* You are allowed to use your smartphone, tabletcomputer and MP3, on the whole flight route, on a normal way, says the European Aviation Agency Safety Agency - for the European airlines.

* Qantas (the Australian airliner) is going to fly the longest route in the world, with an Airbus 380 : Sydney - Dallas/Fort Worth; distance : 13 800 km; time span : 15-16 uur.

* If you're going to Thailand or you're intending to, it is very possible that you get an identification bracelet ; this should help tracking lost or drunk tourists. (N.r. - what an honour, really ! Verdrietig )

 

* The real, real ones : http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/magazine/articles/advice/10-of-the-worlds-hardest-to-get-visas

 

 

* TrekTools.com presents Tibet Township Map and Place Name Index by Tsering Wangyal Shawa, librarian at Geographic Information Systems, Princeton University.

 

*If you want to take with you your dear pet, read this very interesting article, published here :  www.smithsonianmag.com/travel + tips;

 

 

* Creased maps ? Yes, there are...try to buy them..they are light, tearproof and waterproof...easy to use..

 

 

* Your rights as passenger on a plane : www.airpassengerrights.eu   

 

 

* Top 20 of the best countries for the solo travellers :

- New-Zealand;

- Norway;

- Switserland;

- Costa Rica;

- Austria;

- Vietnam;

- Chili;

- Japan;

- Sweden;

- Indonesia;

- Germany;

- Argentina;

- Canada;

- Finland;

- Laos;

- Panama;

- The Netherlands;

- Ireland;

- Iceland;

- U.K. ;

 

* According to IATA ( International Air Transport Association), here are the busiest air routes : 

 
- Hong Kong - Taipei;
- Dublin - London;
- Jakarta - Singapore;
- Seoul - Tokyo;
- London - New York;
- Amsterdam - London;
- London - Milano;
- Honolulu - Tokyo;
- New York - Toronto;
- New York - Paris.
 
* According to the site of Hotels.com, the cheapest city trips are:
 
1. Vilnius (Lithuania): 70 euro;
2. Bucuresti (Romania): 73 euro;
3. Bratislava (Slovakia):  73 euro;
4. Budapest (Hungaria): 75 euro;
5. Krakau (Poland): 77 euro;
6. Warschau (Poland): 79 euro;
7. Riga (Republic of Latvia): 80 euro;
8. Madrid (Spain): 84 euro;
9. Lissabon (Portugal): 84 euro;
10. Tallinn (Estonia): 85 euro;
 
* Top 10 of the biggest castles in the world :
 
- Malbork (Poland);
- Mehrangarh Fort (India);
- Castle of Prague;
- Windsor Castle (U.K.);
- Hohensalzburg (Austria);
- Spis (Slovakia);
- Buda (Hungary);
- Himeji (Japan);
- Aleppo Citadel (Syria); n.r. - ...or what's left of it...
- Edinburgh (Scotland);
 
 * The booking site of  www.hotels.com has launched an Android App for smartwatches; now it's possible to receive information on your smartwatch about a booked room.
 
* Ireland in the autumn: www.ireland.com 
 
* Image Peace Light in Iceland - or what is the relation between John Lennon & Yoko Ono and Iceland ? John loved peace and his famous song was/is 'Imagine'; after his death, Yoko searched for a place for her monument ( a big light shining to the sky) - one says it's shining up to 4 kms in the sky ! ; and she chose Iceland, 'cause here is the most peaceful country in the world ; no army, low criminality and friendly people ; each year, on 09 of oktober, the light goes on - it's John's birthday - until 08 december, the day he died : http://visitreykjavik.is/imagine-peace-tower 
 
* The first hotel of Sir Richard Branson opened its doors last year, in december, in Chicago ( n.r. - the same town Barack Obama is coming from...sheer coincidence ?! Cool); have a look at the site :  http://virginhotels.com 
 
* Lufthansa doesn't fly anymore to Abu Dhabi...
 
* Air Andorra is the new member of ERA (European Regions Airline Associations). The airline is now member, together with 50 other European Airlines. They'll use an ATR 42, with maximum of 50 places ; the hub is the airport of La Seu d’Urgell in Spain, known as Pirineus-Andorra airport; the routes are : Barcelona, Toulouse, Lissabon ( via Madrid), Madrid, Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza.
 
* The top 10 touristic attraction of Myanmar(Birma):
 
- Shwemawdaw Paya;
- Ayeyarwady Rivercruise;
- Shwenandaw Monastery;
- Ngapali;
- Mrauk U;
- Inle-lake;
- Taung Kalat;
- Shwedagon Pagoda;
- Golden Rock;
- Bagan;
 
 
* The 7 exotic islands of Nusa Tenggara (Indonesia):
 
- Alor Island;
- West Timor;
- Sumbawa;
- Sumba;
- Flores;
- Komodo National Park;
- Lombok.
 
 
* The top 10 of tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur:
 
- Kuala Lumpur Railway Station;
- Thean Hou Tempel;
- Berjaya Times Square;
- Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia;
- Menara KL Tower;
- KL Bird Park;
- Bukit Bintang;
- Merdeka Square;
- Batu Caves;
- Petronas Twin Towers.
 
 
* The top 10 of the tourist attractions in Beijing:
 
- Gulou & Zhonglou;
- 798 Art District;
- Nanluoguxiang;
- Lama Temple;
- Beihai Park;
- Tiananmen Square;
- Summer Palace;
- Temple of Heaven;
- Badaling;
- Forbidden City.
 
 
* The top 10 vof the most visited sites on Bali:
 
- Sanur Beach;
- Nusa Lembongan;
- Lovina;
- Pura Uluwatu;
- Mount Batur;
- Kuta Beach;
- Pura Besakih;
- Seminyak;
- Pura Tanah Lot;
- Ubud.
 
 
* The 10 nicest islands in Thailand:
 
- Koh Lipe;
- Koh Lanta; 
- Koh Samet;
- Koh Tarutao;
- Koh Samui;
- Koh Phangan;
- Phuket;
- Koh Chang;
- Koh Tao;
- Koh Phi Phi.
 
 
* The 10 best beaches in Thailand:
 
- Sairee Beach ( Koh Tao Island);
- Haad Rin (Koh Phangan);
- Lamai Beach (Koh Samui);
- Hua Hin Beach (Hua Hin);
- Koh Nang Yuan;
- Patong Beach (Phuket);
- Hat Pramong;
- White Sand Beach (Koh Chang);
- Maya Bay (Koh Phi Phi Leh);
- Phra Nang Beach (south of Railay peninsula ).
 
 
A dream without borders....Lacht
 
 
* The Top 30 of the most beautiful European cities, according 'Budget Travel' : 
 
 1. Nice (France);
 2 Praague( or Praha, Tsjechië);
 3. Amsterdam (The Netherlands);
 4. London (Engeland);
 5. Birmingham (V.K.);
 6. Porto (Portugal);
 7. Lissabon (Portugal);
 8. Madrid (Spain);
9. Barcelona (Spain;)
10. Wenen (Austria);
11. Venezia (Italy);
12.Paris (France);
13. Sevilla (Spain);
14. Firenze (Italy);
15. Brussels (Belgium);
16. Berlin (Germany);
17. Hamburg (Germany);
18. München (Germany);
19. Dublin (Ireland);
20. Edinburgh (Scotland);
21. Warsaw (Poland);
22. Krakaw (Poland);
23. Budapest (Hungary);
24. Split (Croatia);
25. Roma (Italy);
26. Istanbul (Turkey);
27. Reyjyavik (Iceland);
28. Milano (Italy);
29. Palermo (Italy);
30. Copenhavn (or Copenhague, Denmark);
 
 
* Air Europe - it's not very known, but they fly to some interesting destinatinations like : Havana, Lima, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Asunción, Cancun, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Salvador de Bahia, Sao Paolo, Miami, San Juan (Puerto Rico) ; give them a try : https://www.aireuropa.com/en/flights
 

* Flight cancelled or delayed for a long time ? Denied boarding ? Here are your rights as passenger and where to complain : http://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/passengers/air/

 

* About the airline you are travelling with..banned from EU, restricted in EU ? Here is your answer : http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air/safety/air-ban

 

* U.S.A. Visa Waiver Program details : http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Government/Visa-Waiver-Program-restrictions-extended/?cid=eltrdb 

and some more informations : http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Government/US-to-require-biometric-passports-for-VWP-travelers/?cid=eltrdb

 

* Secrets in the ... air : http://www.refinery29.uk/airline-secrets

 

* Lithium-ion batteries banned from passenger flights : http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/23/lithium-ion-batteries-banned-as-cargo-on-passenger-flights

 

* Air Help : https://www.getairhelp.com/en

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