Redefining Hospitality Industry And Business Travel In India

Written by Amit

India has evolved as an economic powerhouse and is nowrepparttar fourth largest economy inrepparttar 139476 world. With globalization, there has been a mad rush amongrepparttar 139477 corporate world to grabrepparttar 139478 Indian market and reaprepparttar 139479 benefits of cheap labor that India has to offer. The hospitality industry has received a shot inrepparttar 139480 arm byrepparttar 139481 economic reforms initiated byrepparttar 139482 government. Withrepparttar 139483 opening up of Indian market to global business,repparttar 139484 hotel industry has witnessed a new type of tourist inflow into India. Businessmen while on tour prefer to stay in business hotels in India. Underrepparttar 139485 circumstances, various luxury hotels in India have started to provide business facilities like secretarial service and conference rooms. If you are on a last minute business tour, book your hotel by clicking

Hotels in India have started to get a feel ofrepparttar 139486 jet-set corporate world. The industry is fine-tuning itself torepparttar 139487 needs of these travelers with a difference. On a business tour, people hardly likes to be bothered over trivial issues. The hotels have taken it upon them to cater torepparttar 139488 every whims ofrepparttar 139489 guests. Business travel often means a travel decision taken atrepparttar 139490 last moment. Other thanrepparttar 139491 online hotel booking facility that you will find over here, you can also book you flight tickets to and from India by clicking on

Holiday in South Africa

Written by Dirk Wessels

I met a European couple (the guy fromrepparttar Netherlands andrepparttar 139327 girl from UK) in Australia a couple of years ago. They are now planning to come visit South Africa later this year and I thought it may be useful for European travellers to hear a South African’s opinion of a holiday in South Africa.

Firstly you need to understand that I’m an outdoor man. Although I live in a city, everything I do for pleasure will be to get away from city life. While in Australia, I read somewhere that “If you can’t get lucky in Darwin, you should stop trying”. So if you’re looking for big, busy cities to party, don’t follow my advice and if you want to get lucky, go to Darwin.

I believe anybody coming to visit South Africa should try to spend a couple of days in Knysna andrepparttar 139328 Drakensberg. Although there are many other places worth visiting, these two are my favourites.

Most international flights in South Africa arrive or depart in Johannesburg or Cape Town and I would recommend you arriving in Cape Town and departing from Jo’burg. For a bit of wine tasting, do a 1 or 2 day wine trip to Stellenbosch or something around Cape Town and then head off to Mossel Bay (personally I would spend 1-2 days in Hartenbos, just outside of Mossel Bay). Cape Town waters are pretty cold due torepparttar 139329 Atlantic ocean, so if you want to spend some time onrepparttar 139330 beach, don’t even bother before Mossel Bay. However, I would save my beach-time for Plettenberg bay and Jeffreys bay. Mossel Bay is around 400Kms from Cape Town. From Mossel Bay, I’d go straight to Knysna (+/- 120Kms), although there are a couple of beautiful places alongrepparttar 139331 way, so it depends on your time and budget.

I grew up in Knysna and though it is a much bigger and commercialised town now, it is still a stunning place to visit. If you like hiking, spend time in Knysna. When I was a little boy, our family got lost on a hiking trail and at some point we had to cut through an immensely dense fern growth. Being too young to knowrepparttar 139332 dangers, I thought it wasrepparttar 139333 most amazing thing because we were walking (or crawling) on top of these ferns probably 1 meter or so aboverepparttar 139334 ground and ever so often I would see our little fox terrier down onrepparttar 139335 ground looking up at us. The Knysna forest has an amazing variety of plants and trees and on many ofrepparttar 139336 hiking trails you will constantly be covered by a huge tree-top covering. In my opinion it is beautiful and I can spend many hours just enjoyingrepparttar 139337 beauty in a small area. The town itself is now well developed and has many activities for tourist. Many stunning restaurants onrepparttar 139338 waterfront and make sure you have a couple of drinks on a sun-downer trip onrepparttar 139339 lagoon. Try to spend at least 2 days in Knysna.

Your next stop must be Plettenberg Bay. It’s only about 60Kms from Knysna and with its stunning beaches, Plett is one of my favourite bird-watching destinations Those would berepparttar 139340 bikini-clad type of birds, of course. I must admit that I only know Plett for its beaches, but just for my love of beaches and “birds”, I would gladly spend 2-3 days in Plett.

After Plett you may want to look into Storms River mouth, but I’ve only been there twice many years ago. There is a friggin big tree there in case you’re interested in seeing an 800 year-old Outeniqua Yellowwood. It is also a beautiful area for hiking similar torepparttar 139341 Knysna forests.

Many year ago I used to go spear fishing in Oyster Bay, +/- 120Kms from Plett and only a couple of kilometers from Jeffrey’s Bay (world famous surfing destination) and recently I developed a website for Oyster Bay Lodge. On my second visit to Oyster Bay Lodge I arrived a couple of hours too early, so I went for a walk onrepparttar 139342 beach and I was reminded of what a beautiful area this is. While walking next torepparttar 139343 water, I had a seal following me for a long time inrepparttar 139344 waves just meters from me. Okay, I know a wild seal couldn’t care less about some human walking on dry land, but we must have accidentally been moving atrepparttar 139345 same speed. The beach just stretches on for miles and miles. Onrepparttar 139346 one side there are some rocks for fishing and spear fishing, but torepparttar 139347 other side you just see kilometres of sandy beach. After my walk onrepparttar 139348 beach I went up torepparttar 139349 lodge, butrepparttar 139350 owner had gone out, so I went for another walk inrepparttar 139351 bush onrepparttar 139352 lodge itself. I had only spent a couple of hours there, butrepparttar 139353 impression I get is that you can spend many hours of hiking and not get bored. Oyster Bay is very secluded and is ideal for people who really want to get away into nature. It is, however, only a couple of minutes drive from Jeffrey’s bay, St Francis and Humansdorp if you’re looking for shops or more people.

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