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Swiss CSeries CS100 pictures – Brussels to Zurich

If you passed by gate A45 at Brussels Airport on Sunday August 21st, you may have noticed that some festivities were taking place, which included cake, cava & a speech. And a brand new plane. Swiss was showing off their new Bombardier CSeries (CS100) and I was on flight LX787 from Brussels to Zurich. Although it was supposed to be the first visit…

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Review: St. Regis Shenzhen – Caroline Astor Suite

After my one night stay at the The Westin Shenzhen Nashan – foodcoma included – I packed my bag and headed to the St. Regis Shenzhen.  I took the subway which took approximately 30min to get to the St. Regis. Perhaps not the most glamorous of arrivals at a 5-star hotel but both hotels are just so conveniently located next to…

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Review: The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan Luxury Suite

I recently visited Shenzhen (China), a destination that wasn’t on top of my list of “places to visit” but The SPG Traveler kept raving about both the Westin & St. Regis, so I decided it was worth making a little detour from Hong Kong. To visit Shenzhen, you don’t have to get a visa in advance for China, all you need is a…

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Use Google Flights to find the best deals

When you type “book flight website” into Google, you’ll get a list of websites such as cheaptickets.be, ebookers, Expedia, Kayak.com, etc. But you may be overlooking one of the most powerful search engines & user-friendly website out there: Google Flights. While it had been launched in 2011 (who knew), it was ‘relaunched’ last year and got some really exciting features added…

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Use HotelTonight for last-minute deals

HotelTonight has fantastic last-minute hotel deals! Download the app or browse the mobile website and use code SLUCKERMANS for €20 discount.

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Must follow: best travel deal websites

Yes – I just flew in Business class to Bangkok for only €190! I’ve already written about how to save money on flights or frequent flyer programs that are worth joining (for free) and I could go on & on about how I spent 9 free nights in Bora Bora, Moorea & Tahiti but perhaps it’s more interesting if you’re able to create your own…

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Earn miles from hotel stays

To people who aren’t familiar with earning rewards & travel loyalty programs, I would say: you earn miles from flights you earn points from hotel stays However, this needn’t always be the case as you can also earn miles from hotel stays. Not everyone is into collecting points, so this can be a great deal if you’re looking to add some…

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Review: Qantas First Class A380 Sydney to London

Last year I flew Qantas First Class A380 from Sydney to London, with a (relatively) short fuel-stop in Dubai. Before getting on flight QF1, I spent some time in the excellent Qantas First Class lounge in Sydney. Read: Review of Qantas First Class Lounge in Sydney I was one of the first passengers to board the aircraft giving me ample…

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Review: The Westin Cape Town Junior Suite

The night prior to my Ethiopian Airlines flights back home to Brussels, I stayed at The Westin Cape Town where I relaxed a bit after 5 exciting & fun days in the city. Read more: 10 reasons to visit Cape Town Room rates at The Westin Cape Town were around €160 per night during the week, but only €120 during the…

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WIN: Train tickets to Paris (round trip)

Good, now that I have your attention, it’s time to make some people happy! Continue reading for more details. UPDATE April 2nd 2016: Winners posted below Paris I’ve been to Paris many times already and it has become an annual trip because it’s so easy to reach from Belgium by train. I enjoy wandering around the city, visiting some museums, relaxing in Jardin…

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Cashback websites for hotel & flight bookings

By keeping track of promotions, doing a price comparison or reading the beginner’s guide to cheap luxury travel, you already know quite a few tricks to find the best price for your hotel stays. But are you using cashback websites as well? What is a cashback website? Cashback websites give a percentage or fixed amount to its members for using its affiliate links.…

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What is the best OTA website to book your hotels?

Some of my finest travel moments I’ve experienced thanks to loyalty programs, so I’m a big advocate of booking on the hotel’s website or “brand.com” websites such as spg.com, marriott.com, hyatt.com, etc. because it enables you to earn a lot of points that you can use towards free nights & receive status benefits such as complimentary breakfast & room upgrades. Read more about which…

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10 Reasons to visit Cape Town

While I’ve already been to many places, Cape Town is still one of my favourite destinations in the world and I’ve made a list of top 10 reasons why you should visit Cape Town asap and added some things to do! I visited the “Mother City” and its surroundings in January & February 2014 and again in January 2016 and…

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Review: Boutique Hotel Calatrava Palma de Mallorca

About a month ago, I wrote about a great opportunity to book round trip flights within Europe from €1! I jumped on the offer and booked trips to Valencia & Palma de Mallorca. I decided to really mix things up and spent one night at Boutique Hotel Calatrava in Palma de Mallorca and another night at Iberostar Cristina in Playa de Palma, both hotels have…

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Tips & tricks for cheap business class & First class flights

The cost to transport a passenger compared to the price of a ticket can be completely irrelevant. An airline can sell tickets for €1 – €100 (and I’m not just talking Ryanair) while other tickets can cost +€5.000. Fare pricing is rather complex and depend on factors such as market demand, available seats, ticket flexibility, willingness to pay more, etc. Obviously…

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