Archive for November 2013

Adrian Hoteles hits gold again

Adrian Hoteles, a family-run chain with three luxury properties in Costa Adeje (Tenerife), has once again been recognised for the quality of its hotels and its excellent customer service with the awarding of the TUI UK & Ireland Gold Medal 2013 to the 5* Hotel Jardines de Nivaria and 5* Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel.

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On the Hobbit trail in Oxford with Four Pillars Hotels

Hobbit fever is about to grip the nation once more with the release of the next instalment of The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, which hits the big screen on 13th December 2013. Fans of Bilbo and Gandalf can enjoy a great value winter break in Oxford and re-trace the steps of author J.R.R. Tolkien, who wrote The Hobbit whilst living in the city. Four Pillars Hotels has four hotels in and around Oxford and a stay at the Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel – within walking distance of Oxford city centre – offers breaks from just £49 person per night on a bed and breakfast basis from December through to March 2014, plus children stay and eat breakfast for free.

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Briton Alex Lynn wins The Diamond Jubilee Macau Grand Prix

The Diamond Jubilee Macau Grand Prix finished with Briton Alex Lynn claiming an emphatic win leading from start to finish. The Macau Grand Prix, which for 2013 celebrated 60 years of sporting success, saw more than 350 competitors as well as thousands of motorsports fans descend on the city to enjoy this world-class event that represents the climax of the Formula 3 calendar.

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The Sarojin adds to its extensive award collection

One of Thailand’s finest resort properties, The Sarojin, has cracked open the bubbly after it was bestowed with multiple awards at three top industry events, adding to its vast collection of previous accolades. The latest three awards were for Best Honeymoon Destination, at the Amadeus and World Travel Market Experience Awards; best “Luxury Coastal Resort” at the World Luxury Hotel Awards; and the 2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

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Sheepskin’s new retro rural retreat – Ty Mamgu, nr Cardigan Bay

Sheepskin – the award winning collection of stylish and distinct holiday properties – now offers another new and unique holiday experience with the introduction of Ty Mamgu, a delightful vintage styled cabin, to its collection.

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Palm Springs unveils website redesign for travellers

Testament to the growing popularity of Palm Springs as a tourist destination, the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism and the Palm Springs Convention Center have redesigned www.VisitPalmSprings.comwww.VisitGayPalmSprings.com and www.PalmSpringsCC.com to showcase and support the brand messaging of this Californian city being “Like no place else”.

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Travel Indochina launches region’s first comprehensive agent training programme – Asia-Guru.com

Leading Asia specialist, Travel Indochina, has developed a new online training programme for travel agents. Asia Guru, at www.asia-guru.com, provides key information on Travel Indochina’s destinations and gives a detailed insight into the specialist tour operator’s unique style of travel. The training will cover three stages and is the first of its kind to include vital destination information for the Indochina region. The new site will support agents in selling areas they may be less familiar with, and, in turn, help them to enhance their product knowledge of these growth tourism destinations.

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Celebrate the season at Great Country Pubs

Escape from the rush and expense of towns by celebrating Christmas at a traditional country pub this year. Picture open log fires, menus brimming with seasonal, local dishes, real ales, extensive wine lists – and the most important ingredient of all – a warm, festive atmosphere. Great Country Pubs are an ideal alternative venue to take the family, organise a Christmas party or simply get away from it all in peaceful, relaxing surroundings.

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Tenerife recognised as prime stargazing destination by Starlight Foundation

Tenerife’s Teide National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – has been recently awarded the “Starlight Tourist Destination” and “Starlight Reserve” certificates by the Starlight Foundation, given to places with low light pollution and pristine night-sky conditions, which are considered ideal for stargazing.

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Travel Indochina launches new Asia brochure with more insider experiences

Leading Asia specialist, Travel Indochina, has introduced its new Small Group Journeys brochure for 2014-15, with every tour 100% guaranteed to operate. The new brochure covers 11 countries, including numerous cross border options, 70 itineraries, over 1,000 guaranteed departures and a range of brand new Insider Experiences designed to showcase the ‘real’ Asia and provide ever lasting memories for travellers.

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