Whether you are going on a family or a business trip, choosing the best airline comes handy. This is especially important to people who travel often. The number of airlines has doubled making it a daunting task for travellers to choose the best. Due to advertising hype, it is even harder to choose. Most people resolve to use the services of a travel agent to choose the best airline while others take recommendations from friends, workmates or relatives. Either way, you will get the best airline. However, there are times when you do not have the finances to hire a travel agent and no one you know can give you a recommendation. If you are travelling by plane for the first time, you need to do an in-depth research on a number of airlines to understand their services. The introduction of budget airlines made it even harder for people to choose between airlines. The budget airlines cut unnecessary luxuries from the plane such as baggage allowances and foods. Though most people can fly given the cheap travel expenses, it is important to understand that this lack of service impacts on your enjoyment in the plane. Budget airlines are advocated in business travel tips as they cut on costs for regular travellers. Continue reading
We have a total of 28 of these sites across the UK, 16 in England, 5 in Scotland, 3 in Wales, 1 in Northern Ireland and 3 in overseas Territories. UNESCO World Heritage sites are split into two types: Cultural and/or Natural. In the UK there are a total of twenty three Cultural sites, four Natural sites and one mixed. The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC), the Government and UNESCO are committed to protecting these sites for future generations. A number of parties all work together to ensure this and the close work with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and other partners, such as English Heritage, Cadw and Historic Scotland. These parties provide expert analysis and give advice. The UKNC act as coordinator and facilitator on specific World Heritage matters.
We have a number of archaeological sites, historic buildings, natural formations, urban centres and industrial landscapes for example: The Ironbridge Gorge became a Cultural WHS in 1986; Dorset and East Devon Coast became a Natural WHS in 2001 and Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites became WHS’s in 1986.
We strongly suggest you visit the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! These sites are deemed to be of special cultural or physical significance by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of just 981 World Heritage Sites across the world. (There are 28 in the UK alone!)
This is the largest unbroken, un-flooded volcanic caldera in the world. It was formed over three million years ago when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself. It is about 19kms wide and about 600 meters deep with a total area of 260 square kilometres which now acts as a natural enclosure for wildlife. It has been labelled as a conservation area, which protects numerous animal species including the “Big five” with a large population of Lions.
If you want to see one of these UNESCO World Heritage sites you can visit one closer to home as we have 16 in England, 5 in Scotland, 3 in wales and 1 in Northern Ireland, we also have 3 located within overseas territories.
Natural sites in Nambia are varied, but for the wow factor we strongly suggest that you visit the Sossusvlei which is located in the Namib Desert, the Sossusvlei is a huge clay pan, protected by a crescent of large sand dunes. The desert has the Naukluft Park which is one of the largest conservation areas in Africa and the fourth in the world and despite its arid conditions a diverse range of wildlife and flora have adapted to live here. The sand dunes around this are very high, the highest being over 300 meters high and on the rare occasion that it rains the Sossusvlei fills with water and transforms into a glorious turquoise lake.
With similarities to the Grand Canyon, you will not be disappointed by visiting Fish River Canyon! The Fish River that runs through alternates from a trickle to a ranging torrent after good rains! Just like the Grand Canyon Fish River canyon was formed by the water of the river carving out the rock of the Namimian Desert. In some places it can get as deep as 550 meters, as wide as 27 kms and is said to be over 160 kms long from North to South.
There are many gorgeous locations throughout China, but we want to bring to your attention 3 of the most beautiful lakes.
1. West Lake – Location: on the west of the city center of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province. Unlike many of the lakes it is very easily accessible as it sits within a modern city. West Lake is 3.3km long from north to south and 2.8km wide from east to west with a circumference of 15km.
2. Qiandao Lake – Location: 129km from Chunan County in the southeast of Hangzhou and 140km from the northeast of Huangshan Mountain. Qiandao Lake means “One thousand Lakes” which characterize the 1078 isles in the lake itself!
3. Kanas Lake – Location: 855km northeast of Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang. Kanasi Hu means “beautiful, rich and mysterious” in Mongolian. The lake is deep within the forests and mountains of Altay. The lake is 1,374m above sea level and covers an area of 45sqkm