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Sunvil Holidays Offers of the Week

Light up your life – St Lucia in Stockholm, from £610 pp with Sunvil Discovery

Magical and moving, on 13 December thousands of young girls dress in white gowns with a crown of electric candles and hold lit candles, bringing light to the darkness of a Swedish winter. ‘Saint Lucia’ leads the procession of maidens, who hand out saffron buns to the crowds as they walk. Soak up the festivities in Stockholm, Sweden’s vibrant capital. Prices start from £610 pp (two sharing) including flights (Heathrow), private transfers, three nights’ B&B at the four-star Hotel Freys and a Stockholm pass, offering free use of public transport and entry to local attractions. Call AITO* member Sunvil Discovery on 020 8758 4722 (www.sunvil.co.uk).

3 March – Vendimia, Mendoza, Argentina

Argentina’s wine harvest festival begins on the first Saturday in March with huge celebrations in the heartland of the country’s wine cultivation, Mendoza. Folkloric festivals and religious ceremonies to bless the grapes form part of the festivities, whilst the area is also a popular destination for rafting and trekking. Sunvil Traveller (020 8758 4774; www.sunvil.co.uk).

Forbidden love on the island of Aphrodite – Cyprus from £435 pp with Sunvil Holidays

A former 17th century monastery, the newly-renovated, adults-only Ayii Anagyri Natural Healing Spa Resort, near Paphos, is the perfect retreat for pampering your partner. Established by two monks who, on realising the healing properties of the water, offered free accommodation to many, the property now offers extensive holistic spa treatments. And the setting could not be any more suitable for partners: Paphos is known as the kingdom of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. The price is from just £435 pp departing 17 February (two sharing) including four nights’ B&B, return flights (Gatwick) and transfers. Call AITO* member Sunvil Holidays on 020 8758 4759 (www.sunvil.co.uk).

About Sunvil Holidays
Sunvil Holidays features comprehensive and well-established specialist programmes to both Greece and Cyprus. A range of accommodation is offered – from small owner-managed or family-run hotels and apartments in Greece, to village inns, villas, hotels and apartments in Cyprus. Both programmes offer fly-drive options and are as individual and unpackaged as possible.

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Discover the lowest car hire rates in Cyprus at online rate comparison website

The blend of sun-drenched beaches and exotic history makes Cyprus one of the favourite winter destinations for Brits thinking of a Mediterranean holiday. Consumers can save money and time by comparing car hire rates at the internet’s leading car rental booking site Carrentals.co.uk, where prices from numerous firms are presented in one place. Whether it’s Limassol or Ayia Napa, get your Cyprus car hire covered on their comprehensive website.

Travellers merely need to go online and compare car hire Cyprus options from dozens of the most respectable names in the car hire industry such as Enterprise, Avis, Alamo and Hertz. A full spectrum of makes and models are offered, including multi-person vehicles, luxury cars and compacts. No matter what you’re looking for, you can find a selection at Carrentals.co.uk.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, said, “Whether it’s a luxury sports car or a family-focused MPV, our website gives you plenty of choices. It’s easy to save your time and money when all the car hire options are presented right there in front of you.”

Your hire car in Cyprus can be handled right at Larnaca Airport, the main international gateway to the island. Both the Greek and Turkish parts of Cyprus are accessible with a rental car, so you are free to explore every corner of the island. Carrentals.co.uk makes it easy to arrange your car hire ahead of time by booking online at their extensive website.

More than 50 car hire companies servicing some 10,000 travel destinations across the globe are covered at Carrentals.co.uk. You only need to visit one website to compare all the rental rates available, so check out www.carrentals.co.uk today and see what deals are possible.

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Free Balkans Travel Assistance Website Launched

Balkans Travel Guru announced today the successful release of its FREE Balkans travel assistance website, balkanstravelguru.com. The site was created to assist travelers in the Balkans with where to go, what to do, where to find products or services and what they need to know for each and every country in the Balkans. Whether it is planning before your trip, or during your trip, Balkans Travel Guru has the information needed to make your travel easier.

Tourism has fallen sharply throughout the Balkans. Experts believe that a well-informed traveler is a return traveler. Balkans Travel Guru is not a travel agent but an online resource to travelers or potential travelers. Its mission is to increase travel in the Balkans by having well informed travelers and inspire them to travel throughout. The company is currently working on an IPhone and IPod application to further assist the traveler.

“It is a unique tool; there is nothing more frustrating than going to a city and not being able to find what you need. As a business traveler, I need to know so I can do more. You can even find where the local stationary is in Tirana” Said Michael Velop.

Balkans Travel Guru is the number one resource tool for those who travel throughout the Balkans (Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, FYR Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey). Our handy business essential guide provides an up-to-date, useful and informative directory of products and services in each country. No matter what you are in need of, such as glasses, lawyers, accountants, stationary, translators, event organizers etc…, this business essential directory will be your GURU.

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Mercury Direct Launch New Site

Mercury Direct, the holiday specialist, has announced the launch of a new, more user friendly website that will allow customers to see more information and book a wider range of holidays than ever before.

Mercury Direct Launch New Site

The redesigned website offers customers increased accessibility and a more user friendly layout that allows them to book holidays faster and with greater ease. The site also includes more interactive Web 2.0 content, including virtual tours, to enable customers to make a more informed decision on their proposed holiday. Greater access to Mercury Direct’s special holiday deals, which include offers like buy one week and get another free and free room upgrades, are also part of the new site. The site will also feature an upgraded security certificate, namely a Verisign Extended Validation SSL Certificate which helps to diminish the effectiveness of phishing attacks. When users go to the new Mercury Direct site while using a high security browser, the address bar on the site will turn green, letting the visitor know that the site they are on is secure.

Martin Bugeja, Managing Director of Mercury Direct, said: “We hope that with the launch of our redesigned website our customers will find greater access to our holidays. With the ability to find information on all aspects of their trip customers will be able to comfortably book holidays with ease at greater speed and lower prices.”

Mercury Direct’s new website will also soon feature details of the latest destinations on offer from the holiday provider, which will include diverse locations from around the world like the Greek islands, Cuba and Thailand.

Mercury Direct is a leading provider of package holidays in the UK to holiday destinations within Europe (Gozo and Malta holidays, Cyprus, Madeira, the Algarve, Tenerife and Spain) as well as Worldwide (Sri Lanka, Kerala, Bali, Mauritius, and Australia). Fully bonded to the ABTA (the Travel Association) and ATOL (Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing), Mercury Direct has a wide range of destinations and special offers including three weeks for the price of two and no single supplement deals.

About Mercury Direct
Established in September 1980, Mercury Direct has grown from small beginnings to become one of the leading specialists to Malta, Cyprus, Sri Lanka and Australia. Mercury Direct also offer the same quality and choice of holidays to Madeira, the Algarve, Mauritius, Bali and other holiday destinations.

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Travel Industry in Cyprus

The last experts researches show that many companies begin to overcome the economic crisis. Probably this is connected with a general improvement of the economic situation or with structural changes in companies.

One of such successfully run companies in travel industry is our “Orpheus Luxury Travel” company in Cyprus.

There is no necessity to list all our merits and quantity of employees. Unique information about the company and its services, is possible to find on company’s website. The most important thing is a mobility and using new methods in development in an uneasy situation. Employees’ creation thinking helps to resolve diverse problems.

A good reputation allows us to carry on negotiations with hotels on favourable for us conditions. The contracts, concluded earlier, give us an opportunity to offer our clients the best rates, better than someone from our competitors offer.

Efficiency of our personnel, unique database allows to expand cooperation area with others tour operators and agencies in many countries in difficult economic conditions. Our company takes part in many traveling exhibitions from London to Russia.

Thanks to all this our company coped with crisis and offers cooperation to all, who is capable to work effectively in the new conditions.

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Thomas Cook Launches First Edition Brochures For 2010

Thomas Cook launched its first edition 2010 brochures for Thomas Cook Summersun and Thomas Cook Families alongside June edition brochures for bespoke destinations on 25th June 2009. These brochures complete the Thomas Cook portfolio for Summer 2010, with the long haul brochures having launched earlier this month.

Featuring holidays available to book up until October 2010, the new edition brochures – Thomas Cook Summersun 2010 – 1st Edition; Thomas Cook Families 2010 – 1st Edition; Thomas Cook Weddings – June Edition; Thomas Cook Turkey – June Edition; Thomas Cook Greece & Cyprus – June Edition; Thomas Cook EgyptTunisia – June Edition – offer a range of savings, including up to £300 discount per holiday for early bookers.

To make family holidays more exciting in 2010, Thomas Cook has introduced AquaMania to its summer 2010 brochures – highlighting hotels with the best swimming pools and slides for guaranteed fun in the sun. All Thomas Cook hotels featuring the AquaMania logo are guaranteed to be loaded with a variety of thrilling waterslides, twisting flumes and water playgrounds. For the ultimate water babies, some even have their own water park with lagoon pools, lazy rivers and endless slides all included in the price of the holiday.

Main brochure highlights include:

• Thomas Cook Summersun 2010 – 1st Edition
Reflecting the growing popularity for all inclusive properties amongst customers looking for tighter control over their holiday budgets, Thomas Cook has increased its all inclusive offerings for 2010 across a number of destinations including the Canaries, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and Egypt. For the first time, Nile Cruising is now also available on an all inclusive basis on board the SENTIDO MS Mahrousa, part of Thomas Cook’s exclusive hotel brand.

The Venetian Riviera in Italy is also new to Thomas Cook Summersun 2010, with a choice of three hotels in the popular beach resort of Lido di Jesolo offering the chance to combine a beach break with an excursion to Venice.

Thomas Cook’s range of SENTIDO hotels and resorts have been added to in 2010 with the introduction of the brand new 5 star SENTIDO Michelangelo in Kos. SENTIDO hotels and resorts are already available in Egypt, the Canaries, the Balearics, Greece, Cyprus, Kenya and Turkey.

Seven nights at the 3 star Casas Del Lago Hotel in Cala N Bosch Menorca on self catering basis, departing 30th September – 20th October 2010, costs from £249 per person flying from London Gatwick (based on 6 adults sharing).

• Thomas Cook Families 2010 – 1st Edition
Family holidays are set to be more exciting in 2010, with the introduction of Thomas Cook’s AquaMania hotels, currently available in Egypt, Turkey, Jamaica and Greece. Hotels featuring the AquaMania logo offer a variety of waterslides, twisting flumes and water playgrounds.

Club:KidsWORLD arrives in Zakynthos next summer at the Caretta Beach and Stella Palace in Crete. A new Club:KidsWORLD will also be available at the Mareblue Cosmopolitan in Rhodes.

New Sunstar Resorts, offering activities for kids, space for grown-ups and entertainment for all, are now available at the Hi! Binimar Resort in Menorca and Hi! Bouganvilla Park in Majorca. Sunstar Resorts are also available in Ibiza, Fuerteventura and Portugal.

In Egypt, Thomas Cook is offering free kids’ places at six of its top family-friendly all inclusive hotels in Sharm el Sheikh, El Quseir, Hurghada and Taba. Places are subject to availability and valid for departures from November 2009 – October 2010.

Seven nights at the 4 star Grand Oasis Marien, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on all inclusive basis, departing 1st – 23rd June 2010, costs from £699 per person flying from London Gatwick.

• Thomas Cook Weddings – June Edition
For the June edition brochure, Thomas Cook has extended its weddings programme in Kenya to include a Swahili Dhow Wedding package, allowing couples to exchange vows on board a traditional Swahili Dhow flowerboat.

Mexico’s wedding options have also been added to, with two new packages available in Cancun at the Temptations Resort & Spa and Excellence Playa Mujeres. The Dominican Republic meanwhile features two new wedding packages at the Iberostar Bavaro and the Victoria Golf & Beach Resort.

Wedding packages at Victoria Golf & Beach Resort in Summer 2010 start from £729 and include special touches such as breakfast in bed the day after your wedding and a special a la carte wedding dinner.

Additional brochure highlights include:

• Thomas Cook Turkey – June Edition: 13 new all inclusive 3, 4 and 5 star hotels have been added to the new June Edition brochure. The brochure also features six AquaMania properties including the ever popular LykiaWorld in Olu Deniz which is exclusive to Thomas Cook in the UK for Summer 2010, along with its sister property, the impressive 5 star LykiaWorld, Antalya.

• Thomas Cook Egypt & Tunisia – June Edition: Six new properties have been added to Thomas Cook’s Egypt portfolio in Taba and Taba Heights – all within close proximity to an 18 hole PGA golf course and some of Egypt’s best dive sites.

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