Australia is a diverse country and a huge continent - a place for adventure where excitement and natural beauty blend.
It teems with wildlife, is home to the Aboriginal people, has its own wine country and more than 900 islands in its Great Barrier Reef.
All the world on an island - from Michelin starred restaurants to lush gorges and warm hearted people - Taiwan offers your clients experiences, that embrace the old and new.
Agents have a great opportunity to sell Taiwan, a small island with big attractions and many chances to experience the warmth of the Taiwanese people while sharing ancient Chinese traditions and modern lifestyles. Your clients will most likely start in Taipei, Taiwan’s capital and the center of modern Taiwanese life, a good example is the balance of old and new influences.
We asked the team at the Dan Hotels (www.danhotels.com) to share some insights about traveling to the beloved land of Israel. In 1947, The Federmann brothers (two recent immigrants to Israel) purchased the “Kaete Dan”, a 21-room guest house on the Tel Aviv sea shore. Then, in 1953, the “Dan” hotel (i.e. The Dan Tel Aviv) was opened next to senior “Kaete Dan.” The hotel included 120 modern design rooms. Each room had wall-to-wall carpeting, colored bathrooms, telephones and a radio.
Today the Dan Hotels are located all along the Mediterranean from Ashkelon in the south to Haifa in the north. The collection features four hotels in Jerusalem and two in Eilat. All the hotels along the coast are in close proximity to the water - some are even on the beach, such as in Tel Aviv and Herzliya. Here is what the team told us about traveling to Israel.
In Zululand. a guy just can’t propose to his woman and get married. No, the future groom must give his future bride’s family Labola, a dowry of 11 cows (roughly about US$8,030). He also provides another bovine to roast for the marriage celebration. Besides the cows, the future husband must build a private house for his bride. Know that Zulus can be polygamous, but Labola is the same for every wife. Most of the Zulu men that I meet think it more prudent to stay monogamous.
Increasing numbers of clients are looking for a unique travel experience instead of the predictable beach vacation in-a-box. The Dominican Republic is a great place for fledgling explorers to start, thanks to its affordability, enthusiastic tourism industry, and diverse landscape. For those who may want to just dip their toes in to venturing beyond the resort walls, there are plenty of places that can be visited via day trip from the popular beach towns.
In a world where people are looking for ways to be environmentally responsible, many have recognized how their vacation can have a big impact, from hotel choice to where they shop and what activities they choose. Antigua, like many other Caribbean destinations, has taken a while to find its footing in sustainable tourism but is making progress towards meeting its goals of aligning with international sustainability standards. JAX FAX has found the island’s top eco-friendly activities and businesses as well as the best spots for nature-lovers to visit.
Belize is located in Central America and is bordered to the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. Belize is a diverse country with many cultures and languages, known for its extreme biodiversity and distinctive ecosystems. On the coast, there is a swampy coastal plain with mangrove swamps; while the south and interior offer hills and low-lying mountains. All this, along with the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second longest in the world, makes Belize one of the most diverse and exciting countries to send your clients on a fun-filled holiday.
The latest tourism statistics for the first quarter of 2018 indicate that Belize’s popularity as a must-visit destination in Central America continues on an upward swing, as they continue to set unprecedented records. For the first time ever, there were over 55,000 overnight visitors during the month of March, representing an increase of 24.8% over the same period in 2017. Cruise ship arrivals also registered an upward trend during the first quarter. There were 143 cruise ship calls and almost 400,000 cruise passengers arriving in Belize, representing an increase of 4.6% more visitors than 2017.
The Black Forest National Park is one of the famous primeval woodlands in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany. With extensive habitats for many plants and wildlife species, this stunning treasure borders the Rhine valley. It is a sanctuary of ancient trees that are filled with folklore. These gentle, giant spruce trees loom upwards to the heavens, providing an aura of tranquility that add to the Black Forest mystique.
JAX FAX recently returned from a trip to the Czech Republic which is commemorating the centenary of the establishment of independent Czechoslovakia. To mark this occasion, our trip focused on themes connected with the period of the First Republic (1918-1938), i.e. the twenty years between World War I and World War II.
It could be argued that leisure travel began with pilgrimages. Long before Medieval pilgrims began making the arduous journey to Rome or Santiago de Compostella, Christians had traveled to the Holy Land. Pilgrimages to the Holy Land began as early as the fourth century, and by the 12th century there were already travel guides listing the important sites in Rome. Christians aren’t the only pilgrims, or the first. The Hajj, for Muslims, dates back to the time of Abraham - about 2000 BC. The earliest reference to Hindu pilgrimages is from 1500 BC.