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1Nov/110

About USA Time Zones – View a map of USA Time Zones

Hi,

Just thought I would drop a little geography related knowledge today concerning the time zones used in the USA. As dull as it may sounds I do get quite a few messages asking for info on USA Time Zones and also asking for a Map of USA Time Zones. Well, for all you time zone herds out there I have put together a post that should help;

USA time zone map

Map showing USA time zones

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United States time zones


Standard time zones in the United States are currently defined at the federal level by law 15 U.S.C. The federal law also establishes the transition dates and times at which daylight saving time occurs, if observed. It is ultimately the authority of the Secretary of Transportation, in coordination with the states, to determine which regions will observe which of the standard time zones and if they will observe daylight saving time.

As of August 9, 2007, the standard time zones are defined in terms of hourly offsets from UTC.[1] Prior to this they were based upon the mean solar time at several meridians 15° apart west of Greenwich (GMT).

Only the full time zone names listed below are official; abbreviations are by common use conventions.
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The United States uses nine standard time zones. From east to west they are;
Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Central Standard Time (CST)
Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Alaskan Standard Time (AKST)
Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), Samoa standard time (UTC−11)
Chamorro Standard Time (UTC+10).
Zones used in the contiguous U.S.
From east to west, the times zones of the contiguous United States are:

Eastern standard time zone: (EST; UTC−05; Zone R), which comprises roughly the states on the Atlantic coast and the eastern two thirds of the Ohio Valley.

Central standard time zone: (CST; UTC−06; Zone S), which comprises roughly the Gulf Coast, Mississippi Valley, and Great Plains.

Mountain standard time zone: (MST; UTC−07; Zone T), which comprises roughly the states that include the Rocky Mountains.

Pacific standard time zone: (PST; UTC−08; Zone U), which comprises roughly the states on the Pacific coast, plus Nevada.

Map of USA time zones

Now you have the times all sorted out you might want to consider spending a little time sampling these zones first hand. Just pop along to Bargain Villas and search for a great deal for your next USA villa Holiday - oh and dont forget, you'll probably need a car - car hire usa with usrentacar.co.uk for the latest deals.

Thanks

Karl

bargainvillas.co.uk

29Oct/110

Florida: £10.00 GBP per ticket Discovery Cove Discounts Available This December

Discovery cove Orlando - swim with dolphinesDiscovery Cove This Christmas Includes £10.00 Discount per ticket available with our friends at www.usrentacar.co.uk!

How times have changed...when I was a lad the best I could have hoped to swim with was a shopping trolley or a moped in the local lake...however kids of today can do much more and exciting things while swimming than my shopping trolley related aquatics.

Over the Christmas period you can swim with the dolphins at Discovery Cove this December from just £126.94 (includes £10.00 Discount)

However you will need to be quick as places at Discovery Cove are limited to daily access of 1000 visitors per day so book now to avoid disappointment AND receive a £10.00 discount per ticket.

Here are a few of the prices available in the run up to Christmas;

Discovery Cove Choice of Adventure (Inc Choice of either SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Aquatica)

Between: 24/12/2011 and 31/12/2011
Swim: £150.09 (Includes £10.00 discount)
Non swim: £89.32 (Includes £10.00 discount)

Between: 01/01/2012 and 02/01/2012
Swim: £159.19 (Includes £10.00 discount)
Non swim: £91.30 (Includes £10.00 discount)

Between: 03/01/2012 and 11/02/2012
Swim: £119.59 (Includes £10.00 discount)
Non swim: £79.99 (Includes £10.00 discount)

Ultimate Prices also available - to check availability or make a booking call us on 0845 226 8523 - email info@usrentacar.co.uk or click here for cheap Discovery Cove Orlando prices
Also dont forget that if you are looking for a cheap orlando villa then take a quick snoop aropund at Bargain Vikllas where loads of our private villa owners still have great rates available for Christmas and New Year.
Thanks
Karl
bargainvillas.co.uk

23Oct/110

Will there be a shortage of car hire in the USA this Christmas and New Year?

Hi everyone,

Just thought I would give a little heads up for those travelling to the USA this Christmas and New Year. I recently read a very interesting post by usrentacar who specialise in car hire USA.  This year all the early indications are pointing to a shortage of car rental availability in major locations like Florida, California and New York. Well, its either a shortage or a major price hike.

But generally speaking when prices rise its due to two things. 1) Lack of vehicles 2) increase in demand.

Well, even thought both reasons intrinsically affect the other here are a couple of reasons why usrentacar.co.uk think prices are set to rise;

  • Like everybody car rental suppliers are feeling the pinch, the second hand car market is bottoming out and the actually amount of vehicles on the road is down due to the knock on effects of the Tsunami.
  • Suppliers know Christmas will be busy, they also know that the U.S. domestic market will hire a huge amount of vehicles, more than they actually have.

For more details on this post please visit the usrentacar.co.uk blog

If you are travelling to the USA this Christmas and New Year the advise is to book early, especially if you need a specialist vehicle like a convertible, any SUV and any high occupancy vehicle like a 7, 8, 12 and 15 seater minivan.

You can book car hire in the USA with usrentacar.co.uk - please click the following link: car hire USA

As well as bargainn for car hire in the USA you can still get a great deal on your Florida Villa Rental as many of our private owners are offering great rates this coming Christmas and New Year holiday.

Let me know if you have any other Chrostmas and New Years tips,

Karl

Bargain Villas

14Oct/110

1 toilet per aircraft! Read Ryanair’s latest cost cutting plans

Ryanair, the Budget airline that likes nothing better than thinking up new and cunning ways in which to cut costs, which incidentally, usually result in making your journey just a little bit more pants!

Officials from Europe’s biggest airline from want to remove two or three of its lavatories and replace them with up to six extra seats.

Under the plans up to 200 passengers and six crew would be forced to share bathroom facilities during a flight, leading to long queues, or worse, mid-air accidents. The company said ticket prices would fall by about £2 from a typical £40 ticket.

Michael O’Leary, the airline’s controversial chief executive, who is famous for his uncompromising approach to cost-cutting, defended the plans, saying all bathroom facilities were “very rarely” all used.

But critics said they were a “step too far” in its crude bid to cut costs and increase revenues. It is the latest cost-cutting measures announced by the airline.

But dont fear, there are still some genuine bargains out there that dont cut quality. Check out Bargain Villas for some great deals on cheap villa rental

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13Oct/110

Are car rental prices in the USA set to rise this Christmas?

Hi all,

Ford Mustang or similar available via usrentacar.co.uk

I just read a pretty interesting post from our partner company usrentacar.co.uk regarding rental increases this coming Christmas.

They have been doing some interesting analysis of the car rental market in the USA in the run up to Christmas and have come us with some info on why they think the prices are set to rise.

Here are a few of the reasons stated;

  • Lack of availability
  • Lack of vehicles being supplied by manufactures
  • Higher domestic U.S demand

For the full article visit the usrentacar.co.uk blog where you'll get the full run down and not to mention loads of other USA car hire details.

So I guess the advice is pretty simple. If you are travelling to the USA, mainly Orlando Florida then you should book early before peak season surcharges  and a slow down in vehicle availability kick in.

Book your Car hire USA with usrentacar.co.uk

But dont forget that not everything is going up, there are still some fantastic rates available for Orlando Villa Rentals at Bargain Villas.