16th

Get a 10% discount for your next booking!


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We are sending you the last discount voucher of the year. Take advantage of 10% off your next booking with Hotelopia!

The conditions of the voucher are:

* Reservations can be made from today until 31/12/2013
* Valid for stays from today until 31/12/2014
* Discount code is valid for bookings made via the detailed link.
* Only valid for online reservations  

Discount code: N4V113

Take advantage of this discount for one of your Christmas gifts. Click on the following link, and choose your destination and hotel.

Monday 16 December 2013 16:46 | Published by Hotelopiauk | Category: Travel News
18th

Happy Internet Day!


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Today is Internet day and we have decided to take the opportunity to give you some numbers on what Internet means nowadays. This information comes from the Royal Pingdom Report 2010:

- There are 1,97 billion users in Internet, this is about one third of the population worldwide.

- Europe represents 24,2% of total Internet users.
- There are more than 152 million blogs in Internet, thank you for reading ours!
- Facebook has more than 600 million users.
- More than 2 billion videos are watched daily on Youtube.

With these numbers we’ll be able to think how important Internet has become in very little time and how it has changed our way of life.

The  travelling sector has been especially affected by the Web, as it has  revolutionized the way we buy tickets, make reservation and the information we obtain about the places we go.

Because withouth Internet, Hotelopia would not exist… and without its readers, this blog wouldn’t exists either… Thank you!

Wednesday 18 May 2011 0:18 | Published by | Category: Interesting Stuff,Travel News,Travel Technology
05th

Remember your trips


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For us travellers, its not always easy to remember every place we have been to. We’ve discovered a good idea not to forget one of the destinations we have visited; it is easy, fun and the perfect way to have it all in one.

Materials:  A World Map and a box of coloured pins. It is very simple, all you need to do is pin one in every city or place you have already seen. You can use your own code of colours. For example: different colours depending on how much you liked a place, or depending on when you went (every year a colour). Another option is to mark those places that you want to visit, even if you have not been there yet.

You can also creat a digital version painting a white map in colours or with the web page TargetMap that we talked about last week.

You will never forget the trip again!

Tuesday 5 April 2011 0:40 | Published by | Category: Hotelopia News,Interesting Stuff
09th

Strike in Spanish Airports


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Be specially careful if you are thinking of travelling to Spain during the next few months. Workers at the state-owned company that runs Spain’s airports Aena have called 22 days of rolling strikes during peak tourist seasons to protest government plans to sell off half of the firm.

The Government and the President of the Company are open to negotiations but workers insist that if they don’t get to an agreement in their salary and working conditions they will call the strike. This will cause delays and cancellations during the most important seasons of the year, and it can carry severe consecuences for the still weak Spanish economy as well as for the image of the country.

Let’s hope they agree on the terms of an agreement and everyone can enjoy their holidays.

Wednesday 9 March 2011 2:33 | Published by | Category: Travel News
15th

Today’s doodle…Sir Ernst Shackleton, a great explorer


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Traveling is not only moving from one place to another. It is more than that. Adventure and exploring are part of it and today google reminds us one of the most important explorer in the Antarctic Exploration, Ernst Shackleton, who was borned on a 15th of February in 1874. For us, hotelopers who love traveling around the globe, people like him, who was borned to explore, are an image to respect and imitate.

Ernst Shackleton was an Anglo-Irish explorer, he was a romantic adventurer, who became interested in exploration and joined the Royal Geographical Society while still at sea. After Captain Scott died during an attempt to reach the South Pole in 1912,Sir Ernest Shackleton, , chose to tackle the challenge of Antarctica in a different way. He decided he would attempt to journey across the icy continent from one side to the other via the South Pole. Him, and 3 companions stablished the record of the farthest ever South latitude in 19 and he was knighted for it.
Remember, as Henry Miller once said “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Tuesday 15 February 2011 19:50 | Published by | Category: Interesting Stuff,Travel News
02nd

Egypt, guide to visitors (Travel Advice)


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The British Foreign&Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Suez and reccomends Brithish nationals who are in this country to travel back to UK when it is possible and safe. They are also adviced to travel during daylight hours and only when necessary. They should respect the curfew, extended from 17.00 to 08.00.

Also, British Embassy staff are providing 24h assistance to British Nationals. Mobile phone coverage is intermitent and Internet is not working.

Wednesday 2 February 2011 22:41 | Published by | Category: Travel News,events
27th

Travel Music


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Can you imagine having a long way trip to do without good music? Can’t you? Neither can we. Long ago, cars did not have radios and music could only be listened to at home. However, life has changed and music is one more element that we must not forget when we are travelling (by car, train or plane, it doesn’t matter anymore).

Cassettes are still in our memories. They used to be stored in front of the copilot, who was also the one in charge of changing them when they were over and turning them around to Face B. Remember? Good old times! But music is still there, now we have ipods and mp3 that fill our journey with hours and hours of fantastic music. What music do you listen to? Any recommendations to our fellow blogers?

Wednesday 27 October 2010 17:38 | Published by | Category: Interesting Stuff
27th

How to…


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Howcast.com is a webpage where they tell you how to do things. We’ve chosen two that are specially interesting for travellers… Sit back, learn and laugh!

Monday 27 September 2010 18:21 | Published by | Category: Interesting Stuff
29th

Travel Insurance: now we take it into account


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The volcanic eruption in Iceland was almost four months ago, however it has changed some of the british consumer’s minds as we now pay more attention to travel insurance and what it covers. The ash cloud caused a chaos all over Europe and we do not want it to be repeated: some had to travel by car, some others had to take ferries or the train back home. This situation has changed people’s mind and although most of us still prefer to go for the cheap option, a percentage of Brits say now that they prefer paying more and having everything covered.

In the same line, most holidaymakers hope travel insurance will cover them if they fall ill abroad. It is a very good idea to check before leaving what is covered and what is not so there are no surprises back home.

Thursday 29 July 2010 11:17 | Published by | Category: Interesting Stuff,Travel News
30th

Some Europe destinations are less expensive than staying in UK


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If you were thinking about staying in the UK this year you could end up spending more money than tho…se who decide to visit the outside world. Some British resorts impose such high prices that it is better to get a plane to places like Turkey, Cyprus or Grecee, where the sun is an attraction for thousands of UK families every year. Stop doubting! This year, going abroad is cheaper! And with Hotelopia even better, the best prices for the best hotel, book your accomodation easily from our website

Wednesday 30 June 2010 0:36 | Published by | Category: Hotelopia News,Interesting Stuff

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