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Fancy Space Travel? These Martian Domes In Wadi Rum Are Outlandish!

The rugged rusted landscape of Wadi Rum has gotten us smitten right from the beginning of time, making it an outworldly place for glamping. The scenic charm of this Jordanian gem reminds us of Mars – the burnt orange sand and asymmetrical cliffs. But now to add on to the Martian experience, partially glassed, spaceship-like domes are being introduced in Sun City Camp. The glassed walls allow the guests to enjoy the views of the wilderness right from the comfort of their beds.

Martian domes in Wadi Rum

Sun City is considered among the best glamping resorts in Jordan, and has been around three years now. The recently-introduced domes are a part of the expansion, spanning over an area of 40 square meter and each dome can accommodate upto four people. Right here, you can experience the raw beauty of desert while also getting yourself pampered with luxury. “I want my guests to see the beauty of nature at night in Wadi Rum,” says Al-Nawafleh, the owner of the Sun City Camp. “The stars are amazing. The silence in the desert, it’s just mesmerizing.” he added

Along with number of other facilities, guest can make the most of their time in Wadi Rum by indulging in activities such as hot air ballooning, jeep adventure, camel rides, among many.

Martian domes in Wadi Rum

These Martian domes in Wadi Rum have certainly transformed the glamping experience in the deserted region of Wadi Rum! It’s time you allow yourself to indulge in the same. Fret not! Travel Triangle’s Jordan tour packages will be your savior from the hassles.

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This May Day, Venice Plans To Segregate Its Locals & Tourists For Ensuring Sustainable Tourism

One of the biggest holiday weekends of the year is right around the corner, and just when a lot of travelers like you & us are busy packing our bags, an announcement that ‘Venice plans to segregate its locals & tourists this May Day’ has been rolled out. The Italian city has come with this plan to cope with the huge number of tourists that visit and strain the infrastructure every year.

With an expectation of a large crowd venturing into the city between April 28 to May 1, the government has decided to implement new measures that could control the increasing levels of tourism. The cruise ships have been called for a ban and so has been a restriction on the number of visitors this year.

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Amidst the announcement that Venice plans to segregate its locals & tourists, Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said, “Urgent measures to guarantee public safety, security and liveability” will be implemented.As of now, only temporary regulations are being introduced for managing the pedestrian and water traffic that will help in keeping the tourists segregated from the locals.

But there’s nothing you have got to worry about if you’re traveling this weekend as the aim behind these measures is only to ensure sustainable tourism and safeguard the beauty of Venice. Amongst the many measures, one is redirecting the tourist flow to popular places like the Piazzale Roma and the Strada Nuova.

Though, this isn’t the city’s first attempt for saving itself from the mass tourism. Campaigns like #EnjoyRespectVenezia in the past has aimed to promote the same. But worry not, all you’ve got to do is make sure you have your space reserved in the city, both for stay and parking. And also that you respect the city, its attractions & belongings like a responsible and sensible traveler.

And for regular updates during your trip to Venice this weekend, you can always check the City of Venice Facebook and Twitter accounts. We hope you have an amazing holiday and an absolutely hassle-free experience!

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Travel Made Easy! You Can Now Swipe & Book Homes On The Go At $1

Imagine being able to swipe holiday homes left and right on your smartphone in mere $1! If it makes the travel bug in you drool, then do we have a great news for you!

Recently launched, Holiday Swap is an app that aims to allow people to swap homes with other people when they travel. Those who have already used it are starting to call it Tinder. But unlike Tinder, Holiday Swap works on a global rather than local scale, enabling you to see properties in the over 40 countries across the 6 continents that this app presently covers.

The app is easy to use, much like Tinder itself!

  • First, filter your app settings for things like ‘good atmosphere’, ‘crowd’, etc
  • Once you’ve “matched” with someone, you’ll get a notification and a “pin” will be added to your map
  • Then you can chat with the user and see their availability calendar

How The Holiday Swap Concept Works

The cool part is, you only have to pay only $1 (INR 65) per bed a night to swap through the app. In addition, the user can request a fully refundable deposit if it makes them more comfortable.

This means that while swapping, you can protect against the user canceling on you or against damage since all of this is covered by home insurance. You can deposit the fee into a third party account and have it returned to yourself when the process is complete.

There are also pretty cool properties available on the app already. Moreover, Holiday Swap is now available on both iOS and Android and many users have already started swapping!

Something like this can surely become a fully integrated travel tool that reduces the cost of travel. It can also act as a social media travel tool, which gives tourists new experiences by taking out one of the biggest costs of travel.

It’s also a great way to connect with people in different corners of the world. Travelers don’t always have to swap. If you’ve matched with someone in Toronto, it means you now have a friend there! How cool is that!

James Asquith founded holiday swap

More than swapping, it’s an excellent tool to actually travel. It will compel people to actually go and experience a new place once they’ve found a property there! It is the best way to really open up travel to more and more people and places.

The app was founded by 29-year-old James Asquith. A London banker by profession, Asquith is the youngest man to travel to every country in the world by the age of 24! Rather than making money, his primary aim behind creating the app was merely to bring people closer and to make the world accessible by all. Currently, he plans on coming up with more tools and tech to help achieve that!

Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Got any more ideas on how to bring travel to everyone and make it economical? Let us know in the comments below. Till then, Happy Swapping!

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Survey Reveals, 97% Indians Are All In When It Comes To Sustainable Travel In 2018

Booking.com, a Netherlands based travel e-commerce company took an independent survey from adults who had traveled in the last 12 months or were planning to travel in the next 12 months. The survey in which 12,134 adults responded included Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Spain, France, India, the UK, the US, Italy, Japan, and Brazil.

Out of the 1018 Indians who responded, about 97% want to travel sustainably in 2018 and around 88% were even willing to pay a premium to do so.

  • 73% of current Indian travelers often or always opt for sustainable travel and out of these 32% are willing to pay at least 15% more to ensure that this happens.
  • Sustainable activities by Indian travelers include buying locally made products (69%), using public transport instead of cab (62%), eating from a local restaurant that uses local ingredients (61%), skipping popular spots in favour of less busy and more rewarding ones (48%), and staying at eco friendly accommodation instead of a typical hotel

The fact that 75% Indians were motivated by natural sights for this attitude and that 72% were motivated by its positive impact is a reassuring which highlights that how much sustainable tourism is possible and that a positive number people are actually wanting to embrace it.

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With A Huge 135-Foot Water Slide, This Private Island Cruise By Royal Caribbean Is All You Need!

Nothing beats the fun and excitement of a cruise vacation, and nobody understands this better than the cruise line of Royal Caribbean. In a bid to offer a flawless vacation to the travelers, the leading cruise line has mapped an extraordinary plan which will sweep the passengers on its ship, off their feet in no time!

With a focus on crafting a one-of-a-kind experience on ship as well as on land, a private island cruise by Royal Caribbean will soon be taking the travelers to a fantasy land in the heart of CocoCay, a private island in the Bahamas.

private island cruise by Royal Caribbean

While new additions like private islands in Australia, Asia, Haiti, and Labadee will soon follow, the newly transformed waterpark at CocoCay has grand features and offerings that will cast a magical spell on its guests:

  • A massive 135-foot water slide
  • Helium balloon rides
  • Swim-up bars
  • Freshwater pools
  • Zip lines
  • Lounges

CocoCay, Bahamas

Image Courtesy: Royal Caribbean

Expected to begin its operations in the spring of 2019, CocoCay will be the firm’s first-ever private island that will offer personalized holidays to the cruisers of Royal Caribbean’s as a part of their “Perfect Day Island Collection.”

In addition to the above, the President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International – Michael Bayley stated that, “at Royal Caribbean, it’s not just about the hardware…Our destinations are an equally important part of the cruise vacation. We are introducing Perfect Day Island Collection to ensure that we deliver the most memorable vacation for adventure seekers on land, as well as on board our ships.”

private island cruise by Royal Caribbean

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While most of the tours on private island cruise by Royal Caribbean will initially depart from three main ports of Florida, Maryland, and New York, the cruise will be functional in phases, w.e.f. September 2018.

Enticing much? While we hope for the best, make sure you start planning today for a dreamy cruise vacation soon. Bon Voyage!

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Pics Of 25 Most Stunning Landscapes Around The World That Fit Every Bucket List

If it doesn’t woo you, it won’t urge you.

Images play a significant role when you are settling an itinerary; for travelers live for moments. Be it the unending mountain views or the canvas of the colossal sky, seamless flat or symmetry of mountains, nature continues to play the biggest showman ever; the charmer, the enchantress.

The pictures to follow exhibit the most beautiful landscapes around the world. These wonderful captures are going to give you some serious travel goals for sure. Without too much of words, let the spellbinding pictures do all the talking!

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Planning your holiday but confused about where to go? These travel stories help you find your best trip ever!

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You Can Soon Enjoy 360 Degree Views Of Northern Lights From Svart Hotel In Norway

The view of Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights is about to get more rewarding topped with luxury; thanks to the upcoming Svart Hotel allowing a 360 degrees perspective of this intriguing phenomenon. The hotel will be built on the Halondsfjorden Fjord, known for providing access to the Svartisen Glacier (the most visited glacier in Norway) to the tourists. Svart is going to be a savior from freezing cold, offering world class amenities and sustainability.

Svart Hotel in Norway

The design is inspired by local architecture, with wooden stilts that will help building the structure above water. The authorities claim that the property has sustainability as a priority as it will be using 85 percent less energy and resources, as compared to any other hotel. The circular design of Svart allows the solar panels to absorb optimum sunlight, regardless of the season. Further, the massive windows in the rooms let the thermal energy of Sun prevail. In fact, the boardwalk isn’t merely a boardwalk, it also serves as a storage space for boats; not harming the landscape with additional space for the same.

Svart Hotel in Norway

Well, looks like the glass-igloo resort in Finland has a competition! We’re glad this is coming, as now Europe tour packages will be taken up a notch.

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This Sled Hotel In Finland Lets You Move Around For The Best Views Of Northern Lights!

Hotels in the Nordic regions are going miles beyond the usual, as an intent to offer an experiential stay amidst the Northern Lights. We know already about the Glass Igloo Hotel in Finland, and now we’re being offered, wait for it, the Sled Hotel! This mobile hotel in Finland lets you move to the perfect location for watching Northern Lights. Perfect may as well mean, a remote locale which can be way colder than your imagination. However, these custom-made sled hotel in Finland introduced by Off The Map Travel, will give you all the warmth you need.

Currently, there are three hotel rooms, which are 6.5 feet tall, 15 feet in length and the width is 8 feet. The space can accommodate two people. Other than a comfy bed, you have a dining table, gas heater and external dry toilet coming with you on the move. Of course, the roof made of glass providing you mesmerizing views of the Northern Lights as you snuggle in your bed.

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But that’s not it, if you wish to venture out in the snow, you will have all the tools required in your sled room, such as personal sled and snowshoes. Currently, the hotel is based out of Kilpisjärvi and will be accepting bookings till Mid-April. Fret not! The hotel will be back in January 2019.

In an interview with Daily Mail, the founder of Off The Map Travel, Jonny Cooper said “Away from any man-made light pollution, it is here that that the wilderness camp is placed for the winter, giving guests the best possible opportunity to experience the Northern Lights and simply enjoy the silence of the Arctic plains.”

Guess it’s time you start planning a getaway to this region already! TravelTriangle’s customizable Europe tour packages would come as a savior for you.

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Kazakhstan Allows A 72-hour Transit Visa To Indians Extending A Warm Welcome

More good news pouring in for travelers who want to be everywhere on the globe. Kazakhstan government has extended an exclusive offer for Indians who are traveling via Kazakhstan to anywhere (Europe most probably). So the deal is if an Indian plans a transit journey through Kazakhstan on Air Astana – the national career, they get a 3-day transit visa exclusively.72 hours is all you have if you want to cover the best of Kazakhstan! The transit visa to Kazakhstan would be applicable only if the destined stopover is in Astana or Almaty.

A holder of Indian passport planning to travel as an individual or in a group can avail this offer which will remain valid up to December 31st, 2018. Having said that, we would want you to know that Kazakhstan makes for an excellent attraction in central Asia. The culture-rich country brims excellent work of art and architecture from the Soviet times. Kazakhstan is bordered by the Caspian Sea to its east, while it shares the boundary with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.

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The good news is, Astana, and Almaty are Kazakhstan’s top two cities that present an array of amazing architecture from the post-medieval era. It was the period when the country’s art was in its prime. If Astana is an upscale city with lofty tech parks and IT firms, Almaty is known for its clobbered streets buzzing with ancient charm. It also happens to be the commercial hub of the country which has gained plenty of tourist attraction in recent times.

While 3 days aren’t good enough to explore the top cities entirely but certainly are good enough to cover a few of the top tourist places. The transit visa move is not the first time that Kazakhstan government is pushing forward to make traveling to the country easier for Indians. Last year, they simplified the visa process by cutting down the paperwork and processing time thus bringing it down to mere 2 days, which once used to be almost 2 weeks. It is also speculated that Kazakh airlines will get more slots at IGI Airport Delhi.

With simplified visa rules and a welcoming government, Kazakhstan-India ties are certainly headed in a profound direction. More travel on the cards?

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The Disney Magic Cruise Will Let You See Italy and Southern Europe In An Exciting Way

In the summer of 2019, Disney cruise line will be launching their first-ever round trip cruise called Disney Magic. The Rome-based cruise is one of the seven new cruise routes that the cruise line is offering in Europe. The route will start from the port of Civitavecchia, a town near Rome, Italy. The first trip will start on June 14th with stops in Italy, France and Spain, offering a unique way to see Italy and Southern Europe to all Disney fans.

In 2019, the Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic Cruise will enter the Mediterranean in early summer and northern Europe in late summer.

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Travelers can explore Salerno, which is located on Amalfi Coast of Italy; Cinque Terre, which are centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline; Villefranche-sur-Mer, which is an authentic French and Niçoise fishing village on the French Riviera; and Marseilles, which is the second-largest city of France; and Spain’s vibrant beach city of Barcelona.