Travel around London for free using Apple Pay

Mastercard is offering free travel around London using Apple pay on mondays, this offer is valid for next 3 mondays including today, If your iPhone is capable of NFC payment through Apple pay then you can avail this offer, you can wander around London all day using Tube, Trains, Buses and the DLR all without any charge, you just have to have an iPhone or Apple Watch on which you can use Apple Pay with Mastercard and that’s it.

Monday being hard for everyone, its a bounty for everyone as you get to save money doing your normal day chores, This offer is valid for next 4 mondays including today.

Now if you have an iPhone or Apple Watch along with Mastercard, Following is the guide on how you can travel around London for free

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How Apple Pay works on London Public Transport:

Moving on to How you can travel around london for free. First of all, you need to have an iPhone which supports NFC payment, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S plus with iOS 9 or above supports NFC payment. You can also use Apple watch to make use of this offer.

  • When you are about to board a tube, or you are at ticket gate, double press the Home button of your iPhone, even if its locked, it will bring your default card in Apple Pay.
  • After that you need to authorise your payment by placing your finger on Touch ID, now you will see a message on the screen “Hold near Reader to Pay”.
  • Touch the top of your iPhone on the yellow card reader.
  • You will see done on the display with a vibration.
  • A green light can also be seen on the card reader as result of transaction.

If you have Apple Watch follow the steps below:

  • Double-press  button on the side of Apple Watch.
  • Picture of your card will appear on the Apple Watch.
  • Touch front side of Apple Watch to the reader.
  • You will feel a slight vibration when the payment is made.

That’s all, You can use this service today and for 3 upcoming mondays, If you have any issue you can comment below, we would love to help you guys out.

Malaysia Won Award of Leading Travel Destination of Asia at 22nd Annual World Travel Awards

Malaysia has been declared as the leading Travel Destination of Asia at 22nd Annual World Travel Awards ceremony which was conducted in Hong Kong. The competition was among other 9 countries which are Singapore, Korea, Macau, Sri lanka and Thailand.Malaysia

Also, tourism board of Malaysia was awarded with the Leading tourist board award. The board memebers were praised for structuring high standard of tourism around the country.

The winner among Asian countries, that is Malaysia, will compete against the winners of other categories. Grand Final of 22nd World Travel Awards will be held in Morocco in December.Malaysia

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World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said:

“It is an honour to recognise the leaders in Asian and Australasian hospitality here in Hong Kong this evening.

“InterContinental Grand Stanford has been a wonderful host for our Gala Ceremony this year, while it has been a privilege to be welcomed here with such warmth to Hong Kong.

“Congratulations to all our winners tonight and I look forward to greeting many of them in December when we will celebrate our Grand Final 2015 in Morocco.”

World Travel Awards was constituted back in 1993 to acknowledge tourism around the world, the judges who chose the winners consists of a team of top notch tourism consumers and proficient travelers.

Other winners include: AirAsia, which received the glorification of being Asia’s Leading Cabin Crew. One World Hotel, Located at Selangor, Malaysia, won the award of Asia’s Best Leading Meeting and Conference Hotel.

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Malaysia

In the category of Leading Wedding Venue, Pangkor Laut Resort was declared winners. Resort World Genting was titled as Asia’s Leading Themed resort.

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Malaysia

Full List of World Travel Awards winners for Asia can be seen here.Malaysia

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Malaysia

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Paris Attacks; What to do if you are a Tourist in Paris Right Now

As you might know France is under national state of emergency and it has closed its borders after 128 people were killed in series of attack last night in Paris

Gunmen entered Bataclan Concert hall during a heavy metal concert and took hostages, it is said that they executed around 80 hostages inside the Bataclan. Later on security forces stormed the hall and rescued the hostages..

There are 5 other sites including restaurants and cars where people were shot, till now at least 180 people are said to be injured in the gruesome attacks.

These attacks are said to be most deadliest attacks in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombing.

Attack sites:

  • La Belle Equipe, 92 rue de Charonne, 11th district – at least 19 dead in gun attacks
  • Le Carillon bar and Le Petit Cambodge restaurant at rue Alibert, 10th district – at least 12 dead in gun attacks
  • La Casa Nostra restaurant, 92 rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 11th district – at least 5 dead in gun attacks
  • Stade de France, St Denis, just north of Paris – explosions heard outside venue, three attackers dead
  • Bataclan concert venue, 50 boulevard Voltaire, 11th district – stormed by several gunmen, at least 80 dead

The world is watching the horrifying images after a series of attacks Friday night in the French capital of Paris.

Situations like this  can create panic and terrifying the citizens in any country, but the people who are visiting Paris right now, whose number reach to about tens of thousands, This situation must be tough for them, Not having knowledge about the city streets or the language, and having no one to turn to is any situation of panic adds another layer of fright to an already scary situation.

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Paris Attacks; What to do if you are a Tourist in Paris:

If you are in Paris, Following are some precautionary measure you should take subsequent to Paris Attacks:

Find shelter:

Showing love to the humanity, Citizens of Paris are offering up their empty rooms, and business places using the hashtag #porteouverte or “open door” for the people who don’t have anyplace to lay low. You can also tweet with hashtag #porteouverte location to find a safe place to stay.

You can also head to the nearest Local hotels, they are also offering help to get you safely where to intend to go. You can use maps  to find the closest one.(Google Maps)

Get cash.

It is recommended that you should have atleast couple of hundred dollars along with you in the local currency, Try to get to the nearest ATM and transcat some money in order to avoid a situation of crises without local currency.

Account for everyone in your group:

Keep a check on everyone in your group, If you are travelling in a group, Confirm their whereabouts. If you are unable to get in contact with any of the group members, first check with the hotel or the place you were staying, if still they are missing then inform the local embassy or consulate for your country. The State Department (U.S.), Foreign Office (U.K.), or other local diplomatic authority maintains a list of their nationals who have been missing, are killed or injured, or have been accounted for.

Check in back home:

Call your family and friends and inform then that you are safe, also tell them your location and the situation of city, to avoid any chaos or panic back home. Keeping in context the devastation following an attack, it can be complicated for people to get word out to loved ones via phone. Consider alternative forms of communication, such as social media accounts or email. You can also use Facebook’s mark safe feature to inform your friends and family that you are safe.

Follow @TravelGov on social media. This will give you real-time updates and instructions.

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Avoid crowds:

Considering the panic and chaos, Avoid using public transportation during rush hour. Instead, travel at off-peak times or use a licensed taxi. It is recommended to stay away from crowds and congested areas.

“People are on edge, so if they think something is happening and panic, there could be a stampede or other dangerous situation,” advises Ross.

Be extra alert:

“Very often people on holiday let down their guards and are not as aware of what’s going on around,” explains the State Department’s Michelle Bernier Toth, Managing Director for Overseas Citizen Services. “Look for things like unattended packages, weird behavior, and people overdressed for the environment,” says George Taylor, VP of Global Operations at integrated risk management company iJet.

If you are in france and in any case of emergency dial 01.43.12.22.22 [then dial 9 (nine) when you hear the automated greeting].

Here is also a reminder of some of the embassy numbers in Paris for people who may have concerns about friends or relatives. If you want to report missing persons to French government, you can use this site, they have setup this website after the paris attacks to collect intelligence and report missing persons.

  • British embassy: +33 1 44 51 31 00
  • US embassy: +33 1 43 12 22 22
  • Irish embassy:+33 1 44 17 67 00
  • Australia embassy: +33140593300
  • Canada embassy: +33144432900
  • Irish embassy: +33144176700

 

Beautiful Pictures of Autumn Season From Around the World

Autumn Season is an exciting time of year, It’s the ideal time to travel, leave your home and explore the beautiful surroundings. The movie festivals, cultural nights, broadway openings, music festivals and much more to do.

The weather may be cooling down but rest of the things are getting high, there are number of events being arranged all over the world, and they will continue till the start of extreme winters, this is the season to go out and discover the beautiful world.

Fall is here,the bright reds and yellows of this season make the upcoming winters little easier to handle, The weekends become filled with apple picking and every street provides you a captivating view.

Beautiful Pictures of Autumn Season From Around the World

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  • Autumn in Boston Source:Denis Tangney Jr

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  • Kilchurn Castle Loch Awe Argyll Source: Brain Lawrence

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  • Niagara Fall Source: OrchidPoet

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  • The Ecole du Louvre building at the end of a tree lined path, in the grounds of the famous Louvre palace complex in Paris, France Source: Philip Lee Harley

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  • Moon over a landscape, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona, USA Source: PhotoDisc

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  • St james park in London at sunset Source: Frank Reporter

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  • Fog in a forest, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, USA  Source: Medioimages/Photodisc

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If you are into photography, this is the season to take out your camera and capture as much as you can because in Autumn season everything is so beautiful, the streets the mountains and rivers, everything looks so gorgeous, so if you want us to share pictures which you took in autumn season let us know, we would love to feature them in this post.

Thats all from our side, if you have some pictures of Autums season and you want to share with us, Write to us in comments, or contact us using the contact us form, we will love to feature your pictures of our website. You can also let us know about the events that are going on or coming in near future and they are exclusively for fall season, we will love to tell our readers about some great events you guys have to offer.

Ischia Best Places and Travel Guide

Ischia is an Island around 19 miles from naples, It comes under Italy’s Campania region, On the north side of this Island, there is Bay of Naples. This Island can be reached from the ferries or the boats from he Naples, the journey to the Island itself is mesmerising.

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Pagoda Beach, Ischia, Italy.

Ischia is famous tourist destination, people from all around the Europe make their way to Ischia to spend their holidays, Ischia is blessed with great number of blessings from the nature, Most famous tourist attractions in Ischia is the blue water and exotic beaches, Ischia also has to offer stunning landscapes, This island is known for its active thermal springs, It is said that this Island lies on a active volcano, so its very adventurous to explore Ischia, In this post I will talk about Ischia Best places and travel guide.

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Ischia Italy

From the ancient ages, Ischia is known for its beautiful landscapes and its location, which proved to work as a lookout island for the city of naples.

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Talking about the climate,It is recommended to visit this beautiful Island in between April and October. The weather is amazing at this Island, you can never guess whats coming next, sunshine or rain.

It’s quite weird that German is spoken widely on this Island, Although most of the people are Italian, Still most of them understand and speak English & German.

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You cant get to Ischia by airplane, In order to reach Ischia best places, you will have to first land in Naples and from there you can take a ferry or boat ride to this island.

Tip: It is observed that the ferry ride from naples to Ischia Island stops at another Island ‘Procida‘, Some tourists get off the boat on this Island not knowing it isn’t Ischia island, So before leaving the ferry, ask the people on the boat if its Ischia Island.

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Sant'Angelo (Ischia)

In order to discover the Island there are many tour operating companies, who can guide you, take you to places and sights worth seeing.

Following is the list of Ischia best places to visit:

  • Villa La Colombaia
  • Villa La Mortella
  • Castello Aragonese
  • Guevara Tower
  • Torrione II
  • Pithecusae Museum
  • Giardini Ravino
  • The Soccorso church

Mystical rays

Ischia best places also include the thermal springs which are a site for the scientists as well as tourists, many people from around the world come to study these thermal springs, some come to experience the enthralling experience of thermal springs.

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The water around this Island is clean as crystal, the blue water all around the island is a mesmerising sight. As you might know that Ischia is a famous tourist destination, so there are number of events arranged on this Island all around the year, these events include religious festivals, sports championships, musical events, concerts and cultural events. These events are great to know more about Ischia and its people, So if you visit this beautiful place try to interact with the locals and attend these shows.

Tip: Food at Ischia is delicious

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That’s all from Ischia best places and travel guide, if you have any queries, let us know in the comments, we will get back to you, You can also help us to improve this travel guide, If you have been to Ischia island, let us know about your experience.

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Ischia Italy

Ischia Italy