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Hey my limo hire company have not turned up

Hey My Limo Hire Company Have not Turned Up

There have been instances where limousines have been reserved and booked at a very cheap price from which resulted in limousines failing to turn up to the customers door steps, this has been reported by a few of our limousine hire Manchester customers. In this situation customers are often confused as to what they can do and how to handle this situation.

In the majority of cases, liabilities to limo hire companies is limited as the customer may have not paid the full amount what the limo hire operator required, or the limo company may only may be operating on a part time basis with one limousine. If in the instance of your limousine not arrive on your big day, customers are entitled to claim their deposit from their limousine operator.

We have some tips and advice when it comes to hiring a limousine before the big day.

1. Not to go on price alone when it coming to limo hire. A low price does not mean a better service or quality of the limousine.

2. Wherever possible, view the limousine before hire at the companies’ premises you are hiring from. You don’t want a old limo arriving when you expect a new style limousine.

3. Do not take the first quote offered. Consider looking at several companies before committing a deposit to hire.

4. Ask your family and friends, if they can recommend a company which they have used and know the service is good.

5. Ask what extras will be supplied with the limo.

6. Give full details of your hire and ask the limo hire company how much time you have the limo for, i.e. any extra charges you may not be aware of, some companies charge extra for photos etc.

7. Remember Companies charge if there is excessive rubbish or mess in the limo when you have finished using it for your occasion. It is worth considering taking a plastic bag to place rubbish in at the end of your travel.

8. Drunkenness and bad or abusive behavior can result in the limo company terminating your agreement, even if you may be 50 miles from home. Do not allow any one member of your party to ruin things for you.

Most limo companies will do everything in their power to provide good service to their customers, including making sure that they do not overbook their limos and ensuring that the driver arrives on time. It is important to remember that the company with the lowest cost is not always the best company for the job.

Make your special occasion a time to remember and you will find the limo hire company welcoming your repeat custom and probably giving you a good price for your next limo hire.

Beach vacations for winter

Beach Vacations for Winter

During the winter months, finding a beach vacation spot can be a little difficult. It does not have to be, which is where this article will really come in handy. Below, you will find some resorts that offer a unique twist to your winter beach vacation.

1. Molokai Ranch and Lodge

On a white sand shore on the tiny Hawaiian island of Molokai, guests will stay in comfortable yet unique tents. Each double unit canvas bungalow sits on wooden platforms, offers queen size beds in one unit, twin beds in the other, solar powered lights, and a private bathroom with hot water showers.

The Molokai Ranch and Lodge offer over 54,000 acres, including seaside cliffs with very lush valleys. The outdoor activities here include sea kayaking, cultural hikes, mountain biking, and horseback rides. For the kids, the lodge offers nature walks, horse stables, tidal pools and Hawaiian arts and crafts.

2. Grand Wailea Resort and Spa of Hawaii

Long ago, a big swimming pool was enough to make guests happy. Now days, resorts compete in water activities such as lagoons, waterfalls, water slides, and even lazy rivers.

The Grand Wailea Resort offers several attractions, such as the 4,580 square foot Hibiscus pool, and the 25,700 square foot Canyon Activity pool which is great for families.

3. Atlantis Resort of the Bahamas

In the amazing water fun department is the unique Atlantis Resort and Spa on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Along with the beach, the Atlantis has eleven swimming pools, Mayan Temple water slides, and lazy river rides. The Atlantis also boasts an amazing marine habitat, with exhibit lagoons that house more than 50,000 sea animals.

4. Club Med Punta Cana

Over the last several years, the Dominion Republic has been working very hard to establish itself as a destination for families, with many all inclusive being built. This location has all the perks of a tropical resort plus stand out features that include kids programs, and other attractions that make Club Med Punta Cana one of the most unique beach vacation spots in the entire world.

5. Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands National Park is a very unique vacation spot with white sandy beaches, and lodging in comfortable tent cottages.

As with the Molokai Ranch, guest cottages are built on platforms and designed to be both attractive and comfortable. Each one has a sleeping area, bed linen, towels, kitchen utensils, stove, ice cooler, and even a private deck.

Water sports for the area include kayaking, wind surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. There is also an outdoor restaurant and a food store for those who want to cook from the privacy of their own room.

Much of greece is mountainous

Much of Greece is Mountainous

Greece is a country in south eastern Europe, situated on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. It is bordered by Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Bulgaria to the north and by Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east and south of mainland Greece, while the Ionian Sea lies to the west. Both parts of the eastern Mediterranean basin feature a vast number of islands.

Until the 1960s only wealthy yachters, flower power hippies and adventurous backpackers had the pleasure of exploring the countless delights of the Greek mainland and islands. These days more than 12 million foreign visitors pour into the country each year, aided by an ever increasing number of tour operators, car hire firms and charter flight companies all falling over themselves in a bid to exploit the potential of one of the worlds most alluring holiday destinations.

Greece has the longest coastline of any European country, its islands number more than 2,000. However only about 100 are inhabited and its awesome array of ancient sites are unrivalled anywhere in the world.

The wondrous legacies of Ancient Greece are too numerous to take in during a two week holiday, even if you spend the entire time dashing from one archaeological site to another.

The Parthenon in Athens, the most famous ancient monument in the world, the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, the stadium at Olympia where the first Olympic games were held in 776 BC. In fact the list is endless wherever you turn in Greece theres another ancient wonder waiting to take your breath away.

Everywhere there are reminders of that golden age when Greece gave birth to western civilisation and spawned the greatest philosophers, artists, poets, scientists, healers and warriors of the ancient world.

The Greek Islands offer all things to all people. There are the unashamedly hedonistic party playgrounds such as Mykonos, Kos and Ios.

There are tranquil, unspoilt islands where rural life continues much as it has done for centuries. There are islands that offer something for everyone such as Rhodes and Corfu where you can party around the clock or roam the hillsides far from the madding crowds.

Much of Greece is mountainous and the country has far more than its fair share of stunningly beautiful locations, many of which have been the target of Hollywood movie moguls.

The downtown area and the southern suburbs enjoy a typical Mediterranean type.

The world's largest migration

The World's Largest Migration

All the twists, tragedies and drama of the Great Wildebeest, Zebra and Gazelle migration take place in the pristine 1510 sq km expanse that is the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Tragedy because some of the hundreds of thousands of herbivores migrating inevitably fall prey to a number of predators that ambush and track them as they trek and gallop on the scenic landscape of the Mara. The Maasai Mara and adjacent Loita Plains make up the northern most portion of the extensive 25,000km Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Rainfall in the Maasai Mara falls almost all year round and consequently the Mara receives the highest rainfall in the entire Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Rainfall peaks usually in December, January and April and so lush grasses remain after the Serengeti plains down South have dried up.

The Masai Mara is located about 270 km from Nairobi and takes about 5 hours to reach by road. For a 45 minute foray to the Mara, flights can be taken twice daily from Wilson Airport Nairobi.

The large eco-system sustains, among other animals, a wildebeest population of at least 600,000, more than 200,000 zebra and at least 350,000 Thomson gazelle. These three species of herbivores form the large grouping that makes annual movements through the ecosystem from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of fresh grass. This spectacular movement is what is referred to as “The Migration.” The spectacle of hundreds of thousands of these animals moving together through the sea of grass must rank as the greatest wildlife display on earth.

Wildebeest herds usually assemble in the grass plains of Serengeti during the wettest season of the year when there is sweet new grass and small pools of water formed by the rain. There most of the females give birth and calve , all within a few weeks, in what has come to be known world over as “The Rut”. As nature would have it, the grass and rainwater pools dry up early in the dry season and the wildebeest move en bloc through the savannah and towards the Western frontier. Within the enormity of the Serengeti, the wildebeest lift their goateed heads, sniff the air around and, as if by one accord, begin the long but rewarding trek towards the Kenyan border. As the pastures diminish, the herds shift into the northern Serengeti woodlands and then pour into the Maasai Mara.

Zebras follow a slightly related, but not quite similar movement. Thomson’s gazelle also migrate, but only as far as the edge of the woodlands. The routes taken by the herds vary from year to year but the general pattern of the migration remains the same. On reaching the woodlands, the herds spread out but continue moving in response to rainfall and the availability of foliage. The first of the wildebeest usually turn up in the Mara in June or July and most stay therein until late October or early November. The herds attract ravenous pack of predators, particularly hyenas and lions, and thousands of the lame, slack and sick never finish the pilgrimage. Some breathe their last by drowning or by the powerful jaws of the crocodiles that lay about calmly but burst into action once the animals plunge into the chocolate Mara and Talek Rivers, a barrier that they must cross to get to the pasture.

Once the Mara’s grass has been devoured and rains in Tanzania’s Serengeti have brought forth juicy tufts of grass, the wildebeest leave the Mara following various routes, slowly at first then with increased momentum. The cycle repeats itself from start every other year.

The ‘resident’ Wildebeest found in the Loita plains adjoining the Mara, make seasonal movements between the Loita plains in the wet season and the Mara in the dry months.

The Maasai Mara is the dry season refuge for close to 1,000,000 animals.

Being on safari and driving in the wilderness in the midst of these great herds is an unimaginable experience. A once in a lifetime experience.

In July, August and September, the Mara grasslands are teeming with migrating Wildebeest and Zebra but there is much resident wildlife in the Maasai Mara all year round. Elephants, Cheetahs, Impala, the nocturnal Bat-Eared Fox, the Roan Antelope, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, Topi, Zebra, Giraffes, Coke’s Hartebeest, Hyena, Cheetah, Lions, Leopards, Rhino, Buffalo, Wild dog, Jackal, Hippo, Kongoni, Eland, Monkeys and Ostrich can be viewed all year round in the Mara. Over 450 species of birds including 50 species of birds of prey have been recorded in the Mara. They include Vulture, Widow bird, Secretary bird, Crowned Crane, Red-billed Ox Pecker, Ostrich, long-crested Eagle, Pygmy falcon, Scale francolin, hornbill, African goshawk, Fiscal hike, Yellow-throated long claw, Marabou, White-backed vulture, and Prowl plovers.

This combination of a mild climate, picturesque magnificence and untold numbers of wildlife makes the Masai Mara in Kenya’s a most popular inland destination.