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Mar 16

Football fans at Euro 2016 face high travel and hotel expenses

England football fans are set face rip-off price rises to fly to the Euro Cup this summer in France. Air fares for the highly-demanded matches have gone up, forcing up the total cost of rooting on British boys to over £1,000 a time.

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17
Oct 14

Athens as well as the Hilton brand is the most popular among wealthy travelers

Athens registered the ‘fastest developing interest as a travel address’ among luxury visitors this year, in a sign that the destination is quite well on its path to after crisis recovery, as per a brand new report based on top luxury hotel brands.
As per 2014 World Luxury Index, more and more of the well heeled of the world have been looking forward to luxury hotels in Athens this year along with a development rate of 29% than in the year 2013. Barcelona and Rome were the highly sought after places in Mediterranean sea and also filed a year over year development, at twelve and twenty one percent respectively than a year earlier.
While Athens, the Greece capital, is the 8th most popular destination in the Mediterranean, it filed the fastest developing interest in the year 2014. As per the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, 17.9 million visitors traveled last year, most likely tempted by attractive travel publicities post crisis, says David Sadigh, the chief executive officer and founder of the Digital Luxury Group that made the report.
He further added that the Greek Islands stay a hugely popular tourist place and Athens is normally the gateway. They expect travel to Greece to go on developing in the next 2 years. For the report, Digital Luxury Group plucked through 485 million searches online on seventy brands in twenty markets. Data was collected from search engines such as China’s Baidu, Google as well as Smith Travel Research.

Athens registered the ‘fastest developing interest as a travel address’ among luxury visitors this year, in a sign that the destination is quite well on its path to after crisis recovery, as per a brand new report based on top luxury hotel brands.

As per 2014 World Luxury Index, more and more of the well heeled of the world have been looking forward to luxury hotels in Athens this year along with a development rate of 29% than in the year 2013. Barcelona and Rome were the highly sought after places in Mediterranean sea and also filed a year over year development, at twelve and twenty one percent respectively than a year earlier.

While Athens, the Greece capital, is the 8th most popular destination in the Mediterranean, it filed the fastest developing interest in the year 2014. As per the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, 17.9 million visitors traveled last year, most likely tempted by attractive travel publicities post crisis, says David Sadigh, the chief executive officer and founder of the Digital Luxury Group that made the report.

He further added that the Greek Islands stay a hugely popular tourist place and Athens is normally the gateway. They expect travel to Greece to go on developing in the next 2 years. For the report, Digital Luxury Group plucked through 485 million searches online on seventy brands in twenty markets. Data was collected from search engines such as China’s Baidu, Google as well as Smith Travel Research.


21
Sep 14

UK interest to travel Scotland has already gone down by 29%, reports

Interest in Scotland from the rest of Britain has gone down twenty nine per cent than this time last year, reported a new study. On Thursday, before the Scottish referendum, travel industry experts have unfolded their concerns regarding what independence might mean for the tourism industry of the country.
A leading website stated that hotel searches for Scotland from Wales, Northern Ireland and England between 1st August and 15th September gone down by 29% compared to same period in 2013. Ryder Cup, which is one of the largest tourism events in Scotland, has not handled to boost this sharp figure, with hotel searches for golfing tournament also going down year-on-year by nineteen per cent.
And this is not only the rest of the United Kingdom seemingly cutting Scotland. The interest in travel other places in the United Kingdom from Scotland has also gone down by nineteen percent per cent compared to previous year.  According to reports, United Kingdom Public Relations’ Denise Bartlett with the future of Scottish independence not certain and many questioning how this would affect both potential visitors as well as the nation’s tourism industry, it is interesting to call up that Scotland has already seen a sharp decline in travel interest from the rest of the Britain. In spite of the Ryder Cup that was expected to boost the Scotland tourism, searches for accommodation in the nation have gone down compared to previous year.

Interest in Scotland from the rest of Britain has gone down twenty nine per cent than this time last year, reported a new study. On Thursday, before the Scottish referendum, travel industry experts have unfolded their concerns regarding what independence might mean for the tourism industry of the country.

A leading website stated that hotel searches for Scotland from Wales, Northern Ireland and England between 1st August and 15th September gone down by 29% compared to same period in 2013. Ryder Cup, which is one of the largest tourism events in Scotland, has not handled to boost this sharp figure, with hotel searches for golfing tournament also going down year-on-year by nineteen per cent.

And this is not only the rest of the United Kingdom seemingly cutting Scotland. The interest in travel other places in the United Kingdom from Scotland has also gone down by nineteen percent per cent compared to previous year.  According to reports, United Kingdom Public Relations’ Denise Bartlett with the future of Scottish independence not certain and many questioning how this would affect both potential visitors as well as the nation’s tourism industry, it is interesting to call up that Scotland has already seen a sharp decline in travel interest from the rest of the Britain. In spite of the Ryder Cup that was expected to boost the Scotland tourism, searches for accommodation in the nation have gone down compared to previous year.


10
Sep 14

Raffles all geared up to open in Istanbul

Raffles, the well known hotel group, is all set to start their 1st property in Istanbul on 1st September. Placed at the heart of cutting-edge Zorlu Center, the hotel overlooks Bosphorus. The Raffles Istanbul has hundred and thirty two guestrooms as well as forty nine suites  all filled with light and spacious, blending Turkish as well as contemporary design and providing everything the modern traveler demands. From floor to the ceiling windows guide to furnished private balconies and terraces, for lofty views over Bosphorus as well as the city.
With nine treatment suites, Raffles Spa is all set to be one of the most comprehensive in Istanbul, Turkey. Organic Pharmacy and Gazelli Skincare offer a lenient menu of treatments, with a signature Honey, Rose and Sugar Hammam Experience from the latter.
Raffles Istanbul also provides an inspirational choice of contemporary, calm spaces for private as well as business events – from the set up of a new car or a society marriage in Ballroom, a birthday dinner in one of the seven private rooms, to a high-level meeting in The Boardroom. All this backed up by the newest technology, experienced support and service, leaving guests full free to concentrate on their own agendas.
Raffles Hotels & Resorts president Peter French told that the spirit of Raffles fits properly into this extraordinary capital city at such a magnificent time. Their philosophy is to make oases where people come together, and after that continue on.

Raffles, the well known hotel group, is all set to start their 1st property in Istanbul on 1st September. Placed at the heart of cutting-edge Zorlu Center, the hotel overlooks Bosphorus. The Raffles Istanbul has hundred and thirty two guestrooms as well as forty nine suites  all filled with light and spacious, blending Turkish as well as contemporary design and providing everything the modern traveler demands. From floor to the ceiling windows guide to furnished private balconies and terraces, for lofty views over Bosphorus as well as the city.

With nine treatment suites, Raffles Spa is all set to be one of the most comprehensive in Istanbul, Turkey. Organic Pharmacy and Gazelli Skincare offer a lenient menu of treatments, with a signature Honey, Rose and Sugar Hammam Experience from the latter.

Raffles Istanbul also provides an inspirational choice of contemporary, calm spaces for private as well as business events – from the set up of a new car or a society marriage in Ballroom, a birthday dinner in one of the seven private rooms, to a high-level meeting in The Boardroom. All this backed up by the newest technology, experienced support and service, leaving guests full free to concentrate on their own agendas.

Raffles Hotels & Resorts president Peter French told that the spirit of Raffles fits properly into this extraordinary capital city at such a magnificent time. Their philosophy is to make oases where people come together, and after that continue on.


1
Apr 14

Harry Potter themed class enjoys their travel to England

Harry Potter was selected as the theme of an undergraduate psychology class taught by 2 Vanderbilt professors in Oxford in England over the spring break, from 1st March to 9th March. The Harry Potter: Child Development and Children’s Literature was guided by associate professor of psychology Georgene Troseth and lecturer in education Emily Pendergrass, at the Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development. 24 students from the college took part in the class.

The trip to United Kingdom took the students to London, Cambridge and Oxford, where the students visited the Harry Potter movies’ film sets and locations. They also took part in various discussions and lectures which delved into J.K. Rowling’s iconic character’s lore as well as other classic children’s literature character.

Georgene Troseth stated that developmental psychology books often invent a fictional child as an example to follow through development. Therefore, their starting point is the orphaned Harry Potter, a resilient child who overcomes poor rearing conditions to thrive. She added that children in adversity who have charming personalities and talent tend to draw adult mentors who foster positive development that is certainly true of the fictional Harry.

In London, the students stopped by the well known site of the now famous platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station. They also went to the Warner Bros. Studios in London where the students went to the Diagon Alley, the Gryffindor Common Room and the Great Hall.


21
Jan 14

Flights called off as fog falls on England

Several flights have been called off in Heathrow and London City Airports earlier this morning because of thick fog over south west England. A Heathrow Airport spokesperson confirmed that forty outgoing and incoming flights have been called off this morning. A whole lot of flights have also been delayed.

British Airways has asked its passengers to check their website for updates throughout morning. In the London City Airport, almost each early morning flight has been as either cancelled or delayed. Among the services called off were British Airways flights to Dusseldorf, Glasgow and Zurich.

A spokesman told that because of low visibility this morning flights to/from the airport are experiencing disruptions. Passengers are requested to call their airlines for more information.
On the other hand, the weather office warned people of travel disruption. The visibility may drop less than fifty meters in many places.

Wightlink Ferries that runs in routes between the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, has also reported delays. Lara Gunn stated that a dense fog is hanging over South East and up towards Midlands region and it is anticipated to linger in the morning. Visibility will be poor in few regions and travelers must take caution.

Today’s problems in flight operations follow previous Saturday’s top disruption at all major airports after troubles at Hampshire quarters of air traffic control firm Nats.


25
Nov 13

Taskforce set up to fasten rail travel in England

A taskforce is being arranged to find paths to speed up railway services to the eastern part of England by as much as twenty five percent. Chancellor George Osborne stated that he wanted the travel time from Norwich to UK capital London to be cut to ninety minutes and from Ipswich to London to sixty minutes.

Currently, it takes around 2 hours from Norwich to London and around 1 hour and ten minutes from Ipswich to London. The new taskforce would be made up of Network Rail experts, Department for Transport officials as well as local MPs.

The mainline railway service goes through Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.

Mr George Osborne, who addressed the chamber of commerce of the city, welcomed Norwich in 90 campaigns by business leaders, councils and MPs to speed up links to The England capital. His campaign targets to cut the tour time to ninety minutes to London.

According to reports, Mr Osborne told that East Anglia is one of the fastest developing regions in the nation and it is establishing itself as a world leader in manufacturing, science and technology. To support this growth they need to have efficient and modern railway services and improved connections.

He added that he is absolutely behind the region and that is t he reason why he has set up a taskforce to see how they could build on the excellent work by local MPs and set their sights on getting to Norwich in 90.