Archive for the ‘holiday accommodation’ Category

Caravanning: a British tradition

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 10:04 Comments Off

Since the recession caravanning holidays have been talked about in the travel media as something of a new phenomena. But Britain’s love affair with camping is nothing new; in fact it dates back to the days of Robert Baden-Powell and Scouting in the early 20th century. Groups of young boys headed out to learn survival [...]

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Campaign for free hotel internet launched

Monday, July 4, 2011 22:29 Comments Off

Britain’s biggest independent group of hotels has launched a national campaign encouraging free Internet for everyone, after revealing it could save British businesses a massive £1.4billion a year in charges. Best Western offers free Internet to all guests staying at any of over 270 hotels across Great Britain – saving them more than £28million annually [...]

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Travelodge becomes London’s largest hotel chain

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 17:28 Comments Off

Travelodge has today knocked the Hilton hotel group off the top spot as London’s biggest hotel chain. With the opening of its 99-room Ealing Travelodge today, the chain now has 40 hotels with 5,714 rooms across the capital, and is the fastest growing hotel chain in the UK. After also announcing today that it has [...]

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Center Parcs Treehouses now complete

Monday, March 14, 2011 10:01 Comments Off

If the idea of staying in a treehouse for your family holiday appeals to you, you’ll be pleased to hear that Center Parcs has just announced that their Treehouses at Sherwood Forest have now been completed. The three two-storey Treehouses are located in the 400 acres of woodland at Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire and feature [...]

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Best Western launches Finder Keypers competition

Thursday, March 10, 2011 13:35 Comments Off

Best Western has launched an exciting promotion giving away up to £50,000 every single day for the next three months. The competition is a bit of fun and entrants simply play an interactive game to find their perfect hotel – select your choice of locations, type of hotel, activities and extras – or just go [...]

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Britannia Hotel Group rescues Pontin’s

Monday, January 31, 2011 17:40 1 Comment

Administrator KPMG has announced that the Britannia Hotel Group has bought Pontin’s. A victim of the credit crunch, the troubled holiday park company, which owns and operates five parks, went into administration last November.

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Ten buyers line up for Pontin’s

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 22:56 Comments Off

The future looks bright for Pontin’s after administrators KPMG announced they had received ten offers for the holiday park company. Pontin’s, which has five holiday parks at Brean Sands in Somerset, Camber Sands in Sussex, Pakefield in Suffolk, Prestatyn Sands in Wales and Southport in Merseyside, went into administration in November 2010 and has been [...]

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End of VAT concessions could lead to higher caravan rents

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 20:29 Comments Off

We could see higher rental rates for holiday caravans from 2012 after the Government announced it was withdrawing VAT concessions for caravan owners. More than 300,000 caravan owners will, from January 2012, have to pay VAT on their caravans’ water and sewerage charges and business rates. Currently, these services are zero rated for VAT, however, [...]

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Travelodge to open six new Travelodge hotels

Monday, November 29, 2010 17:26 Comments Off

Travelodge is set to open six new travelodges creating 150 new jobs in the run up to Christmas. The new hotels will open in Maidenhead, Chichester, London Whetstone, Horsham, Paignton and Lancaster and bring the total number of Travelodges to 460 – a total of 31,171 rooms. The budget hotel company recently announced it had [...]

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Pontin’s goes into administration

Saturday, November 13, 2010 10:51 Comments Off

Holiday park company Pontin’s has gone into administration. The company, which owns five holiday sites: Brean Sands in Somerset, Camber Sands in Sussex, Pakefield in Suffolk, Prestatyn Sands in Wales and Southport in Merseyside, continues to operate while KPMG, the appointed administrator, looks for a new owner. In it’s guest announcement on the Pontin’s site, [...]

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