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A Travel Success Story You Will Never Believe

June 26, 2017 • By

We travel to unwind, escape, and grow. Amazingly, there are individuals who’ve made a fortune out of going beyond the confines of their homes to see the various parts of the world. These adventurous and artistic types have taken their tours to the next level by capitalizing on the photos and videos they take of a destination.

One of them would be Ben Brown. As a World Champion kayak paddler, he recently decided to take on the route of film making, photography, and YouTube vlogging. At 31 years old, he transitioned from being a successful athlete to an up-and-coming YouTube vlogger. Since he started in 2013, this YouTuber already reaped about $200,000 out of producing top quality content on his channel, Mr. Ben Brown.

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World Champion kayak paddler Ben Brown and his shift to travel vlogging :- Photo Credit: MrBenBrown.com

Cinematography and Wandering the World

Brown’s Visual Vibes is one of a kind. With his perspective of the world’s various scenes, YouTube subscribers are always in for visual treats. His unique style of Cinematography is a combination of videos in slow motion and perfectly timed Electronic Music. Out of a dozen, the ones about the Arctic and Canada have garnered the most views at over 1 million views per video. Glimpses of landscapes, wildlife, and people are some of the featured content in each Visual Vibe Video:

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Video Credit: Mr Ben Brown(The video may also be embedded on the blog.)

His regular videos are comprised of engaging features about the places he’s been. These include adventures to Costa Rica, Cape Town, Maldives, Dubai, and Australia among other destinations.Viewers and subscribers can also catch a peek into Brown’s personality,daily lifestyle and relationships. Aside from Visual Vibes’ captivating cinematography, his carefree and exciting videos are what subscribers view the most.

Dabbles on Unique Merchandise Items

Aside from his YouTube channel, Ben Brown also has a website where he showcases his merchandise items. Brown enjoys taking photos as much as making short films in the form of Visual Vibes. His online store has collections with subjects such as the Arctic and Sports. He claims these pieces have just the fitting size for a bedroom or even an office wall.To date, all these prints have been sold out. Additionally, he sells Visual Vibes tees.

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Exploring with Other Niches

There’s no stopping the actively creative Brown from producing more captivating pieces to the delight of his subscribers and followers. He occasionally crosses over to other niches, as shown by his other YouTube video called Moto Ben. Brown admits to not being an expert on motorcycles. However,his enthusiasm to ride on different bike models as he explores some parts of the world is a thrill to watch.

He continues to work with a team of creative individuals as he plans to take on another expedition in Africa. Brown will be exploring various parts of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, and Kenya. He also talks about collaborating with worldwide brands such as Red Bull, while creative directing and shooting for other brands.

Beyond reaping more viewers, fans, and profits,Ben Brown’s level of travel success is certainly life changing. As he shifted from being a sportsman almost all his life to being an actively,traveling creative, his upcoming works are worth watching out for.


Serve on a Private Jet
Private Jets, Travel

20 Best Food Selections to Serve on a Private Jet

June 26, 2017 • By

As a private jet operator, you’ll need to be accommodating with your clients’ various requests. It’s also the flight team’s responsibility to make sure the VIP travelers will get exactly what they want, and food selections are no exception. In reality, the logistics behind meal procurement and storage is one challenge you’ll need to be constantly ready for.

In this feature, we’ve compiled twenty gourmet pieces which most passengers lean towards. If you’d like to make your travelers’ experience even more delightful, it’s best to know the meals they’d mostly likely relish while flying.Here are 20 of the best dishes which most clients want in their jets:

BREAKFAST

Fruit and Veggie Platter with Yogurt Dip

Fruits and veggies

Fruits and veggies have refreshing tastes plus they’re not too heavy on the stomach. This is why healthy platters are widely requested by private jet flyers. Operators must then have their go-to fruit suppliers or caterers, so they can easily source out the selections which are in season. To make the platters even more enticing, variants of yogurt dip are made available like vanilla, cream cheese, and raspberry among many other selections.

 

Traditional Croissants

Fruits and veggies

Mostly paired with fruits and vegetables, coffee and butter,the traditional croissant is baked into many kinds. Some of the most selected types include plain, chocolate, almond, ham and cheese, cinnamon and raisin, salmon with cream cheese and so much more. It can even be baked into a savory delight.

Bread Basket

Fruits and veggies

Serving a bread basket is one of the ways to show hospitality to your passengers. VIPs can munch on the assortment of bread you’ve prepared, as they wait for the appetizers and main course to be served. The basket may have sliced baguettes, loaves, bread sticks and even tiny Danish bites. The basket must also have tiny jars of butter and marmalade to best go with your bread selections.

Omelet

Fruits and veggies

There were many tasty twists which have been done to this classic breakfast special. The traditional variant never gets old though, and sometimes its full and hearty taste is precisely what a VIP flyer needs. If you’d like to further bring variants to your regular passengers, you can include seafood or ham and cheese as part of your omelet choices.

Breakfast Burrito

Fruits and veggies 

This tortilla-wrapped, Mexican dish has an American variant. Also known as the Breakfast Wrap, its ingredients mainly include eggs, shredded cheese, sour cream, chili flakes, tomatoes, and avocados. The Breakfast Burrito is usually appealing to younger clients, plus it’s easier to prepare than most breakfast meals.

Sandwiches

Fruits and veggies

Sandwiches are taste-bud filling without having to be heavy on the tummy. These are made into over dozens of types.Some of the staples to have on your menu are the classic Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato (BLT), Vegetarian and Breakfast sandwiches.A standard Breakfast Sandwich usually has egg, bacon, cheese, but other recipes may have other ingredients. It’s always best to stick with the classic recipe unless your client requests for otherwise.

Savory Crepes

Fruits and veggies

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This thin and refined relative of pancakes is usually prepared as a dessert. Still, its cooked flour’s light texture goes well with the savory ingredients perfect for a whole breakfast recipe. Its fillings vary from bacon, ricotta cheese and a citrusy marmalade, cherry tomatoes, eggs and sausages and more.

French Toast

Fruits and veggies

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The bread, egg, and syrup based favorite is a delight to have at the breakfast table. With its dozens of recipes, the ones made with simple yet delectable ingredients usually stand out. Hints of spices like nutmeg and vanilla extract are also added for a much fuller taste.Berries and cream bring a transitioning contrast to the sweetness which the maple syrup and milk both bring. This breakfast selection is advisable for sweet-toothed flyers.

LUNCH

Freshly Smoked Salmon

Fruits and veggies

This delicacy is popularly requested among private jet travelers. Paired with hard boiled eggs, sliced tomatoes, capers,and onions, smoked salmon has a rich taste plus it’s not too heavy on the stomach.

Sushi Platter

Fruits and veggies

Private guests can further have enjoyable meals while sharing a whole sushi platter. Combinations of raw fish rolled into sticky rice, then dipped into some spicy soy sauce bring a whole filling experience to the taste buds. You can consider a whole variety onto a plate. These include the Nigiri (fish inside a ball of rice), Sashimi (fish meat without rice), Maki (seaweed-wrapped), Uramaki (with seaweed inside), and Temaki (cone-shaped sushi).

Meat Sandwich

Fruits and veggies

The Meat Sandwich can be served as a heavy type of in-flight meal. This is usually made with roasted or corned beef, cheese, thinly sliced tomatoes and lettuce. Aside from meat, other types of cold cuts can be used as ingredients for the sandwich. These include chicken, turkey or tuna. Are your passengers requesting for a Vegetarian type of sandwich? Then it’s best to ensure an on-call caterer who can provide you with popularly requested selections.

Meat and Cheese Platter

Fruits and veggies

This can go from simply appetizing to amazingly decadent, depending on what your clients would prefer. The Meat and Cheese Platter is relatively easy to assemble as long as all your crucial ingredients are complete. A variety of cold cuts, crackers, cheeses, dips and berries can be placed on a plate.These are best washed down with a tasty glass of wine.

SeafoodPlatter

Fruits and veggies

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For VIP travelers who’d like to have a taste of the ocean at 41,000 feet up in the skies, the seafood platter can be arranged. This is usually composed of shrimps, crabs, lobsters, mussels, and oysters. It’s best to have this pre-ordered, freshly set up and ready for serving.

Fresh Pasta

Fruits and veggies

Freshness is key when it comes to serving the best-tasting pasta. As an operator, you can opt for handmade or machine-made ones which have only the freshest ingredients. You may also go above and beyond with your service, by letting your customers pick from Penne, Spaghetti, Orecchiette, Fusilli, Tagliatelle and Ravioli. Popular sauce picks include Bolognese, Tomato, Four Cheese, Carbonara, and Pesto.

There’s Always Room for Dessert

Fruits and veggies

Top off your hearty, lunch servings with some of the most scrumptious desserts. These will surely end your clients’ meals on a sweet high. Some of the selections you can serve include assorted chocolates, cake slices, cupcakes, colorful macaroons, cheesecake mousse and more. These are best paired with tea or coffee.

DINNER

Fillet Mignon

Fruits and veggies

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Most travelers love to relish this prime cut of beef as they pair it up with red wine. With not much seasoning needed, Filet Mignon’s tender, mouth-watering texture can also be enjoyed with beer, ginger ale or freshly pressed apple, cherry or raspberry juice.

Butter Poached Lobster

Fruits and veggies

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There’s more to this dish than what meets the eye. Simmered in melted buttery goodness, the lobster has a soft texture to it.Slices of lemon, leafy veggies and other tangy spices are added to the dish, which complements the mildly sweet and salty taste of lobster. It’s advisable to serve for travelers who appreciate subtle yet rich tasting dishes. It’s also best to relish with a glass of white wine.

Lamb Chops

Fruits and veggies

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If you’re having meat foodies as passengers, you can give them a great private jet experience is by offering lamb chops as their dinner’s entrée. These juicy chops are usually sizzled with minced garlic, crushed red pepper and rosemary.

 

 

Steamed Fish

Fruits and veggies

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Steamed fish can be served if your clients prefer light, yet full-tasting dinners. Usually cooked in Chinese style,this delicate meal is also one of the healthiest you can offer so it’s perfect for weight watching travelers. Its main ingredients include freshly ground pepper, rice wine and soy sauce.

Roasted Duck

Fruits and veggies

Usually known for its Chinese roots, the Roasted Duck is another favorite among private jet travelers. Its skin has a crispy texture, while its meat is soft and chewy on the inside. Roasted with spices, the duck is also served with traditional Hoisin (soybean), cherry and red wine, lime or marmalade syrup sauce.

Don’t these food selections inspire you to offer the best-tasting meals to your private flyers? So pop the wine or champagne cork, have your flower arrangements ready and bring out the latest newspaper.These sumptuous dishes can certainly serve as the highlight of your clients’ flights. Give them a try and see how some of these can be made available soon.


Best Vacation Destinations
Travel

15 Tips for Picking the Best Vacation Destinations

June 26, 2017 • By

In the middle of your busy schedule, you’ve probably had episodes where you just want to escape and relax atsome faraway location. Taking about three vacations per year should do you good. It gives you the chance to de-stress, cast your daily worries aside and just drink in the moments you’ll spend in beautiful destinations.It’s also great how private jets can be easily booked these days.Now you have the option to get a plane even on a whim.

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If you’re planning to have yet another excellent trip, here are top 15 tips we’ve gathered so you can make your vacation even more memorable:

Know why you want to travel.

There are so many reasons why people go out of their way to live in faraway locations for a few days, weeks or even months.Travelers mostly want to relax, make memories by themselves or with special people in their lives, learn and explore,recharge, or build stronger relationships. In identifying your primary purpose of traveling, you’ll find it much easier to choose your destination, hotel and the activities you’ll enjoy.For instance, maybe you’d want to brush up on your skiing or snowboarding skills with friends. In this case, it would be awesome to explore ski resorts like the ones in Aspen, Colorado or Revel stoke, Canada or Zermatt, Switzerland.

Who are you going with?

The tone of your trip is set depending on whom you’ll be traveling with. If you’re a solo traveler, you’ll have more flexibility to explore the sites or experiences you’d want to encounter.It will be easier to plan your itinerary since there’s no one else to ask if, for instance, visiting a Gnome Reserve would be worth their time.With no one to watch your six, you’ll however need to be sure of your safety to avoid scam artists.

Whether you’re traveling with your friends, family or partner, it’ll also be easier to narrow down your destination if you’ll consider whom you’ll be with.Being with friends allows for you to take on adventurous trips. Taking a vacation with your significant other will entail secluded and romantic locations.Flying with your family usually requires varied activities for each member of any age to enjoy. In any case, be sure your trip will be with someone you love and whom you enjoy spending time with.

What type of trip are you taking?

Vacation formats vary depending on a traveler’s circumstance. Perhaps you simply want to take a whole day trip and go on a wine tour. Or maybe you have the whole weekend for a romantic getaway. Spontaneous trips can also ensue especially if you have the urge to justgrab a bag and unwind in another province or state. Then again, there are grand vacations which require more careful planning. Your type of trip will determine the number of places and experiencesyou’ll get to have. Day trips and weekend getaways will let you see nearby tourist destinations. With grand vacations, you can reach much farther destinations with more activities to explore.

How much time do you have?

There’s a huge difference between having only a few days to de-stressversus vacationing for several weeks. Having only a week at most means, you’llonly get to enjoy five to six major activities at a single destination. Several weeks’ to a month’s worth of vacation lets you have the flexibility to see and experience more locations. If you’d prefer to see more than one country in a whole month, you also have the option to book another private jet, so it’s much easier to go around a country or continent.

List up the activities you’d like to enjoy.

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Are you the type of traveler who’d like to bring your passion wherever you go?Then it would be much more convenient for you to pick your destination. If you’d like to learn a completely new hobby like wine tasting, diving or fishing, it’s just practical to pick a place which caters to either activity.For instance, wine tours are a hit in Bordeaux, France, Northern Spain and Napa Valley among other locations. Find a place which supports the culture of the major hobbies which interest you and you’ll never run out of reasons to enjoy your vacation.

What do you want to see?

You may be an Alpsor hinterlands type of person. Or maybe you prefer hearing the sound of waves crashing into the beach’s shores. Maybe you’re also a historical or cultural buff who’d like to see the world’s best treasures and heritages. Ultimately, your interests will further guide you in picking your next go-to destination. You can vaguely list all the site ideas which come to mind and then specify the places where they can be found to make your plan more feasible.

Consider your budget.

After listing up the type of places you’d like to see, it’s just practical to check the spots where you can stretch your dollar the most. You can also balance out your length of stay in a country or destination, in reference to the price of activities which you’ll have while on vacation. For instance,if you’d like to surf or be a beach bum for a month, your dollars will have more mileage when you stay at Play a del Carmen, Mexico or Phuket, Thailand.

What’s your preferred weather?

Whether you’re a spring, fall,summer or winter type of person, you’ll be sure to find a destination to fit your preferences.Some of the best summer locations include Indonesia, Vietnam, The Bahamas, Bora Bora, Miami and Catalina Island in California. For snuggle-inspired vacations, try the Snowmass Village in Colorado, Whistler in Canada, or Davos, Switzerland.

What is your travel style?

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Just like there are various types of personalities, no two travel agendas and styles are alike. To make the most of your trip, be sure to plan for a trip which showcases your preferences. You’ll only have three vacations to enjoy per year so why settle for so-so trips? If you’re an adventurous or extreme type of traveler, you might as well plan an itinerary of activities to check off some of the items in your bucket list. Perhaps you’re the type who appreciates luxurious and stylish vacations. Or maybe you choose to spend hours and even days, just lying on the beach and reading a good book. No matter what you prefer, it’s always best to make each moment count by planning your activities and tours in reference to your travel style.

What format would you prefer?

Is spontaneity your cup of tea? Or perhaps organized itineraries are more right up your alley. If you’re more of a free-spirited type of traveler, a little planning and lots of exploration in different sites can make your trip more memorable. Just be sure to always have a printed map and a fully charged smartphone at all times. App sare also a plus for purposes of security, restaurant and tourist site reviews, and hotel booking services. Being a spontaneous traveler means you won’tfeel restrained about having to stick with a schedule.You can spend hours in appreciating one location, then just move on to the next place you’d like to see or experience for the first time.

However if you’re the type who prefers to be organized while traveling, you can efficiently cover as many places as you can within a day. You’ll find a lesser need to rough things out since your contacts will be right on schedule to take you around the places of your interest. You’ll likely find more enjoyment in a location if the personnel you’ve communicated with have prepared well for your arrival. Having pre-arrangements for bed-and-breakfast treats, car rentals, sunset cruises, dinner reservations and many other experiences may lessen the challenges which come with traveling. Better yet, you may have an agent prepare all the places you’ll visit in a whole travel package.

Read up on top features and raw reviews.

Vacation

By now, you probably have a rough short list of where you’d like to go. As you plan up your possible itinerary, you can read up on the reviews of a site, restaurant or hotel’s previous visitors or customers. Their experiences will give you a better idea of how you’ll enjoy a destination when it’s your turn to discover it. It’s however practical to be discerning of authentic,versus paid-for or fake reviews. Look for similarities or a trend of ideas in the comments section.These are more likely reliable for you to estimate the level of enjoyment you’ll have at a destination.If a particular comment or review stands out among the others, this could be a red flag. Check the user’s profile and previous reviews, so you can gauge the authenticity of their credibility. Compared to polished,press release photos, raw pictures can also be much more accurate since they’re based from the previous travelers’ perspective.

See the world’s biggest festivities.

Another way to choose your travel destination is by checking out the world’s biggest celebrations. If you’d like to witness how passionate and festive people can get in relation to their traditions, then you can visit the biggest state or even country-sponsored parties. Some of your must-sees may include these parties among many more:

  • Chinese New Year in Beijing, China,
  • Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Songkran (Water) Festival in Bangkok, Thailand
  • St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland or Boston, USA
  • Cinco de Mayo in California, USA
  • Diade Muertos (Day of the Dead), Mexico
  • Diwali (Festival of Lights), India

Get creative and be open-minded.

There’ll always be moments of uncertainty, regardless of the amount of preparation you’ve laid out for your trip. This is where resourcefulness and flexibility will be quite handy. There might instances where you’ll be stranded in a major city’s traffic while riding a cab.In this case, you must be ready to put on your sandals and walk the crowded roads to reach your next destination on time. Will it be your first time to taste a local delicacy? It might seem weird to try out. Still, part of immersing yourself in a whole new and different world is to let your taste buds experience totally different flavors. Just be sure you’ve taken your vitamins, allergy supplements and vaccines so all you’ll have are memorable gastronomic experiences from these delicacies.

Live by Mark Twain’s quote.

As the American writer Mark Twain said, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

If you’re hesitant about going on an adventure, think of whether you’ll have more regrets in not trying something out versus just going for it. Chances are, the mix of unpleasant and blissful moments which come with traveling are more worthwhile,compared to just staying put and playing things safe.

Research on everything that’s out there!

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There are literally over a hundred destinations you can explore throughout your whole lifetime. So if you’d like to be creative or have a more unique travel experiences, you can consider going to roads which are less traveled. Just be sure your security and the most necessary amenities will be established in the locations you’re planning to visit. If thousands of tourists have already been to the destination you’ve always wanted to see, remember no two experiences will ever be alike. You’ve got your own way of enjoying a location. Just immerse yourself in researching for options.And when it’s time to decide on where you want to go, don’t hesitate to choose and know whatever you’ll pick will always be memorable.If you’re traveling with a significant other, we also have a feature on 101 of the most romantic jet destinations for lovers.

If you’re already set to reach a specific destination, it would be so much easier to travel on a private jet. You’ll have lesser inconveniences when it comes to boarding on your plane, going through security and bringing your luggage. With a private jet’s customized features, you’ll have more room to stretch your feet out, plus you can pick which food items will be catered throughout your flight.For more information and further assistance, you may call our flight specialists at +1 866-448-2358.


International Travel Explained
Travel

International Travel Explained in Fewer Than 140 Characters

May 26, 2017 • By

Twitter has taken the world by storm. It’s even amazing how roughly 500 million tweets get sent out each day. Hence if you need a lowdown of what the sphere of International Travel looks like, this isone of the best platforms to consider.

Get endless resources of the most relevant travel information from industry leaders and experts. These Tweets can give you an idea of how the world of International Travel looks like today:

ON LEISURE DESTINATIONS

Getting travel savvy has never been more inspiring and convenient. There are much more flexible means to reach various corners of the world.

1. From City Locals / @city_locals

http://bit.ly/2r1q6F9The kingdom of Bhutan is a slice of a fairytale world. #bhutan #travel #citylocals #internationaltravel #peace

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2. From Dr. Michell Gordon / @michelleegordon

ow.ly/Jr9m30bDmQI Four Tips For Your First Trip To Japan #TravelTuesday #TravelTips #internationaltravelInternational Travel

3. From Travel + Leisure / @TravelLeisure

The safest countries to visit in 2017 http://tandl.me/2qaMXxO

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4. From BuyForexOnline.com / @BuyForexOnline

We did say #Forex cards were cool, or haven’t we? Here’s how they make life easy while #travelling #abroad!

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BUSINESS TRAVEL

Twitter also has the latest links to the vital information you’ll need to know especially if you’re gearing up for a business trip. Wisely follow these tips, and you’ll have much smoother transactions or negotiations while on foreign soil. Some of these may also be applied to leisure-based trips.

5. From uBreakFix / @uBreakiFix

http://bit.ly/2pEKPkk How to Prep Your Phone for International Travel #PhonePrep #InternationalTravel #HowTo

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6. From Int.BusinessSeminars / @IBSabroad

Tips on how to be culturally aware when working abroad: http://bit.ly/2qYPRKc  #studyabroad #internationaltravel #educationabroad

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7. From 4imprintCanada / @4imprintCanada

4 practical travel tips for the new international travelerhttp://bit.ly/2s24v2I #RoadWarrior #InternationalTravel

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8. From Wraptel Inc / @wraptel

What You Need to Know About Your Passport https://nyti.ms/2sNtbce  #internationaltravel

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9. From Mrjm Kapoen / @MrjmKapoen

#USA #InternationalTravel Required: Health insurance for visitors to the #European Union http://bit.ly/2r84pHw

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LEGISLATION

Knowing the latest policies also helps travelers gauge the type of environment they’ll experience as they choose the best means to fly. How can specific legislations affect the pricing strategies of service providers? One of the quickest ways to find the answer is by checking out Twitter announcements.

10. From Open and Fair Skies / @OpenFairSkies

We applaud the EU for proposing rules to challenge unfair aviation subsidies & ensure fair competition http://bit.ly/2sXzOsP #OpenSkies

International Travel

International Travel is quite dynamic, that’s why it’s practical to have a better grasp of the industry fresh off Social based publications. The ten shared Tweets can give you a better idea of how things will go on your next trip. Subscribe to what you think are the most relevant ones, so you’ll always be in the know of what’s up in traveling.