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Butlins Reveals Christmas Breaks for 2011

Butlins, top provider of UK holidays for families, couples and singles, has revealed its latest ideas and offers for Christmas breaks 2011.

With just 74 days to go until Christmas Day, Butlins is tempting holidaymakers in with festive getaways in the weeks running up to the 25th December, as well as magical holidays for those looking to be away on the big day itself.

Guests booking a Christmas break at any of Butlins’ three holiday parks – Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness – will be able to take advantage of a huge range of entertainment, activities and facilities. Christmas 2011 at Butlins will include:
• Christmas arts and crafts workshops and fun days
• Storybook pantomimes
• Santa’s winter wonderland
• Story time with Frosty the Snowman
• Cute and cuddly Bjorn the polar bear
• and of course…Santa’s Grotto!

Huge savings can be made online and with early bird bookings, with prices for a three-day Christmas holiday starting from £52 per person including accommodation. For those looking to spread the cost of a short break at Christmas, book online and only pay a £25 deposit per person, with the rest to be paid 56 days before the start of the break.

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Guinness World Record Breaking Mania at Butlins from Easter

The global authority on record-breaking achievement, Guinness World Records, and the UK’s leading holiday company, Butlins, are bringing “instant record-breaking” to millions this Spring and Summer.

Following a very successful trial during half-term, the Guinness World Records Live! Challenge Fair will officially open at Butlins on 2 April, in time for Easter and remain open every weekend until November. Visitors to the three beachside Resorts, Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness, will be able to undertake a series of challenges and be adjudicated “on the spot” to possibly earn them a place in the famous book.

Director of Production at Guinness World Records, Paul O’Neill, said, ”GWR Live! is about bringing the adrenalin rush of record-breaking to the public – in Butlins we have the perfect partner to deliver instant record breaking entertainment to a live audience.”

Mike Godolphin, Head of Entertainment at Butlins commented, “We are really excited to be welcoming Guinness World Records to Resort and know our guests will rise to the challenge and thoroughly enjoy smashing records during their breaks.”

Record challenges will include Tallest Lego™ Tower, Fastest Time to Dress ‘Barbie’™, Longest Domino Line, a variety of tongue twisters, coin tossing and the Fastest Time to Make up a Bunk Bed – complete with duvets and four pillows. The Guinness World Records Live! Challenge Fair will also offer basketball challenges and a series of physical dexterity tests that will push the co-ordination power of every hopeful record-breaker to the limit.

Hundreds of record holders of all ages are expected to be crowned at Butlins this season, and it is the only place in the UK where holiday-makers can walk in off the street as ordinary people and leave certified Guinness World Records holders.

With Butlins currently reporting an increase of 10% on occupancy for Easter breaks due to the pull of quality entertainment and activities availability is fast selling out. Last minute breaks are still on offer with prices starting from £91pp per break, 2nd – 5th April at Skegness and £84pp per break, 16th – 19th April at Bognor Regis. Both prices based on four people sharing a Silver self-catering apartment. To book a Butlins break call 0845 070 4730 or visit www.butlins.com (The maximum call charge is 2p per minute from a BT landline. Calls from other networks may vary).

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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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Are UK Holidays Automatically Budget Holidays?

Budget holidays are all the rage. Research by UK tourism’s VisitBritain and VisitLondon showed that a whopping 20% of UK holidaymakers who went abroad last year plan to save money this year by choosing a holiday on home soil.

Obviously this is great news for the UK tourist industry. But is a UK-based holiday always the lowest cost option?

Holiday price comparison website BeatTheBrochure.com advises people to do their research first. “This country has the widest variety of weather and geology of any country in the world.” they say. “I’m not knocking it as a holiday destination, far from it. But if people genuinely want to save money it’s a good idea to check online and see if a holiday abroad might actually be the lowest cost choice. Never assume that UK holidays are always going to be budget holidays.”

Despite 2008’s fuel price crisis there are loads of low cost flights and budget holiday packages around. XL Leisure collapsed last September and Thomas Cook and rival Tui Travel’s reduced their 2009 holiday capacity. But there are still some fantastic deals to be found. You just have to spend time hunting them down.

In addition to that, fuel costs have fallen and fuel surcharges might carry on falling in line. “Things are still extremely fluid out there in the holiday market, as they are in the economy as a whole” says BeatTheBrochure.com. “For the forseeable future, we recommend keeping a completely open mind.”

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