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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Ten shopping capitals of the world

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Renaissance city – Liverpool

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TWO cities in the United Kingdom were to play a crucial role in the huge cultural shift globally that epitomizes the Swinging Sixties – London and…Liverpool.

As unlikely as it seems this gritty port and industrial was to spawn a musical legacy unrivalled anywhere in the world.

And the legacy of pioneering Liverpudlian or “Scouser” musicians have led to the city claiming titles that have yet to be challenged. Liverpool is known as the World Capital City of Pop – a title bestowed upon it  by Guinness World Records because the record 56 number one singles produced by the city’s musicians still stands.

The names are synonymous with Western pop culture –  The Beatles…Gerry and the Pacemakers…Billy Fury.

Later acts like Frankie Goes to Hollywood have further added to that status.

While, many believe the city peaked with the Mersey Beat sound of the ’60s, before becoming a symbol of economic decline and stagnation, this is a city rapidly on the comeback.

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the song that launched Beatlemania and the Beatles – Love Me DoBooked.net samples Liverpool.

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Choosing a hotel online

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REGARDLESS of the destination, your choice of hotel can make…or break…your vacation or business trip.

In fact, whether or not your stay is comfortable can impact your entire travel experience.

So how to avoid disappointment?

Finding the best hotel for you can be a challenge, so here are Booked.net‘s hints and tips to finding the best hotel online to suit your needs and your budget.

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Europe’s great cities on the cheap – Vienna

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THIS city’s musical pedigree leads to its quite obvious title as The City of Music.

And what a pedigree it is. Vienna, Austria’s list of musical prodogies include Strauss, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Mahler and Beethoven among others.

But that cultural legacy extends beyond musicians with psycho-analyst Siegmund Freud and painter Gustav Klimpt as among the city’s famous sons.

Boasting one of the most carefully preserved streetscapes in the world, this city is a living-breathing museum and it is this uniformity of architecture that sets the UNESCO recognised former seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire apart from other great European cities such as Paris, Rome and London.

So how to take in one of the world’s architectural and cultural gems without burning a hole in your bank balance.

In Booked.net‘s third in this series, we offer you some hints and tips.

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Europe’s great cities on the cheap – Paris

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IT is known as the “city of love” and as romantic as the atmosphere is, it is the city itself that most people fall head-over-heels in love with.

It has one of the most recognisible skylines in the world, largely because of the beautiful lattice iron Eiffel Tower that dominates it – a potent symbol of both France and it’s home Paris.

But the real love affair with Paris is when you look beyond those oh-so-familiar landmarks and explore its network of backstreets and claim Paris as your own.

But how to enjoy this holiday romance at prices that won’t leave you heartbroken?

In the second in our series on Europe’s great cities on the cheap Booked.net offers some answers.

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Europe’s great cities on the cheap – Rome

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EUROPEAN cities can be considered to be the cradle of Western civilisation and contain historical and cultural riches, but sometimes those riches mean visiting those cities can cost a fortune.

Or does it? Believe it or not it is possible to take in all Europe’s most popular (read expensive) cities on a budget.

In this series, Booked.net gives you hint, tips and our picks of how to experience the great cities of Europe without blowing your budget.

So we start with the world’s first large scale city – Rome.

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Tips to sort out baggage delays or lost luggage

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WHAT is the “black hole” of all airlines?

The label best fits baggage reclaim an area that involves nearly two million missing bags annually.

Sometimes it is accidental and unfortunately sometimes it is by design – you might not be aware of 68 pieces of mishandled luggage were found in dumpster near George Bush International Airport in 2006.

After a plane lands that’s when “baggage reclaim hell” starts for every passenger.
Imagine you are standing in the long queues at the baggage carousel, but your bag doesn’t show up onto the conveyor. Don’t  panic…

Let’s say your luggage is not lost, but merely delayed meaning it will be tracked down within 24 hours.  So, you go to the “Lost and Found” office and the only thing they can offer you is a wait. But are you entitled to anything from the airlines?

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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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