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first_imgOn how special it will be for him to face Todd Bowles in next week’s game:“I never look at it that way. It’s the Jets. He and I don’t get to play. He’d kick my ass if we did. It’s gratifying to see him on the other side and the guys that are with him – Brant Boyer, Mike Caldwell, and David Diaz-Infante. All the guys that were interns here – Daylon McCutcheon; the guys that we started in the program here, on his staff; Marcel Shipp, all those guys. It’s good and I’m happy for all of them.”On whether he’s still seeing miscommunications in the secondary:“Very, very little. We had Tony (Jefferson) blitz one time, he had the quarterback, and he thought he could take both of them. But that wasn’t miscommunication. I don’t recall any last night.”On whether Bucannon made any corrections in the last few weeks:“He just finally relaxed. Relax and play. The biggest thing for Buc, he’s very, very hard on himself. He has to go to the next play. He has a hard time going to the next play. He’s done a really good job of doing that the last two weeks.”On whether Bucannon, like the rest of the team, was pressing:“Oh yeah. Everybody pressed the month of September, and now it’s just come to work every day and play on Sunday.” Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, left, greets San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly after an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. The Cardinals won 33-21. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) On the defense:About the game, really, really pleased with defense, especially the defense up front. Buc (Deone Bucannon) had a hell of a game. The defensive line did such a great job of keeping him clean, he can make all his plays, he and Kevin. I thought the defensive line played their best ballgame. Calais (Campbell), obviously, had the big numbers. Chandler (Jones) gets the bat, and he gets the pick, which I thought really was a big, big turning point for us on the sidelines; Drew (Stanton) hits Larry (Fitzgerald).On whether giving David Johnson 30 touches is something they want to keep doing:“We’ll see how each game is different. Andre (Ellington) played well when he was in there, and I would like to play him more. I don’t necessarily need to see David get it 30 times a game, but when you do that much with it. He’s got to tap out. But, it’s a long season and you don’t want to wear him out early.”On whether Johnson had any deficiencies last night:“Oh, he had some deficiencies in this game. He left another hundred yards out there. That same damn pass route that he screwed up in the red zone, he did it again. I’m changing the name of that play so he can’t screw it up anymore. Then I can cheer for him. He ran extremely well, but he did put the ball on the ground and he cannot have that.”center_img On how he would assess Calais Campbell’s first five games of the 2016 season:“He had a real nice game last night. Hopefully, he’s going to have a real good one next Monday. His stats speak for themselves.”On the performance of Arizona’s outside linebackers:“I thought they played really well. Junk (Markus Golden), he’s always going around; he’s going to be around the ball all the time because his motor never stops. I thought Chandler – and Joe Staley’s one of the best tackles in the game – I thought he had a good game against him. (Alex) Okafor coming in, he did a heck of a job. I like that package Bettch (James Bettcher) has got with those four guys in there. They put relentless pressure and we didn’t have to blitz much.”On Tyrann Mathieu’s performance last night:“Rusty. He picked himself on the touchdown. Didn’t get over there fast enough and got picked, and he knew it was coming. I don’t agree with the call at the end of the game, but it was good to see him back there because he can be a more vocal leader when he’s in the fray than he can back there by himself.”On how big it was for Arizona to win last night’s game:“It was huge. I wouldn’t say it was a must-win. I don’t think there are such things, but it was a big win for us. A road win in the division is always big.” TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians meets the media the day after every game, often times explaining injury situations as well as anything else he may have seen the day before.Here in this space, with help from the Cardinals’ media relations staff, we’ll highlight some of the most notable quotes from his session.Opening statement on injuries:“Injury-wise, we’re still in the evaluation process on Evan (Mathis) and Mike (Iupati). Mike’s looking a little more promising than Evan at this moment. Whether or not there will be roster moves, we’ll talk about it over the weekend, Steve (Keim) and I. But, everybody else – Carson’s (Palmer) in there working out and hopefully in the last stages of the protocol; Kevin Minter’s in the beginning stages, but it’s very mild. He should be fine. When we come back Wednesday, hopefully we’ll have Josh (Mauro) back, and probably Ed Stinson is the only other guy that won’t be back. We came out fairly healthy, other than the two guards, and we’ll just see how much time that is; probably will know more Monday. On how he would assess Michael Floyd:“Very, very pressing. Mike needs to just relax and let the game come back to him. He’s trying to make too many things. They’re natural, ordinary catches that he makes in his sleep, and he’s pressing too much right now.”On whether the fact that it’s a contract year is leading to Floyd pressing too much:“I’m sure it has a lot to do with it.”On how he coaches receivers who are going through a stretch like Floyd:“Just keep throwing it at him. Keep working in practice. Let him know that you do have confidence in him. Smokey (John Brown) went through it last year there at the end, trying to get his 1,000 yards. He was pressing so hard and everything that night in Philly. But, they come right back, hopefully, through it. Mike has always had big games against the Niners and I was really anticipating him to have a big one. I was disappointed that we did drop those easy third down balls.”On whether Floyd’s snaps decreased because he is pressing and dropping passes:“Yeah. Jaron (Brown) has played very well and deserves to be out there. Smoke’s played good, so he’s back out there. If Mike was having the type of year I was hoping he would have, he’d be out there a bunch more.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact – / 29 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories center_img On Saturday, February 4, the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee will decide on who will make up its class of 2017.Kurt Warner is among 18 finalists who are up for enshrinement, and we here at Arizona Sports wanted to take a look back at his storybook career as well as the impact he had on the Arizona Cardinals.In the first installment of “Kurt: A Retrospective Video Series,” we talk about the legacy he left behind in Arizona. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_imgArizona Cardinals Blaine Gabbert (7) runs drills during an NFL football organized team activity, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at the Cardinals’ training facility in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “It’s just a day-by-day process,” he said. “Just taking it each day at a time, trying to learn a little more each and every meeting, each and every practice.“Gradually you start to master the whole thing, but the reps we had on the field this summer were invaluable and I felt myself really start to hit the ground running here at the end.”The Cardinals brought Gabbert in on a one-year contract and some hope in the right situation, the 6-foot-4 QB with a big arm and a 9-31 record as an NFL starter could begin to make good on the potential he entered the league with.In 43 career games in six NFL seasons with two different teams, Gabbert has thrown for 7,351 yards and 38 touchdowns with 37 interceptions.How much of that was on him and how much his surroundings is subjective, but if nothing else, the former 10th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft feels good about the system he is playing in now.“It’s really great,” he said. “Coach Arians puts it on the quarterback — it’s a quarterback-driven offense — and that’s what you want playing that position. You want the responsibility on your shoulders and it really, it makes things fun. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo But nothing about his place on the roster is guaranteed, which means this would appear to be a big training camp for Gabbert.“Every training camp is big,” he said. “We’re all competitive guys. It’s not my first training camp and it won’t be my last. So we’re going to come in prepared, have fun, compete and get ready to roll come Week 1.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter – / 12 TEMPE, Ariz. — Blaine Gabbert appeared to be getting ready to head out of the Cardinals’ locker room when he was approached by a reporter who had a few questions.The one-on-one interview did not last long, however, as a couple questions in a gaggle of cameras and other reporters descended upon him.Such is the life of a quarterback, even one who is currently third on the depth chart.Firmly situated behind starter Carson Palmer and backup Drew Stanton, Gabbert, who is competing with undrafted rookie free agent Trevor Knight to be the team’s third QB, said that with OTAs and now mini-camp in the rearview mirror he feels good about his progress. “But you’ve got to be prepared day in and day out and the responsibility falls on you.”Gabbert credited Palmer and Stanton, along with QB coach Byron Leftwich, for helping him to learn the offense. He said they have been “tremendous,” noting they have all been there for him to bounce questions off of.That will come to an end, at least for a little bit, as Gabbert heads back home to St. Louis for the last of his offseason. He will spend that time training, he said, ensuring he stays sharp.“Just go through the plays, go through all the little things that aren’t necessarily in the playbook,” he said. “But all the notes that you’ve taken down just so that when you come back to training camp it’s not fresh, it’s not new; it’s you’ve seen it multiple times now, you’ve gone through all the plays, gone through all the protections, the run game.“And you really can just go out there and play.”For the 27-year-old, this stint with the Cardinals might represent his best chance to find a home in the NFL. The offense fits his style, and there is more talent around him than there was at either of his previous two stops. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The Tourism Authorit

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced that the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will be holding its annual PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart (AT&RTCM 2016) in Chiang Rai next year.The conference and travel mart will be taking place at the Dusit Island Resort in the city of Chiang Rai, Thailand from 17 to 19 February  2016 under the theme “Creating Experiences, Sharing Opportunities”.The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 is a three-day event that brings together tourism professionals in the adventure travel and responsible tourism sectors, to discuss opportunities for promoting environmental protection and social sustainability.“PATA is excited to have the opportunity to showcase the historic northern city of Chiang Rai, Thailand. The city has so much to offer today’s travellers wishing to experience natural beauty, indigenous culture, and rich heritage,” said PATA CEO Mario Hardy.“The choice of the destination reflects the growing importance of dispersing tourists to emerging destinations, an issue the Association has been actively promoting through such activities as the PATA CEO Challenge 2015. This event is the perfect opportunity for travel trade professionals to learn first hand about this fast growing tourist destination.”Sugree Sithivanich, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, Tourism Authority of Thailand added,“TAT has been encouraging tourism that promotes the environment and contributes to social and cultural betterment. It is in line with the “balanced philosophy” of tourism, which ensures that economic benefits of tourism go hand-in-hand with environmental and cultural preservation.“Chiang Rai is an ideal destination for the Conference & Mart. In addition to being a wonderful destination in its own right, it also lies at the heart of the Golden Triangle region where the Thai border meets with those of Myanmar and Lao PDR. So visitors will be able to get a three-in-one package by being able to visit all three destinations for the cost of one.”Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Where better to enjoy a romantic escape this February than one’s own 36,400 hectare secluded Hawaiian island? The newly re-imagined Four Seasons Resort Lanai opens 1 February 2016, offering lovebirds a sophisticated yet relaxed escape to reconnect.Celebrate all month long with a series of activities custom-made for couples paired with a complimentary fourth night with the Stay Longer – Fourth Night Free experience.Mixology MomentsOn the 2 February at sunset guests can experience a mixology class and tasting with Puu pehe (Sweetheart Rock) as the backdrop. Head mixologist at Four Seasons Resort Lanai is set to prepare a variety of Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails while talking about the inspiration behind the drinks in one of the new sanctuaries located at the oasis pool.Sweet Treat TastingGuests can enjoy a decadent evening event on 19 February in which a chocolate specialist will discuss the delicate flavours of different local chocolates paired with luscious wines, all while a guitarist serenades throughout the evening.Table for TwoFor couples seeking the ultimate in privacy, why not book a table for two under the stars? The The Dining Under the Stars experience begins as guests are escorted to a secluded oceanfront location, complete with dazzling sunset views overlooking Hulopo‘e Bay, deemed one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii. The dinner will include a personalised five-course menu and wine pairing (following a consultation with Chef the day prior) and an evening under the stars over dessert and coffee.Say I Do, All Over AgainFall in love all over again with the Just The Two Of Us… Again experience where couples are invited to exchange their vows again.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Small Luxury Hotels of

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterSmall Luxury Hotels of the World is pleased to introduce five new hotels to its exclusive collection of luxury hotels this April. From a brand-new hotel in the heart of Madrid to a historical city dwelling in Portugal and a secluded beach resort in Mozambique, there is something to suit the tastes of all independently-minded travellers.TÓTEM Madrid, SpainElegant and contemporary luxury is at the core of this hotel in Madrid which opens in June 2016, from the monochrome marble bathrooms in each of its 64 rooms to the intimate and friendly service. Located in the upscale neighborhood of Barrio de Salamanca, TÓTEM Madrid resides in a beautifully restored heritage building framed by traditional streetlights and broad tree-lined avenues. The neighbourhood is hailed as the capital’s shopping heaven and just steps away from the hotel are some of the city’s best shopping streets including everything from Spanish designers and international brands to independent boutiques. For those seeking a different kind of local culture, Madrid’s golden triangle of museums and art galleries is also just moments away. After guests have explored the neighborhood they can continue to soak up the atmosphere relaxing in their room complete with floor to ceiling windows and private balcony.SLH Insider Tip: Visit nearby El Patio del Fisgó for excellent authentic Spanish food surrounded by beautiful plants and twinkling fairy lights. Request a table on the terrazza to make the most of the Mediterranean sunshine and people watching.Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel, Anse le Rai, MauritiusParadise Cove Boutique Hotel is located on a secluded beach on the north coast of Mauritius and provides stunning views of the northern islands, just a few miles from the vibrant town of Grand Bay. This adults-only hotel is designed with romance in mind – a private lagoon is surrounded by tropical gardens and hidden thatched ‘nests’ lead to a beautiful cliff-top infinity pool. The 67 rooms and suites all combine modern comfort with traditional Mauritian architecture and design, featuring draped four poster beds, private balconies and views of the lagoon, the beach or the gardens. Out and about, guests can enjoy bike tours through sugar cane fields or a cruise on a luxury yacht. The staff will gladly assist guests with any requests, from a Chinese Taoist massage or the ‘Aromas and Tropical Flowers’ bath at the spa to kite surfing and paddle boarding lessons at the beach.SLH Insider Tip: The hotel runs a complimentary daily excursion to the nearby fishing village of Cap Malheureux where local restaurants serve up the freshest seafood.Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort, Pemba, MozambiqueSituated on the southern peninsula of Pemba on the sandy dunes of Mequfi Bay, this five-star resort is the ideal location from which to explore this unspoilt corner of Mozambique. The location is what really sets the resort apart with seemingly unending panoramic views in every direction leaving the guests to enjoy maximum privacy and get back to nature, without leaving luxury and comfort behind. The 50 bungalows dotted across the amber sands all have ocean views, private verandahs and open-air showers facing the bay, while the Mvua African Rain Spa blends together naturally sourced ingredients such as flowers, salt and wild honey to create a sensory local experience that can be enjoyed in a beachfront cabana. From the hotel guest can go whale watching or island hopping, while nearby is the Quirimbas National Park covering over 750,000 hectares of the north-east coast of Mozambique. The park is home to a rich marine life of sea turtles and over a hundred species of fish.SLH Insider Tip: If you’re travelling with family or friends opt for one of the resort’s exclusive and spacious beach suites, all of which feature two double bedrooms, a separate living area and complimentary minibar.The VIEW Lugano, SwitzerlandA stay at The VIEW Lugano has been likened to staying on an extravagant luxury yacht and the sophisticated rich teak, chrome and glass interiors coupled with unrivalled views from this hilltop heaven across the water to the mountains certainly give this impression. On arrival a floor butler will whisk guests up to one of just 18 stylish suites complete with a large terrace and a mini-bar tailored to their tastes. As expected the philosophy at The VIEW Lugano is entirely focused on made-to-measure service and ensuring that a guest’s every need is tended to, be it a specially designed treatment at the uber-cool spa to a private jet to enjoy an exclusive shopping experience. Closer to home, guests inspired by the restaurant, Inocenti Evasioni, can also take a chef-led cooking course complete with a shopping trip to buy the ingredients at the local market.SLH Insider Tip: Why not explore the local area in one of the hotel’s complimentary Smart cars or electric bicycles.Pousada de Guimarães, PortugalWinner of the coveted Europa Nostra prize for its renovation and restoration, the magnificent Pousada de Guimarães was once home to Augustinian monks and Portuguese royalty. Now the ornamental gardens and hushed hallways are host to a luxury retreat where the peaceful cloisters, stone fountains and soaring oak ceilings are made welcoming by huge fireplaces and snug sofas. Guests can choose between 51 rooms in either the new and old wing of the hotel and are never far from its history – superior rooms are housed in the original monks chambers, the pool is beside what was once the mill and the bar in housed in the monastery’s kitchen. Enjoy local cuisine at the hotel’s refined Dona Mafalda restaurant, which offers Minho regional classics in the old cellars surrounded by azulejos and views through the arches to the UNESCO medieval city.SLH Insider Tip: Those looking for even more history and architecture on their visit will love the Santa Clara Convent, just 2.5km from the hotel and one of the biggest and richest convents in Portugal.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Outbound MICE industry tradeshow Get Global has

first_imgOutbound MICE industry tradeshow, Get Global, has announced its growing exhibitor list for the inaugural event being held in July. With over 90 exhibitors confirmed including a number of high-profile brands using Get Global to return to MICE exhibitions, companies exhibiting for the first time and new products which are due to be launched later this year.Donna Kessler, director and founder of Get Global, said “The growing exhibitor list demonstrates the strength of the MICE segment, and the industry’s confidence in Get Global as a sales and relationship tool by investing in the platform and the format. To be able to attract global brands as well as emerging companies to our inaugural event gives us great assurance the MICE market is buoyant.”Gary Bender, director and founder of Get Global, further commented: “Many brands have stayed away from MICE exhibitions in the past as they have not been able to provide return on investment for sellers nor delivered the right experience for buyers. Our industry knowledge and extensive research before launching Get Global, has allowed us to launch a unique format, where both the buyer and seller benefit and can achieve tangible outcomes.”Stefan Bruns, deputy managing director, Asian Trails specified: “We’ve had a very successful partnership with our representative office in Australia for many years but haven’t found the right trade show platform to support our business here. We exhibit at international trade events but until Donna and Gary approached us about Get Global, we hadn’t found the right fit for us at shows in this region. We felt the free flowing, one day format of Get Global format supported our business and sales strategies and enabled us to meet with the right buyers in one day.”Gai Tyrrell, regional director AU/NZ Hawaiian Airlines said: “Our trusted relationship with the Get Global founders and their original approach to creating this unique new event has piqued our excitement and interest.  We are delighted to participate and confident that Get Global will spearhead a transformation in the MICE trade Industry”.Get Global provides an innovative and efficient business platform for international suppliers to connect with corporate meeting planners, incentive houses, PCOs, travel companies and anyone else that has international group business from Australia.Get Global will be held in The Gallery, at the International Convention Centre on Friday 28 July 2017.last_img read more

If youre tempted by the spring skiing in our Top

first_imgIf you’re tempted by the spring skiing in our Top 10 Ski Resorts for Late Season Snow, the good news is that although the warm weather has had an effect on the snow at some of the lower European resorts, conditions are still very good on the whole. And after this brief glimpse of spring a sudden return to winter is expected later in the week so we should see good snow conditions for a while.The snow in America is also very good at the moment. It’s especially cold on the east coast which is preserving the snow that fell in last week’s big storm.Germany – Excellent conditions can still be found across Germany following snowfalls at the end of last week, with more expected this week. Conditions are particularly good at Garmish and Obertsdorf, with the most snow forecast for Feldberg. Find cheap flights to Munich and Friedrichshafen.Switzerland – Lots of fresh snow is forecast later in the week in Switzerland. And in the meantime, although it is warm and cloudy good skiing conditions are reported, particularly in Zermatt, Anzere and Wengen. Find cheap flights to Geneva and Zurich.USA – Down in Colorado all the resorts are reporting great skiing and on the east coast there are great conditions at Sugarbush, with 12 cm of snow forecast. Temperatures are an uber freezing -14˚C though so make sure you wrap up warm. Find cheap flights to the USA.Norway – Snow fell over the weekend across most of Norway. The most snow fell at Geilo (80/80cm) on Monday when 15cm of new snow was reported. The resort is now reporting powder conditions across the resort following 22cm of new snow since Saturday. Light snow is expected to carry on falling throughout the week so conditions will be continuously topped up. Lillehammer also has powder skiing from top to bottom after snow over the weekend and 10cm of new snow on Monday morning. Light snow is also expected throughout the week at Lillehammer apart from on Tuesday when bright sunny skies are forecast. Find cheap flights to Oslo and Bergen.Sweden – In Sweden both Åre and Sälen received snow over the weekend. This has refreshed the pistes at both resorts so that good conditions can be found on piste. There is also the opportunity to find pockets of powder off piste. Find cheap flights to Stockholm.Best of the restFrance – The weather in France over the weekend was largely sunny and very warm which has affected the snow conditions in some places. In many resorts the freezing level rose to nearly 2700m but the good news is that colder weather and heavy snow is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. Find cheap flights to Geneva, Chambery, Lyon, Grenoble.Austria – The weekend was rather sunny and warm and perfect for enjoying the recent snowfalls, but snow is falling again now. Find cheap flights to Salzburg and Innsbruck.Snow information source: SkiClub.co.ukRead more Ski and Snowboard articlesReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSkiscanner – ski report 17/03/09Skiscanner – ski report 17/03/09Skiscanner ski report: 10/03/09Skiscanner ski report: 10/03/09Skiscanner ski report: 13/01/09Skyscanner’s regular ski report, letting you know where in the world the best snow is falling Welcome to Skiscanner – Skyscanner’s regular ski report, letting you know where in the world the best snow is falling and how to get there. So grab your goggles, book a flight and head for the hills!last_img read more

Related UAE flagship airline carries over six mill

first_img RelatedUAE flagship airline carries over six million passengers in 2008Etihad Airways has announced that its passenger figures have topped six million during the course of 2008Etihad Airways signs codeshare agreement with Aer ArannEtihad Airways has announced that it will offer its customers the opportunity to fly to more destinations in IrelandEtihad adds flights to MinskGulf carrier Etihad has announced plans to introduce flights to Belarus from Abu Dhabi. People hoping to travel on their holidays using Etihad Airways have been advised to book their flights early.According to the airline, flights to several of its destinations from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are proving extremely popular, meaning prompt action is required to avoid missing out.”Although the start of 2009 has proved challenging for everyone in the airline industry, Etihad will be very busy during the summer months, Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer, confirmed.”We’re encouraging customers to book early to avoid the disappointment of not getting their preferred flight destinations and dates of travel.”Mr Baumgartner said a wide range of destinations were provoking interest, including those in Europe, the far east, North America and Australia.Passengers are also encouraged to keep their travel arrangement time to a minimum by making use of Etihad Airways’ online booking facility.The airline recently launched flights to Athens from Dubai, with an Airbus A320 commencing its service of the route from June 2nd.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

It sounds like obvious advice but youd be surpri

first_imgIt sounds like obvious advice, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t bother to read up on the history, culture and geography of their destination before they travel.This is especially true of those who are travelling in a group where they are not the organisers.Doing a bit of pre-travel reading serves several purposes. Firstly, it obviously makes you more knowledgeable on the background of a place, which tends to give you more enjoyment once you get there.It will also inform you if there are any important cultural differences which you need to be aware of. And lastly, reading up whets your appetite and helps you to look forward to your travels – creating thirst and anticipation of a trip.Buying a guide book is a good start (Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Insight and Eyewitness all produce excellent guide books). There are also endless travel websites that offer good information on your destination. One of our favourites is this week’s website of the week: MatadorNetwork – a great place to get inspired and informed.Read more Travel TipsReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSolo travel for seniors – your optionsFrom walking holidays to yoga retreats and cruises, we take a look at the options available for seniors planning their first solo travel experience.Stress-free holiday planning – the 10 steps you need to knowWant to take the stress out of holiday planning? Follow these easy tips and whether your dream holiday is the beach, a cosmopolitan city, or an epic road trip, you can even enjoy the research, booking and packing that will get you there. Imagine that!  1. Set your budget Photo credit: Christine Roy Your…20 money saving travel tips that actually workBe travel savvy with Skyscanner’s top tips for slashing the price of your holiday. 1. Be flexible The price of flights can vary considerably depending on the month, day and even time you travel, so do your research and be prepared to be flexible. Skyscanner lets you compare flight prices…last_img read more