Travel Agents: Dinosaurs or the Backbone of Travel Industry? – from Best Tour Operator in Gujarat

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There are lots of talks that travel agents have now become Dinosaurs of travel industry, means they are no more required, and people buy all travel products online. Travel agents are a group of professionals. That includes tour operators, consolidators, wholesalers, even Internet websites, and knowledge leaders of the travel industry. This specialized group deals with providers of travel i.e. airlines, cruise lines, rail roads, bus and rental car companies, tour operators, hotels, and resorts and resort time-share operators .So basically, Travel Agents get knowledge of all these products from the providers and become specialized and ready to give its best services.

To have your travel plan without a Travel Agent or Tour Operator means,
“ Making a House without an Architect “
“ Fighting a Court Case without Lawyer”
“ Organising big event without event manager”
“ Getting treated medically without qualified doctors”
“ Running school or college without qualified professors”
If you cannot think of the above activities without qualified professions, how anyone can single out travels industry to run without the qualified consultants or travel agents?

Travel agents do the following tasks:
1. Find the best deals in hotels, airlines, and sightseeing.
2. Makes the itinerary or travel plans for customers.
3. Insures the vacation of customers by giving guaranteed bookings at all places
4. Helps the customers in case if he is stuck somewhere during travel
5. Educates the customers for new destinations
6. Help customers reach a decision of his choice.

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Travel Agent Explaining The Tours To Passengers

The travel agent may be online or offline but what is important is that customers take guidance and advises from travel agents to make their vacations memorable and successful.

Now a day’s, Travel and Tourism is the world’s leading growing industry that offers a vast opportunities. It employs over 2 billion people worldwide. According to survey, they show that job opportunities in tourism sector are almost two times faster than any other industry. Here, travel professionals and consultants not only working for travel agency but also serve too many corporate firms, associations and institution, etc.

Tourism industry is fast shifting to a product for class to the product for mass market. In this scenario Travel Agents are most needed and they are the backbone of travel, they create the new segment of Population to encourage travelling, they give them confidence of travelling, and help them achieve travel dreams.


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Plan Russia Tour Package From Gujarat to see People’s Palaces: The Moscow Metro

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Moscow Metro Station

When Soviet Union was formed in 1920, there was total destruction of the Capitalists, Industrialist and Landlords. There were no Kings, No Lords, No Industrialists, but the society was full of common people, workers, farmers and professionals. Russia (Former Soviet Union), was becoming a very powerful nation in the world, and the President Stalin wanted to show to the world what Russia has achieved. The best way to show was to build remarkable architectural monuments, structures or Places. But the biggest question was in whose name or memory the Palaces should be built? And they came out with the idea to build, “People’s Palaces “. That includes Metros, Hospitals, Colleges, Libraries and all the public places.

Moscow Metro:

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Various Moscow Metro Stations

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Stalin and his team of architects who created the Moscow Metro Station

Moscow Metro, Created by Joseph Stalin ( President of USSR, from 1924-1953) and his architects Kaganovich and Duskin , is one of the wonders of the modern world , more than a public transport , the deepest in the world. It also served as a shelter during aerial bombardment.Today it used by seven million people every day. It was built in 1935, as a step in the direction of the Russian socialism, to raise the confidence and the prestige of the working classes. It is unique in its own way, combining grandeur and functionality.

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Mayakovskaya Metro station

The walls of each station are curved and covered with marble slabs.And the ceilings are curved and covered with mosaics. Stainless steel columns add to its beauty. The gigantic elevator tunnel is guided by elegant lanterns. The artist Denika designed the artistic view of walls, columns and flooring, entitling it A Day in the land of Soviets. The Moscow Metro became known as the People’s Palaces and there was much discourse about what it meant to represent.

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Komsomolskaya Metro Station

Though the story of a peasant and his daughter it is suggested that the doors of a rich life were opened for the working classes. When the peasant’s daughter laughs and replies “It is not the Tsars who live a rich life, it is we the common people of Russia“, thus it changes common man’s thinking. The working class people saw in it the possibilities of a better future. Stalin’s legacy may be questionable, but the Moscow metro is undoubtedly his profound achievement.


Today’s picture of Moscow is different with luxury cars, but for the working classes Moscow metro are Palaces to roam in. In the beginning in 1935, it operated in Moscow with a single Icon line connection just thirteen stations, and now at present it spans more than 300 km and offer 188 stops along the way.

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Apply For – Journey To The Planet Mars – Information from Best Tour Operator in Gujarat

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Bryan Versteeg’s, Mission Mars One Concept

Have you ever done an adventure tour? Yes? Where? Himalayas, North Pole, Antarctic, Rafting, Bermuda Triangle? All above will be just a Baby Adventure tours compared, to THE ONE WAY JOURNEY TO PLANET MARS.

Mankind always had the ambition to conquer, reach and have human settlements on different Planets. Since the ancient days humans have dreamt to reach the SPACE, The Final Frontier. This dream is nearly getting realised.
Let me inform you that, the meaning of travel changes here. It brings along lot of ambitions, hopes and new dimension to the mankind.

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The Project Mars One:
Under the project Mars One, is European NGO is planning to have human settlement on Mars by 2023. It is going to be a very unusual travel and exploration trip as it is a one way trip to Mars. The reason it is one way trip only is because man has developed the rockets and space stations to launch the satellite in the orbit and to the Mars, but yet we do not have the technology nor the set up to get rockets propelled from Mars to the Earth. That is why it is called One Way Journey. So what would you call it a suicidal mission? In a way yes! But we have to ponder upon, what are the chances of survivals for humans on the Mars… Is human life on Mars possible?
Let’s have some facts on Mars.
1. There is no water on mars but it has pure water ice formation which can be melted into water.
2. It has 38% gravity than compared to Earth.
3. Sand is as thin as smoke which can get into your system very easily while breathing. So you have to always wear space suits.
4. It takes about 7 to 8 months to reach to Mars.
5. Travel involves risk like take off and especially while landing on Mars.
6. Heavy sand storms occur on Mars which could last for months.

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Solar System

Do you think Humans will be able to survive in the above adversities?

May be no. In that case it will be a suicidal mission. And do you think there will be any enrolments for going such suicidal missions? From April onwards, applications for traveling and settling on Mars planet has already started under Project Mars One – European NGO. They have kept nominal fees of USD 30.00 to apply with your video of 30 seconds to explain, and show who you are and why you wish to go. It is noteworthy to know that it is open for people of all nationalities. It has received tremendous response, by receiving more than 2,00,000 applications, where US applicants are 1st Highest in the count and Indian applicants stand 2nd Highest.

The selection program proceeds with three additional rounds over the course of two years before they would choose close group of astronauts who will travel to Mars and, one does not need to be an astronaut to apply. Common man with zeal of exploration, adventure, healthy and fit body and with a physiologically strong mind can be the applicant.

Mars One is going to send first four astronauts by 2022 that will land on Mars some time in 2023.

Later it will be followed by more life support products and more groups of astronauts. But it is not as simple as it looks. Many risks and challenges lay ahead in span of next 10 years for Mars One to complete the mission successfully. This huge number of application when you know that risks are involved and almost no possibility to come back home is tremendous.

It shows we have still continued our tradition for travel, exploration and curiosity for more knowledge for betterment of humanity any cost. If this mission of human settlement is successful it will be a huge step for mankind. Mars One is going to get finances from advertisements and by road shows and TV shows. Sending the first 4 People in space is a 6 billion dollar expense but MARS ONE is confident to generate the revenue for sure to send the people to Mars. We have not invaded space much since, Yuri Gagarin went in space in 1961 and Neil Armstrong has landed on moon in 1969.


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Technology vs childhood development: Are you the master or is technology ruling you?

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Allure of technology how much is too much? These are the question we ask ourselves everyday but without actually giving an answer to ourselves. But till how long?

Domestic tour packages Technology and Childhood: Risk Vs Benefit. I do not deny the fact that technology has indeed changed our lives but is it for the better or for the worse? Young children are amazing and there is no doubt about it and the fact that they can operate a touch screen is really no more fascinating than early reading. While technology has an undeniable allure, an attraction that is difficult even for many of us adults to ignore, but how much is too much?

With the huge impact of technology on us including our young generation, gone are the days when you would find a young girl playing with hula hoops or a boy playing with a ball in the garden. Nowadays you would rather find them hooked on to their parent’s Smartphone or tablet.

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If you are living in a developed nation or a developing nation, I bet you would have definitely come across parents who would have proudly announced that their 2 year kid could open phone applications on their Smartphone. Masters of imagination, children of the past created their own form of play that dint really require any technology or parental supervision. Today children rely mostly on technology for playing, which has led to poor imagination, creativity and learning abilities. A 2010 Kaiser Foundation study found that US youths spent more than seven and a half hours a day using a Smartphone, computer, television or other electronic device. Majority of the brain development occurs between the ages of 0 to 3 and a lot many things are responsible for this very rapid development. If the infant’s environment is nurturing, kind and promotes development, the infant attains optimal physical, mental and social growth necessary to achieve academic success. Animals are born fully developed whereas for human infants, coordinated running may take up to two years, provided they move.

Four critical factors responsible for healthy development of an infant are movement, human connection, touch and exposure to nature. Instead this is now replaced by apps, televisions and touch screens. Hence children nowadays find it difficult to pay attention in the classrooms which is very necessary for learning. Technology has not only impacted the mental development of children but also their physical development. The percentage of obesity and diabetes among children is increasing day by day with physical movement restricted to moving and getting either the TV remote or the iPod.

International tour packages Diagnoses of ADHD, autism, coordination disorder, developmental delays, unintelligible speech, learning difficulties, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders are associated with technology overuse, and are increasing at an alarming rate. Moreover it is sad that constant use of technology has also led to more number of children wearing glasses at a very young age. A more disturbing fact is that even parents nowadays encourage their children to play with their iphones so as to stop them from asking too many questions. The level of curiosity in a kid has hugely decreased due to this. Hence, it’s important to come together as parents, teachers and therapists to help society “wake up” and see the devastating effects technology is having not only on our child’s physical, psychological and behavioral health, but also on their ability to learn and sustain personal and family relationships.

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How much time should a child be spending online or playing apps and games? Do you still want to wait and let it destroy our new generation’s growth? STOP! STOP! STOP! The use of CUT, COPY AND PASTE, is killing the beauty and understanding of languages and changed communication patterns. Why not cut on use of technology, copy the limited use of technology and paste anew formula for upbringing a healthy new generation.

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Our Turkey Tour Packages from Gujarat includes Hagia Sofia : Church to Mosque, Mosque to Museum

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Hagia Sophia Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sofia  – Istanbul, turkey ( AD 532) Hagia Sophia is a former Greek church  later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Turkey. From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire.

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Hagia Sophia museum thrown open to public in 1945

The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935. Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have “changed the history of architecture.” It remained the world’s largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years thereafter, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520. The current building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 (in Just six sears), on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. It was designed by the Greek scientists Isidore of Miletus, a physicist, and Anthemius of Tralles, a mathematician. In 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmed II, who ordered this main church of the Orthodox Christianity converted into a mosque.

Nevertheless, the Christian cathedral made a strong impression on the new Ottoman rulers and they decided to convert it into a mosque. The bells, altar, iconostasis and sacrificial vessels and other relics were removed and the mosaics depicting Jesus, his Mother Mary, Christian saints and angels were also removed or plastered over.

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Apse mosaic of the Theotokos (Virgin Mother and Child)



The mihrab located in the apse where the altar used to stand, pointing towards Mecca














Islamic features – such as the minbar and four minarets – were added. It remained a mosque until 1931 when it was closed to the public for four years. It was re-opened in 1935 as a museum by the Republic of Turkey. From its initial conversion until the construction of the nearby larger Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque of Istanbul) in 1616, it was the principal mosque of Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia served as inspiration for many other Ottoman mosques, such as the Blue Mosque, the Şehzade Mosque, the  Süleymaniye Mosque, the Rüstem Pasha Mosque and theKılıç Ali Paşa Mosque.

Museum (1935–present) In 1935, the first Turkish President and founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, transformed the building into a museum. The carpets were removed and the marble floor decorations such as the Omphalion appeared for the first time in centuries, while the white plaster covering many of the mosaics was removed.

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Bosphorus Bridge linking Asia with Europe

Istanbul or Constantinople Istanbul, is the largest city in Turkey.  With a population of 13.9 million, the city forms one of the largest urban agglomerations in Europe and is the second-largest city in the world by population within city limits. Istanbul’s vast area of 5,343 square kilometers (2,063 sq mi) is coterminous with Istanbul Province, of which the city is the administrative capital.

Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosphorus—one of the world’s busiest waterways—in northwestern Turkey, between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical centre lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia. The older name of Istanbul was, Constantinople. The city was originally founded as a Greek colony under the name of Byzantium in the 7th century BC. It took on the name of Konstantinoupolis (“city of Constantine”,Constantinople) after its re-foundation under Roman emperor Constantine I, who transferred the imperial capital from its historic base, Rome, to Byzantium in 330 AD and designated his new capital Nova Roma or “New Rome.”

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Mustafa Kemal
Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881 – 10 November 1938) was a Turkish army officer in the Ottoman military,revolutionary statesman, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. Atatürk was a military officer during World War I.  Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, he led Turkish national movement in the Turkish War of Independence. His military campaigns led to victory in the Turkish War of Independence.

Atatürk then embarked upon a program of political, economic, and cultural reforms, seeking to transform the former Ottoman Empire into a modern,   secular, and democratic nation-state. Under his leadership, thousands of new schools were built, primary education was made free and compulsory, while the burden of taxation on peasants was reduced. The principles of  Atatürk’s reforms, upon which modern Turkey was established, are referred to as  Kemalism.

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Path breaking architectural style

Architecture – Hagia Sophia is, one of the great domed buildings of the world. When we say great dome means 31 meter (100 ft) in diameter, 62 meter height!! Church of Hagia Sofia “holy wisdom” was built in just 6 years 532 to 537!! Hagia Sofia was the largest church was ever been built in the early Christian world. “how is the dome supported in mid air?” Was the question to every visitor. The answer is the structural engineering was concealed. Material used -stone, bricks, mortar, iron and timber for ties and cramps. It’s architecture was impressively copied and developed in the mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent by the architect Sinan. The last major repairs were carried out by the Swiss architects GASPARE @ FOSSATI in 1847- 1849 and a remarkable enterprise of consolidation and redecoration was ready!

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Flamingo Transworld blog celebrates all the reasons why one should travel. Flamingo Transworld believes in the philosophy “Travel brings knowledge, Knowledge brings opportunity, Opportunity brings prosperity” and Flamingo Transworld team is working hard for the prosperity of our people, our society and our country. Our philosophy helps us to look at our enterprise as a place of worship, a place of continual accumulation of knowledge and a place where we celebrate mankind’s curiosity of seeing the world.

Mankind has seen many revolutions like Spartan, French, Russian revolutions. Unfortunately these revolutions tried to change the world by violence, hatred & wars. We are so fortunate to live in a period which has ongoing silent revolutions like easy access to information revolutions, technological revolution, medical revolution and so on. They are useful in making the lives of human beings better, but silently and peacefully. But unfortunately today the scenario is of “over information or excess information”, and in this jungle of information the user tries hard to find their “sandalwood tree”. We at Flamingo Transworld believe that we can find our right “tree” or choice or product, only by discussing, exchanging views and then decide after proper thinking process.

Thus, we have opened a discussion platform in the form of this Flamingo Transworld Blog to our readers. Yes, it would be we who would be deciding the relevant topics, and first to put our views, but the aim would be to have maximum participation, maximum views and opinions from our readers. We believe that we are not independent nor immune to what is happening outside our house, business or family, nor we are that weak that we don’t even express our views on what is right and what is not.

The focus will be on different places around the world, cultures, food, travel experiences, timeless travel tips, practical travel advice, our contribution to make a difference in the world we live in and much more. This blog is for those who would choose to travel the world with passion; spontaneously and deliberately, for those curious souls who would like to combine business with pleasure and who love to quench their thirst for history as well as for those who want to explore new destinations around the globe.

Flamingo Transworld blog is where world-curious travelers indulge their passion for travel — whether they’re getting on a plane tomorrow or staying at their laptop. In the end, we would say that together we all would make, this blog a place for inspiration for clear thinking, which will expedite our decision making process.

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Our Bhutan Tour Packages from Gujarat will answer this Question: Money, Brings Happiness! A myth or reality?

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Gangtey Monestary, Bhutan

What does todays mankind seek?

1) Money Or Happiness

2) Worries Or peace

3) Competition Or Confidence

4)Professional approach Or Service from the heart

5) Tensions Or Smiles 

Come to Bhutan to get your answer to this priceless question.

Qatar’s per capita GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) is $106,000 (QR387,000), helping the country retain its ranking as the world’s wealthiest nation. Luxembourg comes a distant second with nearly $80,000 and Singapore third with per capita income of about $61,000 while even with a GDP of only 2060 $, Bhutan scores the highest gross national happiness index in the world.

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Buddha Statue

How to achieve and what is gross happiness index?

Gross national happiness index attempts to define an indicator that measures quality of life or social progress, in more holistic and psychological term. It is a unique index. We all have heard of GNP, GDP, Per Capita income, Per capita consumptions, and so on and so on.

Economists have tried to define the well being or conditions of people in different countries by all above factors. But, we all forget one very important thing, that we want to have money and wealth, only and only because we want to be happy, and only happy. Then in that case why not have an index which measures our happiness? Thus Bhutan, having designed the happiness index and standing number one in that index is extremely remarkable and appreciable.

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How and when Bhutan started the happiness index:

The term was coined by Bhutan’s fourth dragon king, ‘ JIGMESINGYE WANGCHUCK’. He had opened the gates of modernization to these small Buddhist Mountain Kingdom( Bhutan). He used this measure to find the impact of policy initiatives, upon the levels of happiness in Bhutan. Being a small, self sufficient, segregated by mountains and valleys, it was very important to link changes with, the delicate fabric of the society and culture of Bhutan. So this idea of gross national happiness index worked for them.

It serves as a common vision for Bhutan’s Five Year Planning Process. Proposed policies must pass review based on impact statements on the GNH. Similar to environment impact statements in other countries. They believe that society progress takes place when, material and spiritual developments occur side by side.

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Bhutanese mom & baby

The 4 pillars of GNH are

1. Sustainable development.

2. Cultural values.

3) Conservation of Natural environment.

4) Good governance.


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Flamingo passengers get a taste of the happiness in Bhutan

With the above values if followed by all countries the idea of GNH, I think the quality of lives and many countries will go up. Although GNH reflects Buddhist origins,it is a solid empirical research based upon happiness, positive psychology and wellbeing. I think it would be a fantastic idea to visit this fairy tale country in modern times Bhutan.Perfect sceneries, misty mountains, small valley towns, monasteries at strategic locations and above all it’s people happy and soulful, going about peacefully doing their daily routine, with

· No Gender Bias

· No inequality in wealth

· No aggression

· Negligible or very low or nil Crime Rate.

Let us visit Bhutan to learn, how to be happy in life…

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