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People Still Love To Browse Through A Brochure, Say Haven Holidays

Despite the rise in on-line bookings it seems more people than ever are requesting holiday brochures. ‘This year we had 25% more brochure requests from new customers than we received the previous year,’ said a spokesperson for the brand. ‘Even people who have already booked a holiday via our website often ask for our literature to be sent to them as well. Whilst people like the ease and convenience of booking on-line and love the videos of our parks they also enjoy the more tactile experience of reading the brochure and sharing their holiday plans with all the family.’

The research into brochure request figures was released soon after the Haven Call Centre was declared industry favourite in Britain’s biggest call centre awards. The Call Centre, which is based in Haven’s Head Offices in Hemel Hempstead achieved ratings of more than 90% in extensive mystery shopper surveys, despite answering 6% more calls than the previous year.

Whilst it’s possible to book a holiday via the internet, over the counter in a Travel Agency or by post – it appears that people still love to flick through the brochure and then follow it up with a chat on the phone!

Haven’s new 2010 brochure will be mailed during the first week of November and the new website goes live on November 6th.

They both feature 35 family holiday parksaround the UK all offering good value for money holidays and some excellent half price early booking deals. Family Spring breaks at a wide choice of parks start at as little as £99 for a family of four in Superior accommodation.

Next year even more family activities are included in the price and the entertainment package promises to be even more extensive with professional cabaret, comedy, tribute bands, stage-shows, variety nights, pantos and circus performances.Call 0871 230 1900 or click on www.haven.com.

About Haven Holidays:

Haven specialise in UK holidays and have a range of different types to suit all. Camping HolidaysFamily HolidaysCaravan Holidays and Touring Holidays throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

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The Much-Anticipated Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Australia’s First Luxury Conservation-Based Resort, Opens

The much-anticipated Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Australia’s first luxury conservation-based resort and Emirates Hotels & Resorts’ first development outside Dubai, has welcomed its first guests.

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

The A$125 million project, built on the same principles as Emirates’ acclaimed Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, combines the expectations of the high-end traveller with a commitment to broader social, ecological and environmental sustainability. Wolgan Valley is Emirates’ first luxury resort in Australia.

Located between two of Australia’s most prominent national parks and bordering the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa features 40 individual secluded suites, and is fully integrated into its environment, supporting wide-ranging conservation practices. The resort occupies only two per cent of its 4,000 acre land, while the remaining area is dedicated as a wildlife reserve.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group, said: “Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa’s combination of iconic location, understated luxury, privacy and outstanding conservation values is unparalleled in Australia. Heralding a new era of luxury travel in the country, the resort actively protects its surrounding habitat and indigenous wildlife species while delivering the first-class standards and quality expected from luxury resorts.

“Since the opening of Al Maha a decade ago, we have built our businesses on the basis of being sustainable and environmentally aware; and leading in wildlife conservation, in particular the protection of endangered and threatened species. With the opening of Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in Australia, we are expanding our unique luxury conservation-based resort philosophy into a different country, a different continent and a different ecological environment.”

Wolgan Valley was selected by Emirates after an extensive research for a location that lent itself to world-class conservation-based practices. Australia is an important destination for Emirates, and Wolgan Valley is an outstanding example of the Dubai-based airline’s long term commitment to the country.

“Australia has a fascinating history, heritage, and of course unique wildlife; not to mention some of the most exciting landscapes in the world. We believe Australia has great potential and we are extremely proud that Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa will not only showcase a slice of Australia’s heritage, but will also contribute to the country’s prospects for developing this calibre of conservation-based, luxury tourism,” added His Highness.

Wolgan Valley is rich in historical significance. Charles Darwin was a visitor in 1836 and the property’s original homestead, which dates back to 1832, has been fully restored to its former glory, providing a fascinating glimpse of the region’s heritage for guests.

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New Concept In Shoe Protection Keeps Shoes Safe While Protecting Items In Bags From Dirt And Germs

Brilliant Widgets, LLC. has announced availability of their shoe socks(TM), the world’s first form-fitting stretchable protective shoe covers. They fit over your shoes just like a pair of socks fits over your feet. This prevents dirt and germs on your shoes from getting into your luggage, sports bags, or any other kind of bag that stores shoes. Shoe socks(TM) are thick cushioned for maximum protection against damaging objects in bags. They won’t snag or rip. Zippers and draw strings are non-existent so there is nothing to break like in competing products. They let you take advantage of all usable bag space.

shoe socks

According to studies done by ABCnews.com and Rockport, shoe soles can contain up to 9 species of harmful bacteria including E. Coli. Bacteria can live on your shoes for up to 3 days and have a 99% transfer rate to anything the soles touch. There is a risk of getting a bacterial infection if you wear or touch something that made contact with your shoes. Shoe socks(TM) prevent the bacteria from spreading by forming a barrier around your shoes. Because they are made of synthetic rubber, wet shoes are also protected.

They are extremely easy to use. The shoes are inserted into the shoe socks(TM), and they are stretched over the back of the shoe. Take them off when you are done. Throw them in the wash when they are dirty.

Company president Mark Ligeza says, “Our customers feel safe when shoe socks(TM) are used. They don’t have to worry about dirt or germs infecting their belongings. They are confident they are getting the best protection for their investment in shoes and their items especially in this tough economic environment.”

Shoe socks(TM) are guaranteed for life against defects in material and/or workmanship. They come in four different sizes to accommodate any men’s or women’s shoe sizes in any country.

About Brilliant Widgets, LLC.
The company develops and markets innovative products that make individual’s lives simpler. Shoe socks(TM) are the first of many products in the pipeline.

For more information on the product or to order online, please visit http://www.shoesocks.com or call 512-712-4782.

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Iceland ProTravel Sees Massive Increase In Self Drive Breaks Around Iceland

Iceland ProTravel, the fully licensed tour operator, has reported a massive increase in UK travellers to Iceland, spurred by the favourable exchange rate between the Great British pound and the Icelandic krona.

Iceland ProTravel

Coupled with the fact that the average price of petrol is currently lower in Iceland than in the UK, Iceland ProTravel has been recommending a self drive holiday for travellers who are yet to make up their mind about where to go.

Having recently taken top spot in the annual ‘Best Value Holiday Destinations’ report carried out by the Post Office, Iceland is expected to see even greater interest as a holiday destination. In response, Iceland’s main airline is increasing its number of flights from the UK to Iceland in September 2009.

As the pound continues to lose value against the euro, there are only three countries in Europe where UK tourists can expect a favourable exchange rate: Iceland, Hungary and Poland.

Eli Masson, general manager of Iceland ProTravel, said: “We recommend to our clients that they go to Iceland this summer and autumn because of the favourable exchange rate.

“On our self drive tours we find that all our clients this summer have over budgeted their spending money. One pound will get you 209 krona now, but 18 months ago you would only get 130.

“We feel that the interest in Iceland has increased a lot and we have seen that numbers of people travelling there has doubled from last year.”

While most visitors to Iceland travel to the capital – and many more expected to be in Reykjavik for the city’s marathon in August – Iceland ProTravel is recommending more people make Iceland breaks and look into car rental in order to explore the savings and the full length and breadth of Iceland.

Flights from Iceland take three hours from London. Flights to Reykjavik are also available from Manchester, with Glasgow flights planned for later in the year.

About Iceland ProTravel
Iceland ProTravel is a UK based company offering tours of Iceland, managed by Gudmundur Kjartansson and Ann Cathrin Brocker. As well as standard guided round trips, Iceland ProTravel offers adventure, hiking, city-breaks and horseback tours.

Iceland ProTravel UK is part of a family of tour operators that are based in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. It also has an office in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik.

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