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Royal baby fever sees travel to London boom

Royal baby fever sees travel to London boom

7th Jul 2013 Tourism News

The UK is set to see visitors flock to the capital this month in anticipation of the birth of the Royal baby. According to lastminute.com, Europe’s number one go-to site for last minute bookings, flight bookings into London have increased by almost a fifth (17%) and hotel bookings in the last week of June have already increased by 13%. lastminute.com has also predicted that the latest addition to the Royal family will boost the capital’s hospitality market, with sales of London hotel rooms set to rise by at least 30% in the weeks surrounding the birth.

British image transformed by London 2012

British image transformed by London 2012

Research by the British Council suggests the UK’s big events of the past year – including the Olympics, Paralympics and Jubilee – have improved the its reputation overseas and created substantial new interest in the country as a place to visit, study and do business. The research was carried out for the British Council by Ipsos MORI among 8,000 adults in 11 key overseas economies – including the US, China, India and Russia.

ABTA: Two million Brits head overseas this Jubilee weekend

ABTA: Two million Brits head overseas this Jubilee weekend

ABTA has estimated two million British holidaymakers are set to take advantage of the two bank holidays over the period of June 2nd-5th and head off overseas. Many savvy travellers realised that by booking three days leave they could have a nine day break from work which has given a substantial boost to business and the bank holidays also coincide with school half term.

Hospitality & Tourism Summit seeks single voice for UK travel sector

Hospitality & Tourism Summit seeks single voice for UK travel sector

Over 500 delegates from the UK tourism industry have gathered at the InterContinental Hotel in London to debate how the destination can best participate in an increasingly competitive global travel environment. Organised by the British Hospitality Association, the inaugural Hospitality & Tourism Summit called for tourism leaders to reassess their perspective as challenges from developing markets continue to mount.

City Cruises prepares for Diamond Jubilee flotilla

City Cruises prepares for Diamond Jubilee flotilla

City Cruises is to play a prominent part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant on June 3rd with its full fleet of 15 boats taking part in the river procession. In one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river Thames, City Cruises will be carrying approximately 2,000 passengers on boats that will both be moored and taking part in the historic sail down the Thames.

Millions of Brits prepare for Jubilee holidays

Millions of Brits prepare for Jubilee holidays

As many as four million Brits plan to make the most of the forthcoming double bank holiday weekend by taking at least one overnight stay in the UK, with 3.4 million people planning to take that trip in England. That is according to VisitEngland’s Diamond Jubilee Trip Tracker, which predicts the trend will generate some £700million in tourism spend for the UK economy, just under £600million of which will be spent in England.

BritRail celebrates Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

BritRail celebrates Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

29th May 2012 Press Release Rail News

In honour of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, BritRail is offering up a promotion that transports visitors beyond the City of London and allows them to experience more of England’s coastal beauty and historic charm. From June 1st to June 30th, 2012 guests can get an extra travel day when you purchase a BritRail London Plus Pass and, for those looking to get a glimpse into the royal life, get a Historic Royal 4 Palaces Pass for the price of a Historic Royal 3 Palaces Pass.

DUKES London prepares for Diamond Jubilee celebrations

DUKES London prepares for Diamond Jubilee celebrations

29th May 2012 Hotel News

On June 1st 2012, HMS Diamond, the third of Britain’s fleet of six Type 45 destroyer ships, will lead the Queen’s Jubilee weekend with the tradition of toasting to Her Majesty with the brand new ‘DUKES Royal Navy Jubilee Cocktail,’ during the welcoming launch of the Queen’s Jubilee. DUKES ST JAMES LONDON was asked by the Royal Navy to create a special cocktail specifically for the old tradition to commence the Queen’s Jubilee.

Diamond Jubilee drives Eurostar sales

Diamond Jubilee drives Eurostar sales

11th May 2012 Rail News

Eurostar has reported a 30 per cent surge in bookings around the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend, compared with the same period last year1 and an 18 per cent increase, compared to the Royal Wedding weekend in 2011. Thousands of Brits are taking advantage of the double bank holiday to take an extended mini break, while thousands of our European cousins will visit London to enjoy the Jubilee celebrations, as royal fever spreads across the continent.

Mall of America to welcome Princess Diana exhibition

Mall of America to welcome Princess Diana exhibition

9th Jan 2012 Tourism News

The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota is to host a large exhibition show-casing Princess Diana until June 10th 2012. The event is part of the celebrations that will be held throughout next year to mark the 20th anniversary of the mall opening its doors in 1992.

Prince Albert of Monaco holds lavish reception in South Africa

Prince Albert of Monaco holds lavish reception in South Africa

8th Jul 2011 Hotel News Tourism News

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco have thrown a lavish party for members of the International Olympic Committee at the Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga, South Africa. The newlyweds held a dinner reception for nearly 500 guests at the lavish property, which has been nominated in the category of “South Africa’s Leading Beach Hotel” at 2011 World Travel Awards.