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Kuoni Travel Trends Report 2010 Highlights Rising Holiday Destinations

Kuoni has released its 2010 Holiday Report, which highlights their top destinations for this year. Comparing data from their 2009 Longhaul Report, there has been a fair bit of movement in Kuoni’s top ten with Sri Lanka a particular highlight – moving from position six in 2009 to fourth place in 2010.

The way people travel has changed a lot since Kuoni produced its first Longhaul Report 30 years ago. In fact the 2010 report also shows that trends in travel can change quite dramatically year-on-year as the economy and consumer attitudes to travelling, changes with time.

Longhaul holidays are on the rise with the Maldives, holidays to Thailand and the USA staying firm at position one, two and three respectively. New entries into the top ten include China and Hong Kong (position eight), Singapore (position ten) and Malaysia has moved up two positions to number six.

With the peace process in place and the rise in popularity of Sri Lanka holidays, holidays to Malaysia, Switzerland and Egypt holidays have had to make way.

Areas to watch out for that are showing great momentum in 2010 and are currently just sitting outside of the top ten are India, Oman, Indonesia, Mauritius and Cuba.

Kuoni’s report has also highlighted a few consumer trends in terms of attitudes to holidays in 2010. There has been a growth in clients wishing to ‘get under the skin’ of a country and to engage at a deeper level with locals, learning more about traditional and authentic ways of life in the destination visited.

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Emirates Tours Lend Support To Childline North West Ball

Emirates Tours will be donating a prize to an auction that will take place at the Ball. The prize consists of a five night stay at Six Senses Zighi Bay in Oman, including return Emirates Economy Class flights from the UK to Dubai plus returns private car resort transfers and is being offered in conjunction with Emirates Tours’ luxury hotel partner, Six Senses Resorts & Spas.

Emirates Tours Lend Support To Childline North West Ball

The Childline North West Ball is a fundraising event for the Child’s Voice Appeal which aims to raise money to ensure that the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Helpline, and Childline itself, continues to be manned by qualified counsellors who are trained child protection officers and to assist in providing training for its staff and volunteers who answer calls to the hotline.

Emirates Tours’ donation to the Childline North West Ball auction follows several years of donating luxury family holidays to children’s charities. Previous years have seen Emirates Tours donate to Treehouse, the national charity for autism education, the Teenage Cancer Trust and Great Ormand Street Hospital.

Beth Alcorn, Product & Marketing Manager Emirates Tours UK said: “Emirates Tours is delighted to be involved in fund raising at the ChildLine Ball. All proceeds from the auction on the night will go to the Child’s Voice Appeal, which is raising vital funds for ChildLine itself and the NSPCC Helpline for concerned adults. We have combined with our hotel partner Six Senses Resorts & Spas to provide a superb luxury holiday prize – one that we hope will attract big bids on the night, for what is undeniably a very worthy cause.”

The Six Senses Hideaway Zighi Bay in Oman is situated on a broad stretch of pristine beach with the Hajar Mountains in the background. On arrival guests choose from one of three extraordinary entrances, via speedboat, four-wheel drive over the mountains or tandem paraglide. The Hideaway retains local cultural influences and was designed to blend with its natural surroundings. The spa features two Arabian-style hammams, and the wide-ranging menu of regional and Six Senses signature treatments focuses on holistic and pampering therapies using natural and environmentally-friendly products.

About Emirates Tours
Emirates Tours is part of the prestigious Emirates Group, and specialises in offering tailor-made romantic holidays and luxury holidays in Dubai, Oman, the Indian Ocean, Far East, China, India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, as well as a number of additional luxury holiday deals.

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Destinology Helps Haiti

From today, every booking that you make through Destinology will result in a £5 donation to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal.

Destinology Helps Haiti

In view of the terrible events in Haiti Destinology have been liaising with Plan UK on how they could possibly assist the disaster recovery programme in place. Plan UK staff are currently on the ground in Haiti using their expertise to assess the situation and assist the families affected by the disaster that occurred.

From today, every booking that is made through Destinology will result in £5 being donated to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal and go towards rebuilding the lives of those affected.

On 12th January at 17:00 hours a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Haitian coast rocking the capital, with hundreds of thousands feared dead. It is the biggest earthquake to hit the region for 200 years. The epicentre is about 10 miles from Port-au-Prince.

For full details on how Plan UK are helping with the situation in Haiti, please refer to the Plan UK website: http://www.plan-uk.org/haiti

If you wish to make a personal contribution you can do so by calling free phone on 0800 1300230, or online on the above website.

Destinology are providers of luxury holidays to a variety of worldwide destinations.

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British Airways Makes Travel To Shanghai More Convenient

British Airways is adding an additional flight to Shanghai this December, taking the number of services from five to six flights a week as of December 4, 2009. The decision has been taken due to increased customer demand on the popular route over the past year.

BA’s regional general manager Far East, Kevin McQuillan, said: “We need to meet the needs of our customers, and make travel as comfortable and convenient as possible for them. That’s the reason we are adding the new flight to Shanghai.”

Shanghai is a thriving metropolis boasting gleaming skyscrapers, tree-lined avenues, colonial restaurants and trendy bars. As China’s largest city and often regarded as the centre of finance and trade in mainland China, Shanghai was an obvious destination for BA to expand its service by increasing the number flights.

British Airways also offers a range of hotels in Shanghai, from 3* budget hotels for the price-conscious through sophisticated 4* hotels like the Rendezvous Merry which is conveniently located in heart of the commercial district Shanghai, to 5* resorts like The PuLi Hotel and Spa or the Pudong Shangri-La. The PuLi Hotel and Spa is an Urban Resort Concept and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. As one of the world’s 500 best hotels (Travel + Leisure 2009), the prestigious 5* Pudong Shangri-La with its breathtaking views of the legendary riverfront, the Bund is the perfect choice for a once in a lifetime luxury holiday in Shanghai.

All hotels offer superb service and are ideal for business and leisure travellers alike, in great city locations. To mark the launch of the new flight, British Airways has reduced prices at all hotels in Shanghai until the end of the year.

Tickets and hotels are on sale through ba.com/shanghai and direct through BA reservations on 0844 493 0758.

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Booking A Luxury Holiday On BA.com Has Just Got Easier With The Launch Of Club Europe Packages Online

British Airways has announced that booking a luxury holiday on ba.com has just got easier with the launch of Club Europe packages online, building upon its recently introduced dynamic packaging technology.

Since the DP launch, British Airways has taken on more than 600 luxury 5* hotels across Europe following increasing customer demand over the last few months. As well as existing customer favourites – such as the Kempinski Berlin and the Regina Baglioni in Rome – Europe has seen a spate of new luxury hotel openings: March 2009 launched the 1835 White Palm in Cannes boasting one of the most prestigious sea water thermal baths in the world. April 2009 marked the official opening of the first ever Sheraton Hotel in Prague; May 2009 saw the grand opening of The Augustine, part of the Rocco Forte collection, also in Prague. The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa in Dubrovnik Sun Gardens unveiled its stunning views of the Adriatic in July 2009. In October 2009, the stunning W in Barcelona opened its doors for the first time including a sleek rooftop bar and Spain’s first Bliss Spa, closely followed by the anticipated opening of the stylish Mandarin Oriental Barcelona in December 2009.

As the top-end luxury holiday trend continues, the next W hotel opening is planned in St Petersburg and Shangri-La is looking at opening its first property in Paris.

Club Europe packages are available across the airline’s short haul network including British Airways’ top selling European cities for 2009: Rome, Barcelona and Prague.

Customers will still have the option to select flight and hotel only, but by using the new technology they can now easily create their own personalised luxurious European holiday package which can offer better prices than before while remaining reassuringly British Airways.

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