December 2012

Tips to Find the Best Travel Deals for Dubai Shopping Festival 2013

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The internationally acclaimed Dubai Shopping Festival 2013 is a month-long extravaganza, a dream family holiday that is set to commence in January 2013. It is a heaven on earth for shoppers, a magical fantasy world for children with its great souks, amazing malls, great deal of discounts, daily car raffle draws, fireworks and much more.

Dubai Shopping Festival

Online Travel Sites: Emperor Traveline offers outstanding packages tailor-made by the team of professional and experienced tour consultants in order to suit every customer. Many online travel sites offer good deals on travel to Dubai during the shopping festival. Booking early can get attractive discounts. Also, airlines in Dubai use this shopping festival as an opportunity to boost their business by forming an alliance with travel websites and offer great discounts on the packages. Spend time exploring such websites to get the best deals for Dubai Shopping Festival 2013 making sure to check the terms and conditions of the deal.

Some airlines like Emirates, which is Dubai’s official airline, offer a “Stay 4, Pay 3” package that includes airport-hotel-airport transfers by a private car, an Arabian Adventures welcome tour, and many other benefits. Better discounts can be availed when two or more passengers travel together.

Online Coupons/Promotional Material: The promotion for Dubai Shopping Festival 2013 is already underway. For a little fee, coupons can be found for the shopping festival that can get you good deals on airfares or stays in hotels while in Dubai. During the Dubai Shopping Festival season it is a good idea to keep checking local magazines and newspapers as some retailers selling major brands announced up to 75% discount on jewelry, electronics, watches, textiles, perfumes, etc. All the malls and stores in Dubai place adverts in local magazines and newspapers with interesting deals. One can compare discounts offered by various stores using these promotional materials.

Travel agents: Emperor Traveline maintains a close association with high-class yet affordable hotels in Dubai. A better deal on shopping packages can be obtained through them. Find out if your agent can offer you such a deal in Dubai. We make the possibility of finding better deals easier. The Hotels in Dubai also offer great deals to tourists during the Dubai Shopping Festival season.

Local Guide: It is worth employing the services of a good local guide who can provide information about shops that offer much better discounts than the bigger brands in malls because small shops do not incur huge expenses on promotion of their goods. Consulting with the guide before purchase of any branded clothes or ornaments is also a good idea as he could know someone offering a better deal on those.

Fellow Traveler: A fellow traveler can be a good source to share tips regarding best travel deals. It could be mutually beneficial if tips can be shared with your fellow traveler.

New Year Travel Packages

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It is that time of the year where everyone is travelling and taking splendid vacations with their families in various exotic destinations! Emperor Traveline offers great deals on tour packages to several destinations such as Thailand, Dubai and Kuala Lampur and Singapore. Each of these tourist favourites have a multitude of things to see and do. The tour packages are designed to cover most of the important tourist attractions in these places within a short period of time and thus ensure a great value for money. The itinerary for these tour packages are listed below.

New Year Travel Package

Thailand Tour Package

The tour to Thailand departs from Chennai International Airport and on arrival in Bangkok, the tourists are immediately transported to Pattaya by an A/C coach. They will get to see a local show named “Alcazar” in the evening and that will followed by an Indian dinner. The next day consists of a day trip to the scenic Coral Island where the tourists will take a ride on the glass bottom boat and see the amazing coral formation underwater. Later they will proceed to Noong Village where they will visit all the local attractions and see various cultural shows. The following day, they will travel back to Bangkok where they will visit the world famous natural Safari park and witness spectacular dolphin and other live shows. This will be followed by a dinner cruise later in the evening. After an exciting day at Bangkok, the vacationers will take a local city tour the next day and visit all the major attractions in the city. The final day features time for shopping and other personal activities, before they take their flight out to Chennai later in the evening.

Dubai Tour Package

Dubai is yet another most visited tourist destination as it offers a great shopping experience! The tour to Dubai begins at Trichy International Airport. There will be a stopover in Colombo, Sri Lanka before reaching Dubai. The first in Dubai features a local city tour where the tourists will visit the magnificent mosques of Jumeira and the Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort. They will also get to enjoy the Arabian Dhow cruise with dinner in the evening as they take the breathtaking Dubai skyline aboard the boat. The next day is allotted for shopping and other personal activities during the morning, followed by a desert safari in the afternoon and a belly dance performance in the evening. The final day, the tourists can indulge in more shopping before heading out to the airport to take their flight back to Trichy via Colombo.

Kuala Lampur and Singapore Tour Package

These two cities are perhaps the most frequently visited tourist destinations in the world. The group assembles at Chennai International Airport to begin their spectacular trip. Once they land in Kuala Lampur, the tourists proceed to Genting Highlands where they get to enjoy the casinos and the breathtaking landscape of the island. The following day consists of a visit to the theme park where they enjoy the thrill and fun of the rides and shows. They then pay a visit to the Battu Cave Temple in the evening on their way back to Kuala Lampur. The following day consists of a local city tour which includes the KL Towers, King’s Palace, Merdeka Square, Johor Bahru etc.. The next day, the group travels to Singapore where tae a guided tour of the city which includes tours of the City Hall, Mount Faber and Raffle Hotel. The guests visit the Jurong Bird Park the following day and proceed to Sentosa Island in the afternoon where they enjoy the underwater world and the tunnel walk. The following day is set aside for shopping in the morning and later in the afternoon they take the flight back to Chennai.

All of the above mentioned destinations are must see places and will be great family holiday!

To know the cost of the packages, Call +91 – 422 – 4 500 600 or Contact Emperor Traveline

Top Educational Destinations in India for Students

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After its independence, the educational reform in India has entered a new era. India is fast emerging as one of the world leaders in education with its affordable education, a wide range of choices, world-class institutions, and international exposure.

National Law University

Delhi: The capital city of India, Delhi, is one of the top destinations for students in India when it comes to world-class education. The city is safe, well connected, and has good infrastructure and economic structure. It has better social and cultural environment and healthcare facilities. The only state universities are Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and National Law University. Top business schools and coaching institutes have made Delhi their preferred destination. With a wide variety of options available, Delhi has become a desired destination for students. The city also offers a chance to learn about India’s glorious past by way of its monuments and forts.

Mumbai: A major metro city in the country and the financial capital of India, Mumbai, is filled with life and energy. The city boasts many prominent universities and colleges. Mumbai University is one of the largest universities of the world. The city is full of colleges and institutions for arts and science streams. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research are held in high esteem among research scholars. Mumbai is rich in culture as it houses people from all over the country.

Chennai: Known as the Cultural Capital of South India, is home to many premier educational and research institutions. College of Engineering in Guindy is ranked in the top 10 engineering colleges in India and is the only state-owned college in India to do so. The Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College are also recognized as one of the top medical colleges in India. Dr. Ambedkar Law College is the considered to be the best law school in India. With its beaches, temples, and places of historical and cultural significance, Chennai is one of the preferred destinations among students.

Hyderabad: The Pearl City of India and the capital of Andhra Pradesh, the city rich in culture and arts. This city is uniquely famous for its heritage monuments, gardens, lakes, parks, fine cuisine, and extraordinary museums. The city is also a global hub of information technology. The city is home to global IT firms such as Microsoft, Google, IBM, Yahoo, Dell, and Facebook. University of Hyderabad and Osmania University are two premier spots for education in Hyderabad.

Bengaluru: The Silicon Valley of India, also known as the Garden City of India, usually enjoys a pleasant weather throughout the year. The city houses some very well recognized colleges and research institutions. As the second fastest growing metro in India, it attracts students from all over. Colleges are provided affiliation by Bangalore University. Indian Institute of Science, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, National Institute of Fashion Technology and the National Law School of India are some of the widely recognized facilities. National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences is a premier mental health institution in India.

Information for First time Cruise Travelers

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What is cruising?
Planning for a cruise vacation is often one of the most challenging of tasks for those who haven’t organized a travel, and it’s even more difficult when they haven’t traveled around a lot. A cruise liner is a ship which is used for enjoying stress free holidays, these voyages are also known as pleasure voyages. In a cruise vacation, the travel experience includes the voyage itself along with the entertainment and enjoyment of the amenities in the ship, and change in different sceneries often on a day-to-day basis. The prime purpose of cruising is not transportation but the experience of a wide variety of things it offers.

Cruise Travel
Types of cruises
You can never compare two cruising experiences because they are never the same. Cruise travel exposes you to very unique traveling experiences. Basically, there are seven major types of cruising and they are listed below:

• Solo Cruises
• Family Cruises
• Luxury Cruises (e.g. Golf cruises, Art Cruises, Themed Cruises, Romantic Cruises etc.)
• Senior Cruises
• Premium Cruises
• Adventure Cruises
• River Cruises

There are also ‘nowhere cruises’ that are available; these are mainly designed for the passengers to enjoy the experience of cruising and such ships will not stop at any ports.

Things to Consider before booking your Cruise holiday
It is very essential that you understand the whole concept of cruising and carefully select the type of vacation you need. All cruises offer basic amenities such as food, accommodation, on board entertainment, toiletries and transport and other additional amenities such as spa, excursions, drinks and other add on packs. All these options should be chosen by the traveler according to his / her needs. Answering the below questions can help you to choose the best cruise for your travel.

• Your budget for the entire trip
• With whom you are traveling (Family, friends, solo etc.)
• Which part of the world you want to cruise
• Choosing the apt time for cruising
• Do you want a casual relaxing cruise or an activity centered type?
• Are you prone to sea sickness?
• How long is your trip?
• Where you want to board your cruise? (Near home or abroad)
• What types of activities are you interested in? (Culinary, Art, Golf, adventure etc.)
• Do you want to dress up for dinner parties?

It is also important to book your cruise well in advance because you may be offered additional perks such as cabin upgrade, discounts in ticket prices, free transfers, choice of cabins and other special early booking offers. Last minute booking will restrict your options, where you have to adjust your vacation and timings, and maybe travel in cabins cancelled by others. So, plan your vacation well in advance to fully experience the pleasure and excitement of cruising.

Corporate Tour Packages

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Vacations always have an invigorating and rejuvenating effect on each and every one of us. This profound effect of vacation is because it is the time when everyone will leave their mundane work schedules behind and they will be free to concentrate about spending the valuable time with the people whom they travel with. Vacations can be with family, friends or even with our co-workers. Companies these days have realized the importance of organizing corporate tours, because this helps to build an employee friendly work environment and it also greatly helps in increasing their retention ratio. These tours help the employees to be energized, refreshed, motivated and it also contributes immensely towards the team building activities of an organization. Companies have a wide variety of options to choose their travel destination, both internationally and domestically according to their financial limitations.

Corporate Tour Packages

International Destinations


This place has always been a fascination for most of the people; this is because of the exotic cities where the employees can witness the blend among various cultures and traditions. The list of the cities to be visited includes Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C, Miami, Las Vegas and much more.

Europe, UK

This is a place which has the roots of the modern western civilization. The major attractions include colorful bays, museums, galleries, beaches and parks.


The people of Switzerland enjoy high quality of living which is envied by most of the nations. The place has massive mountains, picturesque lakes and perfect weather conditions, making it more attractive to the tourists.

South Africa

It is situated in the only continent which still has a major portion of the place remote and wild. This place will be the first on list for any nature lover.

Domestic Destinations

Ooty, Tamil Nadu

This place is the famous summer destination for most of the people due to its cool and pleasing weather conditions. It is also the home of the famous Nilgiri Mountains.


Yelagiri is a beautiful hill station which is famous for its tea planation and comforting weather. The famous Puganoor Lake is located at this place.


Anyone can make their vacation plans to this wonderful place which is blessed with rich flora and fauna mainly due to its affordability. The beautiful Yercaud also has many famous locations for hiking and trekking.

Munnar, Kerala

This place is located in Kerala which is famously known as the ‘God’s own country’. Munnar is surrounded with colossal mountains and spectacular views of beautiful valleys.

Kerala Backwater Tours

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Kerala, also popularly referred to as “God’s Own Country” is a paradise on Earth with its lush and dense forests, sprawling greenery, mesmerizing beaches, undulating hills, enchanting woods and the pristine backwaters. Nestled between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Kerala is a destination of a lifetime! The small strip of land enchants every visitor who sets foot on the land with its diverse cultural beliefs and practices. Tourism in Kerala has gained tremendous popularity these days especially due to the endless natural beauty of its backwaters. A trip to Kerala will be complete only with a trip on the houseboat along the backwaters!

Kerala Back Waters

The best way to explore and experience the enthralling backwaters is by hiring a houseboat. The backwaters are lined with diverse vegetation, animals, plantation and different types of houses that add more charm and beauty to the entire trip. There are several travel agencies which offer comprehensive Kerala backwater tour packages to the various backwater resorts in Kerala. The resorts will send their houseboats to pick up their guests from nearby towns and cities. You can choose either to spend the entire trip on the houseboat or stay at the resort and take small day trips on the houseboat.

The most popular amongst the backwater destinations are the Allepey, Kochi, Kumarakom, Kozhikode and Trivandrum backwaters. Allepey or the Alappuzha backwaters are popularly known as the “Venice of the East”. The magnificent green waters, boat cruises and the snake boat races are the popular attractions in Allepey. The Kochi backwaters which are referred to as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea” is dotted with several quaint islands. The major points of interest on these backwaters are the Kochi Fort, Hill Palace, Dutch Palace and the Bolghatty Palace. Kumarakom is a charming village nestled on the Vembanad Lake, situated about 16 kilometers from the town of Kottayam. The backwaters are dotted with beautiful white lilies and dense mangrove vegetation, which are a perfect visual treat for everyone’s eyes. Vacationers can also indulge in fishing or boat rides.

The city of Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala which offers a staggering natural view of enchanting lagoons and pristine water lakes. The ride through the backwaters is dotted with several major attractions such as Museum Complex, Neyyar Dam, beaches and the Aakulam boat club. The Kozhikode backwaters are a rare visual treat as they are plugged with some of the most beautiful rivers, wide canals and alluring small lakes. The Pazhassirajah Museum, Kappad beach and the Art gallery are the important places of interest in the area. With such numerous choices, Kerala truly offers the best holiday getaway for the entire family, away from all the noise and pollution! Visit the Kerala backwaters to enjoy the scenic and serene beauty of the fascinating backwaters!