Posted by: rajtravel | September 21, 2011

Will Wi-Fi kill airline seatback entertainment?


On the ground, the Internet, Wi-Fi and portable mobile devices have completely transformed everything from shopping, working and dating to how we get our news and entertainment. But what about off the ground?

One of the last spaces yet to be completely changed by the Internet is the airline cabin, where in-flight entertainment systems with content controlled by the airline and delivered on seatback screens are still the norm.
But now that in-flight Wi-Fi is fast becoming  affordable — in some cases, FREE — and as an increasing number of people travel with their own mobile devices, many predict seatback systems will soon go the way of cassette tapes and film cameras….

“It will be great to see no seatback systems on new planes in five years….well I am just assuming…. Especially on planes flying heavily traveled routes less than five hours in North America, Europe and Asia.

I, for one, would rather have the airline carry my bag or give me some legroom than buy me talking dog movies I have no intention of viewing.”

“It may happen. It probably will happen, but so far it’s not happening. More people will bring their own devices, but are my mom and dad going to take an iPod or iTouch with them on vacation?” ….Something to think about….

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Posted by: rajtravel | September 20, 2011

New Carnival cruise ship takes to water for first time


Industry giant Carnival’s next cruise ship has taken to the water for the first time.

The Miami-based line says the 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze was “floated out” on Friday from a dry dock in Italy where it has been under construction for nearly a year — one of the last major milestones before the vessel’s debut next June.

The initial stages of a cruise ship’s construction take place in a dry dock facility. Once exterior outfitting is completed, the dry dock is flooded with water and the ship is floated to a wet dock facility where construction continues.

In keeping with maritime tradition, the shipyard that is building the Carnival Breeze held a “coin ceremony” on Friday aboard the Carnival Breeze before it was floated out. The milestone-marking ceremony involves welding a commemorative coin to a ship’s mast.

Like a number of earlier Carnival ships, the Carnival Breeze is being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.

The next major milestone for the ship — sea trials in the Adriatic Sea — will take place early next year.

Like the Carnival Magic, which was christened in May in Venice, Italy, the Carnival Breeze will debut in Europe before heading across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Following an inaugural 12-day cruise from Venice departing June 3, 2012, the ship will operate a series of 12-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona through Oct. 25, 2012. After a trans-Atlantic crossing, it’ll sail year-round from Miami beginning Nov. 24, 2012, offering alternating six- and eight-day cruises.

To book a cruise, call us @ (877) 725-8728 today.

Posted by: rajtravel | September 19, 2011

TSA’s new kid-friendly checkpoints


Homeland Security announced that children under 13 years old soon will no longer have to remove their shoes at airport security checkpoints.

The modification will allow kids 12 and under to leave their shoes on. TSA will also permit multiple passes through the metal detector and advanced imaging technology by children to clear any alarms as well as [employ] the greater use of explosives trace detection. The idea is that these changes in protocol will ultimately reduce — though not eliminate — pat-downs of children that would have otherwise been conducted to resolve alarms.

Though keep in mind that children may be required to remove their shoes, and could still undergo a pat-down, if anomalies are detected during security screening that cannot be resolved through other means. These changes will allow officers to better focus their efforts on passengers who are more likely to pose a risk to transportation while expediting the screening process.  

The changed procedures will begin in some airports as early as today, with full implementation expected by September 26th, 2011.

In August, TSA tested the new procedures in a pilot at six airports: Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Houston (IAH) and Denver. Those pilot sites were selected based on airports that had a higher volume of travelers in the desired age range to allow for a better overall sample during our testing.

Here’s an interesting fact: Children in the 12-and-under age range represent about 3 percent of all passengers, although during peak travel seasons at certain airports, children may make up about 8 percent of the passengers. That’s great news for families, of course, but also for any traveler who has had to wait in line behind a 3-year-old balking at being parted from his Spider-Man sneakers.

Posted by: rajtravel | July 26, 2011

Top 10 Travel Tips


My sister came up to me and was all happy about her trip to Bahamas….because she was overwhelmed and  excited for her trip which is her birthday gift from her husband (by the way Happy Birthday sis)…she totally overlooked some key factors that would have totally screwed up her vacation…I not only saved her $$$$$, but saved her and her happy family time, hassle, frustration at the airport and not forgetting a 5 day getaway to Bahamas….

So here are the Top 10 travel Tips….

1.) Always check that your name matches the name on the passport and that your passport will be 6 months valid at the time of travel….through experience this is the most obvious mistake anyone can make, so avoid the hassle and embarrassment at the airport…

2.) Check your itinerary, go over it thoroughly, discuss with your friends and families just to make sure you have not overlooked the date and Time..(this is exactly what my sister didn’t do)

3.) Divide each person’s belongings amongst all luggage. This is especially important for traveling with a baby, but good for everyone too. just in case the luggage gets lost in transition….

4.) Leave a copy of your travel itinerary with someone at home and keep in regular contact with friends and relatives while overseas or simply register with U.S department of state this will provide a way for you to be contacted if there is a family emergency while you are away.

5.) Know your airplane.  This means you can use seatguru.com to get the details on specific seats you want to request… Be warned: Why be stuck on a seat that you wont be comfortable throughout your flight…

6.) ID your baggage, but don’t lock it…my mom will decorate her bags with duck tapes, so that she can identify her bag before anyone else…pretty smart” MOM”

7. ) Arrive early at the airport; avoid the lines….especially going out of country, tightened security delays everything…

8.) Travel Light, Pack Smart…be prepared either your backpacking, taking long journeys or short, or even a road trip, Travel light people, do not over-pack your luggage, different airlines have different baggage policy, ask your travel agent or do your research, if not you will have to pay the price…

9.) Always purchase Travel Insurance, again for your peace of mind you know you are covered for less then $100.00 for your trip.

10.) Finally relax and enjoy your flight to your dream vacation….after-all Life is a Journey, Travel it well.

Feel free to send in your comments…

Edited by: Zulfi Ali

Posted by: rajtravel | July 20, 2011

Raj Travel’s Companion Fare to the South Pacific


Raj Travel is proud to announce that companion fares to the “SOUTH PACIFIC” has arrived.  Destinations include Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Samoa.

Take a friend and they get 50% off…..YES 50% OFF on  AIR PACIFIC; Fiji’s International Airline.

Travel dates are starting September 1st, 2011 through March 31st, 2012. (though there are blackout dates in December)

An unforgettable holiday in Fiji is only a NON-STOP flight from Los Angeles. For one low airfare, you can fly to Fiji and beyond to Australia, New Zealand and selected Pacific islands.

Act Now……CALL US TODAY…..(877) 725-8725 to take advantage of this deal.

Posted by: rajtravel | May 17, 2011

Honeymoon Destination-FIJI


Vatulele Island Resort for Honeymooners in FIJI…!!!!!!

Just south of Viti Levu you’ll find Vatulele Island, with its steep bluffs on the west coast and a wide lagoon on the east coast. In the tidal pools at Korolamalama Cave near the north coast, sacred red prawns can be seen in the shallow waters. Their story explains why it is taboo to eat them or remove them from their pools, but don’t let that stop you from looking.

Somewhere between 5 stars and heaven, the resort is located on one of the most stunning islands in the world. Once you arrive, you know that you have reached paradise. The sounds, smells, and sites of Vatulele will remain with you forever.

Vatulele Island Resort is recognized for providing guests the opportunity to experience the best food and beverage in the region. In the welcoming warm weather, dining is on the terrace of the large central pavilion overlooking the lagoon. All bures include breakfast, lunch, dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and daily cocktail hour. The bar provides a perfect setting to relax any time of the day or evening and serves an array of cocktails and healthy drinks. By night, tables are set beneath the stars and lit with lanterns and candlelight. Fresh ingredients are sourced from the resort’s own gardens and an emphasis is on seafood from the Fijian waters. Or, enjoy private dining in your own bure, in the wine cellar or on the beach underneath the stars and lit with lanterns and candlelight. A well-stocked wine cellar offers an outstanding selection of wines to complement the delicious cuisine and stunning settings.

Contact Raj Travel today for more details @ 877-725-8728. Visit our website @ www.rajtravel.net.

Posted by: rajtravel | November 18, 2010

Package to Tahiti…


Tahiti paradise on Earth. The Ultimate Honeymoon Destination. The Most Stunning Water. The Most Beautiful People on Earth. The superlatives that have built up in our shared consciousness about Tahiti and her 118 unique islands may seem over-blown, except for those who’ve experienced a leisurely and romantic cruise through this magical South Pacific archipelago. The too-perfect-to-be-true turquoise and azure blue waters, majestic tropical scenery, gorgeous white sand beaches, year-round sunshine and the remarkably welcoming people you’ll find throughout the main Society Islands (Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea, Taha’a and Huahine) are, well, perfect in many respects.

                                                                                                           

The Bora Bora Lagoon features 77 Polynesian style bungalows and villas set on a lush and tropical private motu with dramatic views of Mt. Otemanu. The resort highlights include 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a tree top Polynesian spa, and an extensive variety of leisure and romantic amenities and services. The Bora Bora Lagoon is conveniently located to the main village of Vaitape on Bora Bora where guests can find dining and shopping opportunities on the mainland.

Call us today (877)725-8728. Visit us www.rajtravel.net. Make your reservation via iphone..

Posted by: rajtravel | November 17, 2010

Holiday Specials for Disney Cruise Line


   Raj Travel has great deals for Disney Cruise..It’s time to treat your kids for Holidays. Disney   cruise offers great destinations to visit.

 Character Greetings, where children and adults can meet and greet Disney Characters, occur throughout the entire fleet of Disney Cruise Line ships, both in designated places and during special surprises appearances. Adult Exclusive Dining includes a restaurant designed exclusively for adults, where adults can enjoy the magic of a more romantic and elegant dining experience during their vacationChildren let their imagination run free at Disney-themed activity centers like Disney’s Oceaneer Club or Disney’s Oceaneer Lab where kids can play games, create, explore and much more.

Castaway Cay Port Adventures—shore excursions specially selected by Disney Cruise Line—let you and your family experience all the best features and recreation of this Bahamian paradise. Disney’s knowledgeable guides provide a depth of insight and expertise not found elsewhere, ensuring you the best possible leisure and adventure on a rare tropical terrain.                                                                 

Call us today for more details (510)583-7777. visit us at www.rajtravel.net.

Posted by: rajtravel | November 16, 2010

Specials to India!!!!!


Raj Travel is offering specials to India.Great time to visit your friends and families.Knowing even a bit about India is truly a pleasure. India is not just popular for its customs and traditions, it even attracts the people due to its vast geographical region, history, places to visit, economical and political issues and the very famous share market.

                                                                   

For the adventurous mountain trekker, few destinations are more  magnetic than the Himalayas. Their towering peaks and glaciers  represent the ultimate experience in mountaineering, and for many a  journey into the Himalayas is really more like a pilgrimage.

  Taj Mahal

Many assert that the Taj Mahal is the most beautiful structure in the world. Resting like a rose and ivory dream on the banks of the River Yamuna, the Taj is a gigantic monument inspired by love. It was built for the Mughal emperor Jehangir, who vowed to create an incomparable memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died after they had been married for 19 years.

Please contact us today for more details..(510)583-7777. Visit us @ www.rajtravel.net.

Posted by: rajtravel | November 12, 2010

Great Package deal to Hawaii!!!


Raj Travel has great package deal to Hawaii for Christmas..It’s one of the top destination to visit during Christmas.You have choice of between several islands.

A Slice of Paradise in Hawaii

A trip to Old Koloa Town on Kauai is a nice way to spend a leisurely afternoon on your Hawaii vacation. An idyllic day in paradise blends seamlessly with charming Old Koloa creating a peaceful setting. The quaint, restored plantation building, home to unique shops and lined with giant monkeypod trees, had tourists and locals buzzing among the clapboard storefronts on a recent visit.

Two anticipated annual Hawaii holiday traditions: dinner at Kilauea Lodge in Volcano Village and a mai tai on the beach at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island.Kilauea Lodge Restaurant is located on the property of Kilauea Lodge in the town of Volcano, Hawaii. Open for Breakfast and Lunch daily, Dinner nightly, and Sunday Brunch. Kilauea Lodge Restaurant offers some of the finest dining in Hawaii.

Call Raj Travel today for more details (510)583-7777.Visit our website www.rajtravel.net. Or can also click on this link to download app on your iphone and you can  make reservation.http://itunes.apple.com/app/raj-travel-inc/id401897604?mt=8.

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