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#Nairobi Tours Expand To The Road and Air Packages

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2018-Apr-06 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — It the season of Meetings, Incentives, Exhibitions and Conferences in Kenya. If you are a delegate, trade visitor or Merchant you are most welcome to the land of nature and wildlife. The rising numbers of visitors who travel to Kenya are one way or the other enticed to make a tour around #Nairobi or the surroundings.

With #CruzeiroSafaris Nairobi Tours Online booking portal one can book easily the #tours they would want on a particular day. The most popular day tours are the Nairobi National Park Tour  and The Elephants orphanage and Giraffe Center Tour






BUDGET CAMPING TRAVEL TO MASAI MARA BY ROAD – BOOKED IN ADVANCE OF 1 MONTH https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/3-day-masai-mara-2018-wildebeest-migration-kenya-safari/


Cruzeiro-Safaris.com staff and management will be delighted to make your holiday a memorable one!!!

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Tour Operator launches Online Booking for Nairobi City Tours and Luxury Safaris

Nairobi, Kenya, 2018-Mar-01 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — Kenya’s tourism industry is booming in business and 2018-2021 is looking even better after recovery for a long time. Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya’s strength in packaging tours and committed service delivery is expected to increase in the future.

Undoubtedly, Kenya is the best African country for safari experience with lots and lots of wildlife viewing. For a long time Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya, has taken travelers to various destinations within Nairobi and tourist destinations within Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar.

The Tour Operator has for years utilized the distributions of International brands to marketer and distribute their tours on commission basis. The distributors had a competitive advantage in that the clients could read and book tours online to the last stage. They will still continue distributing through their online partners.

Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya saw this as an opportunity to exploit and dive into the big ocean of international brands. This challenge has been overcome and now this Online Tour Agency (OTA) and operator have launched their online tours booking platform in collaboration with payment getaway PESAPAL which is verified by VeriSign International. PESAPAL accept credit cards VISA and MASTERCARD and mobile money as well.

‘Delving into the online market is worth the risk, because Nairobi is become the hub for multi-national corporations, we believe we shall make significant strides in terms of sales revenue. Our service delivery remains top-notch and continuous priority as you can read from the trip advisor page and other pages. Just Google Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya’ says Susan the Tourism Manager.

Some of the tours they offer in for a start on their online tours platform in Nairobi are:
Elephant Orphanage TourElephants Orphanage And Giraffe CenterNairobi National Park MorningNairobi National Park AfternoonNairobi National Park Tour And Elephants OrphanageNairobi National Park Tour, Elephants Orphanage And LunchNairobi National Park Tour, Elephants Orphanage And Giraffe CenterNairobi National Park Tour, Elephants Orphanage, Giraffe Center And LunchFull Day Tour To Lake Nakuru National ParkFull-Day Safari Tour To Amboseli National Park From Nairobi, Some of the overnight safaris they offer are only related to Luxury travel lodges and one fly’s by Air (Safaris by Air). The destinations includes Masai Mara Safari to Governors CampMasai Mara Safari to Eagle View Luxury CampKeekorok LodgeAirport Transfers from Airport to Nairobi HotelsAirport Transfers from Airport to Other Hotels listedFull-Day Stone Town And Prison Island Tour In Zanzibar – Central Hotels And FumbaFull-Day Stone Town And Prison Island Tour In ZanzibarFull-Day Stone Town And Prison Island Tour In Zanzibar- Stone Town HotelsSpice Tour Of Zanzibar – South HotelsSpice Tour Of Zanzibar – North East And CentralSpice Tour Of Zanzibar – Stone Town HotelsSpice Tour Of Zanzibar – North HotelsZanzibar Arrival Transfer: Zanzibar Airport To Hotel

However, there are more packages available in their main website with several detailed tailor made safaris by road ranging from 1 (one) day to 15 (fifteen days) safaris. www.cruzeiro-safaris.com

We wish you happy holidays, great experiences in Kenya and book through Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya.

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Spain-Holiday.com: Top 5 cheapest city break destinations in Spain


Malaga, Spain, Nov-3-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the clocks going back last weekend and the winter nights closing in, the impulse to book a last-minute flight to somewhere sunny is very tempting.

However, a cheap flight does not necessarily mean a cheap and cheerful weekend away.

Which city destination offers the best value depends to a large extent on how much you spend when you get there. The City Break Cost Index published by the Spain-Holiday.com reveals how typical costs for travellers varies greatly from city to city in Spain this autumn/winter. It examines everything from the price of airport transfer by taxi, bus, train and *Uber*, eating out, accommodation and things to do.

Where to go to escape the winter blues on a budget?

As you might expect, the report reveals that the most expensive cities are also the most popular cities – Barcelona, Madrid and Palma – but you may be surprised which cities offer the best value.


The Andalusian city of Jerez, famous for its sherry and dancing Andalusian horses, is the cheapest city to visit for a weekend break.

Andalusia is the top region to visit for a short break, with four cities – Jerez, Seville, Granada and Malaga – in the top 5 cheapest city break destinations. With new flight routes from the UK to Seville and Granada this winter, you can catch a flight and, within 3 hours, be enjoying tapas in a Spanish “plaza” in the November sunshine.

Comparing the price of visiting the top 10 attractions in each city, Barcelona is the most expensive city, costing £117 per person to visit attractions such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Battlo, Camp Nou Experience and Las Ramblas (which is thankfully free). In comparison, you would get change from £30 to visit the top 10 attractions in the cities of Alicante, Bilbao, Malaga and Seville.

After booking flights, travellers spend an average of £596 on a city break in Spain. Accommodation, eating out and visiting tourist attractions are what visitors are most likely to spend their budget on. The biggest cost tends to be accommodation, with travellers spending an average of £241 for a 2-night stay.

While hotels remain one of the top accommodation choices, staying in a city centre apartment not only offers flexibility but huge savings too.

For example, a rental apartment for two people in Malaga costs up to £156 less than a double room in a hotel. And for under £200, a couple can find quality rental accommodation for 2-nights in the heart of Jerez, Malaga, Alicante and Valencia.

Jannich Petersen, COO of Spain-Holiday.com commented:

“City breaks are almost as popular as sun and beach holidays to Spain and now represent 26% of all holidays.”

“The top 10 Spanish cities differ greatly in their appeal and there is something for everyone, whether they are culture vultures, shopaholics, foodies or those looking for a vibrant nightlife.

The City Break Cost Index aims to provide clarity for travellers to plan and budget for a memorable weekend winter break in Spain that doesn’t break the bank”.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Travel To Kenya Safari Destination and Nairobi Tours, Trips and Attractions

Nairobi, Kenya, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — The Magical Kenya is still on – Restoring the Tourism confidence in Kenya as a hub of Both Business and Leisure Travelers.

Holidays are everybody’s ideal way to relax and see the world. As our guests get to experience the wildlife and other products we have to offer such conservation is of out most important. We support conservation by preferring to prioritize Eco-lodges and thereafter the other camps and Budget Camps as well.


The Amboseli National Park is very near Nairobi about 3 hours drive one way. At these eco-facilities you will be able to learn more about how important they are to secure the existence of the local environment and how you are directly helping the local community by choosing to stay in such an accommodation.

Nairobi City Tours
Nairobi National Park Tour
Lake Nakuru National Park Tour
Full Day Nairobi Tour to National Park, Karen Blixen, Giraffe center
Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi

Flying Packages to the Masai Mara National Park
Governors Camps
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Mara Interpids Club – Explorer

Kenya Elections
Kenya has just concluded its General Election in August, 2017. The tourism industry is set to compensate in the coming months from setback of negative reporting especially from international media channels. In some instances this is not the true state on the ground and only affects some areas cluster and NOT the whole country. Most tourist visited areas are not affected. We urge travelers to seek clarification from credible sources of the Kenya Foreign Missions in their Home country or Ministry of Foreign affairs of Kenya. However, we are optimistic that the work done in the past by Hon. Najib Balala and his teams all over the world will not decrease but increase in the coming months and years.

Popular Nairobi Tours, Trips and Attractions
Nairobi National Park Tours gains popularity with transit travelers and conference delegates in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is a hub of meetings and conferences almost every week there are numerous meetings and conferences taking place. The Nairobi National Park Tour offered by Cruzeiro Safaris has impressively gained popularity. Being an hourly tour delegates and travelers on transit see it as valuable time spent with the limited time they have in Nairobi.


Cruzeiro Safaris has several hourly tours but the Nairobi National Park Tour with affordable prices has proved to be the top ranking and it’s forecasted to be till the end of the year. Nairobi National Park is home to many species of wildlife including endangered black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse bird life. Nairobi’s skyscrapers can be seen from the park. The Nairobi Tour is offered two times a day making it easy for delegates to book pre and post conference time and traveler on transit to manage their pick up and drop off times effectively. The timings are said to be early morning at 6am and 2pm depending on location of guest hotel. Morning tours are said to be more productive than afternoon however one can choose according to the time available for the guest. Single travelers often have a problem because most of the tours are available for a minimum of 2, (however, they pay less the 2nd persons park entry fee) then they are assured of the tour. It’s also important to send an email or call to ask if there is a group to join any number to use +254722370833 or +254710729021 or visit – https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-national-park


Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya Limited is a tours and travel company based in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s mandated to provide tours and safaris to everyone willing to be enlightened about travel destinations priority being Kenya then other countries.


Claudia Kabui
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Tel: +254-722-370833 or +254-710-729021
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Cruzeiro Safaris, Kenya’s Tour operator offers a flash sale to its Coffee Farm and National 3 days safari

Mweiga, Nyeri, Kenya, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — Tourism goes hand in hand with learning and experiencing places to the travel enthusiast.

Cruzeiro Safaris offers a 10% discount of new sales from January to March, 2017 to its safari package Aberdares National Park and Coffee Farm Visit in Nyeri, Kenya.

Nyeri is one of the most fertile and best producers of coffee in Kenya. Being special of its kind learn firsthand from the farmers and inside the farm. Of course travelers with first sample the uninterrupted ecosystem in the Aberdares National Park which has a wealth of wildlife including elephant, rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, wild pig, dik dik, wild dog and the increasingly rare mountain bongo.

Day 1: 07:30hrs Leave Nairobi and drive to Nyeri You will change vehicles to a 4×4 wheel drive to do the full day game drive in the Aberdare National park. Visit the falls in the Park that is Karura falls then Gura falls then Chania falls. And of course the game drive enroute until when you are dropped at the Sangare Gardens for the night. Picnic lunch and Dinner included. (Please note Sangare Gardens is located outside the national Park)

Day 2: The following morning after breakfast, depart at 8.30am to visit Coffee Farms. Get to learn about the coffee nursery, planting, pruning and how to harvest coffee. Then Later learn about sorting, grading and tasting. There after you have an option of visiting the nyeri conservancy and a coffee farm for small scale farmer and get to learn about the best and worst of coffee growing from a farmer’s perspective. The visit will end in the evening and you will be transferred to the Hotel for dinner and overnight. (Please note you can buy coffee at the testing center, therefore be ready a few Kenyan Shillings)

Day 3: After breakfast, Have a farm tour of Sangare Gardens, relax and have lunch then and later leave the hotel to Nairobi to arrive early evening or direct tot the airport. (Transit time is 3-4hours )

Please note there is only 1 bed per room thus only couples can share the rooms. There is free WI-FI at selected areas in the hotel.

Group of 2 people Per vehicle Each person pays USD790 – sharing basis
Group of 4 people Per vehicle Each person pays USD550 – sharing basis
Group of 6 people per vehicle Each person pays USD480 – sharing room basis
Single supplement is USD110 for the 2 nights

The cost Includes: Picnic lunch on day 1, dinner, breakfast and lunch at Sangare Gardens on day 2 and 3 , English Speaking driver guide , park entry fees for Aberdare National Park, Conservancy fees.
Ask A Question or Book?
NB: Please carry warm jackets and be dressed for cold chilly weather especially in the morning and evening.

For more information please read on www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/2-days-aberdares-park
Prices start from USD480 per person to USD790 per person

For more Nairobi tours
• Nairobi National Park Tour – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-national-park
• Lake Nakuru National Park Full Day Tour – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/lake-nakuru-national-park
• Nairobi City Tour + Lunch – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-city-tour-lunch
• Karen Blixen + Giraffe Center Half Day Tour – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/karen-blixen-giraffe-center
• Elephant Orphanage Tour – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/elephant-orphanage-tour
• Nairobi Park+lunch+Karen+Girrafe Full Day Tour – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-park-lunch-karen-girrafe
• Mount Kenya and Masai Mara 9 Days Kenya Safaris Package – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/mountkenya-masaimara
• Kenya Safari 9 Days Start Nairobi City and End in Mombasa Beach City – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/safari-nairobi-mombasa
• Kenya Safari 4 Days Lake Nakuru + Maasai Mara – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/4-days-lake-nakuru-maasai-mara
• A 9 days Kenya Safari Twiga – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/safaritwiga
• Kenya Safari 3 days Amboseli Park – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/3-days-amboseli-park
• Kenya safari for 6 days -Safari Ndovu – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/safarindovu
• Kenya Safari 2 days Amboseli Park – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/2-days-amboseli-park
• Kenya Safari 2 days Aberdares National Park – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/2-days-aberdares-park
• Kenya Safari Holidays Bush and Beach 16 days – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/20-days-kenya-tanzania
• Kenya Safari 10 days Tour by Jeep – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/10-days-tour-by-jeep
• Masai Mara Safari By Road for 3 Days (Mid-Budget) – https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/masai-mara-safari

About Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya Limited
Headquarter in Nairobi, Kenya. Cruzeiro Safaris is a premier tour operator that creates and delivers high-end tours and vacation packages throughout Kenya and Tanzania. Cruzeiro’s array of private luxury travel products are amongst the most expansive in the marketplace, ranging everything from luxury honeymoon trips, to unforgettable family vacations to inspiring active, cultural and epicurean adventures. With 10+ years of excellence in the Kenya travel industry, Cruzeiro’s deep expertise, superior quality service and extensive reach in East Africa are what make the very difference between an ordinary vacation and a trip of a lifetime.

For additional information and details about Cruzeiro Safaris Limited, please call +254 722370833 Or 254 710729021 or +254207789196. E-mail: info@cruzeiro-safaris.com or website: www.cruzeiro-safaris.com

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Considering An African Safari? Discover Your Choices : Experience the Magic of an African Safari and Kenyan Safari Packages

Nairobi City, Kenya, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — Cruzeiro Safaris Provides Services For Nairobi Day Tours, Nairobi National Park Tour, Nairobi City Tour, Masai Mara Safari Packages, Kenya Accommodation, Safari Twiga, Kenya Safari Packages And More. Games drives in Nairobi national park are done with safari minivans however, those who fly to the Masai Mara, Samburu, Meru, Kalama, Aberdares will do game drives in 4×4 wheel drives. One can request a 4×4 wheel drive for safaris of more than 2 days Upon request.

Giraffe at Nairobi national park
Giraffe at Nairobi national park

With the ever increasing demand for suitable travel and safe destinations Kenya, Tanzania and Seychelles remain on top of the list. With suitable tailored Packages such as:
Or visit our ever popular safari from Nairobi and ending in Mombasa from our partner website 9-Day Kenya Safari Package Nairobi to Mombasa Holidayhttps://www.safaribookings.com/tours/t7658

Summer Package for 6 days https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/6-days-summer-package from Mombasa airport and back to Mombasa. This is a 4-star accommodation facility situated in Kikambala (along Mombasa-Malindi road) about 25 kms from Mombasa town. The hotel faces Indian Ocean and rests on white sandy beaches. The structure and spectacular interior décor inspire a heavenly mood, a superlative getaway where work-related stress simply melts away. We combined a 4 night stay with a 2 night stay at the Tsavo East and West National Park. Prices start from Euros 981/ USD1099 per person sharing.

Many travelers trek to Africa in search of the “big five”: buffalo, lions, leopards, elephants and rhinoceroses. The chance to get close to these animals in their natural habitats is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but your trip to the Africa is NOT a zoo. Safaris can be physically taxing and strenuous, and you may not see all the animals you expected. Since most safari destinations are in developing sub-Saharan nations, travelers must take certain safety and health precautions. If you’re planning a safari (or just dreaming about it), be as prepared as possible. Get some good guidebooks, talk to friends who’ve been to Africa and research, research, research.

According to the popular magazine tour-expi mobile travel bookings in 2016 have greatly increased as popular bookings from Get Your Guide for people travelling to Nairobi, Kenya. Through its online payment system which is simple and direct Cruzeiro Safaris limited in Nairobi offers many offers to book online such as https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/4-days-lake-nakuru-maasai-mara, https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/safaritwiga, https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/3-days-amboseli-park, With scheduled monthly dates for 6 dayshttps://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/safarindovu, Amboseli Park for 2 days https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/2-days-amboseli-park, to the Aberdares National Park and Solio Ranch in the Mount Kenya Region https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/2-days-aberdares-park, to the 3 days Masai Mara Safari National reserve https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/masai-mara-safari, or the flying package for 3 days special offer in 2016 https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/masai-mara-safari-offers. Tours from Nairobi can also be booked ahead on viator a major tours selling site by following this link https://www.partner.viator.com/en/18674/travel-tips/Nairobi-City-Tours-/ttd

Delegates coming to Conferences In Nairobi in 2016 can book Nairobi Airport Transfers through the above site or check out on paypal. Popular short tours such ashttps://www.getyourguide.com/nairobi-l267/nairobi-to-lake-naivasha-day-tour-with-crescent-island Or https://www.getyourguide.com/nairobi-l267/elephant-orphanage-tour-from-nairobi Or https://www.getyourguide.com/nairobi-l267/lake-nakuru-national-park-full-day-tour

Flying packages are a fast way to get to places within Kenya and get to enjoy the wildlife we have the following package on offer such as Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Keekorok Lodge, Governors Camp Masai Mara, Mara Intrepids Club, Masai Mara and Mombasa and Single Travel Package to Amboseli, Samburu and Masai Mara in Luxury accommodation and finally to the further north to Lake Turkana for 3 Days.

Are you attending any of these conferences in Nairobi book Nairobi airport transfers, tours and safaris from Cruzeiro Safaris Tour Operator. One can also use Contact US form, or Ask a Question? To make any enquiries.

Cruzeiro Safaris Limited is a tours and travel company based in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s mandated to provide tours and safaris to everyone willing to be enlightened about travel destinations priority being Kenya then other countries. It also provides Affordable Air tickets worldwide. One can read trip advisor nairobi reviews or read all traveler reviews.

Claudia Kabui | Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya | URL: www.cruzeiro-safaris.com | Email| info@cruzeiro-safaris.com Tel: +254-722-370833 or +254-710-729021
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DirectRooms.com – Asia’s smallest country is big on luxury

1250 coral islands make up the archipelago of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Today over 100 of these islands contain some of the world’s best luxury resorts attracting visitors drawn by the warm crystal clear waters, talcum powder sandy beaches, diving, water sports and ultimate pampering.

According to DirectRooms.com, Maldives resorts & hotels unique natural paradise provide guests with the ultimate vacation destination.

Each hotel and resort in the Maldives offers unique amenities from luxury tented accommodations to villas built over the water offering 360 degree views of the calm, clear turquoise water.

As the gentle ocean breezes sway the palm trees guests can pass the time enjoying a beachside massage, snorkel the countless lagoons in search of exotic fish, or indulge at the array of dining options and locations the Maldives resorts and hotels have to offer.

The Maldives is quickly becoming one of the world’s top travel destinations as airlines from around the globe add this tropical getaway to their route maps.

Visitors land at the capital’s international airport in Male and have the option of choosing speedboats or seaplanes to reach their final destination. Once at the hotel or resort, guests can be pampered at world famous onsite spas, savor world class meals or simply relax on a private sandy beach.

Luxury and comfort is the norm at the hotels and resorts in the Maldives and endless options are provided so guests can tailor their holidays accordingly. DirectRooms.com states that the Maldives is experiencing repeat customers who return to this unique travel destination in search of the perfect vacation.

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Flight Centre Launch Australian Summer Deals To Bali, Phuket & Langkawi

Forget the rain, wind and winter chills on our doorstep, summer bargains are on the horizon, so lock in a deal to a far-flung destination where skies are blue and temperatures are balmy.

Flight Centre’s executive general manager, Colin Bowman, says there are plenty of ways travellers can keep summer holiday costs down.

“By travelling at a certain time or booking early, you may be able to cut hundreds off the total cost of your holiday,” Mr Bowman said. “If you are not tied to school holidays, it is best to travel during late October or early December, when resorts are quieter and prices are not at their peak.”

Destinations like Thailand, Bali and Malaysia offer a generous dose of sunshine almost all year round, so if you can be flexible with your travel dates, keep an eye out for great deals as they arise.

“This year, we have seen hotels and resorts in the Caribbean, Mauritius, Mexico andHawaii offer five-night holidays for less than $1,000,” he said.

Flight Centre is offering the following Australian summer deals:

1. Ubud, Bali
The sun shines for about 12 hours each day in Bali, so there is really no reason why you can’t soak in a much-needed boost of vitamin D. Daytime temperatures average between 27 and 32 degrees, while cooler temperatures set in at night and atop the mountains.

The best time to travel to Bali is in the months of May, June and July, during the dry monsoon season, however even in the wet monsoon season from October to April, this tropical paradise is still sunny for most of the day.

Flight Centre is offering four nights’ for the price three at the 4.5-star Alila Ubud Resort in Ubud.

From $439* per person twin share, this deal includes four nights in a Superior Room, breakfast daily, afternoon tea daily, a local community Balinese dancing class, tai chi and yoga experiences, and a scheduled shuttle service to Ubud town.

Exclusive bonuses with this package include a gift in the room on arrival, 10USD spa credit voucher per person per room and a babysitter for families that book the Romantic Dinner.

Valid for travel from 1 November to 19 December, 2012 and from 6 January to 31 March, 2013.

2. Barbados, The Caribbean
You would be hard-pushed to find a better cure for the cold than the mesmerising Caribbean, with its sugar-soft beaches, beautiful reefs and turquoise waters.

Beyond suntans and swimming, there is plenty to do and see, from street parades in Cuba, to white-water rafting in St Lucia and fortresses in Jamaica.

Couples, who are yearning to sink their toes into the sand at a luxury resort, need not worry about breaking the bank.

Flight Centre is offering five nights’ for the price of three at the 4-star The Crane Resort & Residences in Barbados.

From just $835* per person twin share, the package includes five nights in a Junior Garden View Suite, return airport transfers, welcome cocktail and cold towel and a complimentary cocktail party.

Exclusive bonuses with this package include 40USD spa credit per person, 40USD resort credit per person and free kids meals up to 13 years.

Valid for travel from 17 November to 21 December, 2012.

3. Phuket, Thailand
Aussies love to visit Phuket, at any time of the year. The island is perfect for people who want to experience an Asian culture, while they relax on the beach by day and get amongst the buzz of parties at night.

If you like playing outdoors, this island serves up a plethora of activities, from mountain biking, bungy jumping, and deep sea diving to sightseeing in temples and local communities. However, most people are happy to laze on a sun lounge with a cocktail in hand.

Flight Centre is offering eight nights for the price of four nights at the 5-star Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon in Phuket. From $519* per person twin share, this deal includes eight nights accommodation in a Deluxe Garden View Room, breakfast daily and return airport transfers.

Exclusive bonuses with this package include THB100 resort credit per room per night and a complimentary cake if you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or honeymoon.

Valid for travel from 1 August to 31 October, 2012.

4. Langkawi, Malaysia
Plunge into turquoise waters on Malaysia’s west coast. Weather on the island is mostly consistent all year round, with the temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees. Seas remain fairly calm, even when there is rainfall, unlike some other destinations along the southeast coast of Asia. Langkawi is ideal for sun and nature lovers who want a quieter, secluded beach surrounding.

Flight Centre is offering six nights for the price of five nights at the 4-star Berjaya Langkawi in Langkawi.

From $485 per person twin share, this package includes six nights accommodation in a Rainforest Chalet and breakfast daily.

Exclusive bonuses with this package include a welcome drink on arrival, a complimentary basket of fruit in the room and access to the guest services manager at check-in.

Valid for travel from 1 September to 31 October, 2012.

5. Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
If you are craving a sizzling summer beach party, you will be happy to find the weather in Playa del Carmen is always warm, even hot, most of the year.

Here, you can party like never before to salsa beats, try a Cuban cigar or walk along pure white sandy beaches.

The sun is most powerful from June to August, but the cooler months are very comfortable, from November to January.

Flight Centre is offering five nights stay at the 4-star Gran Porto Real Resort & Spa in Playa del Carmen.

From $905* per person twin share, this package includes five nights accommodation in a Junior Suite, return airport transfers, evening shows and theme parties.

Exclusive bonuses with this package include a welcome cocktail and cold towel on arrival, a gift in the room on arrival, Spa Sampler Sessions valued at USD30 per person and a 15% discount at Spa.

Valid for travel from 1 November to 23 December 2012.

* Prices are subject to change and availability. Available to book until October 31, 2012. Bonuses are exclusive to Flight Centre Limited. For bookings and further details, phone Flight Centre on 1300 939 414 or visit www.flightcentre.com.au.

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Brits Miss Their Pets More Than Family Members When On Holiday

Online pet retailer, Bonlays has recently seen a surge in sales for their Sherpa products. This has been connected to a recent survey conducted by travelsupermarket.com, which discovered that two in five of us Brits take our pets on holiday with us. Furthermore, the survey of 2,010 pet owners highlighted that 40% regularly check up on their pets when away.

Talking about the results of the survey, Travel Supermarket’s Bob Atkinson told the Press Association: “We all know that Brits love their pets and this research has found that many pet-owners are happy to admit we actually miss our furry friends more than we miss immediate family and friends when we are away.”

Other results the survey showed:
• 13% would rather go on holiday with their pet than their partner
• 10% would actually prefer to go on holiday with their pet rather than their children
• 47% miss their pet(s) more than family members when on holiday

Due to the popular demand of Sherpa designer pet carriers, Bonlays have extended their selection to include the Sherpa Pop Tote Dog Carrier. In the retailers collection of Sherpa products, Bonlays have seen a growing trend for the original deluxe pet carrier, which can suggest that more pet owners are looking for luxury items when transporting their pets.

Rob Doole, Managing Director of Bonlays said: “Sherpa, who work closely with airlines, were the first soft-sided pet carrier to be endorsed by major airlines such as American Airlines and Delta and continue to prevail as the leading source for pets on the go.

“With people wishing to go abroad with their pets over the summer season, we have experienced a great deal of interest in our Sherpa products. Due to the popular demand we have introduced a new product that we hope will be equally as popular with pet owners.”

Bonlays ethos is to care for pets as an important member of the family, ensuring they are always well feed, immaculately groomed and at the height of fashion. Through the popularity of the Sherpa collection, it can be said that this philosophy is shared as many pet owners are looking for luxurious products that will keep their pets in comfort and style.

Bonlays is one of the UK’s leading online pet shops that offers owners a selection of luxury products and designer accessories. Included in the store’s extensive range of quality dog and cat products is the Sherpa pet carrier range, which has proved to be a popular choice among travelling pet owners.

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Spain Visual Includes A New Destination To Its Tourism Portal – La Rioja

Spain Visual (www.spain-visual.com) new tourism portal in Spain presents its latest update includes a new destination La Rioja, the region known for its wines and for being a gastronomic destination of first line, added content can discover its important monuments and landscape values.

It also has integrated holiday homes booking engine Spain-holiday.com offers access to more than 5,000 holiday homes in Spain direct negotiations with their owners.

As for the hotel reservation can be integrated as the exclusive engine for hotelopia.com which gives access to the largest database of available apartments and hotels in Spain at the most competitive market prices for those to plan their holiday in Spain.

In reference to flights, flights & hotel, activities, hotel deals, etc …has been integrated Atrapalo.com and its best offers covering all sectors.

Video contents have been expanded in 80 spots, mainly in Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and Costa Brava, which substantially improves the presentation of these destinations on the site that gives better information for sailors wishing to visit Spain.

Spain Visual is the process of reaching agreements with tourism businesses to prepare for the launch of its portal in the Russian market, a strategic objective of this platform in the near future.

Have also made improvements to enhance content search engine positioning strategies, complemented by short-term advertising campaigns on Google and other ways to get maximum visibility in the shortest period possible.

With these improvements, the Visual Spain provides all the necessary resources to plan your holidays in Spain, with the best possible information on their tourism offers, according to their slogan: “look, find and booking”.

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Increasing the Sites Within Their Stable, ASAP Ventures Ltd Acquires Travel-Agency.co.uk, Slogan.co.uk and Gas.org.uk

ASAP Ventures Ltd is a one of the nation’s leading online business groups and has just shared detail of their most recent website acquisitions, which provide even more information for consumers on a number of popular issues. Travel-Agency.co.uk, Slogan.co.uk and Gas.org.uk are the newest additions which will increase the worth of the large network.

The company ASAP Ventures is a specialist company containing many sites which are vital resources for consumers seeking quick and easy access to a wealth of information. As the top company has acquired Gas.org.uk, they are now able to help homeowners around the country access information surrounding the energy industry as well as details on the amount they should be paying for their gas usage.

As well as being home to a plethora of energy information, the company has also acquired a site which is perfect for business owners and those who are seeking new business ventures. The site is named Slogan.co.uk and features details on how to come up with the best slogan for a business as well as information about marketing messages.

The company ASAP Ventures is also home to a wide selection of tourism related and travel agency websites, and has just increased the amount of sites in its network further as they have acquired Travel-Agency.co.uk. The site is going to contain a great range of information that will be beneficial to bother UK travellers and tourists.

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CheapTravelInsurance.com Appoints New Heavyweight Underwriter to Offer Customers Enhanced Service and Greater Cover

Leading online travel insurance specialist CheapTravelInsurance.com has this week announced a deal with a new policy underwriter aimed at giving customers a better service than ever. Increased peace of mind thanks to more extensive travel insurance cover is the order of the day thanks to CheapTravelInsurance.com changing its underwriter to Mondial Assistance.

Travellers who take out a travel insurance policy through CheapTravelInsurance.com can now enjoy greater levels of cover thanks to Mondial Assistance being a member of the gigantic global insurance group Allianz. Mondial Assistance has been providing travellers with specialist insurance policies since the 1950s and enjoys a reputation for sourcing medical excellence overseas for policyholders.

CheapTravelInsurance.com offers Which? recommended travel insurance policies at affordable prices which can be reviewed and bought online at the traveller’s convenience. The website also offers extensive levels of additional travel information including weather and news updates which could affect customers’ insurance policies on planned trips.

Single trip insurance policies are available at the click of a mouse, as are annual multi-trip cover, ski and snowboarding policies, backpacking cover and cheap travel insurance for the over 65s. The new insurance policies offered in partnership with Mondial Assistance include 63 sports and leisure activities included as standard, compared to previous policies which covered only 40. Extreme sports are covered in large numbers too, from abseiling to water-skiing, bungee jumping to scuba diving – perfect for the adrenaline junkie!

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Center Parcs Awarded 5-Star Rating By Visit Britain

We are delighted to announce Center Parcs has again achieved Visit Britain’s 5-star rating for all 4 sites. Following visits from independent assessors, Visit Britain reported impressive results.

Assessors noted excellent levels of service across all areas and exceptional standards of cleanliness were also recognised.

Visit Britain’s quality assessment scheme seeks to inform consumers of the quality of service and facilities they can expect from accommodation in the UK; the 5 star rating recognises an ‘exceptional standard, with a degree of luxury’.

Graham White, Operations Director said:

“We are proud to have once again been awarded 5 stars by Visit Britain under their quality in tourism scheme. This is a fantastic achievement and it is down to the dedication of all colleagues. Excellent service and a wide range of high quality facilities are a fundamental part of the Center Parc holiday experience and this is what has made us so successful for the past 23 years.”

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Holiday the Holistic Way In Palolem, Goa! March 24th 2010

Holistic Escapes,  and East-West wish to welcome you to a new addition to the conventional yoga and retreat holiday market. We offer you the chance to ‘kick-back’ your heels and evaluate your lives in the peace and quiet of some of the most picturesque beaches around the world. Our team of highly experienced, staff offer you an opportunity to change your life! Sometimes it is good to let go and just breathe! We will welcome you with simple comfortable accommodations, delicious local cuisine, acclimatise you to the area and then begin with our professional consultations, treatments, sports (including our favourite – Yoga!) All aspects of the holiday have been devised to offer a relaxing respite from the day to day running of your normal lifestyles.

We enjoy setting our holidays by water, as we believe it is one of nature’s most powerful ‘healers’. How many times do you step under a shower, jump into a relaxing bath, dive into a swimming pool and suddenly feel all the pressures of your day – disappear?…You sigh, begin to sing and finally unwind in water so we ask … How do you feel when you ‘stop’!?

Well, we believe it can be good to spend as much time as possible by the sea, waterfalls, swimming pools, lakes and water ways, to just be. When we stop and look from a distance at our current lives, we can see the possibilities and opportunities we may have missed. When we start to work on ourselves – during our holiday time – we can begin to make the changes we need to bring about and that is when our team can step in. When we take responsibility for our actions – we can bring about change. Usually the only time we want to change is when something is not working in our lives.
We can all experience an unforeseen event, the onset of an illness, or some-one near to us leaves us – in one form or another and we feel loss. How we choose to deal with our issues is up to us. No one can change you – except you! Here are some things we have learned over the years of our own careers.

The more we physically move our bodies – the more we connect with ourselves. The more we cleanse our systems – from the inside out (detox!) – the more we can connect with our thoughts.

The more we connect with our thoughts, the more we knowwhat we are looking for, (remember to listen to our own best friend –our gut intuition) Intuition is never wrong. Your first thoughts/feelings/ideas about new people or new situations you find yourself in, are the ones you need to pay attention to the most. In relationships, how some-one ‘looks’ to you, is not necessarily as someone is to you!

The old wives tale of “never judge a book by its cover” is self evident , but with daily pressure from press , TV and media to be something we are told to be, it is getting harder and harder to maintain your own sense of self!

So our advice is to rely on your gut intuition in all matters where judgement and weighing things up – comes into play. Detoxed bodies produce detoxed ‘minds’ therefore when new thoughts come to us we suddenly know the answer and automatically know ways of getting what we want or need.

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Superbreak Has Launched A Competition To Allow Website Users The Chance To Win Their Dream Break

Entrants have until 31 October 2009 to get their submissions in, with the winner’s draw taking place on the following day. The sole winner of the competition will be awarded a £1000 prize fund f r o m which to build their dream UK break.

To be entered into the prize draw, contestants need to describe their dream break in no more than 20 words and submit through the Superbreak website.

The prize can be customised to the winner’s content, so long as all components are purchased through Superbreak’s site. The winner can choose f r o m a range of accommodation options across the United Kingdom – including London hotels – as well as other package selections such as theatre, concert and dinner outings. Superbreak offers a variety of short breaks tailored to what people want f r o m holidays – whether that’s culture, adventure or relaxation.

Will Dunnett, marketing director for Superbreak, said: “At Superbreak, we pack more into your dream short break, with hotel deals and entertainment across the UK’s most popular destinations. It’s your dream break built according to what you want f r o m where you stay, what you do and how you get there – it really is up to you. Over the next four weeks we’re offering all our customers the chance to win your dream break.”

Terms and conditions apply for the competition. Entries are limited to one per person and all entrants must be UK residents aged 18 or older. A full list is available online.

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Families Are Tipping Too Much On Holiday, Report Says

M&S Travel Money has released new research which shows that British families could save up to £135* in holiday spending money just by investing a few minutes reading up on the tipping etiquette for the country they are visiting.


The survey by M&S Travel Money found that almost 40% of British holidaymakers don’t familiarise themselves with expected gratuities and customs before they travel and as a result will regularly hand out unnecessary amounts of cash in tips which can add up to as much as 30% of their total holiday spending funds.

The research found that:
– One in six Brits believe it is customary to tip in Japan – a country where tipping is actually deemed highly insulting
– 39% of British women admit they don’t know where tipping rules do and don’t apply vs 28% men
– 55+ is the age group least informed about tipping expectations and as a results are the most likely to find themselves out of pocket
– 1 in 10 Britons finds themselves ‘caught short’ with less spending money than anticipated due to an oversight regarding tips

James Yerkess, M&S Travel Money Manager and author of the brand’s newly launched online Tip Advisor Guide, said: “Whilst the eyes of cash conscious holidaymakers are eagerly scouring for the best holiday deals, this new research exposes a significant and forgotten holiday cost factor.

“Most British families don’t consider the additional cost of customary tipping in countries like the USA, Egypt and some parts of Europe. They will also often pay over the odds by not knowing expected tip requirements – and if it’s required at all. For example, over 40% of Brits think it is customary to leave a tip in Italy. Many therefore could have tipped unnecessarily in Italian restaurants as tips are not expected in this country for standard service.”

The research also reveals that during these recessionary times, one in ten Brits will be staying ‘tight tipped’ this summer admitting they are less likely to tip due to the recession.

For those Brits travelling this summer and looking to keep a careful eye on their cash flow, M&S Travel Money has launched a free online Tip Advisor Guide which details global tipping etiquette, clearly highlighting who and when to tip and listing regional expectations and tip recommendations to help avoid unnecessary expenditure.

James Yerkess added: “It will prove a valuable cash saving travel tool for roaming Brits this summer – at no cost whatsoever.”

*30% based on research by Holidayrentals.co.uk (May 09).

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc carried out on behalf of M&S Travel Money. Total sample size was 2017 adults. Online fieldwork undertaken 27th-29th May 2009. Figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

About M&S Money:
M&S Money (the trading name of Marks & Spencer Financial Services) was founded in 1985 as the financial services division of Marks and Spencer Group plc. The company is now a top ten credit card provider and the second largest travel money retailer in the UK. M&S Money also offers a range of insurance cover, including travel insurancehome insurancecar insurance, loans, savings and investment products.

In November 2004, Marks & Spencer sold M&S Money to HSBC. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 9,500 offices in 86 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. With assets of US$2,527 billion at 31 December 2008, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. HSBC is marketed worldwide as ‘the world’s local bank’.

M&S Money has an executive committee comprising an equal number of representatives from HSBC and Marks & Spencer.

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Boost For Egypt Due To Raising Holiday Costs In Europe Caused By The Strong Euro


A strong Euro has led to rocketing European holiday costs and UK holidaymakers are flooding to exotic destinations like Sharm Ek Sheikh. Holidays in Egypt are hot. Taba is a winner. Hurghada is highon the list.

At the same time, competition is fierce in the holiday industry as the recession bites. The UK’s pot of potential holidaymakers is being fought over tooth and nail by travel agencies online and offline… the battle lines have been drawn.

So what does all this mean for the consumer? Thankfully, good things! Better exchange rates bring resorts like Sharm el Sheikh, holidays in far flung places outside the Eurozone, within reach of more people. Tough competition in any market tends to benefit consumers. Businesses try harder to attract and please people. Prices drop and special offers flourish. Service levels and efficiencies improve.

So how does the clued-up consumer take full advantage of the situation? The answer lies online. Heading for your local travel agent is one way to book a holiday. But the web has opened up the holiday and travel markets to such an extent that they’re almost unrecognisable from a decade ago.

Today’s wise consumers head for their nearest holiday price comparison website and take it from there. But how do you know that the prices they return are the lowest?

BeatTheBrochure is willing to bet that wherever you go and whatever you do, you won’t beat theirs. How come? Their spokesman explains; “Our price comparison technology is unique. It searches a huge range of holiday providers, including household names Thomson Holidays, Thomas Cook and First Choice to deliver the lowest price package holidays in one simple search.”

Inspired to book Sharm El Sheikh holidays? Hankering for Hurghada? Taken a fancy to Taba? Beat the Euro, beat the high street and head for BeatTheBrochure.com.

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Car hire from £7* a day over half term with price comparison site Carrentals.co.uk

With the tough economic climate forcing many families to cut costs on their half term holidays, car hire comparator Carrentals.co.uk is advising parents to compare the prices on all elements of their holiday properly before they book.

Gareth Robinson, managing director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “Money is tight this year, but many people still want to take a break over the half term. We’re already seeing strong demand for car hire across the most popular destinations, with customers comparing the best deals for their individual requirements – be this for a people carrier, 4×4 or an economy car that gives better fuel usage.

“No matter where people are going, or what type of holiday they are going on, we would recommend comparing all aspects of the holiday – from the cost of baby seats in rental cars to check-in luggage charges on airlines – to help make half term more affordable.”

The award winning comparison site currently has car hire prices from just £7* a day in Malaga over the February half term, and with up to 50 car rental companies compared on the site visitors can quickly choose the best deal.

Gareth added: “Travellers are having to tighten their belts wherever possible this year, so do your research and book early for extras such as car hire or airport parking to make sure you get the best deal available.”

Prices for one week’s car rental over the half term week currently start from £12* per day at Tenerife Airport North; from £13* per day at Athens Airport; and from £7* per day at Malaga Airport. For those staying within the UK prices start from £14* a day in cities such as London, York and Edinburgh.

Carrentals.co.uk compares car hire deals from companies including Holiday Autos, Budget, Alamo, Europcar, EasyCar and Thrifty, in over 9,000 locations around the World. To compare the best half term car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk.

*Prices are based on seven-day rental from 14 February 2009 and are subject to change.

About Carrentals.co.uk
Carrentals.co.uk was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK’s leading online car hire companies by 2006.

In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the Carrentals.co.uk site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 9,000 locations.

Websites searched include Budget, Thrifty, Sixt, Holiday Autos, Opodo, EBookers, Carrentals.co.uk and EasyCar, with the Carrentals.co.uk site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The Carrentals.co.uk site also features over 6,000 links to useful tourist information sites, plus over 2,700 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.

In 2008 Carrentals.co.uk was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards. To book or for further information visit www.carrentals.co.uk

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Arrangeyourvacation.Com Is Holding A Contest On Their Website With A Prize Of US500

How does winning $500 in a contest sound to you? ArrangeYourVacation, a leading vacation rental portal has announced an exciting contest with simple rules to follow that could fetch you an easy $500. In the two weeks since the contest’s announcement countless numbers of enthusiastic people have participated, with more and more joining each day.

ArrangeYourVacation.com has been offering information on vacation rentals for years and is an upcoming vacation rental website. The popularity of this site on the Internet has been growing enormously over the last 6 months; a place in Google’s Top 10 Search Engine rankings for certain searches is perfect testimony to this fact.

So, how exactly do you win that $500?

Follow the contest link (http://arrangeyourvacation.com/JoinCompetition.aspx) and you’ll find clear and well explained rules to the contest. But don’t sweat, participating in this contest is a snap. Just write a post about ArrangeYourVacation.com on your blog; register your review with the site and join the numerous other participants who have joined the contest. Don’t feel pressured to actually promote ArrangeYourVacation.com, your blog post can just be an informative article about the travel site itself.

The contest will run until 28th February, 2009. The winner will be chosen by a lucky draw and declared on the 15th March, 2009. It is important that all participants have a PayPal email address so they can receive the money should they win the contest. Be sure to review the official rules before entering.

There couldn’t be an easier way to win $500 – just join the contest and write a blog post for a leading travel site – it really is that simple!

Here’s the link to the original Arrange Your Vacation Contest blog post: http://arrangeyourvacation.com/travel-blog/index.php/archives/180-500-cash-vacation-rentals-giveaway

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Macdonald Hotels Is Offering The Perfect Cost Effective Opportunity To Escape And Savour The Beauty Of Autumn

Macdonald Hotels and Resorts has teamed up with many of the UK’s top attractions, including National Trust for Scotland properties, English Heritage properties and city sightseeing bus tours to provide guests with a host of Great Days Out discounts on activities across the country.

The Great Days Out Autumn break deals are available at over 40 Macdonald Hotels situated throughout the UK, allowing guests to take advantage of discounted short city breaks, golf and spa getaways and rural retreats in luxury locations.

The choice of hotels and attractions which are being included in this latest offer will allow guests to enjoy the highlife without the high price, whether they want to immerse themselves in a fun family holiday, share a romantic quality break, enjoy a Scottish golf break with friends on a championship fairway or simply discover the history and culture of cities like Edinburgh or Bath.

Keen to ensure that children are spoilt for choice too, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts are giving every child their own activity pack and bubble bath to soak up the fun.

The Great Days Out promotion includes the chance to visit any one of 400 family attractions around the country. With participating attractions like the Balmoral Estate in Scotland, Drayton Manor Theme Park in the Midlands, Dinosaur Isle on the Isle of Wight, Milennium Stadium Tours in South Wales, The Jorvik Viking Centre in York, and Portmeirion Village and Gardens in North Wales, there are many activities to suit both adults and children alike.

This autumn children under 12 can stay and eat breakfast for free when sharing a room with a parent or guardian, and guests who book one of the Autumn breaks will receive a late check out on a Sunday up until 4.00pm to really make the most of their weekends.

The Macdonald Hotels offer provides a cost-effective opportunity to escape and savour the beauty of autumn.

About Macdonald Hotels & Resorts
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Limited operates 48 hotels across the UK and ten resorts throughout the UK and Spain. The company employs over 4,400 staff and operates in excess of 3900 hotel rooms. First established in 1990 by Donald Macdonald and colleagues, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts was floated in 1996 on the main London Stock Exchange. In 2003, it returned to private ownership and was one of Scotland’s biggest public to private deals at a cost of £620m, which was wholly underwritten by the Bank of Scotland. The Bank now owns 50% of the equity with the remainder held by the management.

The Group’s focus is on developing its strong portfolio of four and five star hotels, with each offering its own character and individuality underpinned with the quality and attention to detail expected of the Macdonald brand. In particular, the company prides itself on the seasonality and provenance of its food within the hotels, from breakfast through to dinner, as well as its wide range of specially selected wines.

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