Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Myanmar and Its Emergence Onto the World Stage

I was very pleased to read the news article inferring that Myanmar is now prepared to join the world's community of nations, which means I hope that they are ready to treat their nationals with respect and dignity. The Burmese are on the whole a lovely gentle caring race of people, For the people of Myanmar have for far to long relied on their community and spiritual way of life to ensure that they are equipped to travel beyond the woes brought upon them by the oppression that they have endured at the hands of their military. For the Burmese people have had their calm and spiritual persona exploited to the extreme by the military junta that has controlled this country, we the west have stood by and allowed this oppression to happen.

Back in the 90's I had the privilege to work in Yangon as a consultant to their fledgling mobile telephony network, albeit my work lasted only for a short period of time, a matter of a few months. For one fleeting moment, about 12 to 15 years ago it looked as though they were about to rejoin the democratic world order, as they tried to embrace democracy. Global hotel chains rushed to Yangon to build and operate spectacular hotels of incredible quality, sadly as they did keep to the democratic discipline, these hotels have stood largely empty.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Best Apps for Busy Executive Travelers

So you have a hot new iPhone or iPad - now which apps should you download and use? Here's a list of the hottest apps to help you travel smarter and work more efficiently when on the road.

FlightCaster is a free app for the iPhone that claims to predict flight delays with 95 percent accuracy. So before booking your next flight, check if there's a chance of any delays first.

GateGuru is another free app for iPhones that allows you to search your airport for the restaurants, stores and services that you want and need. You can also bookmark favorite spots, read reviews, and share your travels via Facebook and Twitter.

Kayak is one of the world's leading travel search engines. Kayak Mobile for the iPad and iPhone lets you use Kayak's dedicated travel search engine to find flight prices from almost any origin to destinations around the world. Find what you need based on price, comfort and positive feedback.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Guidelines to Starting Your Own Travel Business Online

Starting your own travel business online can be one of the best decisions you will make in your lifetime, especially if traveling is your passion and helping others find the best travel deals is your goal. There are many companies offering various opportunities to people like you who are interested in making money in the travel industry, and as long as you keep an eye on details and are willing to spend some time finding some of the most affordable yet excellent deals you will surely have a steady stream of clients at the soonest possible time. If you are new to online business opportunities and would want to start making money through having a travel agency of your own here are a few things that you may want to consider.

First, take the time to look for travel companies that are not only easy to deal with but would also provide you with special deals on various travel packages. Many travel companies are constantly on the lookout for people who want to start their own travel business or agency. These companies often provide assistance to aspiring travel agents by providing them with affordable travel packages and paying them commissions for each package successfully booked. However, it is always best to find a reputable travel company to work with in order to establish your reputation among clients as soon as possible. Search for reviews and testimonials and determine which companies can provide the best deals and the best compensation for travel agencies and freelance agents.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rewarding Employees With Extraordinary Incentive Travel

Nothing provides pure bliss like getting to see an extraordinary worldly location; however, the opportunity can be very difficult for individuals to obtain. Incentive programs provide organizations a way to encourage employees to perform better and meet stated goals. Travel awards have become a common method for keeping employee spirits up as well as supplying enough motivation for improved results. Numerous destinations may be chosen when implementing this type of program within an organization. A company can offer an once-in-a-lifetime trip with a "wow factor" everyone will strive hard to receive. Employees do not have to plan the trip, worry about the expense, and have something to look forward to after they have accomplished company goals. Staff members not only get to visit an extraordinary incentive travel location, but also have the chance to gain memories they carry with them for a lifetime. This motivational factor has made travel programs one of the top choices among organizations desiring something dependable when desiring to motivate their workforce to excel.