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VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS


A work of art in itself and a true Art Deco icon, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train offers one of the most celebrated and romantic journeys in the world.

Adventure and style are all intimately bound in journeys that crisscross Europe, rolling through sublime scenery to some of the continent’s most alluring cities.

Delightful vintage cabins, gastronomic cuisine and lively onboard entertainment make a journey on this luxury train one of the world’s finest travel experiences.

The golden age of travel may have been in the Roaring Twenties, but the art of journeying in style is still alive and well today.

That sense of wonder can still be felt on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, where travel is about relishing the experience.

Savour the beautiful surroundings. Marvel at the opulent interiors, sparkling crystal, plush fabrics and polished woods. Relax in your own cabin as you look out over stunning landscapes.

Connect with fascinating people—like-minded adventurers who share your joy for travel.

Look ahead with unbridled delight and prepare to step back into a more sophisticated age and a gentler pace of life.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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The cabins are ready for our next departure Paris to London ‪#‎DiscoverBelmond‬

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CAR RENTERS NOT READING PAPERWORK IN DANGER OF LOSING MONEY   

- OVER 21% FIND RENTING A CAR STRESSFUL 
Over one in three (36%) US car rental drivers skim read the rental company's terms and conditions saying they don’t feel they have the time to read them properly.   Only 19% read them in full.
The YouGov survey, commissioned by Insuremyrentalcar.com, a new specialist provider of CDW/LDW insurance, also found that long lines may be a reason why travelers are keen to get away.  Almost one in five rental drivers (19%) said they were "unhappy" with the length of lines at the rental desk and 21% said they find renting a car stressful.  
Not reading the T&Cs, however, could leave rental drivers open to additional costs.  For instance, the survey found that 63% of car renters are not aware that some rental companies will charge for gas if the renter cannot provide a receipt for fuel when they return the car (even if the gauge says full).   This is often the rule particularly with airport drop-offs where the renter can be required to refuel within a 10 mile radius of the airport or to show the fuel receipt.
Moreover, 54% of car rental drivers are unaware that once the rental vehicle has been collected the driver has responsibility for ensuring the vehicle complies with local and federal driving laws including road worthiness.
Ernesto Suarez, Founder and CEO of insuremyrentalcar.com said: “It's essential to read through all the paperwork when picking up your rental car, even if you're in a rush.  For instance there may be airport surcharges, fuel charges or additional fees for equipment rental such as roof racks and child car seats.  And always carefully inspect the vehicle and its tires before renting and when you return it.  Also try to return the vehicle during regular business hours so you and the rental staff can look at the car together to verify that you didn't damage it."
He continues: “We can’t protect you from some of these extras fees, but we can protect you from having to pay for expensive rental car insurance. Our policies* are only $17.99 per trip, $195 less than the average price of a policy from a car rental company.”
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Alitalia
Alitalia
Experience the best Italy has to offer!

Take advantage of Alitalia’s all-inclusive round-trip fares from Los Angeles to Italy, starting at just $998 and visit some of the world’s most famous landmarks in Italy’s most beautiful cities.

Restrictions apply

Sample fares*
Experience the best Italy has to offer!

Take advantage of Alitalia’s all-inclusive round-trip fares from Los Angeles to Italy, starting at just $998 and visit some of the world’s most famous landmarks in Italy’s most beautiful cities.

Restrictions apply

Sample fares*
ITALIA
LOS ANGELES
ROME
from $ 1,049
RT, taxes and fees included
Departures between
October 19 – 24, 2015


from
$ 999
RT, taxes and fees included
Departures between
October 25 – November 2, 2105

LOS ANGELES
MILAN MALPENSA

da
$ 1,050
RT, taxes and fees included
Departures between
October 19 – 24, 2015


from
$ 1,000
RT, taxes and fees included
Departures between
October 25 – November 2, 2105

LOS ANGELES
FLORENZE
from $ 1,048
RT, taxes and fees included
Departures between
October 19 – 24, 2015


from
$ 998
RT, taxes and fees included
Departures between
October 25 – November 2, 2105

LOS ANGELES
VENICE

from
$ 1,049
RT, taxes and fees included
Departures between
October 19 – 24, 2015


from
$ 999
RT, taxes and fees included
Departures between
October 25 – November 2, 2105


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