Planning to go for a family vacation? From managing the needs of all of your family members, to ensuring that the hotel fits in your budget – there are lots of things to consider before booking the place, say experts. Here are a few things that one needs to keep in mind while booking a hotel for a family vacation:Location of the hotel: One should select the hotel by checking out its location over the map or the areas nearby. It should be located at a safe area or within walking distance to the major attractions you plan to visit. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFamily-friendly room features and amenities: The hotel should be well equipped with all the basic and some add-on amenities like larger rooms, separate bathroom with pocket door, laundry service, room wifi, parking and take away service.Select hotel with multiple dining options: Always look out for hotels which offer various in house restaurants like fine-dine and coffee shop which makes your trip more interesting and allows you to relish more food options. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSize of the rooms: If you are looking to accommodate the entire family (upto four people) in one room, please make sure the size of the room is spacious enough for the entire family, do the hotel have an extra bed facility in case you need one.Special facilities for children: Do check in advance if the hotel provides separate pools for children with life guards around during the swimming hours.Research about the hotel: Last but not the least, do read the reviews on the hotel before making the final payment.
Kolkata: South Eastern Railway and Eastern Railway cancelled a number of trains on Friday considering the safety and security of the travelling passengers in view of the severe cyclonic storm Fani, which has already struck Odisha and is likely to hit Bengal late on Friday night.The Howrah-Puri Sri Jagannath Express, Howrah-Yesvantpur Express, Howrah-Puri Express, Howrah-Chennai Mail, and Howrah-Puri Shatabdi Express were cancelled on Friday. The Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Express and Bangriposi-Bhubaneswar Express scheduled on May 4 and the Santragachi-Tirupati Express scheduled on May 5 have also been cancelled by SER. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMeanwhile, Eastern Railway cancelled the Puri-Sealdah Duronto Express scheduled to leave Puri on Saturday and Muzaffarpur-Yesvantpur Express scheduled to leave Muzaffarpur on Monday. The Secunderabad-Guwahati Express scheduled to leave Secunderabad on May 5, Puri-Kamakhya Express scheduled to leave Puri on May 4 and Kamakhya-Secunderabad Special scheduled to leave Kamakhya on May 6, will all remain cancelled according to a statement by Eastern Railway. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateSix local trains from Sealdah/Barasat to Hasnabad and four locals from Hasnabad to Sealdah/ Barasat were cancelled by ER authorities for the sake of passenger safety in view of the gust and heavy rainfall, as a precautionary measure. A group of people obstructed train movement at Barasat station, protesting against cancellation of trains at around 4.10 pm. Normal services were resumed at 6.10 pm, when the obstructions were withdrawn. Four Sealdah-Bongaon locals had to be cancelled, while 16 locals (8 Up and 8 Down) lost punctuality.
Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window UPDATE: This incident has now cleared A collision between a coach, lorry, and care is causing long delays on the M6 through Staffordshire. Two lanes are blocked on the motorway between junction 15, Stoke-on-Trent and junction 14, Stafford North, after a collision shortly before 11.40am. Highways England has warned motorists they face lengthy delays. A spokesman said: “Delays on the M6 due to a collision involving a coach, HGV, and a car. Two lanes are blocked (of three) with narrow lane sections between J15 and J14. Please take care on approach.” We will bring more as we get it in the feed below. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .13:22Carriageway now openA CMPG spokesman said: “Carriageway now open southbound, northbound busy because of broken down HGV in lane one between j14 and j15. Thank you for your patience.”12:56Video from the scene12:48Impact on nearby traffic: Meaford Queuing traffic on A34 The Fillybrooks Southbound from B5027 Newcastle Road (Meaford) to A520 Stafford Street (Stone). Delays are likely to be due to traffic avoiding the M6 following a multi-vehicle accident.12:47Impact on nearby traffic: Stafford Street Queuing traffic on A520 Stafford Street Southbound from Radford Close to A34 The Fillybrooks. Delays are likely to be due to traffic avoiding the M6 following a multi-vehicle accident. 12:35Recovery now in progressLane one and two (of three) remains closed following first reports of the accident around 11:15. Recovery is now in progress.12:28INRIX updateTwo lanes closed, severe delays and queueing traffic for eight miles due to accident, a coach, a lorry and a car involved on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A34 (Stafford North). Congestion to J16 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). The Northbound side is slow as well due to onlookers. Also queueing on the A500 D Road back to Hanford. In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 1 hour and 20 minutes.Lane one and two (of three) remain closed following first reports of the accident around 11:15.12:27CMPG update12:19Damage to the coachThe damaged coach (Image: CMPG)12:15Highways England update12:15No injuriesA CMPG spokesman said: “Long delays Southbound on the M6 between J16 and J14 because of earlier non-injury collision. Northbound also slow because of people slowing to look at the scene.” 12:06West Midlands Ambulance ServiceA spokesman said: We were called at 10.46am by Highways England to reports of a three vehicle collision on the M6 between junction 14 and 15. One ambulance and a paramedic officer has attended. We are assessing patients.11:52Highways England11:50INRIX updateTwo lanes closed, severe delays and queueing traffic for seven miles due to accident, a coach, a lorry and a car involved on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A34 (Stafford North). Congestion to Northbound side as traffic slows to look at the accident. In the roadworks area. Travel time is 1 hour 5 minutes.Lane one and two (of three) are now closed. Punter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing woman