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									                 Spring/Summer 2007


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Viva             on idyllic
                 Villa Holiday
Las Vegas. . .   to Corsica
                                                     Holiday Ideas for this Spring and Summer
                                                    From a fantastic new hotel concept to an exclusive reader offer,
                                                    here are a few of our holiday ideas available at the moment…

                                                    EXCLUSIVE PREFERENTIAL WORLD READER OFFER
                                                    Any members interested in visiting the stunning island of Corsica should take a
                                                    look at specialist villa operator, Voyages Ilena, which has introduced a new
                                                                                        Corsican villa to its portfolio. ‘U Sole’ (ref 0942),
                                                                                        is set in the village of Lumio, which is just 15
                                                                                        minutes drive from Calvi and all its beaches.
                                                                                        The villa has three bedrooms, one of which is
                                                                                        accessed from the outside and has its own
Dear Member,                                                                            ensuite shower room (so ideal for grandparents
                                                                                        who may wish to be slightly separate from the
Well, Spring is underway and Summer is just
                                                                                        rest of the family). Prices are based on six
around the corner. I’m sure many of you are
                                                                                        people sharing for one week range from £589 to
already thinking of where you may venture
this year, and hopefully this issue of                                                  £959 per person including flights from Gatwick,
Preferential World will whet your appetite.                                             two hire cars and seven nights self catering at
                                                                                        the villa. Voyages Ilena is offering Preferential
We have teamed up with our friends at                                                   World readers an exclusive offer of a £150
Midlands Co-Op Travel, which is part of one                                             discount per holiday (ie – whole rental of the
of the UK’s largest independent travel agents,                                          villa) if they quote ‘Preferential World.’ This
who give you an overview of what they can
                                                    offer is subject to availability. For bookings, brochures, or to take up the offer,
offer you in terms of cruise holidays and
                                                    call Voyages Ilena on 020 7924 4440
much more.
Our featured destination is ‘Las Vegas’, where
I myself have recently visited and thoroughly       GRIEG IS THE WORD. . .
enjoyed. It really has to be experienced to be      The Life, Work and Music of Edvard Grieg - £1845pp - This year marks the
believed and I hope our article in this             100th anniversary of the death of the famous Norwegian composer, Edvard
issue encourages some of you to visit this          Grieg, and a special cruise will take place departing on 18
must-see city.
                                                    August to mark the occasion. The itinerary begins in his
We are delighted to have secured an                 hometown of Bergen, before traveling to Kirkenes, right
exclusive offer for Preferential World readers      up by the Russian border, with daily lectures and piano
on a villa holiday to Corsica with specialist       recitals - the perfect accompaniment to the tumbling
operator, Voyages Ilena.                            waterfalls and towering peaks the ship passes on the
And finally, continuing in our series of top five   voyage north. Prices for this voyage start from £1845 per
holidays and short-breaks from Preferential         person based on two sharing a twin cabin. This includes
contact-centre staff, this issue we have Linda      return flights between London Heathrow and Bergen/Oslo
Larman talking about her all-time favourite         and domestic flight Kirkenes/Oslo, all taxes and service
places.                                             charges, six nights accommodation on the MS Trollfjord on a full board basis,
                                                    one night in Oslo and one night in Bergen on a bed and breakfast basis,
                                                    transfers and services of an onboard lecturer. Hurtigruten, the new name for
Best wishes and happy holidays,                     Norwegian Coastal Voyage - 020 8846 2666

                                                    REVOLUTIONARY NEW HOTEL CONCEPT
                                                    YOTEL will open its first two hotels inside the terminal buildings of London’s
                                                    Gatwick and Heathrow airports this spring. The YOTEL concept uses the
Steve Nickerson, Managing Director                                                     language of airline travel and offers a business
                                                                                       class experience. At London Heathrow, a 40-
                                                                                       cabin YOTEL will open within Terminal 4, while
                                                                                       at London Gatwick, a 50-cabin YOTEL will open
                                                                                       within the South Terminal building. YOTEL was
                                                                                       created by Yo! Founder Simon Woodroffe and
                                                                                       YOTEL CEO Gerard Greene. The idea was
                                                                                      conceived by Simon after he was upgraded into
                                                    first-class on a flight. He decided to translate the language of luxury airline travel
                                                    and Japanese capsule hotels into a small but luxurious cabin.
                                                    The ‘cabins’ are 10m2 and feature double beds with luxury bedding, techno
                                                    walls, sophisticated “mood” lighting, pull down desks, monsoon shower, flat
                                                    screen TV with surround sound stereo system, a choice of hundreds of
                                                    downloadable movies, wi-fi access, eat-in grazing menu and web booking
                                                    facilities. Cabins will be bookable in blocks of four hours enabling delayed and
                                                    transfer passengers to relax privately in a hotel environment. In addition,
                                                    passengers leaving on those early morning flights can stay the night before and
                                                    check in online from the comfort of their rooms. Automated check in and check
                                                    out does away with the need for customers to stand in frustrating queues at the
                                                    reception counter in the mornings. Prices for a Standard cabin will range from
                                                    £25 for four hours to £40 overnight, while a Premium cabin will cost £40 for four
                                                    hours, £80 overnight.
 My Holidays. . .                             by Linda Larman
                               Linda Larman is a member of
                               Preferential’s Contact Team, based in Southend.

                               She talks to us about her holiday and short break
                               memories, dream holidays and short break plans
                               for the future…
On my last holiday I went to… Rhodes. It was              beautiful views. A car was a necessity here and
my first visit to Greek Islands. We stayed in a           Lagos town was only five minutes away as was
hotel built on a mountainside around 2 km from            the harbour. It was a nice central location for
Lindos. I like to stay in peaceful locations just         exploring Portugal. It’s the only place I’ve been
far enough away from the hustle and bustle of             to that I would consider returning to.
the tourist areas and this was very peaceful
indeed. The steps from the hotel gardens lead
                                                          My short breaks are spent… visiting family in
                                   down to a              the North East which I tend to do at least twice
                                   beautiful beach.       a year. My favourite short break in Europe was
                                   Whilst there, I        in Menton in the South of France near the Italian
                                   visited various        border. It was a five day break which we
                                   towns and the          organised ourself over the internet. We visited
                                   two favourites for     Cannes, Nice and Monte Carlo, my favourite
                                   me were Lindos         being Monte Carlo. We would normally hire a
                                   itself and Rhodes      car on holiday, but its more beneficial here to
                                   Old Town. As you       use public transport and the buses are very
                                   approach Lindos        frequent and comfortable.
it looks so pretty as it is built on a hill and is full   It was great to see up
of brilliant white houses with the ancient ruins of       close the Formula One
the Acropolis right at the top. You can climb to          Racing Circuit. It’s
the top but I decided to take the Donkey Taxi .           amazing how they reach
Donkeys are the only means of transport in                those speeds around the
Lindos (unless you have a motorbike). It was a            streets of Monaco!
scary ride, but it was well worth it as the views
from the top are spectacular.
                                                          My dream holiday
Rhodes has the contrast of the Old and New                destination anywhere in
towns, but I much preferred the Old town which            the world is… Australia
is surrounded by ancient walls and is steeped in          starting off in Sydney. I
history.”                                                 would like to experience a
                                                          few months there to see what life is like on the
My all time favourite                                     other side of the world. So I'll have to wait until
holiday destination                                       I retire to do so!
is… All my travel has
been in Europe                                            On my next holiday I am planning to go to…
including Spain,                                          Turkey. I've never been there before but I’ve
Cyprus, The Canaries                                      heard good reports from friends so I'll give it a
and Balearics but I                                       try. Going to a country you’ve never visited
would say my                                              before always adds to the excitement of the
favourite location so                                     trip. I’m still looking for that special place that
far is Lagos in Portugal. Again I stayed in a             has all the ingredients I'm looking for, who
small exclusive hotel in the hills which had              knows this might be it!
feature                                                                         VIVA
                                             Las Vegas is unequalled for sheer visual
                                             impact. Glittering and glamorous, the city is
                                             an intriguing mix of the intimate and
                                             imposing. Stroll through the streets of
                                             ancient Rome, relax in lush Polynesian
                                             gardens, ride gondolas on the Grande Canal
                                             or walk the path of the ancient Egyptians
                                             and marvel at the scale and theatrical
                                             complexity of this ever-changing city.
                                             Las Vegas is an increasingly luxurious destination where indulgence and
                                             extravagance reign. Be pampered in luxury spas, appreciate fine cuisine
                                             from world-renowned chefs, remember the Rat Pack and try your luck in
                                             the lavish casinos.

                                             Commanding architecture, whimsical themes and the freedom to do
                                             what you want, when you want, make Las Vegas an irresistible adult

                                             Enter tainment Capital of the World
                                             Las Vegas has been associated with glamorous entertainment for
                                             decades and earned its title as the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’
                                             long ago. Today, visitors are still dazzled by sequin-clad showgirls and
                                             sophisticated lounge acts, but also enjoy an unparalleled variety of
                                             production shows, comedy revues, magic acts, superstar concert
                                             headliners and travelling Broadway performances. With nightclubs and
                                             ultra lounges in abundance, you’ll be entertained until dawn.

                                             Dining Las Vegas Style
                                             Once known for its all-you-can-eat buffets, Las Vegas has transformed
                                             itself into a culinary destination. Dining options include cuisine from
                                             every part of the world, with price tags that vary as much as menus.

                                             High-end eateries are all the rage and Las Vegas hotels have recruited
                                             some of the top chefs in the world to open and run restaurants inside
                                             their properties. Las Vegas is home to two restaurants that have earned
                                             the AAA Five-Diamond rating: Picasso at Bellagio and Renoir at The
                                             Mirage and celebrity chefs continue to make waves-and history-in Las

                                             Wine connoisseurs can toast the many restaurants that have received
                                             honours for their extensive and exquisite wine lists. Aureole at Mandalay
Images courtesy of the                       Bay became one of only 87 restaurants worldwide to receive the "Grand
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority.   Award," Wine Spectator magazine's highest honour.
Culinary and wine critics have discovered what visitors have long known: Las Vegas is
a diner's paradise. And with prices to fit everyone's budget, it's no wonder why the
dining scene has taken centre stage in the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Neon to Nature
Everyone is drawn to the lights and excitement of Las Vegas but too few are aware of
the wonders of Mother Nature that surround them. The spirit of cowboys, Indians,
outlaws and pioneers lives on in Nevada. Outstanding recreational opportunities,
offering real rough and ready excitement, take place against a backdrop of jaw-
dropping scenery. Rugged mountains, brilliantly coloured rock canyons and deep
desert valleys offer stunning scenery and a myriad of outdoor recreational
opportunities. The region’s favourable climate makes outdoor activity an attractive
option year-round.

Nearby Natural Attractions :
MOUNT CHARLESTON is just 35 miles from Las Vegas at an elevation of 11,918 feet.
An average of 20 to 30 degrees cooler than Las Vegas, Mount Charleston is a perfect
retreat for skiing, hiking and horseback riding.

THE GRAND CANYON lies approximately 300 miles from Las Vegas and can be
reached by an exhilarating 40 minute helicopter flight. Over millions of years, the
Colorado River carved this natural wonder that is one mile deep and 277 miles long.

RED ROCK CANYON is just 15 miles west of Las Vegas. It is a stunningly scenic area
of scarlet rock formations and desert open to the public year-round, Red Rock
Canyon is home to feral horses, wild burros, bighorn sheep, coyotes and an enormous
variety of desert plant life.

The climate in Nevada is arid with abundant sunshine, light rainfall and snow. The
Mojave Desert is North America's hottest desert and receives less than 10cm of rain
per year. Temperatures vary enormously with location and season. Daytime maximums
average over 100°F (38°C) in July and August, and night-time minimums drop below
freezing in December and January.

For visitors to Las Vegas, the mid-Summer heat is intense but all of the hotels, indoor
attractions, shopping and restaurants are comfortably air-conditioned and resorts
feature lavish outdoor pools.

Ideal times to visit are between April-May and September-October.

For more information
Free tourist information packs on Las Vegas and Nevada are available by calling
0870 523 8832
Travel         When it comes to your cruise holiday we
               want you to sit back, tell us what you’re
               after and let us put it all together.
with the       As you know, life moves as fast as you
               want it to on board these fabulous
Experts. . .   floating hotels, and this year we have got
               more destinations than ever before for
Midlands       you to explore.
               Midlands Co-op Travel are part of the UK’s largest
Co-op          independent travel agents. Our independence means
               that we’re not financially linked to any tour operator,
               leaving you free to shop around with a wide range of
Travel         operators to find a cruise holiday that’s perfect for you.
               We understand that finding your ideal cruise is important
               and as your Co-operative travel agent, our website and
               highly trained travel advisors offer open, honest and
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               We will do all of the searching for you and find you the
               right cruise to suit your needs. We book through many
               various cruise operators including Ocean Village, P&O,
               Cunard and Princess Cruises.

               . . .amazing itineraries
               There are some truly amazing itineraries available for
               2007 and 2008 on some of the most spectacular ships
               in the world. You’ll find everything from weekend breaks
               to 14 night sailings. So whether you’re seeking cultural
               explorations, idyllic beaches or dramatic scenery, every
               day holds new and exciting possibilities.

                            “ THE TIGERS ” –
                         Preferential is delighted to
                         announce its sponsorship of
                         the Southdown Under 7’s,
                         which are part of the
                         Southdown Minors Section
                         based at Burgess Hill Football
                         Club in West Sussex.
  Cruising is becoming more and more popular with all age
  groups. It offers you an effortless way to see the world whilst
  enjoying an unrivalled quality of service. Take part in the
  adventurous activities provided or simply lie back and relax.
  By booking your 2007/2008 cruise early, you will benefit from
  the many fantastic early booking discounts available, ensure
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  make great savings of up to 50%! Then you can sit back and
  start looking forward to your holiday at sea.
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                                        . . .exotic locations . . .
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The Southdown Minors Section was established in          The first game started slowly, with the score standing
1996 to provide football coaching to younger age         at 0-0 at half time. Shortly after the break, Harvey
groups in the Southdown Area. All the coaches give       Towler scored the first goal and the second resulted
their time freely and many are parents who are           from a fantastic looping ball from the Captain, Jake
interested in the game, who then later become            French, to Ollie Askew whose back was to goal so he
managers of their own teams.                             swiftly turned and scored! Unfortunately, Roffey
The team’s first game of the season was against          Robins then scored two to even the game. However,
Roffey Robins of Horsham and they played                 the Southdown Under 7’s won the second game 5-0.
outstandingly in their new team kit provided and         The Preferential ‘Player of the Year’ will be decided
sponsored by Preferential.                               after the summer tournaments.

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