KLM Launches Free KLM Media App on Board

Are you going to have a long tired flight? Are you wondering what you can do to kill the time on board? KLM launches a solution for your problem called KLM Media app.

KLM Launches Free KLM Media App on Board

What is KLM Media app?

It is an application for smartphone and tablets allowing passengers to download their favourite publications to read during travel time. The application is a solution for entertainment inflight, as well as reduces impact on environment from newspaper copies. Up to now, KLM provides a wide selections of Dutch and international media including:

  • Holland Herald
  • Air France Magazine
  • Financieel Dagblad
  • Telegraaf
  • Trouw
  • Volkskrant
  • Le Monde
  • International New York Times
  • USA Today
  • Financial Times
  • Wallstreet Journal
  • Die Welt
  • El Pais
  • China News Weekly
  • China Time

KLM promises to improve its sources of publications in the near future.

How to use KLM Media app?

KLM launches free KLM Media app on board

You can download the application for iOS and Android. The application is available in 12 languages and opened for everyone.

KLM clients are able to log in with their Flying Blue account, KLM account or booking code 30 hours previous to their flight. Take advantage of free wifi at the airport to download your favourite publication to your device. The number of downloadable media depends on your travel class and Flying Blue status.

For non-KLM clients, you still have the access to the airline’s own magazine – Holland Herald.

Next time flying with KLM, you can be sure that you will have some nice time on board enjoying your favourite news paper.

Airport WiFi Password Finally Revealed

Despite of huge demand for free airport WiFi, They still keep Wifi passwords secretly or limit our surfing time. Here we are, finally a hero created a folder or wireless passwords at airports worldwide.

Who is This Internet Hero?

That guy is Anil Polat, a blogger, a computer security engineer and a traveler. Understanding the struggle or boredom at airports, he created a comprehensive folder with not only airport WiFi passwords but useful tricks to unlock time restrictions and locations for the best connection (eg. Sit next to Air France / KLM Lounge). His aim is helping travelers to find easily a wireless connect point for entertaining during a long layover, working or communicating with family and friends.

How To Get Access to The Airport WiFi?

 

Try it out and click on an airplane above

Just by clicking on a blue plane, the most updated information about the airport’s connection will be shown. Currently over 100 airports are marked on the map-including major hubs. However, the number is increasing thanks to real-time update system and crowdsourcing from people like you or pilots and flight attendants. People are welcomed to share Their information about airport wireless hotspots via his Facebook  or send a direct email at his website .

For offline using-which is obviously Necessary, WiFox the application is available on App Store , Google Play  and Amazon . The cost for the application is $1.99-which is once downloaded so you can enjoy the offline version.

airport wifi

Now you are free to check-in on Facebook before your flight departures or your can Tweet about the delayed flight.

Not only main cities – A Holiday in 10 beautiful remotest destinations all over the world

Going on holiday means also escape away from the bustle of the city.

mappaantica

This is certainly one of the reasons why one of the big trend of the moment in the travel world is to shift focus from major tourist centers to move towards a slower tourism, more displaced, walking to discover the surrounding territories and the beauties hidden and unknown  to the mass.

Countless alternatives to be considered to enjoy a pleasant and relaxing holiday, but at the same time not conventional: medieval villages, great natural parks, little known regions that offer excellent local products and breathtaking landscapes: magnificent destinations to reach to don’t  miss the beauty of the holiday in its every little facet.

We selected a list of  wonderful and undervalued destinations around the world, do not forget to leave your comment and to let us know which is your favorite!

 


KERALA, INDIA

 

Holiday

MOUNT AI  PETRY, UKRAINE

 

Holiday

TROLLTUNGA, NORWAY

trolltunga-norway

SALAR DE UYUNI, BOLIVIA

salar-de-uyuni

TSINGY DE BEMARAHA, The Stone Forest, MADAGASCAR

 

Holiday

HAIKU STAIRS, The Staiway to Heaven, HAWAII

 

Holiday

 


PAMUKKALE, TURKEY

 

Holiday

 


MOUNT KINABALOU, MALAYS

 

Holiday

 


MORRAIN LAKE, CANADA

 

Holiday

 


VAL D’ORCIA, TUSCANY, ITALY

 

Holiday

 

Why you have to turn off your phone during a flight?

Travelling by airplane comes up with a series of flight safety rules of which some are annoying. It could be better if everyone understands the reason behind them. Here we have some explanations.

Phone off

Why you have to turn off your phone during a flight?

This belongs to the most mysterious airplane rules because no one had proved what it does, also what it does not. A common explanation is due to mobile’s signal transmitting functions could jamming the plane signal. As long as you turn your phone into Flight mode which disable every signal transmitting, your phone is good to be use for taking photos of the sky outside.

Light dimming

Why you have to turn off your phone during a flight?

During takeoff and landing, the cabin lights are usually dimmed. This is for emergency cases that require an evacuation. When the light is changed to be similar to outside condition, the eyes of the crew and passengers do not suffer a shock from a dark cabin to bright daylight.

Tray table up

Why you have to turn off your phone during a flight?

During the most important time of a flight, takeoff and landing, incidents possibly happen. The tray table can cause internal injuries to passengers if their abdomen slam towards. In case of evacuation, the tray table can cause difficulties for passengers sitting by windows to get out.

Windows shade up

Why you have to turn off your phone during a flight?

Opening the window shade allows people to observe outside condition and check if there are any fire or smoke.

All of annoying rules are to secure flight safety which is the most critical thing. So that, it is compulsory to follow all instructions from attendants and pilots. We wish you a happy travelling.

Book your taxi transfer at Taxi2airport.

The Most Beautiful Roads in The World

In case you’re starting to think about your next holiday destination, have a look at this list of some of the world’s most beautiful roads.

roads

Touge Roads of Mount Fuji, Japan – Asia

Mount Fuji is located in Japan. This is one of Japan’s highest mountain and a recognisable symbol of the country. You can find breathtaking views of the mountain while driving. Look out on the famous Lake Yamanaka below. The viewing spots can be a bit crowded, but keep driving and eventually you will find a nice spot to enjoy the view.

Route 40 Argentina – South America

 

Argentina is a country ideal for a car trip. You can ride through very special and spectacular routes with while you are traveling with your car. For example, choose the Ruta 40, which runs across some 5,000 kilometers along the Andes from north to south. This is not a standard road, this is the longest road in Argentina. You can get on a month long road trip on this road.

Chapman’s Peak Drive, South Africa – Afrika

Ask as a tourist in Cape Town ten locals to their favorite spots in Cape Town and you’ll hear at least three times; ” You gotta do Chappies ‘.’Chappies’ is the nickname of Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most famous attractions of Cape Town. With its winding roads and amazing views is Chapman’s Peak Drive not only a tourist attraction but also a popular photographic and filming location for car commercials.

Amalfi Coast Road, Italy – Europe

Not suitable for the faint of heart, the impressive views That can be seen from the Amalfi Coast make this one of the best road to travel by car in the world: With sheer cliffs and a rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages, this road is about 36 km long and connects the little city of “Vietri sul Mare” to the west of Positano. Driving along the Amalfi Coast is an unforgettable experience to try When you spend a holiday in Italy.

costiera-italia

Route 66, USA, North America

Among all possible routes scattered in the United States, none compares with the legendary Route 66: This is the “Pure America”, the America of the Great American Dream, the Road that crossed thousands of people to California in search of’ El Dorado, of wealth, of richness.
The Route 66  goes through 8 states and after 3 time zones, ending at the Santa Monica Pier in California, with a distance of about 2,500 miles (4,000 km).

route-66-usa

Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Australia

Some locals have dubbed the Great ocean Road “big asphalt sea serpent” for the way it flows sinuously along the beaches: 253 km that runs along the entire south-eastern Australian coast. It goes through the surf beaches, small sea towns, and rainforests. Kangaroos and koalas watching us from a distance while we speed with our car, waiting for the moment you take off sunglasses to appreciate the immense oceanic scenarios, and with a little luck, also spot the whales in the ocean.

great-ocean-road-australia

Taxi2airport biedt elektrische taxi’s aan in groener wordende taxibranche

Taxi2airport heeft een module in het boekingssysteem geïntegreerd waarmee consumenten zelf kunnen kiezen voor een elektrische taxi. Op deze manier probeert de online aanbieder van taxidiensten de consument een bewuste optie te bieden. Taxi2airport is hiermee een van de eerste online aanbieders, die deze optie aanbiedt in de airport transfer branche.

taxibranche

Taxi2airport heeft duurzaamheid hoog in het vaandel staan en met deze module wil de dienstverlener consumenten meer keuzevrijheid en -bewustheid bieden.

Ruim 1 miljoen taxiritten per week

Via het online reserveringssysteem van Taxi2airport kunnen mensen wereldwijd een rit van of naar een vliegveld boeken, waarbij milieuvriendelijke ritten nu ook tot de opties behoren. Ingezoomd op Nederland worden er iedere week meer dan een miljoen passagiers door 30.000 werknemers en 8.000 zelfstandigen naar hun bestemming gebracht (bron: KNV). Dit biedt veel potentie op gebied van milieuvriendelijkheid.

Taxibranche in vergroening

De Nederlandse taxibranche heeft zichzelf de afgelopen jaren steeds sterker weten te innoveren met het oog op milieuvriendelijkheid en duurzaamheid. Zo zijn er in Nederland groengas-pompen gekomen op verzoek van taxibedrijven, heeft Schiphol dit jaar een boost gekregen door elektrisch taxivervoer en is er zelfs een taxibedrijf op de markt gekomen met een volledig elektrisch wagenpark. Door deze de elektrische module toe te voegen, draagt Taxi2airport op haar eigen manier ook een steentje bij aan de vergroening in de airport transfer branche.

Customs intercepted 40 million fake goods in the EU

The Customs authorities in the EU have seized more than 40 million fake goods last year, an increase of 15 percent from 2014.

customs

The total value amounted 650 million euros, according to the European Commission. Fake branded cigarettes (27 percent) have been confiscated at the external borders of the EU. Chinese exporters are the biggest violators of intellectual property (41 percent).

According to EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici (Taxation and Customs), there are no signs that the criminal activity decreases that our common market flooded with counterfeit and illegal products.

The culprits

Besides cigarettes under false names there are also liquor, medicines, electric appliances, perfumes and toys smuggled on a large scale into the EU.

After China (including Hong Kong), then Montenegro, Malaysia and Benin are the biggest culprits. The Dutch customs increased in 2015 more than five million “wrong” items seized, according to the Commission. More than double compared to the previous year.

 

Book your Taxi at Taxi2airport

Best 5 Destinations for Autumn Escape

Autumn has already arrived. If you are looking for a place to see autumn colours, we have some suggestions for you.

Best 5 Destinations for Autumn Escape

Jeju, South Korea

Best 5 Destinations for Autumn Escape

The magical island located in South Korea is a popular destination in Asia, especially in autumn. Millions of visitors come here to watch the beautiful volcanic landscape which was created million years ago. The average temperature during October in Jeju is 20oC, that brings you a chilling atmosphere.

Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

Best 5 Destinations for Autumn Escape

The city located in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic is a great choice for an autumn escape in Central Europe. You can spend a day walking in the small city, pass by the nearly-1000-year-old Český Krumlov Castle, seeing the leaves changing colour in the Castle Garden and enjoy some traditional hot soup.

Loire Valley, France

Best 5 Destinations for Autumn Escape

As known as “the garden of France”, Loire Valley is among the best places to enjoy autumn colours. Taking a-few-hours-trip from Paris, you’ve already landed in the home of 300 chateaux and one of the world’s most well-known areas of wine production.

Bruges, Belgium

Best 5 Destinations for Autumn Escape

Widely referred to as “The Venice of the North”, Bruges is more than that. The city is served by the Ostend-Bruges International Airport which brings millions of visitors annually to the medieval town. The name of the city is derived from the word “bridge”, that you will probably be lost among canals.

Douro Valley, Portugal

Best 5 Destinations for Autumn Escape

The last suggestion is another enchanted European valley located in Portugal which was recognised as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO three times. It is proud to be the first officially designated wine region in the world. Not only enormous vineyards, you will find remarkable buildings by the riverbanks.

Book your taxi with Taxi2airport

No longer 3 Hours Before Departure at Brussels Airport

Travellers flying from Brussels to a destination within the EU are assured that they get their flight in time as they arrive forty-five minutes before departure at Brussels airport.

Brussels airport

If they miss their flight nevertheless, they get refunded the price of the ticket. Which announced the head of the airport in Zaventem, Arnaud Feist, Thursday on the French radio station Bel RTL.

The check-in at Brussels Airport have been tightened since the terrorist attacks on March 22, but according to Feist is now working more efficiently than before.

Travellers should still go through an additional check in tents outside before they can enter the departure hall. Feist said that these so-called pre-checks probably disappear by December, to make room for ” other measures ”.

Book your taxi at Taxi2airport

10 Tips to Cool Off

Not everywhere in the world we deal with extreme heat. But abroad, temperatures can rise substantially. Then it is useful to know how to keep your body temperature under control, because heatstroke or dehydration can be add up quickly. 10 tips to cool off:

10 tips to cool off

Cooling tip 1: Do not drink ice cold water

In extreme heat, you think you need to drink water with ice cubes. The colder the better, you think. But this has just the opposite effect. The icy water allows your body to cool down temporarily. The thermostat in your brain ensures that your body temperature will rise again, with the result that you get extra hot. By drinking warm (herbal) tea the opposite occurs. The heat from the tea provides a temporary increase in body temperature. Your body responds by quickly setting your thermostat lower.

Cooling tip 2: Wear light clothes with a light color

White emits heat off and dark colors take just heat up. It’s not for nothing that desert dwellers wear long white robes. Sometimes it seems better to wear hardly any clothes, but a sun-discolored skin can absorb a lot of heat. Wearing white clothes can therefore be better than wearing no clothes. A black colored snapback is fatal. Your head will be able to overheat.

Cooling tip 3: Do not fight the heat

People can be pretty excited about warm weather. If you want to cool down, it is the trick to remain calm and accept the heat. Because is you worry about it, there will be stress and stress increases your heart rate. You’ll put your body unconsciously to work, with the result that you’re even hotter. Stay relaxed and keep your body temperature stable.

Cooling tip 4: Divide the day with a tropic roster

In really hot countries it can help to adjust your schedule to the heat. Stand up earlier to avoid the worst heat. Try to do less between 12:00 and 16:00. Take for example a power nap or siesta to cool off.

Cooling tip 5: Eat fruits

Your body cools by sweating. The heat will expel from your body. While sweating, you lose the necessary fluid, but also salts that should be completed. Fortunately, there are plenty of vegetables that can complement this fluid and salt shortage. The best fruit for this is the watermelon. But also the sugar melon, apples, mangoes, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries are excellent cooling food.

Cooling tip 6: Keep your home cool

Keep your house completely closed during the warm days. When it’s starting to cool off at night and the outside temperature falls below the indoor temperature, you can set windows and shutters open to cool the house. Try not to cook or bake during the day. This heat lingers in your home. If your house is warmed up in the summer to a certain temperature, it will retain heat for a long time.

Cooling tip 7: Put a cold washcloth on your neck to cool off

A cold washcloth on your neck can be very refreshing. You can also keep your feet in a tub of water or your wrists under the tap.

Cooling tip 8: Limit spicy food, cigarettes, alcohol and caffeine

Certain foods stimulate the sweat glands. Due to the consumption of hot peppers, for example, the heart rate goes up. Your body is put to extra work, causing the body temperature may rise slightly. Then your body gives the signal for cooling, which will produce your sweat. If the weather is warm, you obviously are not waiting for that to happen.

Cooling tip 9: Take a lukewarm shower or bath

A hot shower or bath actually has the same effect as drinking a cup of tea, with the added benefit that you feel clean and fresh.

Cooling tip 10: Moderate skin oils and makeup

Skin oils and makeup tend to insulate your body. That means they retain heat and do not cool off. While during hot summer weather you just want to drive the heat from your body. So be careful with this kind of cosmetics. Anyways some cosmetics can also trigger an allergic reaction in the sun.