Sunday, December 29, 2013

Amsterdam Highlights

Amsterdam Highlights

What is so attractive about Amsterdam....

Amsterdam has an appeal that is absolutely unique. It’s a vibrant place, treasure-trove of extraordinary artistic riches, and the living embodiment of 900 years of history, during which it rose to become the centre of a huge global empire. After a period of decline, it matured into today’s relaxed and tolerant modern metropolis. Elegant and serene, Amsterdam also has its seamy side, and this too is part of its character, as much as its famous network of canals.Whatever you are looking for, this small city 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Low-cost holiday destinations for 2014

Cheap holiday
This survey reveals the holiday resorts where your money will go further … and those where you'll need a pretty penny.

So we now that Spain is now considered the ultimate location for the best value European holiday for tourists with the cost of drinking and dinning down 45% compared with five years ago but lets see what else we found.

That is equaled with Sri Lanka according to the highly regarded annual Post Office Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer – which looks at in-resort prices for a shopping basket of eight items including.

Friday, December 27, 2013

CCR Tourism Research

CCR Tourism Research
Holiday at the touch of a button

It was said that today at any one time there are over 600,00 people on planes. There has been very little set backs in growth to the tourism industry, although the September 11 and other terrorist threats along with natural disasters have of course affected numbers. These however have only been location specific and only lasted for a certain period of time before numbers returned. Even in some cases, like the sunarmi in Thailand, a major increase of numbers was experiences post disaster.The world has seen a massive increase in tourism over the last few decades, most specially in European countries which show a huge increase in short vacation holidays from 3 - 6 days.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Cheap Florence holiday accommodation

Cheap Florence
Take a look at this amazingly well priced yet gorgeous apartment in Florence and find some great deals and offers for January and February.
This recently renovated, light and contemporary Florence apartment has big windows throughout allowing in plenty of bright light and is located on a peaceful side street just seconds from the magnificent Piazza Santa Croce in Florence's historical centre.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Winter Sale - Barcelona holiday apartment

Barcelona Accommodation
Sleeping up to 5 people this cheap gorgeous apartment in Barcelona offers affordable accommodation this winter for last minute bookings. 

For lovers of Gaudí, this apartment is an excellent choice. The still unfinished masterpiece of the architect, the Sagrada Familia, is in your direct view, at any time of day, from the furnished rooftop terrace.

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The bright and friendly living room offers a corner sofa and a TV, which invites you to relax. In addition to the 2 bedrooms, a further 2 more people can be accommodated here, so that a maximum of 5 guests can have an exciting vacation in this penthouse. Thanks to a very well equipped kitchen and a dining room, you can enjoy cozy evenings with your loved ones over a good meal and a glass of Cava.

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Book cheap but beautiful accommodation in Barcelona for vacations!

Book cheap but beautiful accommodation in Barcelona

Barcelona Deal
Bargin price for the winter in Barcelona, this apartment has some low prices! There are some real special offers for January and February. 

The bright living room with sofa opens onto a dining area and a wide kitchen fully equipped for preparing your meals. This spacious apartment (125 m2) has two complete bathrooms and a modern home design allowing you to feel both fresh and comfortable in the middle of the traditional gardens of the city: located in between the buildings and away from traffic noise, they are usually a secret for tourists.

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Last Minute Deal in London - Book cheap amazing accommodation in London

Last Minute Deal in London

Cheap London Accommodation

A great last minute deal here for people looking for a place to stay while on holiday or traveling to London.

This funky studio apartment is located in the basement of a warehouse building that was originally used as a Framery workshop in the 1920's.

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Amsterdam Cheap Houseboat - Last Minute deal for accommodation in January and February

Amsterdam Cheap Houseboat

Houseboat Cheap

With this Houseboat just coming back on the market after some refurbishment, we have some amazing last minute deals in January and February.

The house boat is right in the city centre of Amsterdam, has 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It really is an amazing place to stay.

Click this link below to find out exactly how cheap you can have this really unique property for.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Last minute accommodation deal

There are some great last minute deals on for people looking for Accommodation around the world in places like Amsterdam, Barcelona and London. All the apartments are really well maintained and a very high standard getting excellent reviews on all popular booking sites such as and Housetrip.

Special Offers

With also some really cheap deal, this beautiful accommodation is completely fully furnished which includes a flat screen cable TV, a fully equipped kitchen and a stunning large modern bathroom. The apartment is 70m2 and comfortably sleeps 2 people

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A last minute deal offering cheap accommodation in Amsterdam for January and February.

There are some great last minute deals at  for people looking for Accommodation around the world in places like Amsterdam, Barcelona and London. All the apartments are really well maintained and a very high standard getting excellent reviews on all popular booking sites such as and Housetrip.

As accommodation is one of the most expensive parts of any vacation, saving in this area can allow you to free up a lot of cash for the rest of the holiday. But a budget holiday needn't call for a compromise of comfort with some great last minute deals here for tourists looking for a place to stay. If your planning a January or February trip then scouting for bargains offers an unexpected side benefit: a whole new range of holiday locations you may not have previously thought about visiting.

City Centre Retreats makes it possible for you to book private accommodation directly with the owner, thereby avoiding expensive agency fees. And since our array of potential holiday homes is so wide, you can choose what best suits you, your family, your friends, your budget, or even your taste. We also offer a rotating range of special offers in January and February. Read below and see some of our best budget holiday destinations.
Cheap Accommodation

This apartment has some great prices for January and February. It is located on the third and fourth floors and is approximately 90m2. You do not need to share with anyone (apart from the front door), the place will be yours completely. The apartment also has a roof terrace and a separate balcony for those lovely summer days. 

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Recommended Museum in Amsterdam - Rijkmuseum

1). Rijksmuseum.

The Rijksmuseum is probably the most prestigious museum in the Netherlands. Top paintings on display include The Nightwatch by Rembrandt and the Milk Maid by Vermeer. This is just a snapshot, the Rijksmuseum has more paintings from both artists. Other famous painters on display include Van Gogh, Frans Hals and many other Dutch Masters. The Rijksmuseum does not only have paintings, there are many sculptures and historical artifacts to be seen in one of the most beautiful buildings in Amsterdam. It is located on the Museumplein. Get more info on The Rijksmuseum here.

Benefits of customer service - How we view our customers

Benefits of customer service

External customers pay your salary, so treating them well is really crucial. If you look after your customers and respect them, the rewards will be many: job security, increased pay and a business you can be proud of.
The friendliness and can-do attitude that customers see should not stop with external customers – your colleagues will need to see this too.
Perhaps a colleague had a bad day and needs all the support you can give. But there may be other ways your customer service skills can benefit internally. Check them out.

The top 10 cheapest countries to travel to for holidays and backpacking around the world.


Backpacking is one of the most fun adventures to go on and is not only cheap but a great way to save money. College students for years and years have enjoyed grabbing their gear, some good friends, a map, and setting out onto an unknown place. It is also one of the best economical ways to vacation. Don’t worry about burning the cash because with these top ten places to backpack you will be seeing the world without dipping too far into the bank account. Get ready for a fun time with some good friends. Grab your gear and let’s go.

10. Nepal

In Nepal, you are going to have a wonderful experience for classic Asian culture and tropical nature. Trekking in the undeveloped countryside, you will be able to enjoy the organic and beautiful Asian heritage. Head to Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu valley, and you do not want to miss other sacred Hindu/Buddhism temples, like famous Pashupatinath, Budhanilkantha, Manakamana. For many backpackers, even one month is not enough for them to soak in the peaceful aurora.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The top 10 new years eve holiday destinations.


When the holidays come around, searching for the right Christmas gift for each friend and relative is not the only duty many of us have. Finding something fun and memorable to do on New Year's Eve is also a top priority. However, because it is such a common party occasion, there is a lot of pressure to do something original. One way to have a memorable New Year's is to spend it away from home; use your vacation time wisely and visit a top party destination. In fact, with these 10 hotspots, you'll be partying like it's 1999

How to eat healthy while on vacation.


Last December, my friend Nigel and I celebrated my birthday by visiting California for the first time. I never get nervous about what I’ll eat when traveling and my friends palette is definitely even more open to anything than mine. I tend to enjoy the safety and reliability of chain restaurants. Think about it: No matter where you are in the world a Big Mac will still taste like a Big Mac, so you can imagine my relief when I learned that there was a Denny’s, a McDonalds and a Subway all in close proximity to our hotel. Fine dining in Vegas and San Fransico can get pricey.
So we chose places that were tried, true and cheap. Johnny Rockets was about as intense as it got for us, which unfortunately meant that we carried a bunch of cholesterol and carbs with us on our flight home.While I can eat a double bacon cheeseburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner with no regret, I know many of you probably would feel much like my friend did: Bloated and discouraged. Just because you’re on vacation, doesn’t mean your nutritional needs should be as well. Take a look at eleven ways to eat healthy without totally blowing your travel budget:

The top 10 creepiest spots in Europe.


Forget horror movies and scary theme-park rides, it you want to really spook yourself in year 2014, take a look at these creepy ancient sites across Europe, from churches adorned with skeletons to a village of tombs.