Join our new blogger promotion “Go There”

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Are you a travel blogger? Share your top destinations so others can “go there”.

Destinations

What is Go There?

We ask travel bloggers to write about the 5 places they visited and loved most of all, places they would like to return to and why.

Then we rate these places according to the impressions of travelers, and choose top destinations to help those, who haven’t decided yet, where to go for the next vacation.

Why use Go There?

Inspire others by sharing your travel experience. Get more followers and connect with other bloggers. Be a part of something bigger. Let other people know that your favorite destinations are worth visiting.

How to participate in Go There?

What are your top 5 destinations? Share your travel knowledge, your posts and photos with Go There in 3 easy steps:

  1. Write a blog post and upload photos of 5 places you loved and would return to.
  2. Nominate five other bloggers to share their top destinations.
  3. Copy and paste this sentence:
    Booked.netTop Destinations to Go There

Once our moderators have checked your post (this can take several days) we will share it here.

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More highlights from “Capture the Seasons”

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NOW November is upon us and autumn draws to a close, the team at Booked.net wants to revisit some more entries in our blogger promotion “Capture the Seasons”.

The entries are still trickling in, and where better to start then with some images of the current season in the northern part of the world – autumn/fall.

Without further delay, here are some more highlights from bloggers across the world.

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How Facebook is changing how we travel

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LET’S face it, social networking website Facebook brings out the narcissist in all of us. Look at it as a “highlights package” of your life, an online brag-book.

Ranking highly among those brag-worthy events in people’s lives is, of course, travel.

Forget posts announcing engagements, wedding photos, pics of babies and cats. According to Facebook’s own figures, when it comes to sharing the major milestones in life – traveling eclipses them all.

With news this week that Facebook has now topped 1 billion users, it is clear Facebook is becoming one of the greatest tools the travel industry has.

Booked.net looks at how social media is creating a shift in the travel and tourism industry.

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“Capture the Seasons” – highlights

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THE entries keep on coming for our blogger promotion “Capture the Seasons” and they include some stunning images from across the world.

So again, we want to share some of the best submitted so far.

It was a tough choice – but here is another selection of pics that the team at Booked.net thinks capture the essense of the four seasons, their color and contrasts.

Inspired? Want to take part? Search your photos and for more details click on this link.

Be imaginative – the only limit is your creativity.

Thanks to all of those bloggers who have taken part so far.

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“Capture the Seasons” – the highlights so far

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SO, our blogger promotion “Capture the Seasons” is off to a great start and we wish to extend a huge thank you to all participants so far.

Today we will showcase our picks of the best pics submitted.

Do these photos inspire you? Are you keen to take part? If so then read the post above or click on this link.

Meanwhile, here are the best of the best submitted so far.

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Discover “Middle-Earth” – New Zealand

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures.

IT is known as the “home of Middle-Earth”, it is the youngest country on earth, it is New Zealand.

With the highly anticipated release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in December, New Zealand will again burst onto the world’s stage as Middle-Earth – some 11 years since JRR Tolkien’s mythical world was first recreated there in the multi-award winning Lord of the Rings trilogy.

This just-released promotional video from New Zealand Tourism serves to remind the world of the scenery captured in the original three movies prior to the first movie in the new trilogy being released later this year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64qx95Ckrwc

Booked.net‘s Jared Morgan looks further at the Middle-Earth phenomenon in his native New Zealand.

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Join our blogger promotion “Capture the Seasons”

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DO you have any photos saved on your computer that illustrate the seasons and you think deserve a wider audience?

If so, here’s your chance. Not only are you sharing your pics, but you could also win fame in the blogging world.

The seasons are distinct, yet completely familiar, but they always bring something refreshingly new that allows you to capture the unique essence of each quarter.

Your photos can be anything. Funny, thought-provoking or amazing as long as they capture the seasons.

Share your photos and your experiences with the rest of the blogging community.

Our team will select the best entries for each season and publish them on our blog and share them across social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Want to take part?

Here’s how in five simple steps…

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We’re not just about hotel reservations

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WANT to keep track of the time and the weather as you travel? Want to monitor what is happening at home while you are abroad? Or simply want to know the time and what the weather is doing where you are?

Hotel reservation website www.booked.net can make it happen.

As the headline says: “We’re not just about hotel reservations”.

As well well as offering your the best deals on more than 90,000 hotels in 17,000 destinations, Booked.net is committed to providing you with the best travel information and news as it comes to hand. We are also equally committed to providing you with practical applications that are useful long after you have returned home.

With this in mind, the team at Booked.net has developed weather and clock widgets for websites and blogs with capabilties that extend beyond the ordinary.

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A special offer from Booked.net and Hilton

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NOW you have the chance to stay in the comfort of a Hilton hotel and save up to 40 percent with a partnership offer available at Booked.net.

Hilton hotels are a great choice for those planning holidays this summer offering the standards of comfort and service synonymous with the Hilton brand.

To take advantage of this offer simply Book a room from May 17 to August 31 and save up to 40 percent off your reservation at your pick of any Hilton hotel across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

In South Africa, Hilton properties offer an escape from hot coastal beaches and adventurous safaris, while appealing natural beauty and ancient architecture surround them in the Middle East and glossy European capitals like Amsterdam, Berlin, London and so on.

The Hilton Durban hotel, South Africa.

Hilton experiences constant change, but its’ warm hospitality is permanent.

Considering the high demands on accommodation in the tourist season of 2012, the Booked.net/Hilton initiative means both brands are offering you the opportunity to experience traditional hospitality with 21st century comforts.

Whether you are about pampering yourself in the spa in the Hilton Durban Hotel, South Africa or relaxing in a swimming pool in the Hilton Munich Park, Germany, Booked.net offers listings of all participating Hilton properties.