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    The Corliss Group Review, Tourists in Italy be aware!

    Urgent advice is being sent out to international tourists planning to travel to Italy (eturbonews.com/48893/tourists-italy-be-a.. This advice is also valid for Italians moving around the country during the peak holiday season during the month in August.

    “Be aware! Make a Difference” is the campaign that was launched at a press conference held by Italian State Railways (FS) and Polfer, the Italian railways police organization. The purpose of this alarming advice is alert naïve travelers to the danger of being cheated at any given opportunity in mass transit areas at major railway stations and on trains.

    Brochures in eight languages (Italian, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese) with effective graphics that are easy to understand have been produced as well as specific posters located in the more important railway stations and on trains. These will provide passengers with essential tips on how to prevent unpleasant incidents while moving around the country by rail.

    Stickers bearing messages will be distributed and cartoons showing tactics thieves use will be shown on monitors in the main railway stations; the stickers will appear on self-service ticket vendor machines, on Frecciarossa trains (the fast and usually nonstop trains of FS), at ticket offices, and in Freccia Clubs (the special areas for Feccia Club card holders). The alert signs will be published in the free monthly corporate press magazine “La Freccia” through augmented reality technology on Smartphones. Passengers can avoid being the victims of theft and fraud by taking the precautions indicated in the above materials.

    Over the first 7 months of the current year, 1,437 thefts occurred in railway stations, 2,045 on trains. 182 FS employees were assaulted while carrying out inspections and safeguarding passengers. An overall number of 795 people were arrested by police authorities, and 7,425 reported to judicial authorities.

    “Through the ‘Be aware! Make a Difference’ initiative,” explained Franco Fiumara, General Director of Gruppo FS Italiane Corporate Security, “We aim to provide our customers [with] information illustrating how ill-intentioned individuals act in order to take advantage of travelers’ absent-mindedness. Security and personal safety when travelling (http://thecorlisstravelgroup.tumblr.com/.. by train and in stations begin with small but significant precautions. We intend to raise the awareness of travelers to ensure they pay more conscious attention to individuals trying to approach them using tricks of the trade and, therefore, take more care of their belonging[s]. These precautions and the intense work carried out by Gruppo FS Italiane Corporate Security staff and Railway police officers [should] ensure customers a more tranquil, serene, and safer journey.”

    “Through this campaign,” affirmed Claudio Caroselli, Director of the Railway Police Department, “We want to raise the awareness of travelers, especially those from countries other than Italy who often trust the very individuals wishing to take advantage of such trust, at times pretending to be porters, ticket office or information office staff, and end up scamming or stealing from them. Making railway passengers more aware can lead to effective cooperation and, therefore, ensure that the prevention and repression measures taken every day by Railway police are more effective.”


    - Be aware of typical pickpocket-working environments (railway halls and lobbies, ticket offices, self-service areas, train arrival/departure platforms). Thieves often prefer crowded conditions.

    - Be aware of your surroundings while using the self-ticketing dispensers. Prepare your purchase money beforehand, away from prying eyes.

    - Beware of beggars. It could be a distraction tactic while an accomplice organizes the stealing of luggage.

    - Always keep a watchful eye on your luggage while in your seat and on board a train.

    - Pay very close attention to your valuables, even when kept inside a jacket pocket hanging at your side when sitting on a train.

    - Do not leave any valuable items unattended on the table in front of your seat while stowing your luggage. No ticket? No departure! It is mandatory to travel with a valid ticket. Purchase a train ticket to honor your travel (http://thecorlisstravelgroup.blogspot.co.. not simply because of potential control.

    - Do not acquire services from individuals not in possession of a valid license. Never entrust your luggage to strangers.

    - Do not purchase food items from illegal vendors. Such items could endanger your health.
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    The Corliss Group Review on Travel Facts and Tips in Norway

    In fact, many of the roads in Norway are closed or otherwise inaccessible the rest of the year. The weather can be beautiful in the southern and urban areas.

    In the northern parts of the country however, it can be very cold.

    If you’re planning on traveling much farther north than Oslo, you will need a warm jacket, hat, gloves, etc.

    Good to know before you travel

    Passport and visa requirements On arrival in Norway, you must show a valid passport or other official document that satisfactorily establishes your identity and nationality.

    Travelling with pets. Norway is one of few European countries where rabies is not found, and every precaution is being taken to maintain this status.

    Dogs, cats and ferrets from all EU countries must have pet passports, ID marking and valid rabies vaccination. Dogs must also be given approved tapeworm treatment, minimum 24 and maximum 120 hours before arrival.

    Small rodents, cage birds and rabbits must have valid import permits issued by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

    What clothes should I pack? Whatever the season, the Norwegian weather is liable to change from day to day. So it is a good idea to bring a selection of items.

    Your luggage should include some light clothes, items you can layer (that way you can add or remove layers depending on temperature), at least one warm jumper, waterproof coat and/or umbrella and comfortable walking shoes/boots/trainers.

    If you go during the winter, you will need an overcoat, scarf, gloves and warm shoes/boots.

    In autumn and spring, you may want to bring waterproof trousers and boots.

    For the summer, lighten up, but remember that even summer evenings and nights can be chilly, particularly in the mountains.

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    The Corliss Group Review about Travel Buddies iOS App

    Whether we’re innocently stalking our crush on Facebook or tweeting our deepest feelings into the depths of cyberspace, our iDevices have become integral to our daily social networking needs. Knowing this, app creators work tirelessly to come up with new ways to integrate various aspects of life into a social framework – new reasons to connect people. In this regard, developer Toby Gunston has come across a rather unique proposition: we all love to travel, but who wants to travel alone? That’s where Travel Buddies comes in…

    The Travel Buddies app is the the mobile component of an already successful online hub for world travellers, and brings with it a rather useful suite of social functions for holiday-makers, road trippers and weekend wanderers. Aimed at users with a penchant for meeting new people and discovering new places, Travel Buddies builds a social network around the concept of looking for travel partners.

    It’s a simple yet well executed idea: once your profile is set up, you’re free to look for likeminded people planning trips in your area or travellers who will be following a similar route to yours. Perhaps you’re lining up a European boat tour but are looking to make a few friends along the way? Just load your travel plans on your Travel Buddies profile, and you can easily zone in on users who will be in the same area at the time. Whether its a continent-spanning road trip or a weekend getaway, there’s bound to be someone with the same idea in mind. Alternatively, search for tourists planning a trip to your area and arrange to hook up and show them a good time in your homeland. The search parameters and inputs could do with some refining – you’re limited in both your searches and your own trip details – but it’s enough info to get a conversation going.

    The user interface is clean and straightforward, a breeze to use for anyone familiar with mainstream social media apps. It’s a matter of moments to familiarise yourself with the menus and various options to put together a list of potential travel partners. There are inherent risks involved with something like this though – you’re planning meet-ups with people you’ve never met, after all, so it’s important to exercise caution before heading off on a secret mountain camping trip with a bearded man with face tattoos.

    The social infrastructure of Travel Buddies is built around a number of networking options. Users outline their plans on the public wall, or detail them within their own profiles, showing their scheduled stops and so on. Find someone you are interested in joining on their travels, and you can get in touch with them via direct chat or email to make that a reality. It would be good to see more detailed profile information on prospective travel partners though – perhaps something that could be addressed in future updates.

    While we all love a holiday, that’s not to say that Travel Buddies will be useful for everyone. It’s aimed exclusively at those keen to explore the world with strangers. Whether it’s worth the asking price depends on your affinity for social travel, but at least it’s a once-off fee, so once you’ve bought the app you have access to every aspect of it. If you’re part of the target demographic though - those adventurers who like to try new things, maybe take a few risks, or simply hate the idea of a lonely holiday - Travel Buddies could be the networking tool you didn’t even know you were waiting for.

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    The Corliss Group Review of Hotel in New York about $500 bad review fee

    A small hotel in upstate New York suddenly found itself in a media maelstrom (and a flood of bad online reviews) on Monday, and all for what it says was a joke.

    The Union Street Guest House in the Catskill Mountains in Hudson, New York, got slammed by bad online reviews after a story in The New York Post stated it had a policy of charging customers $500 for each negative online review posted by wedding guests after they stayed in the Greek Revival establishment, built in 1830.

    As of early morning Monday, the hotel’s website did have a policy statement in its weddings section that stated: "If you have booked the Inn for a wedding or other type of event anywhere in the region and given us a deposit of any kind for guests to stay at USGH there will be a $500 fine that will be deducted from your deposit for every negative review of USGH placed on any internet site by anyone in your party and/or attending your wedding or event. If you stay here to attend a wedding anywhere in the area and leave us a negative review on any internet site you agree to a $500 fine for each negative review. (Please NOTE we will not charge this fee &/or will refund this fee once the review is taken down)."

    Later Monday, that policy was removed. When contacted by CNBC, the hotel said it was all in jest. "The policy regarding wedding fines was put on our site as a tongue-in-cheek response to a wedding many years ago. It was meant to be taken down long ago and certainly was never enforced," the Union Street Guest House said in an email to CNBC.

    The story in The New York Post, followed by other media outlets, yielded dozens of one-star reviews on Yelp and one from Jonathan S. who wrote: "That's funny. Yelp doesn't publish real reviews I've gotten that are positive but they'll publish all these negative reviews from people that have never been to the establishment."

    Experts say the policy probably would have been difficult to enforce, anyway.

    "Legally it probably has the same effect as a no-smoking policy," said Gene Policinski, the chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center. "It's maybe more to do with intimidation than enforcement."

    A policy like that wouldn’t fall under First Amendment laws because the inn is not operated by the government, so enforcement would likely have fallen under contract law as an agreement between the hotel owner and the customer, Policinski said.

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