Staff Review: Vietnam & Cambodia with Avalon Waterways

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Vietnam and Cambodia have been on my bucket list for a while therefore last December I decided to take the “Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River” cruise with my husband. We took two cruises with Avalon few years ago and we loved them so much that we decided to book another one. This land / river package starts in Ho Chi Minh and ends in Siem Reap with 7 days aboard the Avalon Siem Reap; however, we have also added Hanoi and Ha Long Bay extension.

Aga Olewinska
CTA – Certified Travel Associate
Senior Travel Consultant
aga@affordabletours.com
11150 Cash Road
Stafford, TX 77477-4313
Toll Free (800) 935-2620 X 133
Direct (281) 269-2633

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From Our Travelers: Carnival Mexican Riviera Cruise Review

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Article and images provided by: Our travelers, Tom and Kathy, April 2016
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The Carnival Miracle sails out of Long Beach, California on Mexican Riviera and Hawaii cruises. She will continue to do so through 2017, and then Carnival plans on repositioning her to China. The following is an article about our cruise dated February 27 to March 5, 2016.

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Regent Cruises – The Most Inclusive Luxury Experience.

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises® is recognized as one of the world’s premier luxury lines with features such as 6-star, all-suite, all-balcony ships and superior space and service ratios. However, even more compelling than the quality of their ships is the adventurous spirit of RSSC – the imaginative itineraries, unique shore excursions and land tours, and the other innovative services they offer discerning guests. Read more to learn about the differences and details that make Regent a special cruise provider.

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From Our Friends At Travcorp

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AffordableTours.com is very fortunate to be working with some of the brightest people in the travel industry. A lot of these people are are partners that we work with. When I saw this article from Gavin Tollman – of Travcorp fame – on his blog regarding the refugee migration in Europe, I knew I had to share it with all of our readers. What do you think about it?

One of the reasons I’m proud to be part of the Travel and Tourism industry is the role we play in connecting people, as one global community. Our industry builds interest, curiosity, understanding, appreciation and affection among diverse cultures, people and places worldwide. Through travel, we learn about others – how they live and dream – and we discover similarities and new qualities in diversity.

In 2015, more than 1.18 billion people crossed an international border. Each person ventured out to find new places and possibilities and hopefully returned home enriched by the experience.

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Staff Adventures: Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River

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Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River – Northbound
Dana Woods
Senior Travel Consultant, CTA Certified
Tour and River Cruise Specialist
E-mail: dana@AffordableTours.com
Toll Free: (800) 935-2620 X132
Direct: (281) 269 – 2632
Fax: (281) 269-2690

We arrived at Saigon’s Ho Chi Minh airport in Vietnam just after10:00pm. We applied for e-visas several weeks prior to departure, so upon arrival, the process to receive our Vietnam tourist visa stamp took less than 10 minutes. After sailing effortlessly through immigration,  we collected our luggage, met our Avalon representative in the baggage area, and we were enroute to our hotel  within what seemed like only 45 minutes of landing.

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Tips for Nervous Flyers

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Air travel is one of the safest forms of transportation in the world. However, knowing that fact intellectually doesn’t mean flying can’t cause anxiety. Some people don’t like the idea of not being in control. Others simply feel uncomfortable with takeoff, landing, and turbulence. Still some find the airport itself stressful.

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Staff Adventures: Chateaux, Rivers & Wine

Chateaux, Rivers & Wine – Bordeaux to Bordeaux – 2016
Carol Codwell
Tour and River Cruise Specialist
Email: carol@affordabletours.com
Toll Free: (800) 935-2620 x 140
Direct: 281-269-2640
Fax: (281) 269-2690

If you’re a foodie, wine lover, or history buff, this is the river cruise for you! I am all of the above, plus an amateur writer, so right now, sharing my experiences on this amazing trip, I am in my wheelhouse! This river cruise takes you to a region of France known for its phenomenal wines, foie gras, and walnuts and I get to tell you all about it. The wonderful Aquitaine.

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