Riu Hotels and Resorts Gift Guide
Best Gift Idea for Spanish Students: Costa RicaLearning a new language in a native country is much more exciting than learning on YouTube. So why not treat the Spanish student in your family to a trip to the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Not only can they learn the lingo with actual Spanish speakers, they can also immerse themselves in the culture. Not only that, but with stunning natural beauty and a wealth of thrill-seeking adventures they will have a memorable experience as well.
Best Gift Idea For Newly Weds: Honeymoon in BahamasA honeymoon in the sultry charms of the Bahamas is the perfect wedding gift for a newly married couple. Blessed with tropical white sand beaches, gentle turquoise waters and mouth-watering cocktails, the loving couple can chill in stunning surroundings and contemplate their new life together. And with a wide range of all-inclusive hotels on offer, the newly-weds can indulge in all the food and drink they like safe in the knowledge it is all bought and paid for.
Best Gift Ideas for families: Holiday in CancunCancun in the sultry Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico has been a popular family holiday destination for years – and for good reason. With pristine beaches, turquoise seas and a steaming climate, Cancun in blessed with natural beauty and year-round weather to match. And with a wealth of opportunities to have fun including, water sports, scuba diving swimming with dolphins, forest treks and mesmerising Maya temples, you won’t be lost for anything to do. As the locals say, “In Mexico – anything goes!”
Best Gift Ideas for Girl Groups: Shopping in New YorkThe next time you and the girls fancy a shopping spree, why not do it in style with a trip to New York. If you can’t find clothes to fall in love within one of the fashion capitals of the world, you won’t find them anywhere. And with familiar streets and famous stores like Macy’s, Tiffanys and Saks, you will feel like you’ve walked on a TV or film set. Not only that, but there’s a whole lot more to New York than just shopping.
Best Gift Ideas for Boy Groups: BerlinIf there is anywhere in the world that brews beer better than the Germans, we want to know about it. In the meantime, why don’t you and the lads treat yourself to a weekend in Berlin and do drinking sessions like the Berliners – swigging beer from two-pint pitchers. Those guys know how to drink. And Berlin has far more to offer than trendy bars. The history, culture, art and architecture make this capital city one of the most fascinating places to explore. Get your timing right and you can even go and watch Hertha Berlin play in the fantastic and historical Olympic Stadium.
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How To Travel Like a US Spy
Files published by Wikileaks revealing the spy tactics used by US secret services might be quite alarming to some people. But the documents also revealed some great advice for travellers venturing abroad.
Coming from a government agency responsible for the lives of their secret agents, you can guarantee the documents reveal some pretty noteworthy travel advice. And it does. But not only that, it reveals travel advice anybody can find useful and not just spies.
Inform your bankBanks and credit card companies monitor the accounts of their customers for unusual activity. It is protocol for banks to suspend debit and credit cards when they notice it is being used in a different way to how you normally use it. And that includes a change in location. The last thing you want when you’re on holiday is to have your cash supply cut off so let your bank know you are going away before you travel.
Flights with free drinksLong haul flights can be a struggle to get through. Most people need at least one drink or three to help pass the time. Especially night flights when it is difficult to sleep. Before booking a long distance flight, check the drinks on the flight are complimentary and unlimited, otherwise, your flight will be even more expensive than it already is. Economy flights obviously don’t offer free drinks so are only good for short distance flights.
Shopping opportunitiesIf you’re arriving at your destination late at night or on a weekend, you may struggle to find anywhere open to eat. A lot of cheap flights to Europe land late at night, so it is a good idea to make a packed lunch just in case you get peckish on your journey. If you intend to go away shopping, check out opening hours as some Mediterranean countries still close for siesta in the intense heat of the afternoon.
Avoid hassle at airportsAirport security has intensified over the last couple of decades. Security staff use closed-circuit TV cameras to monitor passengers for suspicious behaviour and looks of nervousness. If you have sweaty palms, trembling hands, flushed face and heavy breathing, you may get pulled over for private security screening. The CIA also recommend you avoid eye contact with the airport security officials. Any hint of a guilty conscience could result in an inconvenient and scary experience at the airport. And if you do get pulled to one side, don’t use phrases like, “I swear to God,” “to be honest” or “um, ah”.
Treat yourself to Duty-FreeThe CIA advise their undercover agents to “Buy something in Duty-Free because you’re awesome and you deserve it!” You can’t really argue with that advice. Whether you’re a spy or an honest civilian, the CIA recommends the “travellers’ edition single malt whisky”.
The moral of the story is that wherever you are travelling and in whatever capacity, be prepared. Also, take advantage of our discount deals and purchase your next holiday for a steal with Rui hotel and resorts.
Example Riu Hotels & Resorts Discount Codes
Save up to 10% Off Bookings at Riu Panama Plaza Hotel
Up To 60% Off To Cancun, Cabo, Riviera Maya, Mazatlan
Agadir Hotel Bookings From £37
Torremolinos Hotel Bookings From £54
Hotel Riu Tikida Garden Bookings From €52 Per Person Per Night