Author Archives: Alycia Simons

The Maldives: Is This The Ultimate Getaway?

Does it get any better than this? Deep blue seas, beautiful reefs, beaches and a promise that you’ll leave your holiday completely revived and rejuvenated. It is really no wonder at all that the Maldives is a go-to destination of honeymooners … Continue reading

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Cheap Stays: Where are the World’s Most Popular Hostels?

  Do you opt for luxury or budget accommodation when travelling? Are you a 5 star or a five-person-dorm kind of traveller? Hostels are usually found in the most convenient of locations and increasing numbers of travellers - both young and old - are recognising … Continue reading

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How about a different kind of holiday?

Here at HotelsCombined HQ, we got to thinking that there must be some hotels within our database that would make for a slightly different or unique kind of holiday. While beaches and pools are lovely, maybe it’s time to break the … Continue reading

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Snapping Travel – A Photographer’s Insight

It would appear that Oded Wagenstein has the perfect job. As a travel photographer, his nomadic lifestyle combines his passion for photography with his love of travelling to exotic destinations. Through a series of intimate portraits, Oded captures the reality and … Continue reading

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You’ve Seen it on the TV – Now Would You Go?

Over the period of the 2014 World Cup, HotelsCombined has seen an 1800 per cent increase in the number of international hotel bookings in Brazil, when compared year-on-year. While this high number of bookings will not necessarily be sustained over time, … Continue reading

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Aye, the Commonwealth Games are in Glasgow this Year

The 2014 Commonwealth Games have officially kicked off in the land of kilts, the Loch Ness monster and whisky. Held in Glasgow, Scotland, the games will run from the 23 July to the 3 August 2014. It’s an exciting moment … Continue reading

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Travelling Green: The World’s Top Eco-Friendly Hotels

Travellers are recognizing the importance of environmental conservation and are increasingly seeking accommodation that supports environmentally friendly and sustainable tourism. Acknowledging this, hotels around the world are developing award-winning environmental, economic, and socio-cultural programs that preserve both the culture and … Continue reading

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San Fermin: The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona

Whether you choose to watch from the sidelines, or run for your life down the streets of Pamplona, the fiesta of San Fermin is a must-see tradition. While customarily a religious festival in honor of San Fermin, tourists from across … Continue reading

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Life Experience: Discovering Travel In Your Twenties

Your twenties, it is said, are some of the most important years of your life.  You are still figuring out who you are and what exactly you want from life. Travel is a big part of that discovery. Stephanie Yoder … Continue reading

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Ireland Tops the Good Country Index

Ireland has been named as the world’s number one “good” country in the Good Country Index. The Index looks at how much each country contributes to both the planet and the human race. It aims to highlight the consequences of every country’s … Continue reading

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