Country Profile: Australia
Australia is the perfect vacation destination! Whether you want to catch some waves or explore famous World Heritage sites, this country has plenty to offer for tourists of all ages. Before you talk to your travel agent about booking a trip to Australia, take a look at these facts about this country:
The Top Travel Destinations Are All Over the Country
You may want to see Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Great Barrier Reef, but these two destinations are on opposite ends of the country. To ensure you visit all of the attractions on your must-see list, speak to your travel agent about your top destinations and the best options for traveling from one part of the country to the other. Your travel agent can arrange your domestic flights, trains, buses, or cruises to ensure you see everything you want.
The Country Is Filled with Different Landscapes and Animals
From gorgeous beaches to vast deserts, you can see it all when you visit Australia. While some of the most famous attractions are in coastal cities like Sydney and Brisbane, the inland part of the country is home to Australia’s famous Outback. In terms of wildlife, more than 130 different species of marsupials, including kangaroos and koalas, call Australia home.
You Need a Visa to Visit
Even if you are only planning to stay a few short days in Australia, you still need to obtain a tourist visa in order to be granted entrance into the country. Most tourists from the U.S. who plan to stay for less than three months can apply online for an ETA (electronic travel authority) visa. Speak with your travel agent about which visa is appropriate for you.
If you are ready to book your trip to Australia, call Brentwood Travel in St. Louis at (314) 439-5700. Whether you are planning your honeymoon or a vacation for the whole family, we can help ensure you enjoy every second of your vacation. Check out our website to learn more about our services.
Summer provides the perfect opportunity to plan a special vacation with the family. However, many elements must be considered when preparing for your vacation, and with so many details to keep in mind, it is easy to get stressed out! The travel agents here at Brentwood Travel can help you find an all-inclusive travel package that can take all the stress out of the experience. Here is a closer look at these specials:
Hotel stay. When you book an all-inclusive travel package, you can expect to stay in a beautiful and comfortable hotel or resort room. The type of room you will stay in depends on the type of vacation you book. The travel agents here at Brentwood Travel work with an assortment of travel partners, making it easy to find the perfect hotel, resort, or other vacation venue.
Food and drinks. Having to pull out your wallet every time you want a meal or snack can quickly become annoying—especially when you are trying to relax! All-inclusive travel packages typically include some sort of food and drink deal. Guests pay a one-time vacation fee, and can then take advantage of all of the delicious foods and refreshments available at the hotel or resort they are staying in.
Activities. Many all-inclusive travel packages include access to special activities that are unique to each hotel or resort. Salon and spa treatments are commonly offered, as well as access to professional fitness programs and classes. A variety of family-friendly activities are also often included in travel packages, providing the perfect choice for a family vacation.
Entertainment. You can also expect to enjoy special deals and access to popular entertainment options in the area when you choose an all-inclusive package. This can include free admission or discounts for concerts, plays, comedians, and other live performances. Furthermore, packages may include special deals for local restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and other hotspots.
If you are ready to start planning, you can contact the team here at Brentwood Travel today! Visit us online or call us at (314) 439-5700 for more information about our all-inclusive deals.
The isle of Capri is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Italy. If you are planning a trip to the isle, you should make some tip to visit the Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe Museum. Keep reading for more information on these locations:
St. Michele is a Swedish cultural institute located on Capri. This location and its surrounding museum provide an interesting way to learn more about the area. From January to February, the Villa and museum open at 9 and close at 2:30. In March, they stay open until 4:30 and in April they do not close until 5. From May to September it is open until 6. If you are traveling in October, get to the Villa before 5 to explore and before 2:30 if you are visiting in November or December.
Come to Brentwood Travel to start planning your next big trip. With all-inclusive vacation deals and some of the best travel agents in St. Louis, we make it easy to plan any kind of trip. Call (314) 439-5700 to learn more!
(Originally published in the mid-seventies)
Moms Take Daughters into Family Business
As women increase role in commerce, the female dynasty gets less unusual.
By Susan Sherman Fadem
Globe-Democrat Staff Writer
To a world long accustomed to sons following dads straight to the family business, a new phenomenon has been added: savvy daughters sharing budget proposals and clout with mom, the company president.
At one time such female, corporate-style swapping would have been a rarity. Even a generation ago, it was unusual for many mothers to work outside the home, let alone run businesses where daughters' names could be added to the letterhead.
But today, all that may be changing. With an all-time high of more than 50 percent of women in the labor force, Internal Revenue Service reports a record 2.8 million female-owned businesses. Women constitute the fastest growing group of new entrepreneurs in the county. Undoubtedly, some of those women are working with daughters, or planning to someday.
Already, the mother-daughter business trend has some scratching their heads. "As far as I know, there's nothing about it in the literature because it's still so unusual," says Jayne Stake, associate professor of psychology at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
Top Mediterranean Cruise Ports
Do you want to visit an exotic location for this year’s summer vacation? If so, consider taking a Mediterranean cruise. Visit a travel agent who will work hard to find great cruise deals, allowing you to choose the cruise that stops at the best ports to meet your interests. Here is a closer look at some of the most popular Mediterranean cruise ports...
The travel agents at Brentwood Travel can help you choose the right destination for your luxury cruise. We will work hard to find the best deal to fit your needs. Call us today at (314) 439-5700 to start planning your dream vacation.
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You called your travel agency. You booked your trip. You got your tickets. All that’s left to do is pack for your journey abroad. The excitement and anticipation that accompany an impending international vacation can often overshadow the importance of packing for it correctly. However, with a little planning, packing right for your international trip can be fast and easy.
Don’t wait until the night before you leave to pack.
Your travel agent can plan nearly every aspect of your vacation except for the packing, which is why you may be tempted to ignore it until the last minute. When traveling within the United States, this may not be an issue. However, packing for an international destination requires more planning, as you will need certain documents while abroad and may not be able to obtain certain toiletries and other necessities in other countries. To ensure that you can obtain and pack everything you need, finish packing your bags at least two days ahead of time.
Figure out how many change of clothes you will need each day.
One of the keys to stress-free international travel is packing lightly. When going through your packing inventory, consider how many times you may need to change your clothes in a given day. After doing the math, see which garments can coordinate with others and remove any items that cannot do double duty for both casual and formal occasions. This will cut down on the amount of baggage you bring.
Remember to label your luggage.
Your travel agency may have already advised you to label your luggage, and they’re right. In case your luggage gets lost at an airport or hotel, you want to make sure that whoever finds it can find you, too. Be sure to clearly label your name and contact information on both the exterior and interior of all your suitcases and bags.
Brentwood Travel offers a wide range of travel options for those seeking luxury cruises, honeymoon trips, and all-inclusive resorts. To speak to a travel agent about our services or to begin booking your next adventure, call our St. Louis office at (314) 439-5700.
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