A World Heritage Site in Israel

The walls of the Old City

The walls of the Old City

Acre is one of the most ancient port cities in the world, and its history goes back as far as the Bronze Age. For centuries, the city was overtaken by one dominion and then another, as warriors found it a strategic point of entry from which to conquer the land of Israel. Acre reached the height of its development in the 13th century, when it served as the capital of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. The most impressive remains found in the city date from this period, as well as from the Ottoman era, when Acre served as the major port city of the area. In the 19th century, the prominence of the city of Acre began a steady decline, as Haifa became the major port city in Israel. Continue reading

Semarang Hotels – Providing Quality Services

Semarang is beautiful city surrounded by beautiful hills, valleys and rice fields. This is one of the popular cities of Indonesia and the capital of the central Java Province. Being an important port, this city serve as an important commercial center. The gaining popularity of this city has led to the construction of a large number of hotels in Semarang, so that the guests can enjoy a comfortable vacation in the city.

How to reach Semarang

Semarang is well-connected with other destinations via Ahmad Yani International Airport located close to the city centre. International tourists can arrive at this city by catching a flight available on daily basis from any major city in Indonesia. Many airlines offer daily flights to Jakarta from this city on regular basis. Besides domestic flights, Garuda Indonesia airline also offers flights to Singapore four times a week. The city is also well connected to Jakarta, Bandung and Surabaya by train and offer good links via roads. It takes about 10 to 12 hours by car from Jakarta.

Attractions in Semarang

There are many interesting places in and around Semarang that must be visited. Jepara is a beautiful small village towards the northeast of Semarang. This village is popular for its stunningly beautiful beaches and a Portuguese Fort. Kudus and Demak are two other attractions that can be seen on the way to Jepara. Semarang is a metropolis and feature influences of colonial Dutch era in its buildings and structures. Watching the traditional Wajang puppet performance is another interesting activity to enjoy in the city.

Hotels in Semarang

There are a number of different accommodation options available in the city. There are different hotels, lodges, resorts and apartments offering good facilities and a choice to choose the best hotel. Travelers seeking budget accommodation can stay at cheap hotels with good amenities. Families and couples can choose the luxury hotels and resorts and different budget accommodations. You can book a hotels in Semarang with the help of the online Internet reservation facility. You can directly visit the official website of the hotel or use any other reliable website for booking.

The Jewish Holiday of Shavuot

Shavuot Jewsih Holiday in Israel

Shavuot Jewsih Holiday in Israel

Of all the Jewish holidays celebrated throughout the year, Shavuot is one of the most interesting, varied, and disputed holidays. Shavuot falls on the 6th day of the Jewish month of Sivan, which usually occurs in late May or early June. The holiday officially commemorates the day that God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.

According to Legend, King David was born and died on the holy day of Shavuot. Some Jews will celebrate it with a trek to Jerusalem for a day of solemn prayer. Jewish people living in Israel generally only celebrate Shavuot for one day, but those who live outside Israel will often hold two-day Shavuot celebrations.

Shavuot is also connected with the grain harvest season. In Israel, barley is typically harvested around the time of Passover, and the wheat harvest falls around the time of Shavuot. Jewish people typically honor Shavuot by eating a lot of dairy food. One explanation for this is that prior to Moses receiving the commandments from God, the Jews had no instruction on how to properly prepare animal meat for consumption. Cheese Blintzes, Cheesecake, and other cheese items are often eaten on Shavuot. Continue reading

Business Travel to Bandung in Luxury

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Hyatt Regency Hotel

The historical city of Paris Van Java Bandung has become not only a top holiday destination but with the growth of businesses in the city, its now also a business travel destination. For business travelers who are planning to travel to Bandung in Luxury, here some info to help your trip better

Luxury Car Rental in Bandung

Right now there are hundreds of company in Bandung offering a luxury car rental. BlueBird, a leading transportation company in Indonesia has a product called Golden Bird where you can rent limousine to travel in the city or outside the city. The services are completed with experienced driver who are not only good in driving but understand the city.

Luxury Hotel in Bandung

Bandung has a wide selection of luxury hotels. Hyatt Regency is one of Bandung top 5 stars hotel. The hotel offers a luxury hotel room and hotel services. The hotel is also completed with facilities for an enjoyable stay in Bandung.

Luxury Restaurant in Bandung

Bandung is well known for its delicious food. The city has many luxury restaurant where you can enjoy awesomely cooked food from professional chefs.

Here are some of the choice
– The Peak
– Balcony
– House du Chocolait
– The Valley
– The View
– etc

Bandung has everything to offer for your luxury business travel.

Happy Traveling

Luxury Apartments in Tel Aviv

Luxury Apartments in Tel Aviv

Luxury Apartments in Tel Aviv

There are times when the trivialities of daily life pose out to be a little overbearing. At these moments, all you need is a time off from your busy schedule and let your spirit fly free across the boundaries of your mind.

Tel Aviv is one such place that beckons travelers to have a sip of its self indulging lifestyle. Studded with beautiful high rise buildings, breadth taking beauty of the sea shore, Tel Aviv is undoubtedly one of the most popular holiday destinations among tourists. The city is a hub of city hangout offering luxurious shopping malls, night clubs, bars, theatres and the like. Tel Aviv is not just about splendid parties and glamorous shopping complexes. It has more to offer. The city is amply bestowed with rich culture, an aspect that is highly reflected in the pedestals of Yemen Falatel and Hakosem Falatel.

Just as the city is a destination of tourists, it also offers luxury rental apartments where the tired travelers can find an abode of peace. luxury apartments, Tel Aviv are designed keeping in mind the various needs of its residents Continue reading

Win a Free Holiday Package to Wakatobi from HolidayIQ Indonesia

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Vacation Rentals in Israel

Vacation Rentals in Israel

Vacation Rentals in Israel

Hotels vs Vacation Rentals

If you budget is limited, you should know that hotels in Israel are quite expansive, specially in the great cities with most attractions like Jerusalem, Tel Aviv or Eilat. The innkeeper and the hotel industry in general are aware that those cities are vital for the economy and one consequence is that the rates just rise and rise, since there is not real alternative options for the tourist from abroad. Therefore, people are already ready to spend their money in hotels booking, ignoring other solutions. And as a matter of fact, the situation is even worse if you plan your vacation for the summer: you can easily spend hundreds of dollars per night and per room, and what is more the hotel is not a five stars Deluxe… But touristic guides and travel agencies rarely present other options regarding the sleeping arrangements and in return tourists and travelers tend to go for the most “certain”.

Another alternative is arising and becomes more and more popular among tourists visiting Israel: vacation rentals in apartments to rent belonging to private individual. In general those apartments are available for a short/mid-term, and the first advantage is that they are all-furnished, clean and maintained.

Secondly, unlike hotels, you can really choose the location and avoid the noisy and crowded areas if you don’t like it much. In general, hotels are located in very touristic areas, and sometimes those places are not the best regarding the attractions, landscapes or other features that make a place unique. And if the hotel is in special surroundings, then its rates are accordingly high.

On the contrary, choosing a vacation rental allows you the free choice of the place. People who want to feel “inside”, to blend within the city and its inhabitants, this is the alternative. It is another style of visiting a place, another approach, but much more authentic. Maybe you won’t find a Jacuzzi in your room, yet the prices are lower that’s for sure. And it still provides a great comfort of an apartment and the privacy of its own.

How to find vacation rentals?

Since the deals are made between private individuals, you may not find rentals thru a travel agency, but instead on Internet. There are an increasing amount of websites dealing with this market, and their use is very simple and efficient. No commission, and no troubles with the booking, this system is much easier.

You can find those websites both in Search engine and in directories specialized in Tourism, or Vacation in Israel, and even in general directories under different entries. An alternative option also is to look for these kind of deals in Jewish communality websites. They generally feature directories with general topics and list websites connected to Israel tourism and touristic facilities. Once you have found a good site, just fill the forms and you will have to select an apartment of your choice and then contact the owners/tenants. Much easier and handily designed to help people who want to save money.