Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Traveling to France this Year?

If you are going to France anytime soon, you might want to consider getting some of these:

The Paris Museum Pass allows priority admission and free access to 60 museums, castles, gardens, cathedrals and monuments in and around Paris, including multiple visits at no extra charge, starting from $59.

The CityRama Paris L'Open Tour Pass allows over 50 stops and four open-air bus routes allow visitors to choose the sights worth seeing, starting from $45 per one-day pass.

The French Wine Discovery offers a beginning course on French regional wines without ever leaving Paris, starting from $47.

A Guided Visit of the Louvre Museum starting from $69.

A Paris Dinner Cruise in a glass-sided boat, and a meal from $143.

The Paris Visite offers unlimited travel to sites in and around Paris on the RER, bus or Metro, starting from $31.


The Lyon Le Grand Tour, Hop on Hop off bus tours start from $27.

Loire Valley: Day Tours come in one of three distinct tours around Villandry, Chambord or Chenonceau and Amboise, all coupled with a taste of the local wine, starting from $211.


The Marseille Le Grand Tour, Hop on Hop off bus tours start from $28.

The Marseille City Card offers visitors free public transportation in Marseille and free entry to more than 15 of Marseille's finest museums and monuments.


The Nice le Grand Tour starts from $31. The French Wine Master Class is a two-hour advanced wine tasting class that includes the tastes of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône & Champagne, starting from $77.

Contact a Professional Travel Agent today for assistance with booking your next trip to France.

Friday, February 11, 2011

December Snow Cost the Airlines

Nationwide, airlines cancelled about 4% of flights during December 2010, due to the severe weather. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics are out and they show that airlines cancelled thousands of flights in December, as much of the country dealt with several severe winter storms.

There were three flights that had tarmac delays over three hours in December, down from 34 in December 2009. The flights were a Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Miami delayed 192 minutes on December 12, a United Airlines flight from San Diego to San Francisco delayed 189 minutes on Dec. 27, and a Pinnacle Airlines flight from Detroit to Cedar Rapids, delayed 186 minutes on December 12.
Since the new tarmac rules went into effect there have been only 15 flights with three-hour-plus delays compared with 584 in the same period in 2010. What an incredible difference!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Maiden Voyage of Disney's Dream

Disney Cruise Lines newest ship Dream, set sail last week on its maiden voyage with 3,100 passengers aboard. The ships first cruise was a 4 night, from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas, with a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island.

The Dream was christened on January 19 in Port Canaveral, FL. The red-carpet, waterside celebration had singers, dancers, marching bands, flag bearers, and Academy Award–winner Jennifer Hudson, who is the ship’s godmother. Most of Disney's characters were in attendance as well.

Disney Dream is Disney's biggest ship to date. It is 50 percent larger than Disney Magic and Disney Wonder. It is 1,115 feet long, has 14 decks, can sleep 4,000 passengers and has over 1,450 crew members. It offers six restaurants, nine bars and nightclubs, seven Disney-themed kids’ areas, three swimming pools, including one adults-only, the Aqua Duck, a 765-foot-long water coaster, a fitness center, and spa and salon. It also features a fireworks spectacular at sea called “Buccaneer Blast!” Choreographed to a dramatic score including songs from “Pirates of the Caribbean”.

The Dream offers three, four and five night Bahamian itineraries departing from Port Canaveral, FL year round.

Contact a Professional Travel Agent to get started booking your next cruise today!