Saturday, 29 July 2017

Cornwall for a staycation



NUMBER  four on Skyscanners Top Seven Hotspots for 2017, with new year-round flights from around the UK and travellers looking more favourably at UK destinations as a way to make their pound go further, it looks like #Cornwall will be travellers' #staycation favourite in 2017. 

Much of the region still waits to be discovered, even by holidaymakers who've been coming here for the cosy fishing villages and Caribbean-esque beaches for quite some time. A region of artistic tradition since before Tate St Ives came on the scene, Cornwall still has a vibrant community of working artists and great independent galleries, inspired by the kind of wild beauty you'll find in abundance around the Bedruthan Steps and Bodmin Moor. Add to this the kind of top culinary names you don't normally see outside London (Rick Stein's acclaimed seafood restaurants in Padstow are just the start), and Cornwall's appeal stretches way beyond Newquay's bubbling surf. 

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Friday, 28 July 2017

Italy seeing significant increase in golf visitors

ITALY has enjoyed a significant increase in the number of #golf visitors in recent times, with international bookings having risen by an impressive 25% over the last two years of growth.

With Italy Golf & More, the first pan-Italian international promotional golf project, providing the driving force, latest figures show that the number of rounds played by international golfers in the country has gone up by around a quarter since 2015.

Green fee bookings rose by around 15 per cent in 2016 and have increased by a further 10 per cent so far this year, with a rise in numbers reported in regions across the north and south of #Italy.

The likes of Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto and Sicily have all seen international numbers rise in the last 12 months, while the number of foreign golfers playing rounds in the regions of Trentino Alto Adige and Friuli Venezia Giulia has almost doubled during the same period.


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Up in the air . . .



FLY to Fukuoka in the south of #Japan from £373 rtn with Air France. Air France are also currently also offering flights to Osaka from £448, Tokyo from £540 and Nagoya from £550 in selected months of 2017.

Prices apply to a return ticket per adult, including taxes, surcharges and fees. Credit card surcharges may apply.

To search for flights and for more information and to book see Air France's website: http://www.airfrance.co.uk

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Check Mate & a Dancing Fiddle

FROM a Roman distance slab to a medieval football, Antarctic goggles to a dancing fiddle- VisitScotland has revealed the top 25 objects that have shaped Scotland’s history in a stunning 25 objects ebook.

The list was unveiled on International Chess Day (20 July) as a special nod to the most famous chess pieces in history – the Lewis Chessmen - who feature at number 9 on the date ordered list.

Compiled by an expert panel for the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, the 25 objects cover over 5000 years of Scottish history and the length and breadth of the country from Shetland to Dumfries and Galloway.

The objects were chosen based on chronological and geographic spread alongside their individual interesting stories. The final 25 were chosen by a panel that included representatives from Historic Environment Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and VisitScotland.

VisitScotland hopes that visitors will go on a trail this summer to discover as many of the objects as possible and in turn discover more about Scotland’s fascinating past.


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Escape in the Lake District

CHALLENGE your family and friends . . . Cliffhanger Rooms is the Lake Districts Escape Rooms, where between 2 - 6 people are immersed into one of our themed rooms. Similar to the Crystal Maze TV show, you have to find things, solve puzzles, crack codes to escape in 60 minutes. Exciting, Fun and Challenging!

There are 3 rooms to choose from The Pharaohs Curse, Bank Vault Heist and Haunted Pirate Ship.

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Stay to Get Away in Trinidad & Tobago

THE launch of this year’s “STAY TO GET AWAY: ADVENTURE BEGINS AT HOME” campaign was held at the House of Angostura in Laventille and will run from July 01-August 31.

Citizens of #Trinidad & #Tobago now have over thirty five (35) tour packages and accommodation properties on offer in Trinidad and Tobago that will whet the appetite of even the most seasoned traveller.

The concept of STAY TO GET AWAY: ADVENTURE BEGINS AT HOME gives residents an opportunity to experience local tourist sites and attractions as an alternative to vacationing overseas. In times of severe economic downturn as well as during off season tourism months of June to September, support of the stakeholders becomes critical in ensuring the survival of the local tourism sector.


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Orlando Magical Dining returns in the Fall

FROM internationally renowned chefs to home-grown venues, #Orlando is a destination where the culinary possibilities are both fresh and seemingly endless. Theme parks restaurants keep Central Florida on the map with award-winning dining, and independent restaurateurs bring fresh concepts to the table. Whether locally owned or part of expanding franchises, many of the destination's newest restaurants mirror the national trends: American cuisine, farm-friendly menus and simple food with regional accents. Nationally, Orlando has emerged as a prominent dining destination, and continues to grow in both quantity and quality of flavors.

Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month, sponsored by American Express, returns Aug. 25 - Oct. 1 with an unprecedented number of restaurants - more than 100 - each offering a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu for just $35 per person. 

Celebrating its 12th year, the popular dining initiative provides a variety of options for local foodies or visiting gourmands who are looking to try out a local favorite or one of the hottest new venues added to Orlando's growing culinary scene. For the first time, six restaurants from Walt Disney World Resort hotels join the program's growing line-up.

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