Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Residents of Côte d'Azur Protest to the King

The King of Saudi shorten his vacation at Beaches of Vallauris

Cannes Beach, France

He is carrying out in an exotic beach holiday in the Côte d'Azur, approximately eight days, even feel comfortable in the region, but the impact on the comfort of people around.

Of course, for special guests in the region, especially for the famous King of Saudi Arabia, on vacation in a villa belonging to the king, always got a special security, the guard will be present around the area, and do not be surprised if the surrounding area becomes closed to residents and tourists who wants to pass on the beach in front of the villa.

King of Saudi watched carefully to the protest, that residents and tourists around the area feel comfort and freedom to use the beach being disturbed, he soon shortened the vacation there in the coastal area of France.

The Yachts

Indeed, the special guest is always a privilege, such as the construction of elevators from the beach to the villa for the benefit temporarily, during the king's vacation there, of course attend protests from local people, it is the holiday has been shortened from the plan about two weeks.

All the hubbub was over, the King had to fly towards Morocco aboard a Boeing 747 with hundreds of members of his entourage, would be a relief for the people around, and the beaches near the villa will be reopened since Monday, 3 August 2015, today.

(Source Kompas, BBC Indonesia /Images Asti Soekirno)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hotels in Japan Raise Its Rates For Tourists

Due to the increase in the number of tourists visiting Japan

Himeji Castle, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

Extraordinary windfall for tourism in Japan, not unexpected when the 'land of rising sun' is experiencing a surge in tourist arrivals. Who will ignore Sakura flower charm, the elegance of the Mount Fuji, the crowd around the Ginza area, the women wearing kimono and others were riveting.

Travelers who came from Southeast Asia, especially to be excellent for Japanese tourism, is considered an increase of about 15 percent over the previous year, and the tourist areas are preferred among others, Tokyo, Osaka, and Sapporo, according to excerpts of Fujita Kanko, tourism and hospitality industry company in Tokyo ,

The direct impact rating would increase the tourist areas and the difficulty of finding a place to stay, hotels being full.

Prayer Rooms

Until the middle of this year, the number of requests already exceed last year's figures, the first quarter of 2015, there were 15 thousand people who booked hotel rooms in the whole group Fujita Kanko, totaling 30 hotels throughout Japan and Hokkaido island, ranging from medium to high class luxury hotel room was already much in demand.

Japanese tourism is facing a dilemma, along with the difficulty of the addition of accommodation/lodging, the high price of land, and the narrowness of the land to provide the infrastructure presence of tourists from various corners of the world.

Of course, tourists need to make specific plans on a sightseeing trip, tourist, vacation time is right, the availability of a place to stay, and everything else in travel planning.

(Source CA Setyanti - CNN Indonesia, Fujita Kanko /Images P Widi Hatmi)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

10 Tourist Countries to Review the Hotel with Many Demands and Compliments

Based on reviews online by the hotel booking site Agoda.com

Potato Head Beach Club, Bali

That's what happens when tourists choose their place of stay, in a hotel, there is always a lot of good comments submitted to the close friends, or write in an online review.

We can see a variety of reviews submitted, either in the form of demands, as well as in the form of a credit for hotel services, of course, are all written based on subjective opinions or their personal experience.

Citing an article from CNN Travel, from the results of 7 million reviews by travelers from around the world, to assess the hotel ranked higher or lower than the global average, and then show interesting results, it turns out the background of the nationality of the tourists can show how they judge a hotel.

Gili Trawangan beach, Lombok

Assessment conducted by tourists using the numbers on a scale of 0 to 10 in six categories, a review is given after the tourists staying at a hotel.

Here tourists countries to review the hotels, most often compliments and most demanding.

10 tourist countries by the full compliments.

1. Russia
2. Egypt
3. Ireland
4. Poland
5. Israel

6. Sweden
7. Philippines
8. China
9. Finland
10. United States

10 tourist countries with many demands.

1. United Arab Emirates
2. Japan
3. Oman
4. India
5. Qatar

6. Portugal
7. Hong Kong
8. Vietnam
9. Belgium
10. Pakistan

Interesting results from the above list shows nationalities stingy in giving compliments, and the number of claims filed. Travelers do have different ratings standards depending on their travel patterns, purchasing power, and only the interest or not, according to a statement from John Brown, Agoda.com.

(Source WA Prodjo - KompasTravel, CNN Travel /Images Fransisca AM Pandi, F Benjamin)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Oldest Café in Madrid Closed

Café Commercial, presenter of famous Spanish coffee and stood since 1870

Hangout with friends in an afternoon of fun, certainly a healthy experience of socializing in the course of one's life, says a cafe in the city of Madrid, which has been faithful to accompany the townspeople since a long time, when it suddenly closed down suddenly by the owner.

What a tremendous loss, a famous café, who won the award for “Spain Best Coffee Presenters of the Year” from the Community of Madrid. Is not just a hangout place, or a place to drink coffee only, but has become part of urban life.

Citing an article from the The Spain Report, the owner submit 'announcement' of the closure of the cafe as from July 27, 2015. Of course, the owners feel sad, and despite all that, the owners expressed gratitude of their hearts for the trust and willingness to give a wonderful experience for many years.

The urban community is going to feel sad, hangout at cafes have become a way of life, something that is missing would provide psychological pressure for anyone, residents of the city who often spend time there, as well as celebrities or famous people, writers and Spanish figures, even the artists, singers and politicians.

Travelers who've been to Madrid, certainly will not miss this place, a place to drink coffee fun, cool, awesome, but this time it was only a memory.

(Source CA Setyanti - CNN Indonesia /Images Café Commercial Pages)

Friday, July 31, 2015

French Fries are favored by many people

Although including junk food, but can not be ignored, they like fries

You would be one of them, maybe, especially when you are spending the weekend in a shopping district, fries, or better known as french fries, was so loved.

Typical snack foods are very tempting flavor, do not reject by anyone, no matter what its form, whatever its name, chips, french fries or frites.

Of course we want to know from where the name of french fries, for example, in many European countries, France, Spain, and Belgium assumed they were first found.

Reasons are given by each of the country's population, for example, those of Belgium said they call fries as french fries because all Belgian food is very closely related to the French.

How about the French people? Their opinion will of course be different, potato was first sold by hawkers on the Pont Neuf bridge in 1789, even more interesting, the Spaniards, think of them as creators of fries, for historical reasons, they are the first country to bring these potatoes into a new world, America.

It turns all have their own reasons, attractive, and in the end all agreed, whatever the evolving story, they will enjoy it with joy, and ended the happy weekend.

(Source CA Setyanti - CNN Indonesia /Images R Rumambi, W Sjahran)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

10 Most Popular Places version of Instagram

Tourist trends upload holiday photos to their social media sites

Times Square, New York

The desire to perform in a variety of social media sites seems to have become a ritual for many people in the world, especially the tourists who are lucky to be in one of the popular tourist spot's location.

Despite the desire to do selfie has got some limitations in certain places in the world, a desire that can not be prevented anymore, and even some sights that can not be uploaded to your social networking accounts without permission, such as the Eiffel Tower light at night ,

Travelers are indirectly participating in popularizing a tourist spot in the world, they perpetuate interesting photographs, camera shots and also 'selfie' in their social media accounts.

Dubai Mall, UAE

Musee du Louvre, Paris

Citing articles in Travel and Leisure's website, we can find 10 popular tourist locations in the world, based on the photos that are uploaded by the tourists to photo-based social media sites, Instagram.

1. Disneyland, Anaheim, California
2. Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
3. Times Square, New York
4. Siam Paragon Shopping Mall, Bangkok, Thailand
5. Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia

6. Museum du Louvre, Paris, France
7. Red Square, Red Square, Moscow, Russia
8. Madison Square Garden, New York
9. Yankee Stadium, New York
10. The Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tourist sites mentioned above would be a reference for other travelers, especially those who have already made travel plans throughout the year 2015. And, do not forget to prepare your smartphone and upload your best photos!

(Source CA Setyanti - CNN Indonesia, Travel and Leisure /Images L Priyanti, M Paath Djojonegoro)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

7 Types of Games for Children on the Plane

Games for children without using the ‘gadgets’

When you are in a travel on the plane, certainly a lot of preparation needs to be done, so that children can be more calm on the plane while in the air.

An agency of the American Academy of Pediatrics has provided an explanation related to the children, so that they stay away from the gadget-based game, especially for under two years of age.

Of course we want to know the types of games for children on the plane without using a gadget.

1. Environmentally Friendly Games. Type of game like this is very practical, such as toys from the candle base material, otherwise it is easy to clean and easy to be moved.

2. Water-Based Portable Coloring Book. Included in this category is books like "Melissa & Doug Water Wow Coloring", and as an alternative you can search for similar kinds of books, coloring books and crayons.

3. Reading Books for Children. Bring a reading book is the way and means to make children have a habit of reading and building a child's imagination.

4. Masking Tape or Scotch tape with Images/Colorful Scotch tape. They loved the game tools like this, paste, be creative with paper and various other games.

5. Magna Doodle or Image Magnetic Board. Interesting game, albeit outdated, but effectively keep them busy for the aircraft.

6. Finger Puppets. Of course you need to be creative to build a story, so that the doll be effective and attract the attention of children.

7. Diversion attention to looking out the window of the plane. Introduce them to the various elements of sky, clouds, blue sky, small islands at the bottom, and the blue sea beyond. It is very healthy and sound.

If you do a good preparation when vacationing with the family, especially the presence of children, all require a good preparation, so that the children can cooperate in the course of your travel with the family.

(Source Kompas Travel, Intisari Online /Image Singapore Airlines)