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Easter Offer from La Fregate Hotel, Guernsey

Thursday, March 5th, 2009


With Easter fast approaching, La Fregate Hotel has put together a little package to get you abroad without the financial pressure that comes with the Euro these days.
As you may well be aware, Guernsey uses not only its own pound but you can spend sterling here as well, so no exchange rate misery!
Over the Easter weekend, we can offer the following benefits:-

  • Book a deluxe room and enjoy savings of 50% on a second deluxe room for your children.
  • Complimentary full English breakfast for two adults and two children
  • Complimentary Food for Children under 3
  • 50% discount on food for children under 12
  • All guests over Easter weekend (April 10-12) will receive a chocolate egg. For children under 12 these will be personalised with their names
  • Children sharing a room with parents will not be charged for accommodation
  • Break available for 1 night or more

As well as this offer, we have a number of other weekend break packages that are available throughout the year to suit your specific requirements
For more details please visit our website at Easter Break
To help you with travel arrangements we can also arrange preferential rates with Condor Ferries
To make a reservation, please contact our reservations team on +44 1481 724624
Best Wishes
La Fregate Hotel & Restaurant
Les Cotils
St Peter Port
Guernsey GY1 1UT
Tel 01481 724624

The Belize Stimulus Package

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

7 Night Reef & Rainforest Adventure


Two outstanding resorts in Belize have teamed to create one vacation of a lifetime.

Chabil Mar Villas and The Lodge at Chaa Creek, both impeccable resorts in their own right, have created a stimulus package for discerning travelers looking for the best that Belize has to offer.

Let the jungles of Belize and her warm Caribbean waters combine to create a special stimulus package just for you.

Maybe it’s time you replace the constant barrage of news with an orchestra of bird song, and winter’s hue with bright tropical flora.

Days of waking up to snorkeling in crystal clear turquoise waters, horseback riding to Maya Temples, or just lazing about in the hammock?

Allow yourself to energize your senses, have the sun warm your spirit, and a colorful array of friendly people to talk to as you drop out of ‘Main Street’ and dive into an adventure where nature calls to your soul and excites your passion for a new beginning.

Your week includes choice of 3 night stay at one resort and 4 nights at the other:

Package includes lodging in the Cottage Collection at Chaa Creek and Deluxe Oceanview Suites at Chabil Mar Villas, all meals, transfers from Belize International Airport to Chaa Creek and from Chaa Creek to Chabil Mar. Guided full day Maya Temple tour and snorkeling trip, horseback riding and nature tours, unlimited use of canoes and sea sport equipment, swimming pools in both locations, and your own golf cart for exploring Placencia.

$2,297.00 per person Inclusive of taxes & gratuity (Valid until Dec 15, 2009)

To reserve this package – email us at or call toll free at 1-866-417-2377

Robert Argue
General Manager, Chabil Mar Villas

Classy Flamenco Festival set to stun in Dusseldorf

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Fans of the passionate Flamenco dance are set to flock to Dusseldorf as it gears up to host its annual Flamenco Festival in March.

Luxury hotels in Dusseldorf such as the Renaissance Dusseldorf Hotel, the Steigenberger Park hotel and the Nikko Hotel Dusseldorf, will no doubt be inundated with Flamenco enthusiasts the world over.

This year event, taking place between March 3rd and 13th at the Tanzhaus NRW, will feature over 20 workshops that encourage visitor participation.

Of course the main attraction for luxury holiday tourists will be the nine professional performances showcasing the best in international traditional and modern interpretations of the Andalusian dance.

Highlights of previous festivals include the Felipe Mato experimental show in 2005 and Belen Maya’s stunning performance of Bach’s Chaconne in 2006.

SA set for business tourism boom

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

South Africa is on the brink of a business tourism boom, according to environmental affairs and tourism minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.

Luxury hotels and the tourism industry serviced 440,689 visitors from the UK in 2007 alone, with business tourism making up four per cent of the country’s total tourism revenues.

Speaking at the official opening of South Africa’s annual business tourism conference in Johannesburg, Mr van Schalkwyk explained that spending tends to expand beyond accommodation alone.

“On average, business travellers spend three times more than leisure travellers and 40 per cent of them return to a destination within five years.

“[Some] 18 per cent of business travellers go on tours prior to their business activities, while 22 per cent do the same afterwards.”

In anticipation of increases in business tourism, the Cape Town International convention centre is earmarked for a doubling in size, while a new Nelson Mandela International convention centre is also set to be constructed.

Luxury hotels such as the Bay Hotel, Beverly Hills Hotel and the Bushman Sands Hotel will be among some of those set to benefit from this new growing tourism influx.

Flying while pregnant determined on ‘individual basis’

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Pregnant women that fly to luxury holiday destinations need to be assessed on an “individual basis”, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

Getting on an airplane when pregnant doesn’t come with a definitive list or set of times when it is appropriate to travel, but it is important that travellers check existing medical conditions before flying.

Professional policy adviser for RCM, Janet Fyle, advises that airlines will usually have standard procedures with which pregnant women will have to comply before jetting off on holiday.

She said: “Some airlines say they will admit pregnant women up to a certain number of weeks and usually they want the midwife or doctor to give confirmation that she is fit.

Ms Fyle notes that in cases of high-blood pressure or a low lying placenta, travel is often not advised.

“If a woman has any existing medical conditions she needs to consult her doctor, and then the airline would make the decision,” she added.

British Airways restricts travel beyond the end of the 36th week of pregnancy, but insists on a letter from a doctor or nurse from the 28th week.