From the onset of stepping into the airport, travelers can now book inline Nairobi airport transfers, tours and trips to the Nairobi National Park with an options of add ons to the Elephant orphanage also known as the David Shendrick wildlife trust, giraffe center also known as the African fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW), National Museum of Kenya, Karen Blixen Museum famous to the film Out of Africa, Bomas of Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park one day trip tour and much more. All excursions in Nairobi can be booked last minute although for planning purposes its important to book tours and trips to the attractions in Nairobi much way in advance.
British Airways has doubled the frequency of its flights to Grenada from one to two services a week with the launch of the new summer schedule on March 28, 2010. The airline currently operates a twice weekly service during its winter schedule but just one weekly flight during the lower season summer months. The new additional flights offer customers further flexibility and choice throughout the whole year.
Grenada holidays have become immensely popular again with many of the hotels newly refurbished following the island’s devastation by hurricane Ivan in 2004. Stunning beaches, rolling mountains, covered with fragrant spice trees and rare tropical flowers give Grenada its name – Spice Isle. ‘Spice up your life’ is also the motto of this gem of a
Caribbean island, pulling in visitors from all over the world.
The twice weekly Grenada flights will be operated by Boeing 777 aircraft with a three-class configuration: World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World. Flights operate via Antigua during the winter schedule, departing London Gatwick Tuesdays and Fridays and via Barbados during the new summer schedule, departing Tuesdays and Sundays.
In combination with the flights, British Airways has a wide range of hotels in Grenadaavailable, offering room only, to all-inclusive, rates, providing the flexibility valued by families and couples alike, whether they are looking for fun beach holidays or romantic breaks in the Caribbean.
Kuala Lumpur – Another exciting lineup and a large turnout is expected at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition from 1 – 5 December 2009. The 10th edition of LIMA 2009 promises to be an exceptional podium for manufacturers from the aerospace, maritime and related industries to present their latest technology and products to international buyers.
Strongly supported by the Government of Malaysia, the event attracts thousands of trade visitors such as government officials, military representatives and industry professionals who converge on the island of Langkawi since its inception nearly 20 years ago. Those who make last minute room bookings for Langkawi hotels may be left disappointed with reservations being made months in advance.
Exhibitors at LIMA 2009 would focus on getting their fair share of presenting their wares and products to key decision makers from Asia Pacific countries that are charting exceptional growth in both the commercial aviation and defense sectors. Each year, million dollars business deals would be clinched in addition to the signing of memorandum of understanding. An astounding USD3.9 billion in transactions was recorded in 2007 from numerous business deals, MOUs and letter of offer, and others. This year, over 450 exhibitors are expected to participate with over 80 aircrafts and 70 warships and vessels in attendance. The popularity of LIMA 2009 attracted the participation of 24 countries worldwide and over 40,000 trade visitors are expected to throng the expansive Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre.
Travel specialist Kuoni has launched its new World Class Europe and Morocco 2010 brochure.
The brochure, which is being made available through Kuoni’s website and f r o m high street stores and travel agents across the country, includes a selection of luxury holidays to 16 countries f r o m as far north as Russia to the Mediterranean islands of Madeira, Malta, Cyprus, Greece, Ibiza and Croatia, and everywhere in between.
Specialising in luxury holidays, the 2010 World Class Europe and Morocco brochure includes 23 newly introduced resorts and hotels across eight countries, including Verona and Lake Garda in Italy, Ibiza and Casares in Spain, St Laurent de Cabrereisse in the French Languedoc region, and the Istrian resorts of Rovinj and Savudrija in Croatia to meet increased interest in this area.
Other highlights include more family-friendly, luxury resorts with facilities to occupy the little ones, in the Algarve, Cyprus, Tenerife, France and Croatia. Also, World Class experiences have been added for the first time.
British Airways is adding an additional flight to Shanghai this December, taking the number of services from five to six flights a week as of December 4, 2009. The decision has been taken due to increased customer demand on the popular route over the past year.
BA’s regional general manager Far East, Kevin McQuillan, said: “We need to meet the needs of our customers, and make travel as comfortable and convenient as possible for them. That’s the reason we are adding the new flight to Shanghai.”
Shanghai is a thriving metropolis boasting gleaming skyscrapers, tree-lined avenues, colonial restaurants and trendy bars. As China’s largest city and often regarded as the centre of finance and trade in mainland China, Shanghai was an obvious destination for BA to expand its service by increasing the number flights.
British Airways also offers a range of hotels in Shanghai, from 3* budget hotels for the price-conscious through sophisticated 4* hotels like the Rendezvous Merry which is conveniently located in heart of the commercial district Shanghai, to 5* resorts like The PuLi Hotel and Spa or the Pudong Shangri-La. The PuLi Hotel and Spa is an Urban Resort Concept and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. As one of the world’s 500 best hotels (Travel + Leisure 2009), the prestigious 5* Pudong Shangri-La with its breathtaking views of the legendary riverfront, the Bund is the perfect choice for a once in a lifetime luxury holiday in Shanghai.
Kuala Lumpur – The normally peaceful and serene ambiance of the Singapore River would be replaced with the grunts and groans of both men and women in sleek dragon boats as they race to the finishing line during the 27th Singapore River Regatta from 21 – 22 November 2009. Participants would be required to complete a short dash of 300 meters between the Elgin Bridge and Cavenagh Bridge. Thousands of spectators are expected to line the riverbanks to watch their favourite teams battle it. With visitors from the neighbouring countries expected to join the festivity, Singapore hotels could certainly look forward to a roaring business.
Participation in the 27th Singapore River Regatta is via 10- and 20-crew teams. This year, several categories are offered for each team type such as the National Championship, Tertiary, Public Service and Corporate. Up to 100 dragon boat teams are expected to participate in the regatta with the majority coming from private clubs in Singapore. Amateur paddlers would come face to face with seasoned racers, ensuring an exciting and entertaining time throughout the 2-day event. Organized by the Singapore Dragon Boat Association in partnership with the People’s Association and the Civil Service Club, Singapore River Regatta certainly not for the faint-hearted as it can be particularly challenging both physically and mentally.
The Best Western Castle Green Hotel near Kendal, in Cumbria was highly commended in the most prestigious awards for hotels in the North West.
The hotel was runner up in the large hotel of the year category in the North West Tourism Awards which were held in Blackpool.
The only independent hotel in the shortlist, the Best Western Castle Green Hotel, one of a number of hotels in Kendal, was up against stiff competition from across the region. The Lowry in Manchester won the award, which was the only hotel in the category with a five star rating.
After winning the large hotel of the year category in the Cumbrian Tourism Awards in May 2009, the Best Western Castle Green was automatically short-listed for the awards covering the whole region, including the hotels in Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire category winners.
The highly commended status means that the hotel passed a mystery shopper visit with flying colours. The hotel also had to show excellence in the areas of – customer care, investment in training and staff development, accessibility and innovative marketing.
British Airways is increasing the frequency of its flights to St Kitts and Nevis from March 2010 from one to two services a week due to ever increasing demand on the route since its launch in 2009.
From March the airline will commence flying to the popular Caribbean holiday island twice a week, departing from London Gatwick on Saturdays and Tuesdays.
Holidays in St Kitts and Nevis have long been a secret favourite with the British public, with many Brits owning second homes on the islands allowing them to sunbathe on the pristine sandy beaches or swim and dive in the sleepy lagoons, while adventure seekers go exploring the 17th-century Brimstone Hill fortress or enjoy a wildlife-rich rainforest safari.
The twice weekly St Kitts flights and Nevis flights will be operated by Boeing 777 aircraft with a three-class configuration: World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World.
This will be great news for anyone looking for the tranquillity which the enchanting island of Nevis known as ‘Queen of the Caribees’ provides. Eco-friendly Nevis hosted the first geothermal conference in the Caribbean in June 2009 and is leading the way with its renowned Green Energy Programme. The island aims to be powered 100% self sufficiently with renewable geothermal energy and plans to sell its excess electricity to neighbouring islands such as St Kitts.
British Airways have a number of superb St Kitts and Nevis Hotels – all famed for stunning natural beauty, enabling guests to take in some of the fascinating local culture.
On 16th October, Center Parcs welcomed Peter Andre and his family to Elveden Forest, Suffolk to enjoy a short break with his family at the forest retreat. We asked him about his experience at Elveden Forest to see if it lived up to his expectations.
Have you ever been to Center Parcs before this visit?
No, this was my first time to Center Parcs. I loved every minute of it, with so much for families to do.
Did you enjoy your weekend break at Center Parcs?
It was amazing, there was so much choice in the way of activities. You could never get bored and whatever the weather, there is always lots to do as a family.
Were there any activities you particularly enjoyed?
We loved the bikes. Junior had his own little bike, and Princess was in a little buggy on the back of mine. My brother Mike and I had such a laugh with the kids cycling through the forest.
What did your children enjoy most during your break?
I think the children enjoyed the ‘messy play’ the most. They were both covered in paint and spaghetti by the end of it!
(London, 12, November, 2009) – HostelBookers are offering customers the ultimate Christmas gift – cheap Christmas holidays in the most magical cities in Europe.
The cities of London , Berlin and Prague are all perfect for a bargain city break this winter. Home to some of the best Christmas markets in Europe , travellers can get their shopping done in style and soak up the authentic atmosphere of a traditional holiday.
Berlin and Prague’s markets have hundreds of stalls selling traditional crafts and delicious treats like warm mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. London’s Shopper’s Markets, the ‘Winter Wonderland’ Ice Rink in Hyde Park and famous lights on Oxford Street also bring plenty of festive spirit.
Going away at Christmas may seem expensive, but hostels offer an affordable alternative for aChristmas holiday . And to really bring good tidings this year, HostelBookers have teamed up with three of the best hostels in each city to offer guests some top Christmas gifts.
Sir Toby’s Hostel in Prague is offering special Christmas rates for all bookings made through the HostelBookers website . One of the top-rated Prague youth hostels, the staff are hosting a Christmas Eve buffet with all the trimmings.