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             Our refreshed offers and packages section,                  Kardashians and Dame Kelly Holmes                            Taba Heights/El Gouna founders
             this week including New York offers from                    hit Dubai or separate missions while                         open Oman hotel; Bahrain Air opens
             Shorex Travel and a Greek incentive offer                   Sean Penn takes in the sights of                             Dubai office and Ritz-Carlton preps
             from Cosmos... READ MORE                                   Cairo... READ MORE                                           Riyadh opening... READ MORE

                                                                                                                               Sri Lanka
                                        New Gatwick terminal                                                                   introduces visa fee
                                        opens, BA offers self-print
                                        luggage tags
                                        Airline receives IATA gold award…

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        31ST OCTOBER 2011                                                                                                      S    ri Lanka’s government has
                                                                                                                                    introduced a £30 ($50) visa
                                                                                                                               entry fee for UK travellers.
                                                                                                                                 The country’s Department
         SAVE UP TO 25%                                                                                                        of Immigration and Emigration
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      Minimum 20% saving                                                                                                       system, the Electronic Travel
                                                                                                                               Authorisation (ETA), to process
     on summer 2012 sailings                                                                                                   the applications, which can be
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     Prices fully guaranteed
                                              ritish Airways opened new          check-in, choosing seats and                    The fee will be introduced on 1
        against surcharge                     facilities at Gatwick North        printing their own boarding cards -           January and covers double entry
           ——— G ———                    Terminal yesterday after a £73           and for the first time British Airways         for 30 days.
                                        million extension. The new building      passengers will be able to print their          Passengers in transit will also
     Book online and earn an            will house all BA flights from            own bag tags. We’re giving them the           be required to pay around £16,
     EXTRA 1% COMMISSION                Gatwick, including services to           freedom to be in control, but with            which covers single entry for
       throughout October               Mauritius, which will be switched        the knowledge that our customer               seven days.
                                        from Heathrow on 1 November. The         service staff will be on hand if they            Nabeel Shariff, marketing
                                        new facilities include self service      need them”. Stewart Wingate, chief            manager UK & Ireland at Sri
                                        kiosks, baggage podiums, which           executive of Gatwick Airport said             Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau
                                        will allow customers to print their      self-service options and a smoother           told Travel Daily the funds will be
                                        own boarding cards and bag tags.         process had been a key priority in its        invested into tourism product,
                                        There is also a customer care desk       £1.2 billion investment programme.            which is in need of repair and
                                        and separate area for premium            Click here for full story.                    development.
                                        passengers, with staff in the area
                                        to help passengers when needed.
 Travel 2’s New                         “We have a fantastic new home,           Early offers see Al Fresco bookings soar
 Zealand incentive                      which is spacious, bright and airy
                                        and which has technology that gives
                                        passengers the quickest and easiest      A     l Fresco Holidays, also known as Thomas Al Fresco, has seen its trade
                                                                                       partner sales double following the launch of its early booking offers

 B     ookings with APT will
       account for two entries into
 the draw to win 10 £200 events
                                        journey possible through the airport,”
                                        said Silla Maizey, managing director
                                        Gatwick at British Airways. “We
                                                                                 and preview 2012 brochure. The tour operator is currently offering a 40%
                                                                                 discount on bookings before 31 October which has struck a chord with cash
                                                                                 conscious Brits looking for holidays in Europe. “Due to the current economic
 gift cards (not APD as accidently      know that many of our customers          climate and combined with the early booking offer, we have seen a sharp
 placed in yesterday’s TDUK –           appreciate the opportunity to do         rise in luxury mobile home bookings, as clients seek great value family
 Ed.).                                  more for themselves, like self service   holidays,” said John Escott, sales manager at Al Fresco Holidays.

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 Main Thailand attractions remain                                               Korean Air announces Gatwick flights
 unaffected by floods
                                                                                K    orean Air has announced it will add three flights from Gatwick to
                                                                                     Seoul to its schedule next summer. The carrier currently operates
                                                                                daily services from Heathrow and will add three weekly flights from
                                                                                Gatwick on 29 April. The route will be operated using a Boeing 777 with
                                                                                a three-class configuration. It will also provide onward connections to
                                                                                Japan, China and South East Asian countries.

                                                                                  Kim Kardashian and her
                                                                                  mother Kris Jenner are due to
                                                                                  open a milkshake store in The

 T   hai authorities have assured
     travellers that major tourist
 destinations have not been
                                         the flooding is having some impact
                                         on tourism, key tourist destinations
                                         and attractions throughout
                                                                                  Dubai Mall today while filming
                                                                                  a new show out in the emirate.
                                                                                  Mother and daughter have taken
 affected by flooding in large           Thailand have not been affected
                                                                                  a three-day trip to Dubai for the
 areas of the country. Major tourist     by the floods and most remain
 destinations Bangkok, Chiang Mai,       open," C. Somboon, PR manager            grand opening and is said to be keen to open her own
 Pattaya, Koh Chang, Phuket, Krabi       at the Tourism Authority of              clothing store there in the future.
 and Koh Samui, are experiencing         Thailand (TAT) told Bangkok Post.
 normal weather conditions. “While       Click here for full story.               Dame Kelly Holmes has
                                                                                  also been hitting Dubai’s streets

 Atlantic Holidays                       Aeroflot signs full
                                                                                  (or rather an air-conditioned
                                                                                  cab) to promote the benefits of
 adds Cardiff-                            content Travelport                       sports and community building.
 Madeira departure                       deal                                     During her time in the emirate
                                                                                  Holmes spoke to students at

 A    tlantic Holidays has added
      another charter flight from
 Cardiff to Madeira next year. The
                                         R     ussian airline Aeroflot has
                                               signed a multi-year content
                                         agreement with Travelport. The
                                                                                  Dubai College about her motivation and also led a training
 flight will operate on 17 September      deal will add the carrier’s fares
 using a Monarch A320. The flight         and inventory to the Galileo and
                                                                                  Sean Penn was spotted in Egypt last week, where
 has been launched with packages         Worldspan GDS systems for five            he spent three days in Cairo with the minister of tourism
 ranging from three star to five star     years.                                   Mounir Fakhry El-Nour. Penn took in all the famous sites
 properties. “We’re pleased to see          “Aeroflot is a notable airline         including The Egyptian Museum, Pyramids in Giza and El-
 Atlantic Holidays returning to Cardiff   player in Europe and offers an            Sultan Hassan Mosque.
 Airport and to South Wales in 2012      extensive route network across
 with another ad hoc flight to the        Russia, Siberia and the Far East,”       Gloria Estefan has fitted
 beautiful island of Madeira,” said      said Robin Ranken, Head of Airline       right in with Universal’s
 Spencer Birns, head of air service      Supplier Services for Travelport in
                                                                                  Halloween crowd in this photo.
 development and commercial              Europe.
 operations at Cardiff Airport. “We          “Corporate travellers, in             Apparently she has visited the
 hope the services are a success in      particular, are increasingly opting      theme park’s Horror Nights since
 order to encourage the operator to      for Aeroflot’s flights so we are           its inception in 1990. That’s a lot
 expand their network from the Welsh     truly pleased to have secured this       of scariness to take in.
 capital, and to offer more flights to     full content for our travel agency
 Madeira in future”.                     customers.”

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                                                                                 monthly London                                  Events
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     Cosmos’ Greek Odyssey, with prize!                                                                                          October 2 11
                           Cosmos has launched an agent incentive
                           on its eight-day Greek Odyssey tour and
                           cruise. The offer coincides with Joanna Lumley’s                                                          TNT Sun and Snow Travel Show
                                                                                                                                 15 October
                           television programme of the same name, with
                                                                                                                                 Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre,
                           Cosmos’ package visiting Athens, Delphi,                                                              London
                           Olympia, Peloponnese, Epidaurus, Mycenae                                                    
                           and The Corinth Canal. Prices for the cruise and
   tour option start from £839 per person. Bookings between now and                                                                Hawaii Tourism training
   17 November 2011 will qualify for the draw to win two tickets to see                                                          18 October
   Mamma Mia and dinner at The Ritz. To etner, email agencysales@                                                                Kanaloa Club, London
                                                                                                                        with the booking reference, your details and subject
   name ‘Greek Odyssey’.                                                                                                            CIMTIG: Whose Voice is it                                                                                                              Anyway?
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                                                                                                                                 The Cumberland Hotel, London
                                                                                      ravelodge has started
    Supercar deal, for two weeks only                                                its monthly opening of
                         Attraction World has launched a promotion on
    Photo credit: Max Earey /                                                    London hotels with the launch     its ‘Supercar Blast Midweek Experience’ for two         of a property near the Bank of                    ITB Asia
                         weeks. Customers can get more than a third              England. The £7.5m London Bank                  19-21 October
                         off the experience day when booked up until                                                              Singapore
                                                                                 Travelodge is the first of the hotel  
                         28 October, from £59 per person. Five different          chain’s openings in London and it
                         cars are on offer and bookings are valid for nine        plans to open one a month for 24                   Ski and Snowboard Show
                         months. The experience takes place in Stafford           months at a cost of £223m. ““As                 19-23 October
   and a minibus from Stafford train station is available if needed.              London’s largest hotelier we are                Earl’s Court                                                       working endlessly to open ten of      
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                                                                                 Olympics, so that we can offer an
    Essex hen weekends                                                          even wider choice of locations in
                           Hen and stag weekend specialist                       the capital to our customers,” said
                           Redseven has launched a hen weekend                   Guy Parsons, chief executive of
                           based on ‘The Only Way is Essex’. The package         Travelodge.
                           includes guestlist entry into the Sugar Hut           Click here for full story.
                           nightclub; Saturday night entry into Faces
                           nightclub; two nights’ accommodation in a                                                             Contact                TDUK today:
                           Brentwood hotel and breakfast. The hen and            Pleasurewood
                                                                                 Hills receives
                                                                                                                                  Gary Marshall - Managing Director & Editor
   her party will also receive a manicure and bottle of TOWIE star Lauren                                                ..........................
   Goodger’s self-tanning lotion. Prices start from £164 per person. ‘No
                                                                                 £1.13m investment
                                                                                                                                  Amanda Greenwood – Managing Editor
   Carbs Before Marbs’ packages to Marbella are also available.                                                          ....................................                                                                                                             Tom Penn – Sales Manager
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                          in New York to offer rooms across the Christmas                                                                    Editorial
                          and New Year periods. Clients can stay at the
                                                                                                                                  Other TD Media publications:
                          three-star Fitzpatrick Grand Central for £70
                          per person per night or four-star Fitzpatrick                                                           TDA .......................................................
                                                                                                                                  Mark Elliott – Editor-in-Chief
                          Manhattan from £74 on Christmas breaks. Prices                                                 .............................
                          for the Grand Central property from 1 January                                                           Paul Adams - Regional Director

   to 4 March start from £60 per person per night. Private meet and greet                                                .................
                                                                                       orfolk/Suffolk border theme
   transfers and a ‘Fashion on 5th Avenue’ walking tour can be added for
                                                                                       park Pleasurewood Hills has
                                                                                                                                  TD India ................................................
   an extra price. Guests don’t have to be on a cruise to benefit from the                                                         Tim France – Editor
                                                                                 secured a £1.13m investment
   deals.                                                                                                                ...............................
                                                                                 from its new owners. The park
                                                                                                                                  Paul Adams - Regional Director
                                                                                 will have a revamp during the           ..............................
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                                                                                 winter months including five new                 Jay Shah – Regional Manager

    Savings on USA RV holidays                                                  attractions, landscaping and
                                                                                 themed areas, as well as outdoor                 TD Middle East .....................................
                          Keycamp has released a 20% discount on RV              terraces, new queue lanes and
                                                                                                                                  Gemma Greenwood – Editor
                          bookings to the USA. Savings are available             a new lighting system to the                     Guillaume Massey – Commercial Director
                          on bookings made before 27 February 2012               Castle Theatre stage. Its first new     ........................
                          including a 14-night trip to Orlando. Starting         attraction named Laser Labyrinth                 TD Singapore .......................................
                          from £1, 624 for up to three adults and two            will open on 22 October in time for              Jane Thor – Editor
                          children, the package is on a vehicle hire only        Halloween and other rides will be      

                          basis departing 1 April. Flights and theme             revealed when the park reopens
                                                                                                                                  Paul Adams – Regional Director

   park tickets can be booked as extras with Keycamp and self-catering
                                                                                 on 31 March 2012. The park
   accommodation options are also on offer including lodges, mobile               also hopes to improve its green
                                                                                                                                  Cruise News by Travel Daily Media ....
   homes and the ‘Flying Cloud’ Airstream travel trailer.                        credentials through water saving
                                                                                                                                  Ernie Skalsky – Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                     projects and tree planting.                      Guillaume Massey – Commercial Director
   0844 406 0319                                                                 Click here for full story.              ...................

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 airBaltic bike rental increases

                                                                                           ‫ ٭‬Taba Heights/El Gouna founders
                                                                                                open Oman hotel
                                                                                           The developers behind the Egyptian resorts of Taba Heights
                                                                                           and El Gouna have opened a boutique hotel in Oman. The
                                                                                           new four-star property is named The Sifawy and is located
                                                                                           in less than an hour way from Muscat in Jebel Sifah. It has
                                                                                           55 rooms including 30 suites and top room rates include a
                                                                                           butler service. Egyptian developers Orascom hope to build
                                                                                           the destination into a leisure destination and match the
                                                                                           success seen in its Egyptian resorts.

                                                                                           ‫ ٭‬Bahrain Air opens Dubai office
 a   irBaltic has hailed its bike rental scheme in Latvian cities a
     success after usage tripled this summer compared to last year.
 The BalticBikes have been used more than 14,000 times in Riga and
                                                                                                                              Bahrain Air officially opened
                                                                                                                              its Dubai office earlier this
                                                                                                                              year as part of its restructure
 Jurmala this summer, compared to 3, 842 last year. “BalticBike has                                                           as a ‘hybrid airline’. The
 become an integral part of Riga,” said Janis Vanags, vice president
                                                                                                                              carrier now offers business
 corporate communication of airBaltic.
                                                                                                                              and economy seats and aims
                                                                                                                              to provide ‘style’ in its short
                                                                                                                              haul services. “Our vision
                                                                                           is to consolidate our presence in the UAE and concentrate
                                                                                           on the MENA region,” said Captain Ibrahim A. Al Hamer,
                                                                                           managing director at Bahrain Air. “We operate sixteen flights
                                                                                           a week in and out of Dubai- it’s one of our busiest routes
                                                                                           within the network. Our presence in Dubai will enhance both
                                                                                           our distribution and visibility in this vibrant market”.

                                                                                           ‫ ٭‬Ritz-Carlton prepares Riyadh opening
                                                                                           Ritz-Carlton has announced it will open its Riyadh hotel later
                                                                                           this month. The 493-room property will open on 24 October
                                                                                           next to the diplomatic quarter and adjacent to the King Abdul
                                                                                           Aziz Convention Centre. The hotel was originally envisioned
                                                                                           as a royal guest palace for visiting dignitaries and heads of
                                                                                           state and has 52 acres of landscaped gardens.

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