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Banyan Tree signs innovative partnership with Accor


Banyan Tree Holdings has announced that it has entered into an agreement with AccorHotels designed to allow the French hospitality giant to design and manage Banyan Tree branded hotels around the world. AccorHotels will invest an initial €16 million in Singapore-based Banyan Tree and both parties will then co-develop the brands owned by Banyan Tree.

Article from Breaking Travel News Friday 9th December 2016


Virgin Atlantic to add new Los Angeles flights from Spring 2017

Beginning May 2017, Virgin Atlantic will fly three times a day between London Heathrow and Los Angeles, creating greater choice of flights for customers during the peak summer travel season. All three services on this route will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft – Virgin Atlantic’s most fuel-efficient aircraft, offering three cabin classes, including fully flat bed and aisle access seats in Upper Class.

To book your flights from London to LA call Avocet Travel Management.



Fancy New Years Eve in Abu Dhabi ?? Coldplay to see in New Year at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

FLASH Entertainment, the Middle East’s premier live events company, announced earlier that Coldplay will return to Abu Dhabi to celebrate the New Year with their UAE fans. The event, on Saturday, December 31st, will take place at the du Arena, Yas Island. Coldplay’s show forms part of the A Head Full of Dreams Tour, presented by du Live! and brought to Abu Dhabi by FLASH Entertainment in association with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s vibrant entertainment and leisure destination.


Contact Avocet Travel Management to make this happen.


Makeover for Holiday Inn Northampton West

Holiday Inn Northampton West, part of the Splendid Hospitality Group, has been transformed and revitalised thanks to a £2 million makeover. The hotel, located just a two-minute drive from the M1, now boasts 66 newly decorated rooms and a stunning Open Lobby design in the hotel’s reception area.


To make a reservation please contact  Avocet Travel Management.


Vietnam Airlines receives latest Boeing Dreamliner

Boeing and Vietnam Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the flag carrier’s tenth 787-9 Dreamliner. “Vietnam Airlines is proud to welcome our 10th Boeing 787 Dreamliner on behalf of Vietnam Airlines, only 16 months after we took delivery of the first of these state-of-the-art new aircraft,” said Phan Xuan Duc, executive vice president, Vietnam Airlines.


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Embarrassing things we’ve all done while travelling


Speaking slowly to a local only to find English is their first language

Slowly and clearly, you say to the local “por favor, do you know where the bus station eez?” – your hands doing the “driving the bus” motion while you smile and nod. “Yeah, it’s just around the corner” they reply in flawless English, confused. You walk away to avoid any further embarrassment.

Not showering for [insert your number] of days

Maybe the water was cold, or perhaps there was no running water at all. We’ve all resorted to the wet-wipe wash at some point during our travels. And of course, it’s essential to document how many days unwashed you are, if only as a disclaimer for the smell.

Using an English word abroad that means something else entirely

Don’t get romantic about a low-lying “mist” in France – this means “manure” to the locals and could make for some awkward conversation. If you ask for the “bill” in the Netherlands you may be shown somebody’s buttocks. And whatever you do, don’t ask a Norwegian lady to show you where the “bus” is…



Part of an article by Greg Dickinson @Greg_Dickinson

Interesting Travel Facts


A Nation of High-flyers

Did you know, in the USA there are always a least 61,000 people flying on planes? That’s more than the population of a small city!