Saturday, 29 April 2017

Not to be missed St Kitts

MY Caribbean Holiday is offering seven nights staying at the 4.5-star St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach for just £849 this September. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this stunning resort offers the finest in amenities and accommodations. 

Test your luck at the casino, receive pampering treatments at the full-service spa, play golf on the meticulous course or enjoy a lesson at the Royal Golf Academy at Royal St. Kitts Golf Club. 

Based on two adults sharing a room on a room-only basis with British Airways flights, departing from London Gatwick on 13th September 2017. Must be booked by 15th May 2017 .


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Friday, 28 April 2017

We are sailing . . .

GLENRIDDING Sailing Centre located on the shores of Ullswater is participating in the RYA Push The Boat Out event, which will see hundreds of sailing clubs and training centres up and down the country offering free or low cost ‘have a go’ sailing taster sessions and open days during May. 

They will be running two sessions on Sunday 14th and 21st May.

Sessions last one hour and cost only £5 per person. They will also be offering Discount Vouchers towards their RYA sailing courses to those that enjoyed their experience and wish to take sailing further.




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Celebrate Caribbean Cuisine



FLAVOURS from more than a dozen Caribbean nations will be simmering together at #Caribbean305, the region's newest culinary and cultural celebration taking place on Miami's Jungle Island on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 8 p.m.

To be presented annually by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Caribbean305 will launch South Florida's celebrations of Caribbean-American Heritage Month by providing foodies, Caribbean nationals and residents of the area with the chance to savor the diverse gastronomic delights the region has to offer.

Caribbean305 will feature culinary professionals from 16 Caribbean nations and territories, including Anguilla, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, CuraƧao, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Eat, drink and dance to Caribbean rhythms on Jungle Island, while interacting with representatives from a number of Caribbean tourism boards, Miami-based Caribbean restaurants and celebrity chefs.

For more information about Caribbean305, visit www.caribbean305.com.


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On the runway . . .

QATAR Airways has announced that commencing 7 May 2017, the airline will operate a third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali Denpasar. 

#Bali has long been a popular destination for Qatar Airways' passengers, with the airline offering its first direct service in 2014, later enhancing this to a twice daily frequency. 

Prior to this Qatar Airways served the destination via a touchdown in Singapore, but the expanding global reach of the airline and significant growth in size of its fleet has enabled the airline increasing popularity to now offer three daily direct non-stop flights.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Botswana Tourism Levy






















AS of the 1st of June 2017 #Botswana Tourism will introduce a tourism levy of US$ 30 per person payable by all tourists, other than SADC Nationals, entering Botswana. When entering Botswana the US$ 30 is payable by cash or card and once a receipt is obtained you may proceed to immigration. 

The levy is payable at all ports of entry including airports and border posts.

The objective of the Levy is to raise funds for conservation and national tourism development in order to support the growth of the industry and broaden the tourism base, resultantly improving the lives of the people of Botswana.


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Escape Escape

A NEW innovation from 
Cheapflights.co.uk has given ‘Esc’ keyboard keys everywhere a new lease of life with the launch of its innovative EscEscape (pronounced ‘Escape Escape’) browser extension tool, putting a range of short getaway options just two-taps away from users. 

Launching in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and South Africa, ‘EscEscape’ is a free-to- install extension for Google Chrome users. When a user taps their keyboard ‘Esc’ key twice, a live flight search runs to find the cheapest, quickest and smartest return flights to nearby #destinations. 

Results are pulled from Cheapflights’ own search engine API and the users’ nearest airport is detected as their departure airport. The flight results open in a new browser tab and will be the cheapest option for a weekend break in the next eight weeks. The user is then free to go ahead and book if they like the look of what they see – if not, another ‘double tap’ of the Esc key throws up a new option.



“We want people to rediscover their ‘Esc’ key, and make it their shortcut to escaping for real - double tap quick,” comments Andrew Shelton, Cheapflights’ Managing Director.

Initially, a choice of five destinations will be featured each day, selected at random from the top 200 searched-for #holiday hot spots on the Cheapflights website and app, per market. For the UK, US, Canada and South Africa, only flights within a five-hour flight time are selected. 


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Travel stats around Brits’ most wanted holiday





WITH summer soon approaching, April is the month where most people typically get their summer holiday plans in place.1030 Brits were among the 23,149 people momondo surveyed about their #travel habits. Below are insights into the most wanted #holiday among Brits.

  • A partner or spouse is the preferred travel companion for 66% of Brits 
  • 26% prefer to spend their money on travelling 
  • 59% prefer to stay at a hotel when on holiday 
  • Price is the determining factor for more than half of Brits when it comes to choosing a flight (50%) and a hotel (54%) 
  • For 40% of Brits, the number of stars affects the choice of holiday accommodation to a great and very great extent 
  • The average holiday length is 7 days 
  • For UK breaks hotels are booked 22 days in advance, whereas hotels abroad are booked 35 days before arrival 
  • 37% of Brits upload photos from their holiday to social media 
  • For Brits, accommodation is the thing most people prefer to save money on in connection to the holiday (29%), whereas fewer are willing to save money on sightseeing and excursions (19%)


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