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When it comes to finding the best hotel deals online we often come across a myriad of websites touting last minute hotel deals or deep discounted room rates that can’t be missed. Are they too good to be true? Maybe. But the real true key to finding the best hotel deals is to book through a company that is based in where you are planning to travel to.
There are many hotel reservation agencies that specialize in the global hotel market. And many of them are fine companies with a strong reputation in the travel industry such as orbitz.com or travelocity.com and its cute roaming gnome mascot. But they won’t necessarily get you the best room rates.
If you really want to find a online hotel booking agency with the best room rates you should find a local based company that deals specifically with the regions hotel market.
Take for example if…
Google is a life-saver. No two ways about it. As a professional, Google has invaluable features including, but not in the least limited to, its search function, stocks, and its advertising clout. However, there is so much more it is capable of, that most of us are barely scratching the surface.
Here are some nifty little tricks we have gathered through the years:
1. Type using your voice (No more strained fingers)
Sure, we’ve all used Google search on our phones, and we know it has a fantastic voice search function. But, this feature can do so much more. Google Docs (the cloud-based version of a text editor) is becoming more powerful by the day, and as part of its features, is voice-based typing. With a few weeks of practice, the AI is capable of flawlessly understanding human speech, whatever your accent may be. As a fun tidbit, this article has been…
Remember the days when you used to call a travel agent to book that annual family vacation, your business trips or just a quick get-away? Your favorite travel agent knew you, your preferences and would even call you with that occasional “great deal.”
Where is that travel agent today? Well, the traditional travel agent is an almost extinct species. Between 1996 and 2006, travel agents saw commissions from air travel, their historical “cash cow”, all but disappear; going from 61% of their revenue to 7% of their revenue . Why? The Internet and do-it-yourself websites such as Travelocity.com and many other similar sites. Travel agents that didn’t adapt went out of business. By the way, that agent that called you with the special offer or got you the seat in the exit row is still in business.
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A scanner is a device which is connected to a computer, and it is used to convert any object into a digital image in the computer. Say, for example, you keep a handwritten document on the scanner, and the scanner will read the document, convert its image into a digital one, and send it to the computer. It is a very nifty device, and is used widely for many purposes. A sheetfed scanner is actually a glass topped device with a lid. An object that is to be scanned is placed on the glass top, and the lid is put down on top of it. Then the scanner scans the device, meaning that it takes a picture of the object, and then sends it to the computer to which it is connected. Now, there are many types of scanners, and one of them is the sheetfed scanner. The sheetfed…
According to Ellie Drake and Mike Filsaime the old ways of Network Marketing are dying. They produced an E-book recently, called “The Death of Network Marketing.” In the book, Ellie does a good job explaining why she feels that the old ways of building a network marketing business will die.
One of the prime examples she used in her book was the travel industry. In the past, travel agents were highly used. People would book their travel arrangements through a travel agent because they knew they would get the best deal. However, with the introduction of travelocity.com, expedia.com and a multitude of other travel websites, people can now book online from the comfort of their own home and save money. This literally destroyed the travel industry of the past. Another example Ellie used was the movie industry. Websites like netflix.com hurt blockbuster by allowing customers to rent movies online cheaper…
Nifty, nifty, somebody’s fifty. A wonderful celebration is in order for someone reaching a half-century milestone. There are some wonderful creative ideas you can incorporate into your 50th birthday party planning. Here are five simple and unique ideas that will make this memorable event something special.
1. A Trip Down Memory Lane
A trip down memory lane is a wonderful idea to incorporate into a 50th birthday party celebration. Rent a display screen and create a looped photograph show. Start with baby pictures, then progress through the years to the present day. It is really fun to turn out the lights and view the display.
2. A Treasured Keepsake
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However much the people of America may appreciate the need to switch over to alternate energy sources, it cannot become a reality unless the federal, state and local governments work in conjunction to make several mandatory programs. These include that all homes that are under construction or being remodeled must use alternative energy sources. Ultimately a time would come when all homes as well as corporate buildings would use alternate energies for 100% of their energy needs. The other important mandate that is expected from the government is that all new vehicles built in this nation must be hybrid and be powered by hydrogen fuel cells by the year 2020.
Such mandatory compliance from the citizens would only see the light of the day if the government enforced laws on construction and utility providers. The government should also ensure that all the utility companies in the 50 states of this…
Are you on the lookout for the latest gadgets and gizmos to give to your dad this coming Father’s Day? Keep your eyes peeled for these cool gadgets and you may just find the perfect gift to tickle your dad’s inner geek:
- Standalone Smart Watch – smart watches are the next big thing when it comes to smart devices, so it’s a good bet that any self-respecting techie will jump at the chance to own their own smart watch. Expect calls, pictures, mails and SMS messages all from the wrist – and even more when you hook up to wireless Internet access points!
- 3D Stereoscopic Printing Pen – why draw two-dimensional pictures when you can sculpt three-dimensional sculptures in real-time? This nifty line of gadgets and gizmos use superheated plastic that instantly hardens when exposed to room temperature. This makes it possible to form complex miniature sculptures using nothing but a…