Thursday, 28 June 2012

Northampton area: reasons to visit

Northamptonshire is one of the UK's top travel destinations, with a great range of things to do and see, plus an abundance of quintessentially beautiful English countryside. from the bustle and vibrant

Situated at the heart of England, Northamptonshire offers visitors easy accessibility as well as a great range of things to do. Road links include the M1, M45, M6, and M40 plus you can get from Northampton itself to London by train in less than an hour.

With plenty of history on offer, the Northamptonshire area gives you the chance to check out some really interesting places, such as Althorp House - built in 1688, the estate is now a major tourist draw, having of course been the Spencer family's home for centuries and now also famous for its literary festival which has grown over the last 9 years into an acclaimed event. And of course the Diana exhibition, devoted to the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Other major tourist draws for the Northampton area include Silverstone - the world-famous racing circuit and renowned home of British motor racing, plus a great range of museums, parks and buildings of interest.

So whether you’re looking for a bit of culture and history, a chance to see the Northamptonshire countryside, or simply to explore further afield, you will find Daventry hotels and other nearby towns around the county are perfect as a base for your visit whether you’re making your way to the county from other parts of the UK, or jetting in from abroad.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Belfast - Remembering the Titanic

After months of careful planning, the city of Belfast, where the Titanic was built, will mark the sinking of the vessel with a weekend of centenary events. These events will be held throughout the city on the 14th and 15th April.

The weekend of centenary events, exactly 100 years after the luxury cruise liner sank, is proving to be very popular with Titanic enthusiasts.

International and local artists will retell the story of the ship’s tragic demise in a 90 minute show that will include a documentary. This will take place on Saturday 14th April.

Further events will follow on the Sunday with a memorial garden being unveiled close to the Titanic memorial sculpture on the grounds of Belfast City Hall.

The centenary weekend has been a welcome boost to the local economy with hotels seen to be benefiting well. Hotels in the area are already near capacity for that particular weekend, with the centenary weekend still over 4 weeks away.

If you are planning to be part of the centenary weekend, it would be well advised to make plans as soon as possible as hotels such as the Europa, Fitzwilliam, Park Inn and Ramada all close to capacity.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Hotel chain to create jobs with new properties in Edinburgh

Budget hotel chain Travelodge has announced that they plan to open two new hotels in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. The move will see around 50 jobs created and will hopefully inject over £2.5m into the local economy.

The new properties, due to open in the coming months, are currently in the middle of a recruitment drive to fill posts including managers, receptionists, housekeepers, cleaners and bar staff.

The first property scheduled to open will be located on Queen Street. The hotel chain hopes to open hotel’s doors in March, creating job opportunities for 23 people. It is estimated the property will bring around £1.3m per year to the local economy.

The second hotel will be on the famous Princes Street, located above TopShop. Travelodge hope to have this hotel open in May, creating 27 jobs and injecting over £1.5m every year to the Scottish economy.

The opening of two new properties in Edinburgh are all part of Travelodge’s wider plans to grow the chain over the coming years.

Michelle Luxford, human resources director at Travelodge said "We have an aggressive growth plan in place, which includes opening 1,100 hotels by 2025. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals who want a long term career in hospitality."

Travelodge Chief Executive, Guy Parsons, also added “We are delighted to be opening even more new hotels and creating even more new jobs this year compared to 2011. Despite the ongoing tough economic climate, Travelodge is continuing to open hotels, which is exactly what the British economy needs right now.”
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