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Introduction
Traveldir.org is meant to serve as a useful world travel guide offering tools and information for all visitors. You can find discount hotel deals and compare room rates using the hotel search feature. Traveldir.org also offers a hotel directory where you can browse the hotel lists of some featured destinations. You can explore hotels and sights using city maps. You can read travel guides and tips in the travel articles section. You are welcome to submit your own travel story that you wish to share with the community. Traveldir.org makes efforts to present up-to-date and useful information, services and links. Any feedbacks, error reports and contributions are welcome. You can help to maintain the integrity of this website by reporting errors, broken links, outdated, false or missing information. Please feel free to use our Contact page.
Navigation
Traveldir.org contains a large number of links. These are grouped by type and different color schemes are used to indicate different behavior. Grey links (e.g. Quick Jump) help navigation by jumping to the appropriate section on the current page. Blue links will indeed load a new page. As you move the mouse cursor over blue links some will still remain blue (internal links) while others will turn red (external links). An internal link will take you to another page on Traveldir.org while an external link will take you to another website. External links are usually opened in a new window, thus you can easily return to Traveldir.org by closing it. Please note that you can be navigated to an external website also by using drop-down menus and/or clicking on buttons or images. Traveldir.org is no way responsible for the content of other websites linked or opened from Traveldir.org.
Terms and Conditions
Please read this page before using this website. Please use this website only if you accept all the described terms, conditions and policies. These may be updated periodically without notice. Traveldir.org does not take any way the responsibility for the presented information to be up-to-date, accurate, complete, reliable or usable for a particular purpose. Traveldir.org is no way responsible for the content of other websites linked or opened from Traveldir.org. Please use all the facts, information, articles, images, links, services presented on this website at your own risk. Traveldir.org does not take any way responsiblity for any damage, loss, disadvantage, harm or injury caused by using this website or the presented services or the published articles or the linked websites. This website may contain image or text advertisements, sponsored links and other commercial content. Please note that all articles published on Traveldir.org solely represent their authors' opinion. Traveldir.org is no way responsible for the content of the published articles and not necessarily agrees with them. Please note that you may not copy, distribute or modify any article without the prior permission of its author and/or copyright holder.
Privacy Policy
Traveldir.org creates visitor statistics for statistical purposes and to monitor and understand site usage. For this reason your host name, IP address, referer information, operating system type and other data provided by your browser software may be recorded whenever you access a page on Traveldir.org. This information is collected and processed automatically and anonymously. Traveldir.org uses cookies for technical reasons and to remember your settings. If you contact us your email address and personal details as well as the whole correspondence may be kept for future reference. Your email address will not be disclosed to a third party unless with your permission or required by law. If you register yourself for article submission, the personal data you enter will be displayed on your profile page which is linked from all your article pages. An exception to this is your email address that will never be displayed on the website, unless you explicitly provide it in the about author section. You may or may not receive an email from Traveldir.org regarding the approval or rejection of the article you submitted. You may be contacted by Traveldir.org regarding your registration or articles. Please note that this Privacy Policy may be updated at any time without notice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the purpose of this website?
A: Traveldir.org is meant to serve as a useful world travel tool offering features like hotel search, hotel directory, city maps, travel articles and more.

Q: How can I send a feedback or an error report (e.g. a broken link)?
A: Please use our Contact page. Your feedback is highly appreciated.

Q: How can I place a link to Traveldir.org on my website?
A: We really appreciate if you wish to add a link to us. You can choose from several different HTML link codes that are presented on this page: Link to us.

Q: How can I submit an article to Traveldir.org?
A: We really appreciate if you wish to publish your writing on Traveldir.org. You can submit articles for consideration using our Submit page. We suggest that you register yourself before submitting an article, however this is not compulsory. Before you submit an article be sure to read our Guidelines.

Q: Can I copy or distribute an article I found on Traveldir.org?
A: Only with the prior permission of the author and/or copyright holder of the article.

Q: Can I make a hotel room reservation on Traveldir.org?
A: The hotel search feature on Traveldir.org lets you compare the offers of multiple hotel reservation websites. You can make a hotel booking on those sites, not directly on Traveldir.org. Please see: Hotel reservations.

Q: What are the advantages of using the hotel search feautre on Traveldir.org?
A #1: You have a broader selection of hotels to choose from.
A #2: You can gather more information about a hotel before you make your choice.
A #3: You can choose the best deal by comparing the rates and conditions offered by multiple hotel reservation providers.

Q: How can I check, modify or cancel my hotel reservation?
A: You must do this on the website where you made your hotel reservation. Please see: Hotel reservations.
Article Submission & Editorial Guidelines
Please read this page before submitting an article to Traveldir.org. Please only submit your article if you accept all the described terms, conditions and policies. These may be updated periodically without notice. Please only submit articles that you authored and you hold its copyrights. You can submit articles of another author only with the permission of the author and copyright holder. Please submit each article only once, to one single category only. Traveldir.org reserves the right to publish the submitted articles fully or partly on its web pages, RSS feeds, newsletters, email alerts etc. Traveldir.org reserves the right to fully or partly refuse, decline, remove or delete any article for any reason at any time. Traveldir.org reserves the right to decide the category in which to publish your article and move your article to another category at any time. Traveldir.org reserves the right to merge several articles into one article and split one article into several articles. Traveldir.org reserves the right to edit your article if it does not comform with the hereby described guidelines. Traveldir.org does not pay for the submitted articles. Article submitters can have one link per article pointing to their website in the "About the Author" section, below the article text. Traveldir.org does not take any way the responsibility for third party misuse of the presented articles.

General guidelines:
• Article must be in English.
• Article must be informative and factual.
• Article must have proper English spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure. You should spell-check and proof-read your article before submission.
• You must be the author and copyright holder of the submitted article or you must have the permission of the author and copyright holder of the article to submit it.
• Please copy your article from a plain text editor like Notepad. Copying your article from programs like Microsoft Word may cause formatting errors.
• Article must not be a personal correspondence, press release, advertisement or sales letter.
• Article must not have adult, violent or illegal content.

Article title:
• May not be longer than 100 characters.
• Should be about 3-8 words.
• May not be all capital letters.
• May not contain any HTML tags.
• May not contain the name of the author or a website.

Article summary:
• It is optional.
• Should be about 20-40 words.
• Should be a short abstract of the article text.
• May contain only these HTML tags: <i> </i>.
• May not contain external links.

Article text:
• Should be about 400-1200 words.
• May contain only these HTML tags: <b> </b>.
• May not contain external links.
• May not conatin advertisement or reference to external websites.
• Line breaks will be converted to HTML line breaks automatically.
• Please do not use link breaks after every line.
• Please use double line breaks after every paragraph.

About the author:
• Should be about 20-40 words.
• Should include author's first name and last name.
• May contain only these HTML tags: <a> </a> <b> </b>.
• May contain one link pointing to your website. It may not be a direct affiliate program link.
Hotel Reservations
Please note that Traveldir.org itself does not provide any hotel reservation service. However, the hotel search feature on Traveldir.org offers the possibility of finding a good hotel deal by querying multiple hotel reservation providers for your request and combining the results together. This way you can choose from a broader selection of hotels and you may gather more information about a property and you can compare the rates and conditions offered by various hotel booking websites. Traveldir.org also offers a hotel directory where you can browse the hotel lists of some featured destinations. Furthermore, you can easily find hotels by location on our city maps.

The hotel search feature queries several hotel booking providers for availabilty and rates which can take 30 seconds or more in some cases. Please be patient while the results are gathered, the combined selection will surely compensate you for waiting. The rates displayed on Traveldir.org are approximate and meant for one room for the total period of stay in the indicated currency and may include or exclude breakfast, taxes, fees etc. The results are sorted by price and hotels with the same or very similar name are grouped together. This grouping might be inaccurate sometimes, for example if multiple hotels with the same or very similar name are found in the same destination. Please always check the location and address of the selected hotel on the selected hotel booking website before proceeding with your reservation. We make our best efforts to present precise results, but sometimes the hotel reservation systems just fail to return the correct piece of information which is beyond our scope of influence. Therefore please be sure to click on the hotel name and/or the book/request button to jump to the external hotel booking site directly and check the precise rates there before making your decision. When comparing rates do not forget to check for inclusions and exclusions e.g. breakfast, taxes, fees etc. Please always check the terms, conditions and policies on the selected hotel reservation website before proceeding with your booking.

When doing a hotel search for some international destinations, the different hotel reservation providers might return the hotel room rates in two or more different currencies. You can easily convert all the rates to a single currency of your choice by selecting it from the drop-down currency list. Please note that currency conversion might be involved in displaying rates unless "default currency" is selected from the list. While we are making our best efforts to provide you with information about hotel rates in the currency of your choice, the conversion might cause some inaccuracy which is beyond our scope of influence. When you click on the hotel name and/or the book/request button to jump to the external hotel reservation site, you might see the rates in a currency other than you selected on Traveldir.org. This is because some hotel booking websites support only a limited number of currencies, while others do not support currency conversion at all.

Please note that the hotel booking providers and the hotels themselves provide the hotel reservation service for you and they are responsible for the accuracy of hotel details and rates displayed. Traveldir.org does not take any way the responsibilty regarding the service that a hotel reservation provider or actually a hotel itself provides. Please do not contact Traveldir.org with hotel booking issues like questions about hotel services, room rate enquiries, reservation requests, booking amendments, cancellations, complaints or similar. Such requests must be sent directly to the appriopriate hotel booking provider. Similarly, it is pointless to send Traveldir.org applications for hotel jobs, enquiries for listing a hotel, asking for email address or telephone number of hotels etc.

Please note that if you intend to make a reservation the hotel booking providers will require your personal data which may include your credit card number. Please read the terms, conditions and policies of the selected provider before you make any reservations and pass your details. The selected hotel reservation provider and/or the hotel itself is responsible for handling your personal data. Traveldir.org features well estabilished hotel booking websites that have been in business for several years, provide a high quality service and have thousands of satisfied customers. Our selection is made up to have the best available hotel offers collected for each featured destination. Traveldir.org currently features the following hotel reservation providers:

Asiativ, headquartered in Bangkok is operated by Asia Online, one of the largest inbound tour operators in Asia.

Properties offered: Thousands of hotels in the Asia/Pacific region and worldwide
Reservation method: Online and on-request bookings
Offices: Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar
Languages: English

About · Check Your Booking · Contact · Cancellation Policy · Payment Policy · Privacy Policy
Booking.com, part of Priceline.com is one of the leading hotel reservation systems in Europe. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Booking.com has offices around the world.

Properties offered: Over 40,000 hotels worldwide
Reservation method: Online bookings with instant confirmation
Offices: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Cambridge, Cape Town, Dubai, Dublin, London, Loulé, Lyon, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw
Languages: various
Online since: 1996

About · Check Your Reservation · Customer Service · Privacy Policy · Terms & Conditions
GTA Hotels is a leading online travel distributor specializing in discounted hotel bookings worldwide.

Properties offered: Over 35,000 hotels worldwide
Reservation method: Online bookings with instant confirmation
Offices: Europe, US, Asia
Languages: English
Online Since: 2000

About · Check Your Booking · Contact · Customer Care · User Guide · Privacy Policy
Hotel-Board is a trading name for DKS e-Services, that offers hotel reservations, tours, car rental and airport transfer services all around the world.

Properties offered: Thousands of hotels worldwide
Reservation method: Online and on-request bookings
Languages: English, German

About · Check Your Booking · Contact · Customer Care
HotelClub or AccomLine is one of the leading worldwide hotel reservation systems. It is operated by Flairview Travel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orbitz Worldwide Inc., one of the world's leading travel companies.

Properties offered: Over 32,000 hotels of 3 stars and above worldwide
Reservation method: Online and on-request bookings
Offices: Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Russia, Spain, UK, US
Languages: various
Online since: 1996

About · Check Your Reservation · Customer Service · Privacy Policy · Terms & Conditions
The website hotel.info is operated by hotel.de AG, a company based in Nuremberg, Germany. Reservations may be made online or by phone via the company's own multilingual 24-hour call centre.

Properties offered: Over 200,000 hotels worldwide
Reservation method: Online bookings with instant confirmation
Office: Germany
Languages: various
Online since: 2001

About · Check Your Reservation · Contact · Terms & Conditions
Hotels.nl is one of the leading hotel reservation agencies in the Netherlands. It is operated by a local company founded by Dutch tourism experts.

Properties offered: Over 1,000 hotels ranging from 1 to 5 stars in the Netherlands and Belgium
Reservation method: Online bookings with instant confirmation
Office: Netherlands
Languages: English, German, Dutch
Online since: 2001

Contact · Disclaimer · FAQ · Privacy Policy
LateRooms is a British company based in Manchester, offering late availabilty hotel rates for the UK and worldwide.

Properties offered: Over 12,000 hotels, mostly in Europe
Reservation method: Online bookings up to 3 months in advance
Office: Manchester, UK
Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Online since: 1999

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RatesToGo is a world leading last minute online hotel reservation service. It is operated by Flairview Travel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orbitz Worldwide Inc., one of the world's leading travel companies.

Properties offered: Over 15,000 hotels of 3 stars and above worldwide
Reservation method: Online bookings only up to 20 days in advance
Offices: Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, UK, US
Languages: various
Online since: 2001

About · Check Your Reservation · Customer Service · How to Book · Privacy Policy · Terms & Conditions
Skoosh is a British company based in Brighton, offering hotels in the UK and worldwide. Operated by a team of travel industry, marketing and IT professionals.

Properties offered: Thousands of hotels, mostly in Europe
Reservation method: Online bookings with instant confirmation
Office: Brighton, UK
Languages: English, German, French, Italian

About · Contact · FAQ · Terms and Conditions · Privacy Policy
Venere is one of the leading European hotel booking sites. It is managed by Venere Net SpA, an Italian company whose main office is in Rome, Italy.


Properties offered: Over 20,000 properties of all kinds and every price range, mostly in Europe
Reservation method: Online and on-request bookings
Offices: Italy, France, UK
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese
Online since: 1995

About · Check Your Reservation · FAQ · Help · Privacy Policy · Terms & Conditions

Currency Exchange
The currency conversion service on Traveldir.org is provided by The Universal Currency Converter Services (xe.com) that is one of the world's most popular currency tools. It is online since 1993. Traveldir.org does not take any way the responsibility for the currency information to be up-to-date, accurate, complete, reliable or usable for a particular purpose.

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Explanations of the international currency codes:
ARS - Argentine Peso (Argentina)
AUD - Australian Dollar (Australia)
BRL - Brazilian Real (Brazil)
CAD - Canadian Dollar (Canada)
CHF - Swiss Franc (Switzerland)
CNY - Chinese Yuan (China)
CZK - Czech Koruna (Czech Republic)
DKK - Danish Krone (Denmark)
EUR - Euro (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain)
GBP - British Pound (United Kingdom)
HKD - Hong Kong Dollar (Hong Kong)
HUF - Hungarian Forint (Hungary)
INR - Indian Rupee (India)
IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Indonesia)
JPY - Japanese Yen (Japan)
KRW - South Korean Won (South Korea)
PLN - Polish Zloty (Poland)
MXN - Mexican Peso (Mexico)
MYR - Malaysian Ringgit (Malaysia)
NOK - Norwegian Krone (Norway)
NZD - New Zealand Dollar (New Zealand)
RUB - Russian Ruble (Russia)
SEK - Swedish Krona (Sweden)
SGD - Singapore Dollar (Singapore)
THB - Thai Baht (Thailand)
TRY - Turkish Lira (Turkey)
USD - US Dollar (United States)
ZAR - South African Rand (South Africa)
Maps
The maps feature on Traveldir.org takes advantage of Google Maps. The coordinates of hotels are provided using the geocoding feature of Google Maps and/or the hotel reservation providers mentioned above. The hotel images and descriptions are provided by the hotel booking providers as well. Please see: Hotel Reservation. The coordinates of sights, attractions and other important points as well as the photos and descriptions of those are provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Traveldir.org does not take any way the responsibility for the presented information (including but not limited to map data, satellite images, terrain data, coordinates, images and descriptions of hotels or any other points) to be up-to-date, accurate, complete, reliable or usable for a particular purpose.
News
The news feature on Traveldir.org is provided by Google News. News headlines are updated periodically using Gogole News' public data feed. Traveldir.org does not take any way the responsibility for the presented information to be up-to-date, accurate, complete, reliable or usable for a particular purpose. You can read the full news article by clicking on its headline. To find more articles in the same topic click on the last link.
Weather Forecast
The weather forecast service on Traveldir.org is provided by Yahoo! Weather. Weather data is updated periodically using Yahoo's public data feed. Traveldir.org does not take any way the responsibility for the weather information to be up-to-date, accurate, complete, reliable or usable for a particular purpose. The weather condition image and text describe current weather situation. All temperatures are shown in both Celsius and Fahrenheit degrees. The sign °C indicates Celsius degrees (Centigrade) while °F means Fahrenheit degrees. The figures on the left side of the weather condition image indicate the current temperature. The High and Low terms refer to today's predicted minimum and maximum temperature. Time and date of data is shown as local time with time zone indicated. Click on the link below the date for more details and a 5-day forecast.
Website Technology
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