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The Executive Traveller September 2010 Newsletter


Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra, Ghana

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order - John Burroughs

Ghana - where it all began for Sub-Saharan Africa
Breathtaking scenery, peaceful lakes, tallest waterfalls in West Africa, pristine mountains with clean fresh air, rich in gold, oil, bauxite, magnesium and good food. Business haven, diplomatic helm, where luxury comes in the form of interaction with the people…Ghana is the place to visit in Africa but
What do you know about Ghana: Ghana before Independence on March 6, 1957 was called the Gold Coast. The earliest Europeans to arrive here were the Portuguese in the 15th Century. On their arrival, they found so much gold between the River Ankobra and the Volta and subsequently named it "da Mina", meaning ...find out more

Liati Wote

Pristine Ghana like you have never seen before

Palm wine tapping in Liati Wote, Ghana Views from the Tagbo Water Falls, Ghana Liati Wote, home to Mount Afadjato and Tagbo Falls
Palm Wine Tapping in Liati Wote

Views from Tagbo Water Falls

Liati Wote in Ghana's Volta Region

Ghana: Mountains

Adventure, Nature and sheer warmth

Click here to learn about ancient Ghana

Ghana Visa regulations: Entry Requirements


Do you know where you passport is?

Keep an eye on your passport
It will be great if you do because the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) and the UK Government have revealed figures which show that more than 60,000 British travellers reported their passport lost or stolen abroad between April 2009 and March 2010. The Service replaced more than 279,000 passports that were lost or stolen in the UK or abroad between April 2009 and March 2010. Of that total, more than 60,000 passports were lost or stolen abroad. Since 2002, a total of 2.2 million passports have been replaced by IPS. Interestingly, the IPS also says that 83 per cent of people say they always store their passport in a safe place...read more


A range of light hard roller cases that make put some life in travelling

The Large Antler Liquis hard roller case

There is nothing more frustrating than discovering that the suitcase that you are travelling with is so heavy that it takes up a fair chunk of your airline baggage allowance. The Antler LIQUIS range of hard roller cases is the lightest ever hard case produced by Antler. Inspired by the elegance of nature’s waterfall, Liquis has been designed to bring you the ultimate strength and lightweight solution to meet your luggage needs - and it looks very chic too!
When Executive Traveller tried and test the Antler LIQUIS, we felt confident throughout the journey. The appearance of the suitcase itself is stunning in either Navy or Silver.
Designed in the UK, LIQUIS has benefitted from over 90 years of Antler experience, technological advancements and innovation to achieve extreme strength in a lightweight case.
The LIQUIS lightweight helps travellers to achieve the weight and size restrictions demanded by so many aircraft carriers today, giving them an opportunity to the maximum and still adhere to the weight and size restrictions...read more

The family of Antler Liquis collection


Wireless instant uploads of your photos anywhere

The Eye-Fi Connect X2

Eye-Fi - Wireless uploads with online sharing..
Imagine a wireless memory card that stores media and fits into cameras just like a regular SDHC card; now discover the 4GB capacity Eye-Fi Connect X2 the automatically uploads JPEG photos and videos to the computer and one of more than 25 online sharing sites, such as Flickr, Facebook, YouTube or Picasa, through a Wi-Fi network. The first ever wireless memory card does all that with its built-in Wi-Fi that effortlessly transfers photos and videos to your iPhone, iPad, Android device or computer.
You will need to setup the Eye-Fi with your home wireless network and then specify which networks the Eye-Fi card uses to transfer your media. Add up to 32 networks for your card to use. The next time your camera is on within range of a specified network, your photos and videos will ‘fly’ to your computer and to your favourite sharing site. ..Find out more


events worldwide

The Duke of York Square, London (UK)
Chelsea’s best loved secret, Duke of York Square, played host to London’s best Royal Wedding celebrations on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April 2011. With a live screening of the wedding ceremony and things to see and do throughout the two day event, visitors were invited to dress in their wedding day finest for a party that promises to be the next best thing to being at Westminster Abbey itself.
Rumoured to be a regular haunt of the bride-to-be, the Duke of York Square showed the ceremony on a 13m² screen showing the wedding in full to Chelsea’s Royal followers. The Square transformed with celebratory flags and traditional bunting, as the nation joined together to celebrate the Wedding of the Year.
‘Royal Foot Guards’ oversaw proceedings, as Chelsea got into the wedding spirit. Champagne stalls got the party off to a bang in the square as guests sat and enjoyed some delicious food and drink from the ... read more

The Duke of York Square, London (UK)
American Sandsculpting championships in The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in southwest Florida

The Annual festivals and events on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel for 2011-2012 - Throughout the year:
American Sandsculpting Championship Festival - From nothing more than a beach of sand and 300 gallons of water, about 20 master sculptors from around the world create complex, imaginative works of art.
Creative Coast Weekends - Unusual art in this quaint fishing community, reminiscent of Florida of the 1950s and ‘60s. Enjoy gallery openings, classes and entertainment for the entire family.
MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair - an unusual celebration of all the tropical fruit grown on Pine Island, which includes lychee, carambola, longan, papaya, and “chocolate pudding fruit.”
Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival & Parade - Two days of festivities celebrate the Beach’s shrimp harvest. Enjoy a parade and crowning of the Shrimp Queen, craft vendors, the boiled shrimp concession, and other seafood booths. Visit www.FortMyersSanibel.com for a list of events.

Rock Oyster Festival 17-19 June 2011
A boutique food and music festival on Cornwall's north coast taking place from 17th to 19th June, the Rock Oyster Festival will bring together the best of Cornish food and produce, quirky music acts and family entertainment.

The Henley Festival 6-10 July 2011
Five nights of magical and extraordinary elegant mix of music, art, culture, dining and location - a black tie event on the banks of the River Thames in glorious Henley. Artists include Tom Jones, Jools Holland, Alexandra Burke, Rumer, ABBA Symphonic… Each evening over 20 acts perform from international stars to eccentric local theatre groups. Browse art galleries, sip champagne and take in performances from leading jazz, opera, classical and comedy artists. Dine in Albert and Michel Roux' Riverside Restaurant, drink in seven bars and then dance till the wee hours in Chinawhite club. For more info, www.henley-festival.co.uk
Cromer & Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival 2011 20th - 22nd May - Free Family Fun

Cromer & Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival 2011 20th - 22nd May - Free Family Fun
The second 2011 Cromer & Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival, which celebrates three fun filled days of all things crustacean. Highlights for 2011 include a cookery theatre hosted by Mary Kemp, with celebrity and local talented chefs cooking up a storm to showcase their favourite crab and lobster recipes for all to enjoy. A deckchair art trail of over 100 deckchairs designed by local and national artists will line the streets and gallivanting gastronomes can indulge in the many opportunities to try local crab and lobster specialities at the seaside farmers market, all with live cookery demonstrations.


What to do when your flight is delayed or cancelled


How to save time and money on business travel


How to travel smart throughout the recession


Essentials: 10 key tips to doing business in …… France


Travelling to the USofA? New TSA Passenger information


Your travel insurance does not cover every disaster!
Which? Holiday urges the travel insurance industry to up its game


Which? Holiday advice to people affected by volcanic disruption - Who do I submit my claim to?


Don’t let ear pain cast a cloud over your air travel
Almost 70% of Britons experience health problems when flying


Helpful tips for women travellers

Tip#10 Everything you should know before you go
Tip#11 How to keep your passport safe
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