Released on: July 31, 2010, 4:14 am
Kuoni opens new luxury travel store in the heart of Nottingham’s shopping heartland, Bridlesmith Gate. The store is a landmark opening for Kuoni, as it is the ‘tenth’ luxury travel store opening for the company in the UK, and is part of an ongoing strategy for retail growth over the next 18 months.
The new store has created six jobs locally and follows the recent opening of five chic and exotic Kuoni travel stores in Bristol, Milton Keynes, Bluewater, Solihull and Cheltenham.
The Nottingham opening is seen as yet another great location for the luxury holidays brand as it re-writes the history books on the look and feel of travel stores of the future. The Nottingham store has sumptuous seating, natural wood desks and brochure display areas; video screening to exhibit the far flung and exotic destinations on offer and a team of dedicated and well travelled advisors will be making sure shoppers have an enjoyable and memorable experience when they book a Kuoni holiday.
Released on: July 31, 2010, 4:03 am
Industry: Consumer Services
Findmypast.co.uk, leading UK family history website, has launched an easier way to find the births of English and Welsh ancestors online. The company has re-indexed over 100 million birth records dating from 1837 to 2006.
Findmypast.co.uk’s fully re-indexed birth records make finding ancestors much simpler and includes: search results in the form of a list of individual names; the ability to search the complete 1837-2006 set of birth records in one go or by one or more counties at a time; new high quality images; smart search features including variations of a name; records of children unnamed at registration; and searching by mother’s maiden name at the same time to help find the most elusive births.
Released on: July 31, 2010, 3:55 am
Kuoni, commissioned survey reveals why 74% of UK households agree that holidays can change the course of our relationships.
27 million Brits are about to take their summer breaks and for many the next few months will be a pivotal time in their lives as holidays are one of the most powerful ways to help couples decide if they are in the right relationship.
Released on: July 31, 2010, 3:43 am
Author: Butlins Family Holidays
Butlins is proud to announce that folk legend, Donovan, will appear live at *The Great British Folk Festival, held at the beachside family holiday Resort in Skegness, 3rd – 6th December.
The British singer-songwriter is famous for such haunting melodies as Mellow Yellow, Catch the Wind, The Hurdy Gurdy Man and Universal Soldier.
This month on his website, www.donovan.ie, Donovan announced he will release THE DONOVAN ARCHIVE, starting with THE SEVENTIES COLLECTION, over 100 songs, available for download starting with Open Road.
Donovan said; “I’m really looking forward to performing live at The Great British Folk Festival at Butlins,Skegness, and the opportunity to interact with my audience by the sea”.
Released on: July 31, 2010, 3:39 am
Author: Hotels Paris Ltd
Head to Paris’ prestigious Le Louvre to discover the talent showcased in Antoine Watteau and the Art of Engraving, which is available to view until October 11th.
The venue is not far from where most hotel Paris guests will be staying, so transport should not be an issue and when they get there, travellers will be treated to a masterful display of engravings by the celebrated artist.
It has been curated by Marie-Catherine Sahut and features about 100 plates that the artist decorated with his engravings.
The venue noted that Watteau was one of the main instigators of the ‘Rocaille’ style and this collection – most of which has been borrowed from Edmond de Rothschild – offers an understanding of this art during the 1700s.
Released on: July 31, 2010, 3:33 am
Author: Andy Stevens
Specialised air travel site gives users improved service thanks to new site overhaul
31 July 2010 – Dedicated flight price comparison website Fly.co.uk has this week re-designed and re-launched its website to give users an enhanced service featuring better search capabilities and more user-friendliness when they are looking to find flights all around the world.
The site is a member of the ASAP Ventures network which helps people to save money on all their travel needs, and now people can enjoy a simpler user interface and faster search engine. This means that they can now save both money and time when booking cheap flights online.
Released on: July 31, 2010, 3:29 am
Author: Saxo Bank
With Andy Schleck as team leader, the Saxo Bank team won four stages, the youth competition and finished in second place overall. Saxo Bank remained front and centre as the cycling drama unfolded, from Fabian Cancellara’s time trial win in the Rotterdam prologue and Andy Schleck’s seventeenth stage victory in the Pyrenees Mountains to the finale on Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Bringing Saxo Bank fans together to support the team during this year’s Tour de France was an important goal for Saxo Bank in its third season as sponsor of the team. The online bank organised on-site events that let fans and clients experience the race closer than ever before. In Rotterdam, Bruxelles, Avoriaz and Paris, hundreds of guests were given a chance to watch the race as VIPs, meet the riders for autographs and photos and see the mechanics working on the bikes.
Released on: July 31, 2010, 3:15 am
Author: Hotels Paris Ltd
Hole are set to bring their raucous stage show to Paris’ Le Bataclan venue next month.
The band, fronted by Kurt Cobain’s ex-wife Courtney Love, have endured a turbulent career. They split up back in 2002 after relations broke down between Love and Eric Erlandson, the two remaining founder members of the band.
Much to the joy of their legions of fans, the group are now back on the road, having reformed last year with a number of new recruits. These include Micko Larkin, the former guitarist for now-defunct English four-piece Larrikin Love.
Love and her fellow band-mates will be coming to the French capital on August 25th 2010 to play what will be their only show in France for the foreseeable future.
Released on: July 31, 2010, 3:10 am
Author: Hotels Paris Ltd
Holidaymakers will be flocking to Paris hotels next month as one of France’s biggest music festivals, Rock en Seine, comes to town.
Taking place at the Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, just outside the capital, the event gets underway on August 27th 2010 and runs until 29th.
This year’s bill is more star-studded than ever before, with some of the biggest rock, indie, dance and hip-hop acts from across the globe lined up to play alongside local favourites.
Headlining the main stage – known as the Grande Scene – on the opening night will be US punk-pop three-piece Blink 182, who are best known for hits such as All The Small Things, What’s My Age Again and Miss You.
Released on: July 31, 2010, 2:59 am
Author: Radisson Blu
The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels, has become the first hotel in the city to gain the Green Key for its huge environmental efforts.
The Green Key is an international and worldwide available eco-label awarded to leisure organisations and facilities. It demands the fulfilment of a list of environmental requirements containing a number of criteria.
Besides environmental demands, such as controlling the production of waste and the use of water and electricity, the criteria include also demands on policy, action plans, environmental education and communication.
Apart from the international baseline criteria each country also adds 20% of national criteria taking into account legislation, infrastructure, policies, and climate of the country to ensure adjustment to national and cultural characteristics.