First Annual CKG Tour World Junior Golf Tournament to be Held August 6-10 in Myrtle Beach, SC

Signature Golf Packages, Inc. is gearing up for the first annual CKG Tour World Junior golf tournament which will be held August 6-10 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Visit ckgtour.com for all the details on seeing the best junior golfers from around the world!

Don’t forget to ask for our “GOLF AND GAS Rebate” special when you book your fall or winter golf package with Signature Golf Packages.

Las Vegas is one of the most exciting cities in the world to visit! Check out signaturelasvegasgolf.com for the best in desert golf!

For more information, on Signature Golf Packages, please contact us at 1-866-462-9885 or visit www.signaturegolfpackages.com. Let us put our “Signature” on your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation.

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Signature Golf Packages, Inc. is proud to announce their new golf destination in Las Vegas, Nevada

Signature Golf Packages, Inc. is proud to announce their new golf destination in Las Vegas, Nevada. Signature Golf Las Vegas has a collection of over 20 courses from such great designers as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.

We are excited to be affiliated with Sonoran Suites and their beautiful two and three bedroom condos located just minutes west of the Las Vegas Strip. Visit Signature Las Vegas Golf for more information on golf tee times and golf packages.

Summer is in “full swing” on the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach. We have some great summer rates as well as fall specials for your group or family.

For more information, on Signature Golf Packages, please contact us at 1-866-462-9885 or visit signaturegolfpackages.com. Let us put our “Signature” on your next Myrtle Beach golf vacation.

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Celebrating 25 Years of Short Break Holidays

Superbreak, the market leader for short breaks throughout the UK, is this year celebrating 25 years of trading, with a look back in time at how the travel industry has changed.

The short breaks specialist, which was founded in 1983, initially began promoting just a handful of hotels. Over the next seven years, the company continued to gain momentum and by 1990 Superbreak had set up its York based operations. By 1995, Superbreak was acquired by Eurocamp Travel and became their new hotel breaks division.

By the mid-nineties, it became obvious that the internet was going to play a massive part in the future of the travel industry, with more people looking to buy their short break holidays online, so in 1996, Superbreak launched their own website: Superbreak.com. At first this was just a means to advertise their holidays, but in 1999, the website became a place where customers could research and make holiday bookings completely online.

In 2002, Superbreak acquired Crystal Britain, the UK hotel breaks division of Thomson, which was followed by the acquisition of the London Travel Service and Bridge Britain and Ireland in 2003. The following year in 2004, Superbreak extended its reach into mainland Europe by acquiring Bookit, Holland’s leading online short break company. In 2007, Superbreak acquired West End Theatre Bookins, further enhancing their presence in the London short break theatre trip sector.

Ray Jones, Superbreak’s Brand Development Director, commented on the momentous occasion:

“Oh how the world has changed in 25 years. Superbreak today is fast-changing too, but the constants remain great value and exceptional service levels. I am so glad we have not gone online-only and still have a UK based call centre staffed with nice people who know their product and care about our customers. I believe our people and our clients will see us through the next 25 years.”

Superbreak has celebrated their quarter century anniversary with a look back in time through their archives. By visiting their website, visitors can browse brochures of days gone by, look at retro logos, and also see how much prices have risen over the years, with the ‘Hotel Prices Then and Now’ chart. The chart reveals that in 1983, a night at the London Grosvenor Hotel would cost £35; now it will set visitors back a much heftier £210.33.

About Superbreak
Superbreak is the internet division of Superbreak Mini Holidays Limited, the market leader for short breaks and hotels in London and throughout the UK. Superbreak is part of Holiday break plc, a publicly quoted leisure company whose share price can be found in most major UK newspapers, or at Holidaybreak.com.

Based in York, England, Superbreak specialises in booking 2-5 star hotel accommodation throughout Britain for the leisure traveller. Superbreak holds allocations of rooms at all hotels and can make bookings up to and on the day of departure.

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Premier Inn announce the development of six new Premier Inn hotels to be opened in London

Whitbread PLC, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, has announced the development of six new Premier Inn hotels, with 1200 rooms, to be opened in London over the next three years, with an overall investment equivalent to £100 million.

Whitbread has agreed to acquire the Quality Hotel (Westminster), Comfort Inn (Kensington) and Purple Hotel (City of London) from the Real Hotel Company PLC (RHC) for £18.5 million, adding 400 new rooms. An additional £12 million will be spent converting them to Premier Inn hotels. Whitbread has also secured the first right of refusal to acquire all 12 of the remaining Purple hotels from RHC should they be earmarked for sale. The proposed acquisition is subject to RHC shareholder approval and certain property related consents.

Premier Inn is also developing three new build hotels in the Greater London area, which together with extension to existing properties adds 800 new rooms. The three new London hotel builds are located at Waterloo, Ealing and Old Street in the City and are scheduled to open by 2011. The equivalent of £70 million* will be invested in these leasehold developments.

Premier Inn is the largest group of hotels in London by number of properties with 44 hotels and 5,300 rooms. These latest plans will increase the total number of rooms in the Capital to 6,500, with a further pipeline of 2,000 rooms expected to be announced over the next twelve months. Together, these will represent an increase of 60% to Premier Inn’s London estate.

Alan Parker, Chief Executive Officer of Whitbread PLC, said:

“We have exciting expansion plans for Premier Inn in London and the addition of 1200 rooms is a great start. The Capital is an important focus for Premier Inn, and there is an increasing need for high quality, affordable accommodation. Our further pipeline will position us as the largest hotel chain in London with at least 8,500 rooms before the Olympics in 2012”.

* The £70 million relates to the capital value of the lease commitments, the cash capital to be invested amounts to £6.5 million.

About Whitbread PLC
Whitbread PLC is the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group with market leading businesses Premier Inn, Brewers Fayre, Beefeater and Costa. Founded in 1742, the company is listed on the London Stock Exchange (as WTB.L) and is a member of the FTSE4Good indices.

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Homewood Suites announce the opening of their first property in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of all-suite, residential-style hotels, announce the opening of its newest property: the Homewood Suites by Hilton Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The 98-suite hotel is owned by Horst Hotels Granite, LP and managed by Horst Realty Company, LLC.

“We continue to see strong demand in the extended stay hotel segment and feel this property helps to fill a need in the Lancaster metro area,” said Cory Floyd, general manager. “Whether traveling for business, for leisure, or with the entire family, at Homewood Suites, guests are made to feel at home with standard amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, complimentary, high-speed wireless Internet access, and separate living and sleeping areas.”

Additional guest amenities include a daily complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast in the hotel’s hospitality center – the “Lodge” – a Welcome Home reception featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings, an executive business center, exercise facilities and a 24-hour on-site pantry. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Lancaster also offers a swimming pool, sports courts and 800 square feet of meeting space.

The new three-story hotel in Lancaster Pennsylvania is ideally located to meet the needs of the Lancaster metro area, situated in the Granite Run Corporate Center just minutes from Lancaster County’s famed Amish Country, Historic Downtown Lancaster, Armstrong World Industries, Kellogg’s, and Alcoa.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand now has more than 230 hotels open with approximately 140 in the development pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, Homewood Suites guests can find at each hotel an on-site Suite Shop convenience store, exercise facility and guest laundry at most locations. Additional guest services at Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels include a complimentary grocery shopping service and a complete business center at most locations.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,000 hotels and 500,000 rooms in 74 countries, with more than 100,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is an Official Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team, which will extend through the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, the 2010/2012 U.S. Paralympic Team and the 2011 U.S. Pan American Team.

 

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Welcome to EPR Travel News

Welcome to EPR Travel News

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