• Differences between Same-Brand/Chain Hotels

    Posted on May 11, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    Many consumers assume hotels under the same brand/chain are all equal however this is not the case. Most hotel brands/chains have multiple hotel levels within their collections. These levels are based on the designated clientele being catered to, offering varying star level and amenities offered for each. These differing hotel types typically include luxury, economy, […]

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  • Sports Tourism

    Posted on May 11, 2014 by in Elle Renee, Theme Travel

    Sports Tourism is defined as travel involving the observation or participation in a sporting event staying apart from their usual environment. It is separated into 2 categories, hard and soft. Hard sports tourism refers to the quantity of people participating at a competitive sporting event (i.e. the Olympic, FIFA World Cup, etc). Soft sports tourism […]

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  • Anguilla

    Posted on May 3, 2014 by in Destination Spotlight

    Located 5 mi north of St Maarten/Martin, Anguilla is the ideal location for the sophisticated world traveler. Measuring 16 miles long with a population of 13,000, this intimate locale offers a most inviting and friendly atmosphere from the locals.  Anguilla protects 7 large sections of water designated as marine parks as well as 33 sugar-white […]

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  • Guadeloupe Islands

    Posted on April 26, 2014 by in Destination Spotlight

    Located in the French West Indies, Guadeloupe is an archipelago of islands, all of which have their own unique flair and geography. Unlike other countries, it is not your typical Caribbean destination, overrun by resorts and chain restaurants. This country prides itself on preserving their vast variety of ecosystems and was declared a designated Biosphere […]

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  • Getting Better Sleep on Planes

    Posted on April 26, 2014 by in Ask Aston

    Sleeping on planes comes naturally for some while others struggle to get a good rest. For those in the latter, here are a few tips to help achieve some good shut eye. Choose a good seat, making sure it can recline and the armrests are adjustable. Picking the window seat will not only allow you […]

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  • Choosing the Right Airline for Long Haul Flights

    Posted on April 26, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    Choosing the cheapest flight for shorter flights are ok but long haul flights are a different story. There are three major things you should consider when choosing your airline for such flights. The first is food. Most airlines provide a decent quantity of food but the quality varies greatly. If you have specific dietary needs […]

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  • Enotourism

    Posted on April 26, 2014 by in Elle Renee, Theme Travel

    Enotourisim, also known as oenotourism or vinitourism, is tourism with the purpose of tasting, consuming and purchasing of wine. It is typically done at the source, vineyards, etc, where wine enthusiasts can see the process of making wines from the vine to the table. There are various types of tours with varying levels of participation […]

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    Costa Rica

    Posted on April 20, 2014 by in Destination Spotlight

    Costa Rica is home to a variety of micro climates and natural wonders. With 26% of its land officially zoned as protected territory, it leads Latin America in certified sustainable tourism. Corcovado National Park located on the Osa Peninsula “has been called the most complete ecosystem in a virgin state in the world”. Costa Rica […]

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  • River Cruising vs. Ocean Cruising

    Posted on April 20, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    River cruising has been growing fast in popularity leading many to question the difference between the two and which is better. Here is a quick breakdown of the main differences between river and ocean cruising. Determining which is better depends on your personal vacation style.  River Cruises are smaller and more intimate making it possible […]

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  • Preventing Identity Theft While Traveling

    Posted on April 20, 2014 by in Ask Aston

    Identity theft is common and covers all types including financial and digital. Travelers are especially vulnerable however there are ways to prevent becoming a victim. Before traveling, remove all critical yet unnecessary documents from your purse/wallets (i.e. Social security cards, bills, medical info, etc). Guard documents at all times, securing them on your person as […]

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