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Slow Gastronomy by Garden Hotels

The Slow Life movement and its many variants related to a more authentic model of life, linked to traditions, local cuisine and products grown without additives on the estates of a lifetime has become a motivation for travel and an attractive quality when it comes to choosing holiday accommodation. In Spain, chains like Garden Hotels are being the pioneers in bringing this attitude and philosophy of life to the usual vacation hotels.

 

It attempts to say goodbye to the concept of beach resort in classic Spain. Travelers of the 21st century no longer look for a corner where they just park their stress and rest in the sun. In addition to all that, they ask for differential added values ​​that are what finally allows the sector to consolidate its position as an international destination, beyond the attractions of the chosen place to spend those days of relaxation.

 

Some hotel groups have paid attention to this drift of current demand and have begun to focus their offerings of destinations as mature as the Balearics or Almeria towards a tourism with more feeling; slower, more ecological, more authentic and respectful of traditions and cultures in which their accommodations are located. A fairly recent example of this trend is found in the hotels in Majorca at Garden Hotels such as Cala Millor Garden Hotel. Here, the island that this holiday chain was born on, has signed several agreements to be able to offer a unique service of native gastronomy with a seal of guaranteed quality.

 

In addition to working with associations of farmers and local farmers, they also have agreements with social centers to assist the labor integration of people with disabilities in Mallorca and in their new menus provide a full range of dietary and gluten-free products, special for celiacs.

 

As explained by this Majorcan hotel group, the idea of ​​working in this direction that is more closely to the reality in which their hotels are located is aimed at making accommodation more of a social wheel; that society and its culture are what provides a differential and unique plus to the holiday experience of its customers.

 

Its gastronomy slow drinks from the most local, like the Majorcan lamb. In the restaurants of all the hotels in Majorca that the chain owns there is always a good dish of fresh lamb with a seal of indigenous quality that makes the buffet an attraction: guests no longer have to leave the hotel to enjoy the most authentic local cuisine.

 

The same happens with the vegetables used in the different culinary proposals that are offered both in the buffet and in the à la carte restaurants (no matter if they are Asian or Italian style, the product is always fresh, local and given priority to the season). A way of understanding the gastronomy linked to the natural system, with simple flavors that enhance each other without looking for additions.

 

A more global future

 

To compete with the big beach resorts of places like the Caribbean or Tunisia pass through here: to sell destinations offered by the hotels, integrate them in their environment in the most respectful way possible, being the hotels themselves in charge of defending, fostering and preserving that authenticity that makes it a place that is appealing to enjoy a vacation.

 

The accommodations take from the traditions and mix them, acquiring local customs and applying them through a differential service. Some even, thanks to this plus of authenticity, have managed to raise the rates of accommodation without seeing the level of occupation decrease. A sign that the commitment to a philosophy based on the roots of destiny is key to a viable, lasting and sustainable future. The glocal prevails.

 

Some examples of slow accommodations by Garden Hotels:

Garden Playanatural, El Rompido, Huelva.

Cabogata Mar Garden Hotel & Spa, El Toyo, Almería.

The Rear View Camera: Why You Should Use One with Your Vehicle

For driving safely on road, it’s exceptionally basic for the driver to have full understanding about the factors existing around the driving environment. A better awareness about such factors will positively convert into a more safe driving background. However, most vehicle proprietors hardly think about what’s going on in background behind their vehicle, unaware of the genuine hazards. In fact, most drivers and government authorities observe that having back mirrors on the side of the vehicle is adequate from the point of street safety. But, the visual constraints of mirrors and the inconvenience bother in utilizing them imply that drivers can’t depend upon them completely to understand what’s behind them. In such manner, the back view camera can in fact be a truly valuable device for drivers.

The Rear View Camera: In basic words, a camera mounted on the backside of the used Toyota Innova cars in Mumbai that captures the live recording behind it is a back view camera. While the inward back view mirrors are generally utilized for seeing what’s going on behind the auto, the back view camera, with its wide field of view offers a more exact and precise perspective of what’s going on behind the vehicle without the driver expecting to watch a few mirrors on the double. This, as a result, likewise guarantees that the driver can without much of a stretch see every one of the happenings behind the vehicle from only a solitary screen. From overwhelming vehicles to path mindfulness, a considerable measure can be seen much better by the driver in light of the recording that he/she can observe live as a result of this camera.

Highlights that make driving more secure: A camera can offer a few helpful components that basically can’t be envisioned with recently the mirror. From a more extensive field of view, with most models effectively offering 120 degrees of view, to night vision capacities, the cutting edge raise see camera gives a few components that can offer substantially more comfort to drivers, contrasted with mirrors. The need to watch various mirrors by bowing the head and the likelihood of a pass of consideration at the front can likewise be maintained a strategic distance from with the utilization of the back view camera. Indeed, a few models can be effectively utilized with recording gadgets, empowering the drivers to spare recorded recordings for anything they need, running from making home film to verification for guaranteeing protection.

Why should all cars be using them?

More frequently this camera is given as an additional choice by vehicle producers. In any case, based on the huge number of components that is given by the back view camera, it will be reasonable to say that it’s an element that should be obligatory in all modern vehicle. Indeed, most cutting edge and top of the line models of auto makers as of now pre-introduce them with their new autos. From legitimately seeing the environment around the street to staying alert about activities at the back of the vehicle, a rear view camera can indeed serve as an imperative safety expansion to the driver.

Electronic Travel Authorization to Canada

ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) is a convenient authorization that is automatically linked to a traveller’s passport which means travellers will need to travel with the same passport they used when they applied for & obtained their ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization).

ETA will definitely improve the safety & security of Canadians & protect the integrity of our immigration system by preventing inadmissible visa-exempt foreign nationals from travelling to Canada while facilitating travel for those who are at low-risk.

ETA (Electronics Travel Authorization) is not at all a new concept; on the other hand, both the United States (U.S.) and Australia earlier have implemented the similar programs & so many travellers are already familiar with this type of the entry requirement.

Travellers have to apply online or the ETA, where they just have to provide the basic personal information like your name, passport number, e-mail address & you just need to answer the few simple questions& the, submit your application. The only difference now is that Canada will know the answers to these questions before their arrival.  The answers to a few simple questions given in the ETA application will be used to pre-screen traveller’s to ensure that they are not inadmissible to Canada.

Most of the ETA’s can be obtained within minutes of applying through the ESTA Canada. The authorization of ETA is electronically linked to your passport & good until the expiry of your Passport or, travel document or for five years whichever is earlier.

If you are a student or a foreign worker already in Canada on a valid study & work permit, you will not need an ETA until or unless you do not leave Canada & seek to return by air. But, if you plan to leave & then return to Canada by air, you will need to get an ETA.

Getting ETA is very simple, cost-effective & online process. The online ETA (Electronics Travel Authorization) application form can be assessed. On the other hand, paper applications are also available to applicants who have a mental or physical disability.

Even if needed, last minutes application can be made regarding the ETA on any of the devices with an internet connection, including Mobile phones or Laptops etc. most of the applicants get an email response within minutes of applying.  The ETA (Electronics Travel Authorisation) is electronically linked to your passport, you no need to carry any printed proof related to ETA, and you only have to carry the passport along with you while travelling.

Your ETA is valid for five years or unless or until your passport expires, whichever is less.

This means you can fly to Canada without reapplying as long as your ETA & Passport remains valid but, you need to travel with the passport you used to apply for the ETA as ETA is electronically linked to the passport.

If you are in a doubt, you can always check the status of your ETA & to find out more about the assistance & information related to who needs ETA & who doesn’t, Please contact – +33892472020 & Do Visit at www.estacanada.com.

Mallorca welcomes the themed hotel movement

Huge and offering everything a holidaymaker could imagine without ever having to leave the resort;  maximum comfort for those seeking a personal touch to their holidays without it being difficult to plan. These themed hotels are arriving to Mallorca bringing along with them an abundance of services at competitive prices in desirable locations which cater for every guest of every age range.

There’s no stopping them; they’re here to stay, indefinitely… Themed hotels have opened up a gap in the market offering stays that attract both kids and adults. With their grand establishments, seeming more like a traditional resort than that of a classic hotel, offering services made to surprise you,  some hotel chains like Gran Isla hotels have made this design the structure of their establishments, having at present 5 themed hotels in the most popular tourist districts of Mallorca: Palmanova, Puerto Alcudia and Santa Ponsa.

Amongst them is Pirates Village Apartments, in Santa Ponsa, which has completely revolutionised the hotel sector of the island, with every area pirate-themed, from the basic commun areas (like the reception and chill out areas) to the rooms and entertainment programme; where guests can enjoy a fun, pirate-inspired stay throughout their entire holiday in Mallorca.

Another main hotel in line with this design is Hotel Piscis Alcudia Adults Only which, as the name suggests, is a themed hotel for adults only, combining all the services of a 3-star hotel in Puerto Alcudia with the small details that make it different: chill out zones, carefully decorated rooms, massage zones, free wifi and one of the best adult-only entertainment programmes in the north of Mallorca with music, shows and so much more…

The special offers are another great factor. All these can be found on the hotel’s official website in the hotel offers Piscis Alcudia section and from there you can book complete packages directly, at very fair rates, without dealing with any third parties.

Nearby to the Gran Isla hotels, in the coast of Calvia, you can find other examples offering this kind of design; counting amongst one of the largest hotel corporations in Spain is Melià Hotels & Resorts. In this case, Melià, with its line of Sol Hotels, has developed a range of interconnecting establishments geared towards this model of hotel experience. The best example is Sol Katmandú Park & Resort, a hotel which also acts as an amusement park; a real present-day twist on hotels to travel to with kids.

All-inclusive is the basis of these themed hotels. However, many of them are also quite adaptable in that they also offer half-board basis. Nevertheless, with this design, half-board is not very common as the idea of a themed hotel is that guests can make the most of the experience the establishment has to give.

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