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Is Travel better with Wearable Technology?

by amit.uniyal 16. October 2014 06:31

Recent technological advances in air travel have streamlined the checking-in and checking-out process.
Air passengers are also getting accustomed with wearable technology for boarding flights in the most convenient way possible. A recent market survey depicted that 77% of more than 6000 passengers would be comfortable with use of wearable technology like Google Glass or smart Watch to make their journey pleasant.

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Among the fliers assessed, 97% of them carry a laptop, smartphone or a tablet while flying and one out of five carry all three. Passengers are eager to stay connected even during flight with over 76% using the airline applications. 53% of the passengers want alerts about flight delays on their phones while 57% want airport terminal directions and maps. The demand for in-flight connectivity is drastic. 56% of the travelers want to be able to stay connected on their laptop or tablet for entertainment purposes during their flight.

The huge demand of customers worldwide has encouraged innovative minds to develop technology that helps you throughout your journey. Miami International Airport, for instance, is the first ever airport to deploy iBeacon technology covering the check-in point, baggage and parking areas across the airport.

The passengers are given relevant information related to boarding gate, directions and boarding time on their phones through the use of Bluetooth Low Energy technology. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has released an update of iOS and Android devices featuring a Voice Concierge.

AirBerlin, Iberia and Vueling, and have also recently unveiled smart watch boarding pass for owners of Pebble Steel, Samsung Gear 2 and Sony Smartwatch 2. With just a shake of a wrist, the devices scan the watch like a digital boarding ticket on a phone.

Well, these dapper gadgets will certainly help you board your flight on time and have a fun flight.

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The Mecca for Shoppers around the World – San Francisco

by amit.uniyal 8. October 2014 10:23

San Francisco is the Mecca for shoppers around the world. The city offers the best shopping experience for the tourists as well as the shopaholics. The shoppers love to browse the various shopping complexes, malls and districts in San Francisco. Westfield Centre, Hayes Valley, Haight-Ashbury, Fillmore Street, Chinatown and Union Square among many others offer an incredible style of shopping, suited to the consumer’s needs and mood. Also, contrary to the popular belief, you will find various shops where you would not have to splurge.

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Westfield San Francisco Centre
Westfield San Francisco Centre, located on Market Street, is the paragon for all the shoppers and tourists. In this splendid mall reside the top notch American brands for consumer products which include but are not limited to a two level Abercrombie & Fitch, a five storey Nordstrom's store, Bloomingdale’s, Bebe, Victoria's Secret, Kenneth Cole, Guess and Club Monaco. The mall is also home to Century Theatres multiplex and Bristol Farms greengrocery.

Union Square Shopping
The California’s Historical Landmark is a colossal collection of gift shops, fancy boutiques, supermarkets, galleries and salons, making it a prime shopping district in the United States. Marked by the Goddess of Victory statue atop the Dewey Monument, the Union Square Park is a popular tourist attraction with its history dating back to the Civil War. The square is home to leading chain stores including Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York and Neiman Marcus. Various fancy fashion boutiques for Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Stuart Weitzman, Chanel, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Tiffany & Co, Cartier and Marc Jacobs are also located in the shopping district surrounded by Post, Geary and Stockton Streets.
 
Chinatown Shopping
The Dragon Gates marking the entry of Chinatown lead to a different world of shopping spiced up with red hues and everything Chinese. Baroque lampposts, pagoda domes, Sing Chong Building and Bank of America in a Chinese Style Building are few of the prominent places to see in this largest Chinatown outside Asia. At every turn, you will find vibrant fabrics draping the window fronts where hawkers sell carved Buddha statues, paper lanterns, parasols perfect for decorating your house. Various apothecaries sell green tea, fragrant black tea and other refreshing beverages. For your sweet tooth and a surprise, don’t forget to check out Fortune Cookie Factory on Ross Alley (featured in the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom).

Fillmore Street Shopping
Fillmore Street is home to one of the chicest fashion and beauty retailers. You can check off your wish list for shopping with home furniture stores like Nest, Jonathan Adler and Zinc Details and beauty stores like MAC Cosmetics, BeneFit, Posh, Hats of the Fillmore and many more. For a quick break from your shopping spree and refueling your next round, pay a visit to Pizza Inferno, Fresca, Starbucks or Royal Grounds coffee. The shopping experience is a distinctive mix of elegance and vibrancy, upscale yet approachable and comfortable without being tedious. From antiques to accessories, jazz clubs to blues club, Fillmore has it all.

North Beach Shopping
North Beach, San Francisco’s Little Italy, is rich in Italian style and spirit that infuse every diner and fashion store. North Beach is an ultimate shopping retreat as you will shop as the Romans do while passing through murals, European antique stores and grocery stores along the oldest street of Grant Avenue. At Old Vogue, you can delve into vintage varsity jackets and everything retro. The avant garde jewelry by Peter Macchiarini designed to your specifications screams "Bellisima!"

Hayes Valley Shopping
The Hayes Valley is an ultimate blend of commerce and art located on the Hayes and Gough Street jammed with interior design boutiques, art galleries, wine bars and outdoor restaurants. Hayes Valley is an haute couture haven and famous for Scandinavian Fashion, Ver Unica for unworn vintage clothes, Mac (Modern Appeal Clothing) for Belgian custom design clothes and Dark Garden for corsets and wedding dresses. Hayes Valley is all about local artists and designers displaying their works of art to the visitors. Shoppe Unusual is one of the largest vibrant retail spaces in Hayes Valley displaying designs and art works from more than 30 local artists.

Mission Street Shopping
The Mission Street is for shoppers with liberal choice of fashion and art. It is the perfect destination to tend to eccentric desires. The Mission is a vivid neighborhood with bohemian stores. You will find anything to everything eccentric including toddler boots in snakeskin and a lot more. If you are looking for the best taquerias, dive bars and everything Latino, the Mission is for you.

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Survey says parents with screaming kids top etiquette violators

by amit.uniyal 31. December 2013 03:35

If you are a parent and traveling with kids who constantly pester and scream throughout, air travelers may not take this kindly and you will be looked upon derisively. The recent survey conducted by an air travel research firm might make you sit up and take notice, and ultimately lead to a rethink. According to the survey that was conducted recently, the parents that let their kids scream and go nuts during the flight now top the list among the most annoying etiquette violators while in the air.

The survey indicated that those parents who are traveling with loud kids are considered to be more annoying. Such passengers have left the other etiquette violators far behind. Among other etiquette violators are the passengers with nasty odors and those who kick the back of the seats. The survey pointed out that even those passengers who tend to take off their shoes and socks in the airtight cabin are considered less offensive. The study was conducted involving 1,001 U.S. travelers who fly frequently.
 
According to the survey, 41 percent of the respondents ranked the parents traveling with screaming and naughty children as the most annoying airplane etiquette violators. The survey said that 49 percent of those interviewed said that they would prefer to pay extra for being seated in a dedicated “quiet zone” that would be free of screaming kids.

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Top Five for Italy Vacations

by margaret 15. March 2012 06:58

Italy seems to be on everyone’s Bucket List. There’s just something about it that makes everyone want to go there. Whether it’s the food and wine, history, fashion, scenery or all of the above, Italy is a popular destination year round. These are just a small handful of the things you’ll come across on your visit, if it’s your first time or your 20th time!

The Cathedrals: Regardless of your religion, the cathedrals around Italy are a thing of beauty that you really can’t miss (and not just because of their giant size and opulent appearance on the outside). The Duomo di Milano in Milan is the fourth largest cathedral in the world. It’s located at the Piazza del Duomo and is a giant among anything else you’ll see in the city. Heading up to the top, you see the intricate details and wonder just how long it took them to build it (answer: nearly six centuries!). Also worth a visit is the cathedral in Florence, Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. This cathedral was completed in 1436 and its brick dome is the largest brick dome in the world. The buildings are also part of the Historic Centre of Florence, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. And while it isn’t actually a cathedral, St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City is visited by over 4 million people each year, making it one of the most visited spots in the world. 

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The Duomo di Milano towers over
the city of Milan in Northern Italy 

The Food: Let’s just be honest, one of the biggest perks about a vacation to Italy is the food! From the homemade pasta dishes around the country, to the fresh seafood from the islands, it’s hard not to want to visit just for a culinary feast. The best thing about the culinary masterpieces in Italy (from rustic to 5-star) is the history behind the food. You’ll find something different in each region of the country, creating the same recipes century after century. One of the best things about the food here is how simple it all is, with each dish typically having just four to eight ingredients. The best places you can go are the little restaurants not found in the guidebooks. If you walk far enough away from the tourist attractions of the city you’re visiting, you’re bound to find a place visited by locals that will make your trip much more special.

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When visiting a country like Italy,
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The Wine: Yes, this could technically be added in with the food. But when you visit someplace like Italy, it really should be looked at separately, if for nothing else then the numerous vineyards and wine tasting opportunities throughout the country (a vacation in and of itself for many people each year). Italy is only second to France in wine production, but they come in first in wine consumption! Grapes are grown all over the country, making it easy to find a vineyard to visit for some wine tasting. Tuscany in the north is one of the more popular regions that people visit, but heading south you’ll find fantastic wines in Abruzzo and Puglia and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.

The History: Some of the most beautiful structures ever built can be found around Italy. They’re also some of the oldest structures. From the Colosseum in Rome to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you can’t go far in the country without finding history that dates back hundreds (sometimes thousands) of years. Two of the most intriguing cities that are a must to visit are Herculean and Pompeii. Frozen in time due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the area was undiscovered for nearly 1700 years. Open to the public for about 250 years now, it’s one of the most popular destinations in Italy, attracting upwards of 2.6 million tourists a year. Of course one of the more popular destinations for many American’s is Rome. In Rome you’ll find the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi fountain and the Spanish Steps (to name a few).


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The famous Colosseum in Rome

The Islands: Italy has a number of islands surrounding the country, some so small less than 1000 people live there, and some bigger than several U.S. states. The more well-known islands include: Sicily, Sardinia, Capri, Stromboli and Elba. While an island like Capri offers visitors a luxurious escape, Sicily and Sardinia (the two largest in Italy and the Mediterranean) offer visitors a look into the past, with some landmarks that date back to the 1100’s. Both islands have fantastic beaches, food and history with a culture that’s all their own and very much worth a visit.

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Fare Buzz Launches Vacation Rentals

by margaret 12. January 2012 05:35

Fare Buzz has recently launched a vacation rental option in a move to set the company apart from other online travel companies. It also looks to improve the company’s revenue within a crowded travel industry.                       

“We at Fare Buzz are willfully increasing our non-air business,” said Arnold Walter, President and CEO of Fare Buzz. “There’s no doubt the sale of discounted tickets is our forte, but we are enthusiastic towards the sale of car rentals, hotel bookings, vacation packages and now vacation rentals.”

A recent survey from eMarketer predicts “there will be 117.6 million online travel researchers (61 percent of internet users) and 98.3 million online travel bookers (51 percent of internet users) in the U.S. by 2012.” Millions of Americans spend close to 60 percent of their total vacation cost on accommodations. Fare Buzz now aims to bring alternative options to these travelers, with something that’s both cost effective and brings all the comforts of home.

“Vacation rental bookings have seen a phenomenal growth of 73 percent in 2011 compared to 2010, and the revenues have also increased by 11 percent,” said Walter. “Keeping those metrics in mind, Fare Buzz started its vacation rental section, as there is a lot of pie to target.”

The new vacation rental feature offers roughly 30 locations to rent from within North America. Unlike other vacation rental websites, Fare Buzz allows the customer to book directly through the website. This new option will give Fare Buzz customers the opportunity to try something new, and for the company to receive feedback regarding travel preferences. Vacation rentals can be found at www.farebuzz.com/vacation-rentals.

About Fare Buzz:

Started in 1994 in New York City, Fare Buzz is one of the leading travel providers in the industry. The company has created affiliations with vendors of various travel products. Due to Fare Buzz’ buying power, the company is able to negotiate aggressive deals on air, hotels, car rentals and now vacation rentals to pass the savings on to the consumer.

In addition, Fare Buzz also specializes in discounted business class fares and offers an attractive rewards program for customers. For additional information, please contact Margaret Yekulis at margaret@farebuzz.com.

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Fly British Airways offpeak and avail cheap flights to New York for under USD 616

by 9. January 2012 11:01
Are you planning to travel to New York and want to save big on your air tickets? “Think of traveling off-peak in the next couple of months on British Airways and book cheap flights to New York for under $616.84. You can even get cheap tickets to New York at the same rate when you book on premier league airline like Virgin Atlantic. Both the airlines are offering roundtrip airfares,” suggested an avid travel expert in his opinion piece in a leading British newspaper.

London-New York continue to be the most competitive and busiest intercontinental air route in the world. Buying airline tickets during the peak season usually proves to be a costly affair. If you purchase air tickets at the moment then you might have to spend $1,156.57 and above. It is therefore always sane to purchase tickets for travel during off-peak season.

Further, if you are looking for more budget options for travel from London Heathrow to New York JFK then you can also consider flying Kuwait Airways and save $154.21 or more on your tickets. Kuwait Airways operates three nonstop flights to New York JFK from London Heathrow every week and you can get tickets starting $925.26.

Besides, Aer Lingus is another cheap option which can provide you a deal from London Heathrow or London Gatwick for around $1,002.36 whenever you need, with quick connections in Dublin.

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Holiday Travel Tips

by margaret 18. November 2011 08:05
Holiday travel is never easy. It can involve anything from flying across the world to driving across town (which depending on who’s in the car isn’t all that easy either!). Wherever your travels take you this holiday season, here are a few tips to make it easier for you.

The Domestic Traveler

The day before Thanksgiving tends to be one of the busiest travel days in the US. After all, many people that relocate from their hometown do so to another state. For those flying out, especially out of the busier airports like Chicago's O'Hare, the biggest thing you need to pack is patience. Time will most likely not be on your side, so plan ahead. Is your airport prone to delays? Sign up for text alerts from the airport to get updates on your flights departure time.

Going through security these days isn't a walk in the park either. Be as prepared as possible by putting any liquids in a clear bag and wearing shoes and coats that won't hold up the line as you're going through (you know who you are!). While you may not be able to take that nice bottle of wine home with you in your carry on, there is one thing you can apparently take on the plane with you… the Thanksgiving turkey!

Getting to the airport can also be a bit stressful. Living in New York, I have the luxury of choosing to take a taxi or public transportation if I’m flying anywhere. But those outside of a major city should consider having a friend or family member drop them off at the airport. This way you don’t have to worry about parking and can get dropped off right at the gate. 
 
The International Traveler

Not every traveler has family in other parts of the world, but some of us do. Traveling during the December holidays tends to be a lot busier than it is at Thanksgiving time, and can take up more of your time waiting at the airport.
 
While nothing solves crazy travel better than kicking back a couple glasses of wine at the airport bar or on the plane, the best thing you can do is give yourself as much time as possible for your travels. This all starts with what day you decide to fly out. Not everyone wants to spend all of their vacation time each year with the family, but giving yourself at least one extra day makes all the difference in the world. If you haven’t booked your flight yet (which you can of course do here with Fare Buzz!), consider leaving December 21 or 22. Leaving at least two days before Christmas Eve will make for a less crowded airport, and a less stressed out you.

And one final tip that’s a must for the holiday season. If you’re planning on taking gifts to your family, wrapping them up is a no-no these days, especially if you’re taking them in your carry on through security. If something in the package looks suspicious, they will unwrap the gifts. It’s just best that you take the fancy wrapping paper with you and take care of it once you land (or just put it in a nice gift bag).

The Season of Sharing

Now is your turn to share with us! Where will you be for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season? What are your tips to make travel easier during the holiday months? Stop by our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FareBuzzTravelDeals or tweet us @FareBuzz and share with your fellow Fare Buzz Travelers. We'll be sharing our holiday photos and would love to see yours!  

Business Travel View - Seoul

by Walter 10. March 2010 08:00

Seoul is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). This city which is officially referred to as the Seoul Special City is a hustling-bustling metropolis which is located on both sides of the Han River bang in the middle of the Korean Peninsula. Towering sky-scrapers, glittering neon signs and billboards adorn the skyline of modern day Seoul but the city and its surrounding Seoul National Capital Area is also home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are representative of the city's rich ancient history that dates back to 18 BC.

The buzzing metropolis of Seoul which is the most prominent economic, political and cultural center in South Korea has been ranked in recent surveys as the sixth most economically powerful city in the world. Seoul actually easily lives up to its high rank for the city which hosts some of the largest and most well known South Korean firms like Samsung, LG and Hyundai is also a major center for business and finance. Located in Seoul are the South Korean outposts of major global banking conglomerates like HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Citibank along with the headquarters of major Korean financial institutions like the Korea Exchange Bank which is a specialized foreign exchange bank, KB Kookmin Bank which is the largest bank by both asset value and market capitalization in South Korea and Hana Bank. Most of these banks and financial companies in Seoul are located in the downtown section of the city which lies on the northern bank of the Han River.

However Seoul's commercial activity is not limited only to the northern bank of the Han River for much of city's exciting and forward-looking fashion, IT, entertainment, and venture capital companies are concentrated on the southern bank of the Han River near the affluent and upscale Gangnam district. Seoul which has also been declared the 2010 World Design Capital by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design is a extremely technologically advanced city which is in fact known for its several firsts in the world of digital technologies like the creation of the DMB technology which enables the TV and radio broadcasts to be accessed on mobile phones and the establishment of Wibro, a wireless high speed mobile internet service. The city today also hosts the fastest fiber-optic powered broadband network which is currently being enhanced and upgraded.

Also under construction in Seoul currently is city's futuristic Digital Media City which is slated to be a hub for high-tech technologies. This 133 floor building when completed in 2015 is expected to be the second tallest building in the world which will house networked offices, apartments, exhibition and conference halls and cultural centers. Currently though the city hosts most of its conventions, meetings and conferences at its large well-equipped COEX center which is located within Seoul's World Trade Center complex and offers world class facilities in the form of 51 meeting rooms, four huge multi-purpose exhibition halls, four theaters and concert halls and a gigantic underground shopping mall. Seoul in fact has already hosted quite a few major global events like the 1988 Summer Olympics, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and this year this energetic and modern city is all set to host the November 2010 G-20 Summit.

All this hectic economic activity has firmly entrenched Seoul as an important destination on the business traveler's map and in order to serve the needs of the international business community Seoul has also upgraded and modernized its various infrastructure and transportation facilities, which now include the city's state of the art, Incheon International Airport which was inaugurated in 2002 and is now ranked as one of the best airports in the world.

The airport which plays host to a whole horde of international carriers is located on an island in the Han River and can be accessed by a 90 minute driver by taxi/bus from the center of the city. Incheon airport is also served by the AREX airport express train which connects it to the city's other Gimpo Airport which mainly serves domestic South Korean carriers. In the future the AREX is expected to also connect to Seoul's main railway station, Seoul Station which hosts the oldest railway lines in South Korea namely the Gyeongbu and Gyeongui lines as well as the KTX bullet train service which provides high speed train services between Seoul and various other cities in South Korea. Additionally Seoul is also well served by an efficient subway system which connects various parts of the city.

Hotels in Seoul can be found on both sides of the Han River and because traffic is often gridlocked in this pulsating city, most business travelers choose to stay close to the areas where they have to conduct business. Some of the popular business hotels located in the City Hall area of Seoul (north of the River Han) include establishments like the W Hotel which affords gorgeous views of the Han River, the Grand Hyatt Seoul, the old-world Chosun Hotel and the Shilla Hotel. The southern side of the Han River also hosts several popular hotel properties like the sleek modern Park Hyatt Seoul, the J.W. Marriott Seoul which is attached to a luxurious mall and the Ritz Carlton Seoul.

Seoul also offers much after hour's entertainment which can be found in its many lively neighborhoods like the Cheungdam-dong area in Gangnam which is home to numerous cafes and restaurants, the Samcheong-dong area which hosts many small art galleries and, the area of Itaewon which is a popular shopping district populated by boutiques, shops and cafes that is a favorite with foreign visitors.

Travel to Seoul from the US usually involves a long haul flight and if your company's business necessitates frequent trips to this animated Korean capital city then you might want to consider using the efficient and cost effective services of the New York based travel management company, Fare Buzz. Business class tickets from the US to Seoul are quite expensive as they are usually priced at over $3000 for a one-stop journey and over $5000 for a nonstop flight but you can manage to procure these essential business class tickets at highly competitive rates by partnering with the New York City based travel solutions company, Fare Buzz which is a leading supplier of cheap business class airfares.

Through its contracts with over sixty domestic and international airlines, Fare Buzz is able to procure cheap business class flights to nearly every destination in the world. It is worth mentioning that these cheap business class tickets come with all the perks that are normally associated with regular business class tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats. Further the customer service team at Fare Buzz which is available on hand all seven days of the week is made up of knowledgeable and experienced personnel who are dedicated to finding the most cost effective business class travel packages for their clients for in addition to airlines, Fare Buzz also has an exclusive relationship with over 10,000 hotel properties located all over the world. So when you next need to visit the "Soul of Asia", do make it a point to call Fare Buzz at 1-800-847-1963 in order to secure the best deals for your trip.

Business Travel View - Milan

by Walter 4. March 2010 06:55
The Italian city of Milan which is the capital of the Lombardy region was founded by the Insubres, a Celtic people though it gained much of its present day preeminent position under the Romans who captured it in 222 BC. Today this lively and cosmopolitan  city which  is almost always associated with high fashion and style as it is home to several world famous Italian fashion houses like Giorgio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace, Tod’s and many more is an important epicenter for finance and business in Europe.
 
The city of Milan actually occupies an extremely strategic position in the Italian economy as it is surrounded by the largest industrial area of Italy, a region which through the ages has been associated with the wool trade, the production of silk and luxury goods and  furniture and metal production. Today however the main industries located in this region include textile and garments, automobiles chemicals, industrial tools, heavy machinery, book and music publishing.

Aside from all this industrial development, Milan is also renowned as an important center for finance and banking for the city whose skyline is dominated by the Duomo ( The gothic Milan Cathedral) and the towering Pirelli tower is  home to the Italian Stock Exchange or the Borsa Italiana. Moreover the city also hosts the headquarters of leading Italian companies like the tire  giant Pirelli, publishing monolith Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., Eyewear manufacturer, Luxottica, Esselunga S.p.A. a prominent Italian grocery chain and many others along with eighty percent of all multinational companies who have a presence in Italy.
 
Business travelers tend to regard this efficient and modern city, as a  Mecca of style, glamour and commerce and they often head to  Milan to attend one of the many trade fairs that it hosts all year round at its Fiera Milano Rho-Pero fair grounds.  Fiera Milano which is situated at the city’s north western suburb of Rho is located at a distance of 15 km from the city center. This trade fair complex is in fact known to be the largest such facility in the world and it hosts on an average 75 events a year including the prestigious Milan Fashion Weeks and the Milan Furniture Fair which is held annually in the month of April. It is estimated that these trade fairs on an average attract 4.5 million visitors to Milan annually.
 
Before the inauguration of the Fiera Milano Rho- Pero in 2005, these trade fairs were held in a exhibition space known as "FieraMilanoCity" which was located in the heart of the city but now this city-center trade fair space has largely been dismantled and is currently being developed to host a development project known as CityLife Milan which will be made up of three skyscrapers called Il Dritto (The Straight One), Lo Storto (The Twisted One) and Il Curvo (The Curved One) which will house residential apartments and parks and museums. This project is likely to be completed in 2014 just in time for Expo 2015 which is to be held at the Fiera Milano Rho- Pero from May to October 2015. The Expo 2015 is expected to provide a further fillip to modernization and infrastructural development in the city of Milan.
 
To cater to the needs of the hordes of business travelers that arrive in Milan every year, the city is equipped with two international airports, namely Malpensa which is located at a distance of 30 miles (50 km) North West of the city and Linate which is located at distance of 5 miles (8 km) southeast of the city. While Malpensa is served by a large number of long haul international carriers, Linate airport is served by mostly domestic airlines and several short-haul European budget carriers. Milan also has a third airport called Orio Al Serio which is located at a distance of 45 km  from the city and  which is  served mainly by low cost European budget carriers. Milan which can be easily navigated on foot is also well served by an efficient metro network as well as a public transport system which is made up of trams, trolleys, taxis and trains which arrive and depart at the city’s main railway station, the Milano Centrale Railway Station.
 
Milan is also equipped with numerous hotels which provide several accommodation options for both business and leisure travelers. Popular hotels in Milan include the ultra-luxurious Town House Galleria, which is  considered to be the world's first seven-star hotel property, the  Grand Hotel Et de Milan which is located in the city’s financial district, the stately Principe di Savoia, the opulent Bulgari Hotel , the conveniently located sleek and modern Park Hyatt and the Milan outpost of the  Four Seasons which is housed in a fifteen century monastery located in the heart  of Milan’s fashion district or Quadrilatero della moda.


If your business frequently happens to take you to Milan, you may want to consider availing of the highly efficient and cost effective services of the New York based travel management company, Fare Buzz. Fare Buzz, offers affordable business travel solutions as it as it is a leading supplier of cheap business class tickets.   Through its exclusive contracts with more than sixty domestic and international airlines, Fare Buzz manages to procure wholesale cheap business class fares which it then offers for sale to its clients. Satisfied clients aver that booking their business travel through Fare Buzz has provided them with savings of over 70% as compared to flights booked through regular channels like web based suppliers. It is also necessary to mention that these cheap business class airline tickets are not lacking in any way as they come fully loaded with all the perks associated with full priced business class tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats.

Moreover unlike other impersonal web based services, Fare Buzz’s customer service department offers highly personalized services for it is manned by experienced ‘live’ travel consultants who are on hand seven days a week to help you find the best airline business class fares and hotel deals for your complete business travel package to this epicenter of design and style.
 
Additionally while on business in Milan if you would like to stay on for a couple of days to take in the city’s many enchanting sights or indulge in a bit of retail therapy at the city’s many design haven  then Fare Buzz’s travel department can even  make the appropriate sight-seeing arrangements for you. So next time you need to head off on business to glamorous Milan, do make sure that you give Fare Buzz a call at 1-800-847-1963 to avail of the many attractive fares and deals that it has to offer.  
 

Business Travel View - Buenos Aires

by Walter 24. February 2010 08:00
The Argentinean city of Buenos Aires is located on the west bank of the Río de la Plata. The Rio de la Plata is an estuary of the Parana and Uruguay rivers which forms a muddy fertile basin and the border between Argentina and Uruguay. Buenos Aires which is the capital of Argentina is also its largest port. In fact the residents of Buenos Aires are commonly referred to as ‘portenos’ which translates from Spanish as ‘people from the port.’

Buenos Aires not only has the distinction of being the largest port in Argentina but it is the largest port i1n all of South America. As a result of its large size, it handles much of the container traffic for South America. Buenos Aires which is colloquially called ‘Bue’ is in fact the financial, industrial, commercial, and cultural hub of Argentina and one of the most prominent cities in South America.

Buenos Aires which was occupied by Spanish colonists in the 16th century and which subsequently followed an open door policy for European immigrants in the 19th Century is a city which bears the distinct stamp of European style. This European influence is widely seen in real estate make up of the city which is characterized by wide boulevards, imposing architecture, restaurants and sidewalk cafes. So widespread is this European influence that Buenos Aires is sometimes referred to as ‘the Paris of the South’. This port is home to approximately three million people who live in 50 districts called Barrios and the city of Buenos Aires along with the wider metropolitan area of Greater Buenos Aries forms a teeming megapolis which is visited frequently by both business and leisure travelers all year round.

Aside from its physical beauty, Buenos Aires is also known for its preeminent position in the Argentine economy. The city is home to several thriving industries like oil refining, textile production, metal works, chemicals and automobile manufacturing though it also has a strong services sector wherein advertising, financial services and the hospitality industry play a prominent role. Agriculture and cattle farming are extremely important sectors in the Argentinean economy and accordingly Buenos Aires has a thriving food production and processing industry which processes and exports the dairy, meat, grain, tobacco, wool, leather products and fine Malbec wines which are produced in various parts of Argentina . Much of this hectic business activity is conducted in a central area of Buenos Aires which is known as the Microcentro.

Aside from its economic and commercial significance, Buenos Aires also enjoys a reputation as a global center for the arts and culture. Buenos Aires is in fact renowned the world over as the birth place of the dance form known as ‘the Tango’ and the city has several schools where visitors can study this energetic but graceful dance form. Additionally the city is also known for its many landmarks like its world famous zoo, its botanic gardens and fantastic museums like the Museo Nacional De Belles Artes, the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires/Colleccion Constantini( MALBA) amongst others.

Further the city also hosts several prominent cultural events and fairs like the huge annual contemporary art fair called ArteBA and the Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires, or International Book Fair which is the largest book fair in Latin America. Both these world famous events attract hordes of business as well as leisure travelers to this vibrant port city. These travelers usually arrive in the city by flying into its Ezeiza International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini ) which is located in Retiro in Gran Buenos Aries and which can be accessed via a half an hour drive from downtown Buenos Aires on the Ricchieri Highway.

To cater to the needs of these numerous year round business and leisure travelers, Buenos Aires is equipped with over 300 hotels many of which are located in the city’s stylish, upscale, ‘old money’ district called Recoleta which is famous for its magnificent cemetery La Recoleta Cemetery. This cemetery contains the remains of the rich and famous of Buenos Aires, including the remains of the celebrated Eva Peron, an actress and the politician wife of former Argentinean President Juan Peron. Located within the Recoleta district, are hotels like the Alvaer Palace Hotel, reputed to be the most luxurious hotel in South America which is reeks of opulence with its carved marble balustrades and French furniture, The Four Seasons Bsuenos Aires and the Palacio Duhau- Park Hyatt which are favored by business travelers to Buenos Aires.

If your company is in the process of exploring business opportunities or is already conducting business in South America, there a good chance you or your colleagues will be visiting Buenos Aires often. Business class fares to cities in South America tend to be more expensive than fares to other global destinations and your company would do well then to avail of the cost efficient and reasonable services of the New York City based travel solutions company, Fare Buzz which specializes in business class travel packages to world-wide destinations.

Fare Buzz enjoys an exclusive relationship with over 60 domestic and international airlines and through this special relationship; it can procure much needed business class tickets which are an essential requirement for business travel at substantial discounts. It is worth mentioning that these cheap business class tickets come with all the perks that are normally associated with regular business class fares like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats. Booking business travel through Farebuzz.com has been known to provide savings of over 70% as compared to tickets booked through regular channels.

Moreover the travel desk at Fare Buzz unlike impersonal web based travel services offers personalized service manned as it is by knowledgeable and experienced ‘live’ travel consultants who are on hand seven days a week to help you find the best business class fares and hotel deals for your complete business travel package. So next time you need to head out on business to ‘Bue’, Be sure to give Fare Buzz a call at 1-800-847-1963 to avail of the many attractive fares and deals that it has to offer. 

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