10 tips for dealing with flight delays and cancellations

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There are many reasons why your flight may be cancelled. It could be the weather, security alert or some unforeseen circumstances. No matter how bad the conditions are, there are some things you can do to manage them.

Here are 10 tips that will help you deal with flight cancellation and delays courtesy of Skyscanner.

  1. Be early:

In general, early morning flights suffer less delays and incidences than those that fly in the evening or at night. Also, make sure you turn up in plenty of time so if something does go awry, at least if you will have time to react and look for alternatives to get to your destination.

  1. Know your rights

Ok, so there is a massive storm and it looks like you are not going to be flying in the next few hours, or maybe your flight is overbooked and you’ve been left at the…

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12 Duties of a Social Media Manager

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Social media is not a fad, it is here to stay. Every day, more and more organizations are realizing its value and hiring Social Media Managers to increase brand awareness, to ensure that their marketing is reaching the largest possible audience and for many other reasons. Read on to find out 12 duties of a social media manager.

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1. Implements a social media strategy

A social media strategy doesn’t appear out of thin air. It needs to be developed. The social media manager will develop the plan and the parameters for the corporate social media strategy.  They will determine objectives, establish what needs to be accomplished and define how it will be done

2. Manages social media sites

Stale social media accounts can be bad for business and leave customers with the wrong impression. The social media manager will ensure accounts are updated on a daily basis and that messaging is timely and relevant. This…

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5 weird and wonderful world festivals

Weird Indeed

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Looking for a weird and wonderful event? There are hundreds of exciting, odd and – well, plain silly – festivals around the world providing any excuse for a celebration.  Here are five weird and wonderful festivals written by Andrea Crome  that you definitely won’t be disappointed with.  If you have more to add, then please leave a comment!

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Fallas Festival, Valencia, Spain

Fallas is the fire which is held in Valencia, Spain each year.  More than 300 monuments are created that reflect the strife’s that have occurred over the previous year, these monuments can cost up to €600,000 to create yet are all burnt down during the course of the festival.  There are loads of fireworks, music everywhere and processions throughout the city; this all goes on for for 2 days.

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Holi Festival, India

Known as the festival of colours this unique festival celebrates by throwing coloured dyes and coloured…

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News Update: Nigeria Suspends Gambian National Airline Over Ebola Virus

This is really getting out of hand….

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Nigeria has suspended the Gambian national airline from flying into the country, alleging “unsatisfactory” measures by the airline to contain the spread of Ebola virus, officials said on Sunday.

The “NCAA (Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority) has reviewed the measures put in place by your airline as contained in your letter of 30th July, 2014 and have found these measures unsatisfactory,” NCAA said in a letter to Gambia Bird Airlines.

“Consequently, your flights into Nigeria have been temporarily suspended with immediate effect until such a time that you are able to put in place acceptable and satisfactory measures,” said the letter, a copy of which was sent to AFP.

The contents of the airline’s letter to the NCAA were not disclosed.

NCAA is the government agency that serves as watchdog for all airlines operating in the country.

The Gambian national carrier flies to Lagos twice weekly. It also flies to other…

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Mauritius: Every moment is Magic

Magical indeed,,,,,

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Paved with spectacular coral reefs and alluring white sand clapped by crystal clear waters, Mauritius is no doubt the coveted getaway island solely made to enchant honeymooners. The island of Mauritius is rich in diverse mix of cultures and traditions that are reflected in both the architecture and cuisine. The island is not all sunsets and beaches although those are pretty amazing. There is also a lot to see and do during your honeymoon, if you can tear yourselves away from sun lounger or each other.

Set in the sparkling Indian Ocean this wonderful island has something for everyone, be it an adventure lover, water enthusiast or a shopaholic. Your honeymoon in Mauritius could be the experience of a lifetime as you and your spouse engage in delightful waters, sports, biking and safari adventures. If you want a quiet time, be rest assured that the abundance of less crowded beaches…

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President Jonathan launches 64-Page e-passport

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On Wednesday, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan launched and obtained the 64 page e-passport in Abuja. The existing e-passport is 32 page.

The Presidency reveals that the 64 page e-passport conforms with international best practices. It helps frequent travelers, it is gender friendly, and more cost effective for low income earners.

The cost for the passport which is strictly for frequent travelers, is N8,750. It has also been stated that this new passport in no way invalidates the 32 page passport.

The President also had a word for Nigerians and how they portray the country outside the shores. He urged Nigerians to paint respectful pictures of their country so that others would see it in the same light.

The President then proceeded to be the first citizen to get the e-passport followed by the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, as they got captured by the Immigration officials.

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International Airlines in Nigeria

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Aero Contractors
Room 2058, 2nd Floor,
Murtala Mohammed Int. Airport,
Ikeja, Lagos.
Tel: +234 1 271 1512
Web: http://www.acn.aero

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International Airlines
31, Tafawa Balewa Sq. Lagos
Tel: +234 1-263 7223

Arik Air
Arik Air Aviation Centre,
MMIA Domestic Wing,
P.O.Box 10468, Ikeja, Lagos
Tel: +234 1 279 9900, 496 6606,
Fax: +234 1 279 9900
Web: http://www.arikair.com

Air Afrique
84, opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos
Tel: +234 1 4962230, 4962657;
Fax: +234 1 4970086

Air France
South Atlantic Petroleum Towers
Plot 98, Adeola Odeku Street,
Victoria Island, P.O.Box 201, Lagos
Tel: +234 1 461 0 777
Fax: +234 1 261 7959
Web: http://www.airfrance.com.ng/

Alitalia
7, Oyin Jolayemi Street,
Victoria Island, Lagos.
Tel: +234 1 2611559, 2618106, 4962570,
Web: http://www.alitalia.com

Air Nigeria 
9th Floor, Etiebets Place,
21 Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way,
Ikeja, Lagos
Tel: +234 1 320 2750, 461 2750
Fax: +234 1 497 4750
Web: www.myairnigeria.com/

Air India
2nd Floor Water…

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Nairobi experience

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Join an English speaking guide to explore Nairobi. Take a walk through Uhuru Park in the heart of the city, than wander past the parliament buildings to the mausoleum of the first president of Kenya, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

See the Kenyatta Conference Centre and the August 7th memorial park which was built to commemorate the bombing of the US Embassy. There is also time to visit the Kenya National Archives and various other sites within the city centre. Walking through the city streets and travelling by public transport provides plenty of opportunity to mingle with the locals as they go about their daily lives. Enjoy an opportunity to sample local cuisine with lunch at a restaurant.

Duration: Approx. 4-5 hours
Start or opening time: Daily departure at 9am
End or closing time: Approximately at 12-1pm
Languages: English

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How to survive that long flight

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Here are some tips on how to feel good and comfortable in a long flight:

DRINK PLENTY: Economy flights rarely provide enough water for passengers, so take a two-litre bottle with you. As you dehydrate, your blood thickens, making a clot more likely. The recycled, air-conditioned atmosphere on a plane is as dry as a desert, so drink plenty of fruit juice and water before and during your flight, especially if you are returning from a hot country and are already dehydrated. Avoid tea, coffee, colas and other caffeinated drinks, which are all diuretics.
TAKE AN ASPIRIN: A 75mg aspirin on the morning of your flight, with one per day for the following two or three days, can lower your risk of a Deep vein thrombosis  (DVT) by one-third, says Farroll Kahn, because it thins the blood. However, if you have not taken aspirin before or have stomach problems…

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The Facebook Experiment: the ‘why’ questions…

For profit reasons or for sociology?….. these are the questions I think the experiment is yet to answer….besides aren’t businesses going to gain since the experiment Will provide alternate ways of marketing ?

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Facebook question markA great deal has been written about the Facebook experiment – what did they actually do, how did they do it, what was the effect, was it ethical, was it legal, will it be challenged and so forth – but I think we need to step back a little and ask two further questions. Why did they do the experiment, and why did they publish it in this ‘academic’ form.

What Facebook tell us about their motivations for the experiment should be taken with a distinct pinch of salt: we need to look further. What Facebook does, it generally does for one simple reason: to benefit Facebook’s bottom line. They do things to build their business, and to make more money. That may involve getting more subscribers, or making those subscribers stay online for longer, or, most crucially and most directly, by getting more money from its advertisers. Subscribers are…

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