Expedia Helps Travelers Find Adelaide And Melbourne Hotels Near Popular Attractions

Holiday time is precious. The last thing a traveler wants to do is spend more time getting to a popular attraction than actually enjoying the popular attraction. Expedia’s “Near an attraction” search allows a traveler to choose a hotel close to what she wants to see and do. All of a city’s major attractions are represented in the travel website’s search, and a map accompanies both the search results and each hotel listing, so that a traveler can see exactly where the hotels are in relation to the must-see attraction.

Expedia Helps Travelers Find Adelaide And Melbourne Hotels Near Popular Attractions

For example, if a traveler has holiday plans that involve Adelaide, she can go to the Adelaide Hotel Guide and begin her search. From there, she simply selects the attraction she wants to stay near. Adelaide Bridge, Brougham Gardens, St. Peter’s Cathedral and Victoria Square are just a few of the attractions she can search for Adelaide hotels near. Choosing Victoria Square brings back 45 Adelaide hotels to further explore. The hotels are shown on a map as well as on a list, allowing her to see which hotels are closest to Victoria Square. By clicking into each listing, she finds detailed information about each hotel including room and hotel amenities, dining options on-site, plus nightly rates and additional fees. Expedia’s guest ratings and reviews are also helpful when trying to decide between Adelaide hotels near Victoria Square.

Once a traveler narrows down her list of Adelaide or Melbourne Hotels, or hotels in Hong Kong, to a desired hotel, she can book online or call 1-800-419-1919 seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Flights, cars for hire, holiday packages and tickets to the popular attractions themselves also can be booked through Expedia, and doing so reduces overall holiday costs. There are no hidden fees on Expedia, and all rates are given in Indian Rupee.

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Superbreak Launches New Site Re-Design

Superbreak, short breaks tour operator, has launched its new redesigned website featuring a vibrant new look and improved navigation.

The redesign aims to improve both the usability and the existing look and feel of the site with bigger, bolder lifestyle images and a stronger use of branding. In an increasingly competitive short breaks market there is also far more reassurance about the tour operator’s pedigree, particularly its 25 year history.

In addition the information architecture of the site has been improved with a new navigation. The Superbreak development team has worked on a solution which utilises the same best practice procedures as several other leading online retail sites to make navigation as intuitive as possible for users. Using an expandable navigation gives the opportunity to provide greater visibility to the growing breadth of exciting new products the tour operator sells from mystery hotels to theatre breaks.

The whole process started with an in-depth usability study on the existing site followed by further tests on the new ‘concept’ design to ensure the company was heading in the right direction. Feedback was incredibly positive praising both the ease of use and effectiveness of the new design.

The booking process has also been focused on as Superbreak aims to “Pack more in” for its customers, which means not only offering the hotel, but also the reason to travel and the transport to get there. The prominence of the “Add a Rail Journey” and “Add Tours & Tickets” options for customers has increased in prominence with the goal of increasing rail and sightseeing add-ons sales.

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Business Travelers Use Expedia To Find Hotels In London, Hong Kong And Around The World

Traveling for work has certain challenges. A business traveler must find a hotel room that can double as his office, providing everything f r o m a comfortable desk and chair to Internet access. Depending on the agenda, a business traveler also might need a meeting room and secretarial services. With Expedia’s “business hotel” category, a business traveler – or his company’s travel planner – can find the hotel he needs to get his job done. Expedia has “business hotel” listings in every major city, with dozens alone for business hotels in London and Hong Kong, plus Bangkok hotels that cater to business travelers.

Business Travelers Use Expedia To Find Hotels In London, Hong Kong And Around The World

The travel search for the traveler begins by going to Expedia and selecting the hotel guide for the city – or cities – on his itinerary. In the London Hotel guide, there are multiple hotels categorized as business hotels. F r o m there, he can narrow the search results by preferred star ratings and areas of the city, allowing him to easily find hotels in London near clients. If his company has a business account with a certain hotel chain, he also can choose to search for hotels in London by brand.

Within each hotel listing, a business traveler finds exhaustive information about the hotel, including a list of room and hotel amenities, onsite restaurants and hotel policies, plus nightly rates and details regarding additional fees. Knowing whether or not a hotel charges for Internet access helps a business traveler to stay on budget, as does the website’s “Expedia Price Promise,” which guarantees the lowest price for the room or a $50 coupon.

Expedia offers up additional Bangkok hotels classified as business hotels, as well as multiple business hotels in Hong Kong. Booking these business hotels proves as easy as finding them. A business traveler or planner also can book flights and cars for hire through Expedia, either online or by calling 0800-998-799 seven days a week, 24 hours a day. In fact, he will save money by booking his entire business trip through Expedia, whether he is staying at business hotels in Hong Kong or business hotels in London or anywhere else in the world. There are no hidden fees on Expedia, and all rates are given in New Zealand dollars.

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NH Hotels Expands Portfolio In The Czech Republic

NH Hotels opens the NH Olomouc Congress hotel in Moravia, Czech Republic. The new NH Olomouc Congress Hotel is the second NH Hotel to be opened within the Czech Republic; however it is the first of the chain to be operating under a new management agreement.

The new hotel includes a wide range of entertainment features and a comprehensive wellness and health centre – the Omega Sport Center – which has 13 tennis, badminton and squash courts, golf facilities, as well as providing fitness and maintenance programmes in its gymnasium and a fully equipped spa area with a water area, sauna and Turkish bath. The NH Olomouc Congress hotel restaurant ‘Sal de Mar’ can also offer excellent cuisine from Petr Zucek, who has already achieved two Michelin stars for his restaurant in London. The new menu combines international cuisine, with traditional Spanish tapas and many of the best recipes from around the region.

The NH Olomouc Congress Hotel is located just a short walk from the medieval centre of what is regarded as being the prettiest city in Moravia containing the second largest collection of historic monuments in the Czech Republic. Highlights include the City Council building, the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Wenceslas and the Column of the Holy Trinity, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Olomouc has had a rich religious and political past and was one of the first Jesuit missions in Central Europe. This provides a city with a genuine catalogue of artistic and cultural treasures. Its large university population also makes it a young, bustling city, with shops and clubs of a kind usually only to be found in the most cosmopolitan of cities.

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Eliminating The Guesswork In Selecting Quality London Hotels Made Easy With Expedia.com.au

Expedia.com.au has made booking London hotels and arranging other travel related details easier. This online travel service provides a wide range of information and services. This helps to eliminate the guess work associated with selecting hotels in cities around the world. A quick visit to the website or a phone call is all that is required to set things in motion. Travelers can easily book rooms in Bangkok hotels and make flight arrangements at the same time. The services and information provided by Expedia.com.au can relieve travelers of stress as well as save them money.

The travel representatives at Expedia.com.au are extremely knowledgeable and customer service is a priority. The holiday packages offer substantial savings on fun and exciting vacations. Travelers can select complete packages or they can pick and choose the elements they would like to combine.

While one traveler may wish to reserve rooms at one of the many Rome hotels listed and make flight arrangements as well as purchase travel insurance and even reserve a rental car, another may only want to check on rates at several London hotels and learn about and purchase tickets to the attractions in the city. Expert guidance and advice is offered as part of this company’s services.

Expedia.com.au is the perfect starting point for planning a trip and it can be the ideal way to schedule everything related to a holiday. By taking care of several details in one place at the same time travelers are assured that all travel arrangements will be coordinated. This results in less stress and worry for travelers.

Expedia.com.au can assist travelers in finding suitable accommodations near a particular attraction. For example, finding London hotels near Big Ben simply requires that site users enter Big Ben into the search form. The same is true if one is seeking Rome hotels near Spanish Steps or Bangkok hotels that are close to Erawan Shrine. A quick search will result in a list of hotels that are near the attraction.

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It’s the Wild, Wild West at the Calgary Stampede

It’s going to tough, rough and loud when the Calgary Stampede comes to town from 9th to 18th July 2010. The annual ten-day event, that is also billed as ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’, offers a variety of activities for the whole family which include concerts, agricultural competitions, stage shows, chuckwagon racing and the world’s largest rodeo. The western-based festival attracts thousands of visitors from other regions in Canada, the United States as well as international audiences. Calgary hotels would expect to do well in terms of occupancy rates as visitors flock to the festival.

The Calgary Stampede aims not only to entertain but more importantly, to promote and preserve the western heritage through exciting events that are becoming more and more difficult to find. Aside from the western-based activities, the Calgary Stampede also provides a venue for the local agricultural community to promote their produce. With its roots stretching from 1886 when the first fair was held, the Calgary Stampede became an annual event since 1923 when it merged together with the Calgary Industrial Exhibition. One of the main attraction is the over USD$2 million in cash prizes for the rodeo’ events, making it one of the richest in the world and continues to attract the very best competitors.

Lee Lai Huat, CEO of HolidayCity.com, and professed fan of western movies, remarked, “The Calgary Stampede certainly sounds like a whole load of fun with people walking around in cowboy attires and western outfits lending a totally authentic ambience to the festival. One of the best things to do is to go to the Grandstand Show with its acrobatics act, exciting motocross performances, comedy shows and many more entertaining activities.” He went on further to say, “For ten days in July, the Calgary Stampede brings much excitement and a rare opportunity to go back in time with the whole family. Check out HolidayCity.com’s fantastic rates for Calgary accommodation for your travelling needs.”

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Users Can Save Close To 48% On Flight Prices By Flying Indirect, Says Skyscanner

Travellers can search for the best prices on both direct and indirect flights at Skyscanner.net, allowing them to choose what is more important, price or time. For the budget conscious, savings of up to 48% can be made by selecting the indirect route option.

For example: Save $1,096 on flights to Australia Are you looking for cheap flights to Sydney? Visitors to Sydney in October can save up to 48% by flying indirect f r o m San Francisco, adding 13 hours to their flight – by choosing Air Canada flights via Vancouver f r o m $1,195, rather than the direct United Airlines service f r o m $2,291. While in Vancouver, take the opportunity to visit Stanley Park, stroll along Robson Street, or test your fear factor on the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Save $423 on flights to India
If you’re looking for airfare deals, consider this. Flights f r o m New York with Aeroflot f r o m JFK to Delhi via Moscow in October cost f r o m USD $899, rather than direct with Air India f r o m $1,322. The indirect flights take only six hours longer and passengers can save up to 32%.

Save $407 on flights to Bangkok
Save up to 29% on airfare deals to Bangkok in October f r o m New York’s JFK by flying via Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific f r o m $996, compared to direct with Thai Airways prices f r o m $1,403. The less expensive indirect flights add three hours and 30 minutes to the journey time.

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Butlins Launches Its First Fine Wine List

Fine wines at fair prices are being launched by Butlins, the famous British family holiday company. The list of Fine But Fun wines has been created with a leading sommelier and is being introduced without the high cost usually associated with buying wine when dining out.

From Chalet To Chablis - Butlins Launches Its First Fine Wine List

The stars of the list include a top Claret, Château Talbot 2004, at £65 a bottle and Krug Grand Cuvée Champagne at £120 – a top champagne that would normally cost £230 at one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants.

Most of the 18 wines are in the £24 to £34 bracket with two champagnes priced at £50 and £120 – very respectable for their quality.

The list is sourced f r o m all over the globe including the Lebanon and Hungary, and includes two world-class dessert wines.

Tasting notes are written in true Butlins style to help guide guests in their choice when staying at any of their family holiday parks. A refreshing champagne is described as “diving into a cold pool on a hot day”, there’s a “seductive, charming and approachable” red that’s compared to housewives’ favourite, George Clooney and even references to “buttery crumpets” and the perfect selection for sword swallowers.

Said Butlins MD Richard Bates: “These are world-class wines at prices that don’t take the Mickey.

“Butlins will soon be the place to go for a good Burgundy, Chateauneuf-du-Pape or top notch bubbly.

“Our guests’ drinks of choice have changed substantially over the last few years and the launch of our first Fine Wine List simply reflects that.”

The wine list has been created in response to demand f r o m customers. Following Butlins recent multi-million pound investment programme, new guests have been visiting the Resort for the first time and with them, wants and demands have changed. Wine sales have increased by 34% over the past two years.

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NH Hotels Declares Solutions For Eco-Design

NH Hotels gathered the company’s largest suppliers at the II International Edition of the NH Sustainable Club in Berlin where they discussed and unleashed their solutions in eco-design.

NH Hotels Declares Solutions For Eco-Design

Since NH Hotels started up its Environmental Plan in 2007, up to the first quarter of 2010, NH Hotels calculates it has made savings of up to 12% on its energy consumption (per guest and overnight stay) and 25% on water consumption. It has also cut its CO2 emissions by 16% and its waste production by 17%. These results have been achieved thanks to a wide variety of initiatives, such as new unfreezing processes for products and the new design for the trolleys used by room cleaners, and the new oxo-biodegradable amenities and the new printers that use cartridges made of recycled materials and smaller paper formats.

One of the ideas that has been brought forward is the idea of the Eco-Toilet. NH Hotels has studied, in collaboration with the Spanish Instituto Tecnológico del Agua how to install flow reducers, double flushing toilets and how to reuse drain water, and so generate major savings in water consumption alongside increasing guest awareness. There have been ideas presented by Villeroy & Bosch that involve zero water consumption toilets which means that the urinals use no water when flushing.

Peter del Wing, Head of Innovation at the company Villeroy & Bosch, reflected on how ceramic production processes directly affect the environment because of their water and energy requirements at the preparation, drying, firing and glazing stages, etc. Normally, 20,000 litres of water and 2 tonnes of CO2 emissions are needed to produce a tonne of standard ceramic product. Implementing new processes that use membrane filtering enable reduction of as much as 200 million litres of water a year in the production of ceramics.

Alberto Toquero, the Managing Director of the Mahou-San Miguel group explained how beer can also make a contribution towards making hotels more sustainable. Not only through a more rational distribution process which is more localised and uses hybrid transport, but also changing the perception that a new barrel should be renewed every few years, which is now obsolete. Mahou has designed large beer barrels, using environmentally sustainable materials, to ensure longer intervals between changes, less need for trips and simpler, cheaper recycling of materials.

NHHotels will be looking to develop and put into practice these ideas across its entire hotel portfolio to ensure its hotels in MilanBrussels hotelsMadrid hotels and Rome hotels through to its hotels in Berlin are even more ecologically friendly.

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MyCapeTownInfo Launches New Client Interface For Cape Town Restaurants

MyCapeTownInfo.com has launched a new client interface portal to allow Cape Town Restaurants to provide potential clients special offers in their own time and to have the complete flexibility to manage the whole process.

MyCapeTownInfo Launches New Client Interface For Cape Town Restaurants

The new interface means that Cape Town Restaurants can now upload special weekend offers though the client interface giving them the ability to focus on individual holiday offers such as New Year’s Day, or run more long term offers such as low season or winter discounts.

MyCapeTownInfo.com currently provides information about more than 250 Cape Town Restaurants in the greater Cape Town area. The site also provides information about Cape Town hotels, nightlife and leisure to tourists.

Cape Town has been welcoming and feeding tourists from around the world since the Dutch established a trading post at the foot of Table Mountain over 350 years ago. Cape Town’s appetite has also evolved from contact with the many travellers visiting Cape Town. Today there are hundreds of restaurants in Cape Town which offer an extremely wide range of cuisine options. Choosing a restaurant to dine at can be quite an experience.

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Skyscanner Goes On The Trail Of Celebrity Graves

On the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, join Skyscanner on the trail of death where morbid fascination and genuine mourning continue to pull in the crowds for five of the world’s greatest music legends.

Michael Jackson – Glendale, Los Angeles, CA
Big memorial celebrations are expected today (June 25th) to commemorate the anniversary of the worldwide superstar. Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a private cemetery in Glendale, CA, will allow fans to pay their respects to the King of Pop. Flight to LA start from: $60.

Elvis – Graceland, Memphis, TN
Visitors to Graceland Mansion, Elvis’ 14 acre estate, can see his sitting room, music room and his famous ‘Jungle Room’, complete with indoor waterfall, before arriving at the Meditation Garden where The King is laid to rest. Round-trip flights to Tennessee start from: $198

Jim Morrison – Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France
Passing on when he was just 27, Morrison now lies in Père Lachaise Cemetery in eastern Paris, one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Hundreds come to pay their respects to Morrison where he lies in good company, with Chopin, Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde also buried here. European flight deals are abundant with round-trip flights to Paris starting at: $850

John Lennon – Central Park, New York, NY
Lennon has no grave; he was cremated and the location of his ashes remains a mystery. However, Lennon fans still flock to the Strawberry Fields Memorial in New York’s Central Park which is dedicated to the famed singer. On Lennon’s birthday (October 9th), fans from all over the world will fly in to remember the Beatles big man. New York flight deals start from: $111

Kurt Cobain – Aberdeen, WA
His angst-ridden lyrics provided the soundtrack to a generation during the early 1990s and fans still come to pay tribute to the life of the Nirvana front man in his home town of Aberdeen, just outside of Seattle. No official grave exists, but Kurt’s first home, the Wishkah River where some of his ashes were spread, and the‘Welcome to Aberdeen’ road sign which reads ‘Come as you are’ in tribute, are popular attractions for fans. Round-trip airfare deals are available to Seattle starting from: $180.

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British Airways Launches its Premium Sale

British Airways has reduced its Club World business class and selected first class fares in its luxury flight and holiday sale, ending 6 July 2010.

British Airways Launches its Premium Sale

Travellers can lie back and relax in the Club World fully flat beds, enjoy the luxury of First, or even benefit f r o m the new flagship cabin that is currently being rolled out across the longhaul fleet. The airline recently announced an investment of £100 million in its flagship First brand drawing on its rich heritage to create an exclusive experience based on classic design and understated luxury.

Willie Walsh, British Airways’ CEO, said: “Customers can take advantage of these great discounts with confidence. We recognise that some may be concerned about the possibility of future disruption but it is our intention to keep flying 100% of our longhaul operation throughout the coming months. We will keep the flag flying.”

During the luxury flight and holiday sale, Club World fares have been reduced on long haul flights to places like Sharm el Sheikh and Montego Bay. Club Europe price reductions include short haul flights f r o m London City to new routes Palma and Ibiza or Gatwick to Rome and Thessaloniki, and customers can save on first class flights to Barbados f r o m Gatwick or Heathrow, as well as flights to Mauritius and Tokyo also included in the sale.

In addition to the savings customers can already make through ba.com’s dynamic packaging option, which allows them to combine flights and hotels or flights and car hire, those looking for luxury holiday packages this summer can head to the 5* Carlisle Bay, Antigua where an unspoilt coast beckons sun worshipers and offers romantic strolls at sunset. Return business class flights and accommodation with breakfast are included. Alternatively a weekend in style is on offer at the 5* Le Parker Meridien, one of a number of luxury hotels in New York, including return business class flights and accommodation only.

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Hotels.com Receives EFFIE Award

Hotels.com has been revealed as a recipient of the Bronze marketing and Communications award by the EFFIE Worldwide Organization in the Travel, Tourism and destination category for its SMART campaign.

“Hotels.com continues to separate itself from other online travel companies with unique promotions and imaginative campaigns, and the SMART character personifies that powerful, yet fun brand advocate that we knew our customers could identify with,” said Vic Walia, Sr. director north America brand marketing for Hotels.com. “This recognition by EFFIE is a true testament to the original thinking and cutting-edge efforts of everyone involved in the creation of SMART and we’re truly humbled by the response this campaign has received from customers and industry leaders alike.”

Hotels.com, in conjunction with marketing partners Y&R Chicago and TargetCast, developed a theme that’s purpose was to reassure hotel consumers that Hotels.com is “A Smarter Way to Book” – that consumers are being smart without having to spend hours looking for travel deals. By leveraging Claymation technology to create an animated spokesperson called “SMART,” voiced by actor Ed Helms of The Hangover and NBC’s The Office.

Through the use of broadcast and cable buy-ins, combined with digital media efforts, four commercials were developed starring SMART. Each video integrated the advantages of booking with Hotels.com. Additionally, SMART appears at every possible touch-point where travel is top-of-mind for consumers, including appearances on TV, in rental cars, and even in New York Times Square.

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British Airways Celebrates First Anniversary Of ‘Dynamic Packaging’ On ba.com

British Airways is celebrating its first anniversary since the introduction of ‘dynamic packaging’ on ba.com. Online holiday bookings since the launch of the new technology are up 56% compared to last year as a result.

The new technology, which allows customers to buy flight+hotel or flight+car packages in one booking, provides BA with a strong proposition in the increasingly sophisticated and price conscious leisure travel market. With an increased choice of product, guaranteed price savings and greater flexibility in their holiday planning, more customers than ever before are choosing to book their holiday on ba.com.

Claire Bentley, managing director BA Holidays, said: “Our simple, easy-to-use dynamic packaging feature has been a huge success with sales up a fantastic 56% on last year thanks to the great value we now offer.

“We have tailored our expanded range of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels to meet all our customers’ needs as well as increasing our range of all-inclusive properties by 70% to meet demand.

“Although there is still strong early booking demand for peak holiday periods such as Easter, half term and Christmas, the new technology has enabled us to meet increasing demand for late deals with a considerable shift to customers booking a break less than seven days before departure.”

The exclusive partnership with Avis, BA’s car rental provider, has led to a surge in fly drive holidays to locations with holidays in Florida, Tuscany,
the South of France and flights to New York all proving popular.

Since the new technology was launched a year ago the number of hotels and resorts available has increased to more than 6,000, including major global brands such as Accor, Best Western, Fairmont, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, Marriott, and Starwood as well as small independent hotels. A wide range of all-inclusive hotels have been added to accommodate all budgets and this has helped some of the new leisure destinations that BA introduced last year such as Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Montego Bay and Sharm el Sheikh.

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Kuoni Launches Indian Ocean 2010-2011 Brochure

Kuoni has revealed its new Indian Ocean brochure for September 2010 – December 2011, which includes the paradise islands and atolls that make up the Indian Ocean – Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles and Sri Lanka.

Kuoni Launches Indian Ocean 2010-2011 Brochure

Travellers can find a collection of properties that have been specially picked with the customer in mind, and a range of offers, some of which include; bonus nights, room upgrades, child savings, complimentary meals and honeymoon discounts.

Highlights for 2011 include Maafushivaru which is brand new to the UK market. This small 4½ star private Maldivian boutique island boasts an uninhabited sister island and is exclusive to Kuoni.

Another star in the new Kuoni brochure is the Hotel Serene Pavilions in Sri Lanka. This world class boutique property offers the ultimate in luxury and relaxation in 12 chic pavilions with private pool and butler service.

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Hotels.com Survey Shows Rise In European Searches

Hotels.com has revealed in its latest survey that there has been a significant rise in the number of searches for European countries compared with this time last year. This is believed to be because UK travellers are trying to take advantage of Sterling’s current strength against the euro.

As Sterling has risen against the Euro to its highest level since December 2008, UK travellers have been able to get up to 10% more spending power than in 2009.

Hotels.com’s survey shows that Bordeaux saw the largest increase in searches up 100% year on year compared to 2009. Amsterdam saw a 95% yoy rise putting them in second place to Bordeaux. Ibizia saw searches rise by 80% yoy, as did Albufeira. Venice in Italy is already a popular tourist spot but it has risen even higher with a 70% increase in searches compared to this time last year.

Florence showed a 60% increase whilst Italy’s capital Rome posted a 50% increase. Lanzarote and Berlin matched each other with a 45% increase in searches. Brugge was the final destination on the list with a 40% year on year rise.

Alison Couper, Director of Communications at Hotels.com, said: “It is great to see travellers taking advantage of the strengthening power of Sterling. Compared to this time last year, people can get much more for their money in Europe. With a wide variety of European hotels on Hotels.com, many of them offering great summer promotions, there is something to suit everyone’s budget.”

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Skyscanner Revolutionizes Travel Planning With New Online Flight Search Tools

Based on revolutionary intelligent search technology, the innovative tools are designed to adapt to travellers’ individual needs and the unique ways people like to think about and plan travel.

Skyscanner Revolutionizes Travel Planning With New Online Flight Search Tools

Right off the back of winning this year’s “Best Meta Search Website” award from Travelmole.com, flight comparison site Skyscanner has launched a range of innovative online travel search tools. Based on revolutionary intelligent search technology, the tools are designed to adapt to travellers’ individual needs and the unique ways people like to think about and plan travel.

As well as being able to search by fixed destinations and dates, users can now browse for bargains without having decided when and where they want to travel.

Features include:
• Whole Month search tool
o Enables travelers who are flexible on dates find the cheapest possible dates to fly to their destination
• Everywhere search tool
o Users can browse for inspiration and bargains from around the world without having to choose a particular destination
• Map search tool,
o Users can navigate and choose airports/cities on the Skyscanner map, seeing all the airport options available to them in different regions, plus the direct and indirect flight routes and prices available to and from those airports.

“The inspiration for these tools has come from our own frustrations with how difficult it was to search for the deals we want,” said Skyscanner’s CEO Gareth Williams. “We wanted to create tools that work in the organic way people like to think about travel. Skyscanner can always find the best airfare deals for someone who knows where they want to go and when they want to travel, but with these tools they can start to browse for ideas and bargains even if they only have the scarcest information, such as the departure country.”

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Hotels.com Announces The I Need A Vacation Sweepstakes

Hotels.com has announced its new ‘I Need a Vacation’ summer sweepstakes where the winner will be awarded the ability to take a lifetime of vacations.

The winner of the sweepstakes will receive the prize as a one-time check for $102,250 which they can use however they want. The prize money is calculated on an assumption that the average winner will take 50 vacations over the course of a lifetime, worth approximately $2,045 each.

Contestants will need to register on the Hotels.com website to be eligible for the Hotels.com summer sweepstakes. Entries will be voted on after users upload the funniest, most creative and compelling photo of themselves, which shows why they deserve a vacation. The contest will continue throughout the summer with a winner announced in early September. This would give entrants plenty of time to choose destinations and hotels for next summer including the ever popular New York hotels and Orlando hotels.

“‘I Need A Vacation’ is our way of giving a huge thank you to our loyal customers,” said Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations for Hotels.com. “It’s the biggest promotion we’ve done to date and we are excited to be able to offer someone a chance to have 50 years of spectacular vacations courtesy of Hotels.com. We’re proving that we’re not only the smartest way to book travel, but also the most rewarding.”

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Dedicated Advice Website Emigrate.co.uk is Re-launched and Now Offers More Information on Moving Abroad

With moving abroad proving particularly popular with British people, a useful website about all issues regarding emigration to a wide variety of different countries has enjoyed a re-launch. The ever-successful ASAP Ventures Ltd group run Emigrate.co.uk and it is part of the already vast selection of travel-related advice websites that the company already runs.

The website offers a wide range of advice and tips to Brits looking to emigrate elsewhere and the re-launch of the website means that there is more information than ever before to make use of. The chat forum is especially popular as being able to speak with others about their own experiences can prove invaluable.

In order to move abroad with the minimum of fuss, Emigrate.co.uk provides site visitors with a whole range of in-depth guides to a huge range of places found around the world. Anyone thinking about making the move to Spain or emigrate to Australia can make use of the different type of emigration advice on offer.

Anyone looking into making the move to emigrate to New Zealand can also benefit f r o m looking at the website and everything f r o m border control information and visa requirements through to taxes and local laws can be found.

Talking about the re-launch of Emigrate.co.uk is Gareth Robinson: “As we reached our one-year birthday we wanted to be able to offer our customers even more great advice on emigrating abroad as we know how valuable such advice can be. We are also offering our customers the chance to get a free e-book entitled ’10 Things You Need To Know Before Even Thinking About Emigrating’ as another way to provide even more advice to those who really need it.”

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Superbreak Gets Ready To Take Part In 3 Peak Challenge

Superbreak, the UK based tour operator, has announced its staff’s biggest challenge yet in aid of the Help for Heroes charity, as they attempt the infamous Three Peaks Challenge.

On the 17th July, 14 staff members from Superbreak will start their gruelling climb as they attempt the National Three Peaks Challenge. The gruelling climb will see the group start at the bottom of Snowdon in Wales, before taking a 4 hour drive to scale the heights of the Scafell Pike in the heart of Cumbria. Both climbs are expected to take the group over 5 hours and the journey doesn’t end there. On the 18th July, Superbreak staff will take on the National Three Peaks’ highest mountain – Ben Nevis.

Founded in October 2007, Help for Heroes offers practical support and help to wounded servicemen and women from Afghanistan and Iraq on their return to the UK. The charity’s message is clear and simple: to help ordinary people doing extraordinary things to live with the consequences of being wounded in the service of their country. The money raised goes towards projects such as funding the new swimming pool and gym complex at DRMC Headley Court to help wounded servicemen and women rehabilitate.

Via EPR Network
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