backdrop for those wanting to be active and enjoy the more natural side of the country.
Meanwhile, Greece has come out as the top favorite destination for the people of Austria, stated a leading Austrian newspaper. It reported that Austrian travel agencies have seen a significant increase in bookings this summer for Greece.

Greek National Tourism Organization has seen a ten percent increase in bookings for in the first quarter of this year. Tourism analysis has disclosed increases of 8 per cent, nine per cent and ten per cent for June, July and August respectively compared to previous, while departures for April were up seventy nine percent year on year.

May was also quite well with 166000 people booked for departure, over the 150000 booked for 2013’s August. October also experienced a twenty six per cent increase in bookings. Of all the bookings already performed, sixty three percent are beach focused while fifty one per cent of those people said they would visit a large town or a city while sixty three percent would visit a local attraction like an ancient place. A further thirty seven percent told that they would prefer to be involved in an activity like walking or biking.

Christina Kalogera, the Greek National Tourism Organization, told that these figures prove that UK holidaymakers are again seeing Greece to be a perfect holiday destination which meets a range of demands. She added that this is perfect for families, relaxing, culturally fascinating and provides a great backdrop for those wanting to be active and enjoy the more natural side of the country.

Meanwhile, Greece has come out as the top favorite destination for the people of Austria, stated a leading Austrian newspaper. It reported that Austrian travel agencies have seen a significant increase in bookings this summer for Greece.


29
Jun 14

Diario de ruta 140616 Travel diary

Movie Ranking: five / five