Travel Destination – Corfulinas Travel http://corfulinastravel.com/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 17:34:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://corfulinastravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-5-150x150.png Travel Destination – Corfulinas Travel http://corfulinastravel.com/ 32 32 World Car Free Day – West Berkshire Council https://corfulinastravel.com/world-car-free-day-west-berkshire-council/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 17:34:00 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/world-car-free-day-west-berkshire-council/ Thursday, September 22, 2022 is World Car Free Day, which encourages motorists to leave their cars behind for a day and think about using more sustainable transport for their daily journeys. To encourage and show our support for having a day with less car traffic on the roads, we will be offering free bus rides […]]]>

Thursday, September 22, 2022 is World Car Free Day, which encourages motorists to leave their cars behind for a day and think about using more sustainable transport for their daily journeys.

To encourage and show our support for having a day with less car traffic on the roads, we will be offering free bus rides across West Berkshire all day on September 22 – giving more reason to leave the car at home.

Following the popularity of previous free bus travel initiatives which we had last Christmas, Easter and for Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we have again worked in partnership with Reading Buses, Newbury & District, Thames Travel, Stagecoach , Going Forward Buses and Horseman Coaches to offer free rides on the services of these operators on World Car Free Day. Operators will also allow passengers to return from more distant locations free of charge for the first time and concession bus passes will still be accepted on the same day.

There are no time restrictions as day trips will be available to Newbury, Thatcham, Reading, Basingstoke and Swindon. A great reason for all of us to do our part for World Car Free Day and use the bus to get to work, college, school, go out for a day trip, go shopping or even meet family or friends for a bite to eat. .

Cllr Richard Somner, Executive Member of Planning, Transport and Campaign at West Berkshire Council, said:

“We are really delighted to be working with our bus service partners to once again offer free bus rides to our West Berkshire residents on World Car Free Day.

“From an environmental point of view, using the bus is a great way to reduce our carbon footprint and do our bit for the planet. For those who don’t use public transport, now is a great time to use take the bus, walk, cycle or take the train and leave the car at home to try an alternative mode of transport, if you can.

Further information can be found on our transport page of the website.

The full list of routes is as follows:

Services that operate entirely in West Berkshire:

Route number

Operator

Destination

1a/1c

Newbury and district

From Newbury to Thatcham

2

Newbury and district

Newbury to Wash Common/Tesco

3

Newbury and district

From Newbury to Hungerford

4

Newbury and district

From Newbury to Lambourn

5/5a/5c

WBC Connection

From Newbury to Downland villages

6/6a

Newbury and district

Newbury to East/West Ilsley

8

Newbury and district

Newbury at Tesco, Greenham and Pigeons Farm

9

Newbury and district

From Newbury to the Hippodrome

41

WBC Connection

From Theale to Thatcham/Newbury

The following routes will offer free bus travel within West Berkshire, regardless of destination, and will offer a return to West Berkshire:

Itinerary

Operator

Destination

The link

South Stagecoach

From Newbury to Basingstoke

Jet Black 1

Playback of buses

Newbury to Reading

Lime 2/2a

Playback of buses

Mortimer/Burghfield to Reading

7/7a

South Stagecoach

Andover/Burghclere to Newbury

sky blue 15

Playback of buses

Theale/Calcot in Reading

Sky blue 16

Playback of buses

Purley-on-Thames to Reading

Yellow 26

Playback of buses

Calcot to Reading

Royal blue 33

Playback of buses

From Turnham Farm to Reading

44

WBC Connection

From Beenham to Thatcham via Tadley

46a/48a/X46

West Stagecoach

Hungerford to Swindon

47

WBC Connection

From Lambourn to Swindon

103/103a/103b

Newbury and district

From Newbury to Greenham Business Park

133

Go forward

From Goring to Wallingford via Streatley

143

River Thames Tourist attractions

Upper Basildon to Reading

154

Horse trainers

From Beech Hill to Reading

Free bus travel will be not be offered on the Hungerford-Marlborough service.

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What’s the best fall travel destination? https://corfulinastravel.com/whats-the-best-fall-travel-destination/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 18:01:00 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/whats-the-best-fall-travel-destination/ North Africa is an amazing part of the world to visit, and two of the most popular destinations for travelers are Morocco and Tunisia. These beautiful countries are rich in culture, offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in historic streets, experience unparalleled hospitality, sample delicious cuisine and shop in quaint souks. So how can […]]]>

North Africa is an amazing part of the world to visit, and two of the most popular destinations for travelers are Morocco and Tunisia. These beautiful countries are rich in culture, offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in historic streets, experience unparalleled hospitality, sample delicious cuisine and shop in quaint souks.



So how can travelers decide which country is the best option for their fall travel plans? Tunisia and Morocco have a lot to offer and there is no wrong decision. Based on these 10 factors for travelers to consider, they can decide whether Tunisia or Morocco is right for them this fall.

ten Best for the budget: Tunisia

Morocco and Tunisia are comparatively cheaper than the United States for accommodation, food, transportation, and other costs that travelers may incur during their stay.

For this reason, either destination can be considered an extremely affordable option. However, for travelers who really want to cut costs, Tunisia is the most economical choice.

While the cost of living in Morocco is 72% more affordable that in the United States it is 80% more affordable in Tunisia.

Related: This is how much you’ll spend on an average trip to Morocco

9 Ideal for the weather: Morocco

Autumn is a pleasant time of year to visit Tunisia and Morocco, especially for travelers who prefer to escape the scorching heat of summer.

While the Moroccan coast is bearable in July and August, much of the country is extremely hot.

However, in the fall, Morocco enjoys slightly better weather than Morocco.

While the temperatures are comparable between the two countries, Morocco knows a little less precipitation in autumn than Tunisia.


8 Best for Desert Exploration: Morocco

Morocco and Tunisia offer travelers unique opportunities to explore desert sand dunes.

Djerba and Tozeur offer stunning desert landscapes in Tunisia and many tours make them accessible, including visits to sets of the famous franchise star wars.

However, Morocco is the top choice for desert exploration, with a camel trek and a night under the stars in a Bedouin camp fitting perfectly into any 10-day itinerary that takes travelers from Fez to Marrakesh.

seven Ideal for coastal getaways: Tunisia

Morocco and Tunisia both have beautiful coastal cities where travelers can relax by the sea.

This is especially nice in September and early October when the temperatures are still warm and the water remains inviting. Essaouira, Morocco is an idyllic coastal destination on the Atlantic Ocean.

However, Sidi Bou Said near Tunis, Tunisia is the most charming choice with whitewashed houses, blue roofs and accents reminiscent of Greece.

This is not surprising given Sidi Bou Said’s position on the Mediterranean coast.

6 Ideal for the kitchen: tie

There’s no way to choose between Morocco and Tunisia when it comes to which country has the best cuisine.

This is purely subjective and depends on the personal preferences and palate of the traveler.

Couscous and tagine are two of the most popular dishes to try in Morocco.

In Tunisia, travelers will also find incredible couscous as well as favorites like shakshuka.

5 Best for hiking: Morocco

Tunisia is not well known for its hiking trails, but Morocco is the dream destination in North Africa for many outdoor enthusiasts.

Morocco is home to the High Atlas Mountains where visitors can hike popular routes like the Three Valleys Trek and the Circle of Toubkal.

Many travelers also visit Morocco to climb Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa at 4,167 meters.

4 Ideal for single accommodation: Morocco

Tunisia and Morocco offer unique lodging options compared to the Western-style hotels that North Americans are used to.

Airbnb and boutique hotels in both countries are tastefully decorated and offer travelers excellent value for money. However, Morocco stands out for the possibility of staying in a traditional Riad.

These beautiful hotels are set around a central garden or courtyard and offer a tranquil place to stay that feels like an escape from the busy city streets.

3 Best for Ancient Ruins: Tunisia

Morocco and Tunisia both have their fair share of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and interesting ancient ruins that will delight history buffs.

Although Morocco has plenty of these sites to visit, they are spread across the country, but travelers can easily access some of Tunisia’s greatest historical sites right in the capital, Tunis.

One of these sites is the archaeological site of Carthage.

Related: These 10 Must-See Attractions in Tunisia

Tunis offers great opportunities for shopping in the local markets, but strolling through Marrakech’s medina and browsing the country’s souks is an experience like no other.

Travelers will find a range of leather goods, spices, teapots, rugs, rugs, clothing items and more at these stores.

It’s the perfect place to find unique handicrafts and take home souvenirs to remember the trip.

1 Ideal for seasonal flight offers from North America: Morocco

Travelers can find great deals for Tunisia and Morocco in the fall, as it’s considered “shoulder season” in those countries.

Peak travel during the summer months has declined from Europe and surrounding regions, so accommodation and flight prices are likely to fall.

Due to Morocco’s location on the coast across the Atlantic Ocean from North America, prices for flights to major cities there are usually slightly more affordable than for flights to Tunis.

However, travelers departing from European cities like Lisbon, Barcelona or London can find great deals on low-cost carriers to Tunis and major Moroccan cities like Marrakech or Casablanca.

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Bermuda’s Lost Yet Found campaign draws visitors in for a deep dive into the destination’s unique culture https://corfulinastravel.com/bermudas-lost-yet-found-campaign-draws-visitors-in-for-a-deep-dive-into-the-destinations-unique-culture/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 02:07:00 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/bermudas-lost-yet-found-campaign-draws-visitors-in-for-a-deep-dive-into-the-destinations-unique-culture/ The Bermuda Tourism Authority is launching a brand new campaign with an invitation to experience the true wonders of Bermuda NEW YORK, September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Getting lost has never been so good. Today the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) announced the launch of its new campaign lost but found, an extensive multimedia marketing initiative […]]]>

The Bermuda Tourism Authority is launching a brand new campaign with an invitation to experience the true wonders of Bermuda

NEW YORK, September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Getting lost has never been so good. Today the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) announced the launch of its new campaign lost but found, an extensive multimedia marketing initiative that showcases Bermuda experiences and inspires visitors to delve deeper into the island’s culture. The result will illuminate Bermuda way of life, making an island vacation a richer and more rewarding journey.

lost but found explores the mystery of Bermuda. He does not reveal everything, he invites people to find Bermuda for themselves and to find the activities, people, cuisine and experiences that speak to them. Bermuda has something to dazzle just about everyone: pink and blue beaches, vibrant art and culture, impeccable style, cosmopolitan class, history in its bones and some of the greatest golf courses on the planet. But the best part of Bermuda? Bermudians.

lost but found is pure Bermuda,” said jamari douglas, BTA’s vice president of marketing, public relations and communications. “Our agency is led by a Bermudian, our BTA Marketing team is majority Bermudian, the production was shot by Bermudians, and the video talent is all Bermudian. With the support of our international partners, we worked to create an authentic campaign for the Bermuda live. We want our visitors to experience the joy and magic that every Bermudian makes – all of the things that make us the unique, world-class destination that we are.”

Proverb, the laureate, Boston-brand agency based for the Bermuda Tourism Authority is led by Bermuda-born Daren Bascome. About the campaign, Bascome said, “Our goal for our work with BTA was to create a brand for Bermuda who have captured the bountiful character of our small country. Although this is a travel campaign, we also viewed it as a national branding exercise. Travelers want the real and authentic, which is why the island’s unique sights, sounds, smells, tastes and temperaments are especially important. Our campaign is built around the promise of discovery and originality: something for anyone who wants to get lost but find themselves.”

The lost but found was built around extensive research and data that has shown that potential visitors seek authentic experiences in the destinations they visit – and that Bermuda is well placed to deliver these experiences. The BTA intends to use this campaign to attract visitors to the island in accordance with the organizational objectives set out in the National Tourism Plan.

Nhuri Bashir and Andrew Kirkpatrick from Burnt House Productions, a Bermuda-, a Bermuda-based multimedia creative agency, said, “As an internationally recognized, Bermuda-built agency, we are called upon to bring our creative vision to promote Bermuda was an honor. It has been a career highlight working with an array of star-studded local talent on both sides of the screen. We couldn’t be prouder of the authentic voice the collective has delivered through lost but found.”

The campaign will roll out in the coming months with secure digital and out-of-home placements in key markets such as New York, Torontoand Miami. In addition, the focus will be on attracting a new demographic group to Bermuda with a focus on secondary markets such as dallas, Vancouverand Atlanta. Research shows that these cities show great interest in traveling to Bermuda.

“The launch of the campaign is great news for Bermuda tourism sector,” said Tracy BerkeleyActing Chief Executive of BTA, “This comes at a critical time in our strategic recovery journey, providing us with the tools to raise awareness, engage the market and attract the right kind of visitors to the island during a critical time in We are proud of the campaign which offers a surprisingly fresh vision of Bermuda and exudes authenticity while remaining in alignment with the goals and objectives of the National Tourism Plan. We have used business intelligence from global, regional and local markets as part of our strategic marketing and are confident that our data-driven insights will provide what is needed to drive the destination forward. »

For more information on lost but found and Bermudavisit GoToBermuda.com. Creative resources can be found HERE and the video is available at Vimeo.

About the Bermuda Tourism Authority
The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) is an independent, non-governmental entity and the official destination marketing organization for the island country. The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) promotes Bermuda globally as a world-class destination for leisure, group travel and tourism investment. For more information visit: www.gotobermuda.com/bermudatourism.

MEDIA CONTACT:
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India is now the number one responsible tourism destination in the world https://corfulinastravel.com/india-is-now-the-number-one-responsible-tourism-destination-in-the-world/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 09:41:41 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/india-is-now-the-number-one-responsible-tourism-destination-in-the-world/ It was in 2008 that in Cochin in Kerala on the 2n/a The International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations was held. Kerala has embraced responsible tourism to address growing concerns, anger, about the impact of tourists arriving in remote villages in large numbers to stay in increasing numbers at resorts and lodges, but with […]]]>

It was in 2008 that in Cochin in Kerala on the 2n/a The International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations was held. Kerala has embraced responsible tourism to address growing concerns, anger, about the impact of tourists arriving in remote villages in large numbers to stay in increasing numbers at resorts and lodges, but with no benefits for the local communities. There was a demonstration against the conference. NGOs and communities feared that responsible tourism was being used to spread this invasive tourism to even more villages and communities.

In Kerala, the state government working with panchayats, village councils, has focused on creating additional livelihood opportunities for communities, ensuring that they benefit from the large number of tourists arriving among them and reducing waste resulting from tourism in the backwaters for which Kerala is famous. Following a series of experimental initiatives in four villages, only that of Kumarakom was a great success, Kerala has continued to develop ways of creating additional livelihoods through tourism. The Minister of Tourism challenged us to prove that we were worthy of the communities and we responded by undertaking a census of villages in Kumarakom in 2015, which demonstrated a major positive impact at the household level. The overwhelming majority of households were getting additional income from tourism and the community was now very positive about the benefits of tourism in their village.

In 2017, Kerala established a Responsible Tourism Mission which rolled out the practices developed from Kumarakom across the state. At the heart of its strategy are Village Life Experiences and the producer groups I spoke about here recently. Kerala won four gold medals at the ICRT Awards presented in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh last week. The innovative STREET (Sustainable, Tangible, Responsible, Experiential, Ethnic Tourism) project of the RT mission ensures that tourism in the community passes through the panchayats and produces great experiences for visitors. Experiential tourism popular with domestic and international visitors.

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Kerala Responsible Tourism Mission demonstrated that tourism can protect water bodies with strong community involvement, and if the community can find a livelihood through the waterway, they will protect the water body. At Maravanthuruthu, a 3-4 km stretch of 18 canals, three rivers and a backwater body have all been rejuvenated. This initiative has refilled ponds and wells in the area and now the water can be used for drinking and food processing. Future plans include countryside boat tours, rowing and mechanized shikkara tours, houseboats, floating restaurants, floating Kootthambalam (theatres). Floating markets, traditional and modern fishing experiences and rescue teams.

It is fair to say that Kerala has established responsible tourism in India. Madhya Pradesh has learned from Kerala and adapted the principles of responsible tourism to meet local priorities in communities across the state. The Responsible Tourism Mission has based its work there on six fundamental values: community involvement, transparency, fair distribution of resources, equal opportunities for all, preservation of the environment and empowerment of women. One of the highlights of my participation was the presentation of their licenses and certificates for 12 women who are now qualified to drive with tourists in protected areas.

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Madhya Pradesh is developing homestays, rural tourism, responsible souvenirs, solid and liquid waste management, disability access, job training and creating safer destinations for women.

One of Madhya Pradesh’s four gold awards was for Creating Safer Spaces for Women for an initiative which, in the words of the judges, “demonstrates what can be achieved when the Tourism Board, the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Women and Child Development, UN Women will work together to provide a gender-sensitive tourism environment in the state.This is the first tourism project sanctioned by the Ministry of Development of Women and Child Care, GOI, under the Nirbhaya Program The objectives of the project are to provide a safe and friendly environment for women in and around tourist destinations; to build the confidence of women to visit destinations without any fear for their safety; using spatial design to create female-friendly spaces; providing self-defense training for women and girls; and creating employment opportunities for women through through employment and self-employment activities in tourist destinations.

Yesterday, together with Manisha Pande from ICRT India Foundation, we met with Maharashtra Tourism Development in Mumbai and it is evident that responsible tourism is also taking root in this state. Responsible tourism works well because governments at state and panchayat levels work with communities and the private sector to both enrich the tourist experience and the local communities they come to visit. Today, in three states, tourism is improving, creating better places to live and better places to visit.

India has become the world’s leading destination for responsible tourism, demonstrating what can be achieved when communities, government and businesses work together to improve tourism for all stakeholders. In Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, responsible tourism missions report in detail on their efforts and impacts. These are no longer projects, they are programs supported and funded by the government’s time working with communities to bring about real change.

In 2021, India won four out of six global responsible tourism awards presented at the WTM, London. This year at the ICRT Awards for India, some very strong contenders emerged and were recognized. We’ll see who wins the Global Awards this year on November 7e .

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Apple Maps in iOS 16: these new features will improve the way you travel https://corfulinastravel.com/apple-maps-in-ios-16-these-new-features-will-improve-the-way-you-travel/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 17:33:19 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/apple-maps-in-ios-16-these-new-features-will-improve-the-way-you-travel/ This story is part Focal Point iPhone 2022CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice on Apple’s most popular product. The iPhone 14 was not the only thing announced by Apple to his “Far Out” event. We also discovered that iOS 16 will be released monday. With the latest software update, Apple Maps on iPhone gets […]]]>

This story is part Focal Point iPhone 2022CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice on Apple’s most popular product.

The iPhone 14 was not the only thing announced by Apple to his “Far Out” event. We also discovered that iOS 16 will be released monday. With the latest software update, Apple Maps on iPhone gets several new features. Some of the upcoming features include high-resolution images for apps like Zillow and new tools for developers, like making scooters and Bird bikes easier to find.

Along with these updates, Apple announced that it will be rolling out its redesigned card to 11 more countries later this year. These features include cycle routes and Look Around, a new 3D urban experience.

The new changes for Apple Maps will come with the release of iOS 16, which also includes new features Messages that allow you to cancel sending and modify texts. To find out more, see every cool new feature that comes with iOS 16.

Multistop routing comes to iPhone

If you often use Google Maps for features that Apple Maps lacks, that might change. A major update coming to your iPhone is called multistop routing. Apple says it’s one of its “most requested features.”

With this new feature, you can now schedule up to 15 stops on your iPhone. You can also start planning your trip on your Mac and send it to your iPhone when you’re ready to go. Maps will store your previous routes in Recent they are therefore easier to find when planning your trip.

To get started, you’ll open the Maps app on your iPhone and enter your first destination. To add more stops, tap Add a stop and type in your next destination. For example, you can first enter a cafe you want to stop, then your business address.

If you’re driving and need to add an extra stop, you can ask Siri to add it to your route. It can help prevent distractions so you can stay focused on the road.

New transit features are added

If you use public transit to get to work or for a bite to eat at night, Apple is adding new transit features to make your trip more convenient. You will be able to see the rates for how much your trip will cost.

You’ll also be able to add a new transportation map from Apple Maps to your Apple Wallet app. If your transit card balance is low, you’ll receive an alert so you can top it up without leaving the Maps app. All you have to do is press the Reload button.

For more information, here’s how install iOS 16 beta on your iPhone now – but make sure uninstall it before downloading iOS 16 on your phone. Also, check out The new iOS 16 lock screen customization.

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Fiji no longer requires post-arrival testing https://corfulinastravel.com/fiji-no-longer-requires-post-arrival-testing/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 18:43:50 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/fiji-no-longer-requires-post-arrival-testing/ Fiji no longer requires international travelers to take COVID-19 upon arrival at their destination. The protocol change went into effect on September 5. THE ADVERTISEMENT “Thereafter, no test results or proof of test booking will be required to board flights to Fiji and the Entry Test Fiji portal used to pre-book tests will be discontinued,” […]]]>

Fiji no longer requires international travelers to take COVID-19 upon arrival at their destination.

The protocol change went into effect on September 5.

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“Thereafter, no test results or proof of test booking will be required to board flights to Fiji and the Entry Test Fiji portal used to pre-book tests will be discontinued,” Tourism Fiji said.

The destination has also shortened the mandatory isolation period for visitors who test positive from seven to five days.

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COVID-19 testing will still be mandatory for people with symptoms of COVID-19; arriving visitors will be required to report their symptoms on immigration forms upon arrival.

Travelers will also need to be fully vaccinated and have travel insurance.

“This is another exciting step towards tourism normalcy in Fiji,” said Brent Hill, CEO of Tourism Fiji.

“We welcomed a record number of visitors in July, which showed an 82% recovery from pre-pandemic levels.

“Now, with the removal of mandatory testing in the country, travelers can continue to enjoy our islands with even more peace of mind.”

Permanent Secretary for Tourism Shaheen Ali added: “Our approach to safety is exemplary – we can see this in the growing tourism demand and low tourist positivity.

“Removing all testing requirements and reducing the period of isolation further fuels our economic recovery and eases barriers to travel.”


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Spain launches free train travel scheme to help cope with soaring prices https://corfulinastravel.com/spain-launches-free-train-travel-scheme-to-help-cope-with-soaring-prices/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 09:19:31 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/spain-launches-free-train-travel-scheme-to-help-cope-with-soaring-prices/ Spanish authorities have launched a free rail transport scheme to help commuters as prices in the country continue to soar. Under the new scheme, which began on September 1 and will run until December 31, multi-ticket journeys on Rodalies and Cercanías trains as well as regional journeys of less than 300 kilometers on Media Distancia […]]]>

Spanish authorities have launched a free rail transport scheme to help commuters as prices in the country continue to soar.

Under the new scheme, which began on September 1 and will run until December 31, multi-ticket journeys on Rodalies and Cercanías trains as well as regional journeys of less than 300 kilometers on Media Distancia trains will be free, SchengenVisaInfo. com reports.

“The new passes are useful in helping the pockets of the middle and working classes and in reclaiming public transport as a more sustainable alternative for everyday mobility. I encourage citizens to join this historic measure promoted by the progressive government,” Spain’s Development Minister Raquel Sánchez wrote on her official Twitter account.

Even though this program is designed to help Spanish commuters cope with the soaring cost of living, it will also benefit leisure travelers and tourists, explains the Guardian.

The free rail pass can be obtained on the app of the national rail network, Renfe, or at a station. It was explained that the free rail passes will only be valid for short and medium journeys, which means that long distance journeys and single tickets are not part of the offer.

The Guardian further explains that passengers wishing to obtain a free rail pass must choose a destination and pay a deposit of €10 for suburban routes and €20 for medium journeys. At the end of this step, passengers receive a QR code which serves as their ticket.

It has been clarified that the deposit will be returned at the end of the program, provided that the holder has made at least 16 trips to the chosen destination.

As for visitors, they can get a free rail pass using their passport number. Additionally, there are also significant advantages for people who use a city as a base.

In addition to the above, the Independent noted that tickets for public transport, including buses, trams and metros, will cost around 30% less. In addition, public transport in certain regions, such as Catalonia, will be 50% cheaper.

Sánchez said the free transport will have a very big impact now that prices are higher than ever.

“Free transport will have a very significant impact on the savings of young people and families. Citizens use the measure, and from Atocha I am first hand how everything works normally”, Sanchez said.

In addition, she revealed that almost 100,000 people used the Cercanías Renfe on the first day of the program’s launch, representing a 50% increase compared to the same period in 2019.

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3 amazing destinations straight out of your adventure dreams https://corfulinastravel.com/3-amazing-destinations-straight-out-of-your-adventure-dreams/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 19:39:25 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/3-amazing-destinations-straight-out-of-your-adventure-dreams/ When it comes to gorgeous gems, Canada has no shortage. The only problem is that not all of these gems are accessible to us mere mortals. And that’s where CMH Heli-Hiking Summer Adventures comes in. As you may know, CMH offers amazing helicopter adventures (hiking, via ferrata and winter skiing) in otherwise inaccessible backcountry terrain. […]]]>

When it comes to gorgeous gems, Canada has no shortage. The only problem is that not all of these gems are accessible to us mere mortals. And that’s where CMH Heli-Hiking Summer Adventures comes in.

As you may know, CMH offers amazing helicopter adventures (hiking, via ferrata and winter skiing) in otherwise inaccessible backcountry terrain. Starting in Banff, they have three luxurious summer lodges in their own unique destination, each more breathtaking than the next. And from there, they drop you by helicopter into vistas you never thought existed IRL.

Photo by Taylor Burk via CMH Heliskiing and Summer Adventures

With a private claim to over 3,000,000 acres (yes, you read that right!) of wilderness in the Canadian Rockies and beyond, they are the largest heli-adventure team in the world. Not to mention their heliskiing winter adventures!

In their own words, they didn’t just “invent heli-hiking, but perfected it.” As proof, we present to you these three incredibly beautiful backcountry destinations that CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures can take you to that are straight out of your dreams of summer adventures—

Woman looking at the Canadian Rockies
Photo by Taylor Burk via CMH Heliskiing and Summer Adventures

BOUGABOOS

It’s an iconic place, not only because of its stunning beauty, but also because it’s the birthplace of heliskiing. Let’s talk about the lodge first. Yes, it’s historic but it’s full of modern amenities and comforts. And their hot tub views are to die for. But what awaits you outside this lodge is far more breathtaking.

Couple in a jacuzzi in the mountains
Photo by Jesse Tamayo via CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures

In addition to the famous Bugaboo Spires, the place has magnificent glaciers, magnificent glacial lakes, impressive cirques, mighty granite titans towering over deep valleys and huge ice fields. It is certainly a destination that will brighten up your summer travel diaries and your ‘Gram game’.

CARIBOU

Cariboos by CMH Heli Hike
Photo by Jesse Tamayo via CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures

A little west of Robson Provincial National Park in British Columbia, in the middle of the Cariboo Mountains, perched 1,100 m above sea level, is a magnificent lodge, the CMH Cariboo Lodge. However, it might be more appropriate to call it a mini-resort, given the comfort and amenities it offers. Make sure your camera roll has plenty of space, there are crazy views in every direction here.

From there, you will explore the rugged mountain terrain of CMH Cariboos which you will reach by helicopter (obvi). Expect gorge glaciers, majestic peaks, cascading canyons, the epic Zillmer Canyon Via Ferrata, vast alpine meadows and turquoise tarns. It’s an escape of a lifetime. However, this statement may well be true for the other two destinations as well!

CMH Helicopter Ride
Photo by Tammy Hanratty CMH Heliskiing and Summer Adventures

BOBBIE BURN

Did you just look at the images above? Should we still rent this alpine paradise? The place is full of adrenaline-filled adventures of all calibers. Think hiking on ridges, walking on granite rock faces on the iconic Mount Nimbus via Ferrata and doing ropes courses.

If you prefer to simply relax in the soulful beauty that surrounds you, the lodge at CMH Bobbie Burns is for you. Just like the other CMH Heli-Hiking destinations, the lodge here too is loaded with amenities and offers comfortable accommodation and a delicious dining experience. But more importantly, it gives you exclusive access to sharp ridges, spectacular moraines and beautiful valleys.

Bobbie Burns by CMH Heli Hike
Photo by Craig McGee via CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures

It was our list. Now, before you start preparing for these crazy adventures, we suggest you check out the CMH Heli-Hiking Summer Adventures website below. It has all the information on dates, length of stays, prices and everything else you might need to plan your perfect summer adventure.

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10 overwater hotels in unexpected destinations around the world https://corfulinastravel.com/10-overwater-hotels-in-unexpected-destinations-around-the-world/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 06:30:00 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/10-overwater-hotels-in-unexpected-destinations-around-the-world/ When you dream of an overwater hotel, you may first conjure up images of faraway island destinations like the Maldives or Bora Bora. What if we told you that your fantasy didn’t do justice to this category of hotel? Here are overwater hotels in unexpected destinations that will make you realize it’s time to dream […]]]>

When you dream of an overwater hotel, you may first conjure up images of faraway island destinations like the Maldives or Bora Bora. What if we told you that your fantasy didn’t do justice to this category of hotel? Here are overwater hotels in unexpected destinations that will make you realize it’s time to dream a little bigger. By Rana Bon

Overwater hotels that should be on everyone’s radar

1. Hotel Palafitte, Switzerland

Image credit: Courtesy of Hotel Palafitte

One of the last places you would expect a hotel on stilts is in a landlocked country. Although Switzerland has no coastline, it has wonderful lakes. On the edge of Lake Neuchâtel in Romandie, a city located about 30 minutes from Bern and 1h30 by train from Zurich, you will find Hotel Palafitte. The hotel offers guests traditional rooms and 24 lake pavilions, which sit directly on the water, allowing guests to jump from their room. The water here is exceptionally calm, which is ideal for swimming, paddle boarding or a kayak ride. Although the views outside are spectacular, it is also worth looking at the hotel. The building is the result of a collaboration between architect Kurt Hofmann and students from the hotel school Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, who worked together to create an exhibition piece as part of the Swiss national exhibition. Expo.02.


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2. Palafitos Overwater Bungalows in El Dorado Maroma, Mexico

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Riviera Maya is famous for having beautiful beaches. The region’s pristine coastal beauty makes it a prime location for Palafitos Overwater Bungalows in El Dorado Maroma by Karisma. Each bungalow features glass floors offering a glimpse of the azure waters below, as well as direct ladder access to the water and private infinity pools for those times when you prefer to soak in the peace. A stay here is all-inclusive, with gourmet dining, so guests can grab a bite of Mexican, Peruvian, or Caribbean-inspired treats whenever they want.


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3. Manshausen, Norway

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Overwater hotels don’t always have to be in hot climates. Example: the Manshausen huts in Norway. Settle into one of its seven maritime cabins, located on the island of Manshausen in the municipality of Steigen. Here, guests will enjoy architectural excellence thanks to minimalist designs that emphasize nature outdoors with clean lines leading to floor-to-ceiling windows that allow ever-changing light to flood in. While it’s unlikely you’ll go swimming (unless you like to brave cold water), there’s a hot tub on-site for a dip, and you can also enjoy water activities like kayaking and snorkeling. sin. As for meals, all meals are served in the main house restaurant and the ingredients are as local as possible, including fish caught right off the wharf.

4. Bawah Reserve, Indonesia

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You may not have heard of the remote Anambas archipelago yet, but if you love overwater hotels, you should put this Indonesian paradise on your travel bucket list. Here you will find Bawah Reserve, home to 11 sprawling overwater villas allowing direct access to stunningly blue water and numerous coral reefs. The reserve comprises six islands and three lagoons, all isolated some 160 nautical miles (296 km) from Singapore, the nearest city. Water activities are the main draw here, including snorkeling and diving, sailing and kayaking, paddle boarding, and plenty of beach games. Guests can also give back during their stay by participating in the reserve’s marine conservation efforts, including transplanting corals and helping clean up the underwater oceans.


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5. Megza Bungalov, Turkey

There is nothing quieter than a stay at Megza Bungalov, a riverside retreat in the small town of Çamlıhemşin, Turkey. The hotel offers rooms overlooking the Fırtına River, surrounded by a lush forest landscape. When you’re ready to go on an adventure, the hotel will be happy to help you organize a rafting or trekking trip through the mountains. Afterwards, guests can head back for a serene evening in their rooms — bonus points for booking a room with a hot tub so you can relax while watching the river meander.


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6. Banana Island Doha, Qatar

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Banana Island Hotel Doha is the desert oasis you were looking for. The resort’s thatched-roof overwater bungalows offer indoor-outdoor living at its finest, thanks to accordion doors that open the entire fourth wall to the large outdoor patio, where guests can take a dip in their private pool. Guests can relax further by visiting the resort’s spa, which has Moroccan and Turkish hammams and an extensive menu of treatments.


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7. Webs and orchids, Cambodia

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This Cambodian eco-lodge, located in the Cardamom Mountains region, offers travelers the opportunity to spend a few nights in safari-style tents built on floating pontoons, which float very lightly in the water, cradling you at night. The entire lodge is surrounded by dense rainforest and is just steps from the Tatai River, where guests can take a refreshing dip or take the free kayaks for self-guided tours.


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8. Chale Island Sands, Kenya

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Don’t overlook a sea getaway on a trip to Kenya. Chale Island is a beautiful piece of land located in southeastern Kenya, surrounded by bright blue water and a mangrove forest. There is only one Overwater Suite at this property, but it is definitely worth booking, thanks to its views of nearby Bird Island and the Shimba Hills, which can be seen directly from the oversized bed, the spacious living room or the private one lined with lounge chairs. balcony that offers direct access to the water.


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9. Arctic Bath, Sweden

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If you thought Overwater Hotel Norway was the chilliest option on this list, you were wrong. Head to the Swedish Arctic Circle, and you’ll find arctic bath. The bungalows, located in Harads, a picturesque town in the middle of Swedish Lapland, only “float” in summer because the water is frozen in winter. However, no matter the season, it’s always a spectacular stay thanks to the simple design that once again puts the focus on the outside world. There is also a floating walkway from each bungalow to bring you back to shore where you can enjoy moose safaris, dog sledding trips and see the Northern Lights in winter and the midnight sun in summer.

10. Six Senses, Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

Sometimes you just need a little more room to stretch out, and that’s exactly what overwater accommodations at Six Senses, Ninh Van Bay to bring. The resort’s Water Pool Villas have over 1,600 feet to go, all built right on the water’s edge with wooden steps leading directly to the sea. The resort’s architects ensured that the villas face the west to allow guests to watch the beautiful sunsets from their private decks (or from their plunge pools). Those wishing to leave their private paradise will find plenty of activities to partake in, including local hikes, cooking classes, romantic cruises for two and, of course, a myriad of aquatic adventures.


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This story first appeared on www.travelandleisure.com

(Main and feature image credit: Courtesy of Palafitos Overwater Bungalows)

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Travel Alerts: A chance to win an American adventure and a new bar to keep on the radar https://corfulinastravel.com/travel-alerts-a-chance-to-win-an-american-adventure-and-a-new-bar-to-keep-on-the-radar/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 20:02:42 +0000 https://corfulinastravel.com/travel-alerts-a-chance-to-win-an-american-adventure-and-a-new-bar-to-keep-on-the-radar/ Drinks are served with stunning sea views at Auckland’s Albert Bar. Photo / provided Each week we uncover some of the latest happenings from Aotearoa and beyond, to inspire your next adventure. Top floor scalesIf you’re craving stunning sea views with your next vino, look no further than Auckland’s newest watering hole, Bar Albert. On […]]]>

Drinks are served with stunning sea views at Auckland’s Albert Bar. Photo / provided

Each week we uncover some of the latest happenings from Aotearoa and beyond, to inspire your next adventure.

Top floor scales
If you’re craving stunning sea views with your next vino, look no further than Auckland’s newest watering hole, Bar Albert. On the 38th floor of the upscale voco hotel in the CBD, it takes the crown for the highest rooftop bar in the country, boasting views of the city and Waitematā Harbour. Inside, expect swish Art Deco-inspired interiors, an alfresco terrace for lounging, and a range of signature cocktails named after local 09 streets. baralbertauckland.com

Bar Albert's refined art deco interiors will make you feel glamorous.  Photo / provided
Bar Albert’s refined art deco interiors will make you feel glamorous. Photo / provided

The “hidden” of New Zealand
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In a recent list of the most hidden beaches in the world by the British company Sun Bingo, Kiwis’ favorite beach, Totaranui Beach, came in at number 4. Beaches were ranked by the number of hashtags they had on Instagram, with the least tagged spots considered the most secret. While not exactly hidden by New Zealand standards, Tasman’s Totaranui only got 420 Instagram mentions. Topping the list of the world’s least-known stretches of sand was Shelter Cove in California (124 Instagram tags). Italy’s Cala Goloritze finished second, Bulgaria’s Lipite Beach third and Scotland’s Sandwood Bay finished No. 5.

Abel Tasman's beaches are spectacular, but not what many Kiwis would call
Abel Tasman’s beaches are spectacular, but not what many Kiwis would call ‘hidden’. Photo / Nelsontasman.nz

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