Shout out to all the amazing bakers and donators at Hotels & More, who helped us raise money during our charity bake sale for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
This organisation is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.
Some of our staff members will also attend the 5k charity run in Regent’s Park on Sunday 27th. If you want to support our team, follow this link: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/team/hotels-more-1
Royal fever is hitting new heights around the world as we celebrate the recent royal birth and look forward to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Only 3 days left till Saturday! So make sure you get your wine chilled for the celebration. Did you know that there are fantastic English wines available and Chapel Down Winery is producing award-winning ones? Check out our itinerary which includes a visit to the renowned vineyard, and taste the great variety of wines and spirits yourself. – https://www.hotels-more.com/…/south-england-a-land-of-castl…
Photo credit: © Cahpel Down
Our colleagues spent yesterday at Bletchley Park exploring this atmospheric Victorian estate, which was once the centre of a top-secret world of iconic Codebreaking Huts and Blocks. Why not start your round trip of East Anglia following the close historical links between the US and this region? Visit the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Duxford, the Eagle Pub in Cambridge and fall in love with the Suffolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Get in touch for more information or discover more of England here: www.hotels-more.com/en/discover-england.
May the fourth be with you!
Every year on the 4th of May, the world celebrates Star Wars Day – jokingly referring to the popular phrase “May the force be with you”. Did you know that Skellig Michael, an island off the coast of County Kerry in the south-west of Ireland, served as a filming location for the latest movies “The Last Jedi” and “The Force Awakens”? Explore the impressive coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way with us!
85 years ago today, on May 2nd 1933, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster was born, when a sighting made the local news. A couple claimed to have seen “an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface” and as a result several London newspapers sent correspondents to Scotland. Tales of sightings of the Monster before 1933 do exist and date back as far as 1,500 years before, but only after the 1933 sighting did the ‘Nessie hunt’ really begin. How about you? Do you want the chance to spot the illusive Nessie? On a magical tour with us in Scotland, hop on a cruise of Loch Ness to do just that!
We would like to congratulate all winners of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence yesterday at the Assembly Rooms, Bath. We were thrilled to be sponsoring the ‘Guided Tour of the Year’ category of which York's Chocolate Story was the big prize winner. The visitor attraction takes guests on an entertaining, informative and interactive guided tour through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families, showing a level of passion that is so important in our industry.
A special mention goes to Historic Royal Palaces as it is always a delight to work so closely with them. They received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism in recognition of the powerful draw the royal palaces have for domestic and international visitors.
Congratulations to Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their third child. Born on St George's Day at 11:01 am at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the young prince will be fifth in line to the throne, following Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Britain is already starting to get swept up by royal fever thanks to the upcoming Royal Wedding.
However, before the marriage takes place on 19th May we are looking forward to another long awaited event in the Royal family: The birth of the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Parking in front of St Mary’s hospital has been suspended between 09th April to 30th April, suggesting that Kate and William are now only days away from welcoming their third child. With the sex of the baby still unknown, let us know what gender you think the baby will be! #royalbaby
Want to start your week royal?
Here's a neat little 'easter egg' hidden in Google Maps. Head over to Windsor Castle and watch what happens to the little orange Street View person. As you hone in on a royal location you’ll find it changes into a miniature version of the Queen. So drag Her Miniature Majesty across the UK to look round the country’s royal palaces and let us know which one is your favourite!
It's very satisfying, but not as satisfying as visiting these places, so meet our team at RDA Group Travel Expo Friedrichshafen (10th-11th April) or at the VisitScotland EXPO in Glasgow (11th-12th April) and plan your next visit to the British Isles.
Looking to experience England from a different perspective? Its peaceful canals and rivers allow you to do just that! On a canal boat you can relax and discover the country in a unique way. Not to mention you're likely to spot plenty of wildlife along the way!
Why not consider offering a thematic tour for the 2019 travel season? A thematic tours brings to life England's many heritage sites and national parks in an enthralling and enriching way.
The brand new Gardens & Gourmet Pass gives you access to local delights such as beautiful gardens and vineyards and lively restaurants within the Hertfordshire, Kent, Peak District, Cheshire and Derbyshire areas. Contact us to find out how this can enhance your tour!
In 2017 Hull became the UK City of Culture. This year to celebrate this new status they have an exciting programme of concerts, live performances and interactive exhibitions, showing there is so much more to this city than meets the eye. Within easy reach of Hull are other cultural Northern gems, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.
Find out more about the cities of Northern England: www.hotels-more.com/en/discover-england
Discover the thrill of journeying along the 125 mile long Kings' West Way! Starting in West London and finishing in Bristol, the route takes you through lush emerald countryside and past famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Royal Windsor, Roman Bath and Stonehenge. Along the way you'll pass traditional pubs, serving craft ales and local farm food, as well as galleries filled with contemporary designs and creations.
Find out more: www.hotels-more.com/en/discover-england
Manchester is a vibrant cultural hub famed for its rich variety of architectural style, high tech museums, TV studios and major football teams. With the brand new 'Sightseeing Manchester hop-on-hop-off city tour' there is now a flexible way to discover Manchester's top tourist attractions.
Find out about Manchester's new sightseeing tour: www.hotels-more.com/en/discover-england