Its been a hectic summer at Avocet Travel Management. Three substantial groups have gone out all within days of each other keeping us all busy.
The first was a small bespoke group wishing to see George Stephenson’s locomotive the “Rocket” plus other bits and pieces of railway interest. So beginning of August it was off to York and the National Railway Museum, followed by a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Whitby.
Then we had a group of 30 Singaporeans visiting the UK. All they wanted to do was to go around Britain and see as much as they can so we embarked on a tour taking in Guernsey, Cork, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Orkney Islands, Inverness, Edinburgh, Le Havre (I know its not the UK!) and London before returning to the office for a day. It was then off to Swindon for a meeting we had set up for 12 business people including an afternoon of sailing and pottery!
All in all a great August so thank you everyone for booking your groups through Avocet Travel Management.
This Wednesday (25th January 2017) sees the final major changes to the terminals at Gatwick.
British Airways are moving all their operations to the South Terminal with Virgin Atlantic moving to the North. Leaving Easyjet (which currently operates from both terminals) to consolidate its operation around the North terminal.
The event will feature 4 working Deltics, D9002, D9009, 55019 and 55022 and we are working on a surprise visitor and will be a DELTIC only event. We are at the early planning stages at the moment but some of the ideas we are following include at least one dining train on the Bluebell and if possible another on the main railway network organised by Avocet Travel Management, anybody who would like to express an interest in this would they please contact Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org . Jason Cross at the East Midlands Photographic Society has been asked to organise an event on the Friday evening.
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Newquay Airport has announced a new seasonal route to Cork. Operated by Aer Lingus Regional the twice weekly summer only service commences operation on 6th May 2017.
Close to Cork airport lies Blarney Castle and Gardens and why not stay in the coastal town of Kinsale just a short drive from the airport? The town of Cobh is close by. This is where the SS Titanic set sail on its ill-fated maiden voyage and of course you have the City of Cork. And not forgetting the Jameson Experience in Midleton.
The possibilities are endless so why not contact your Travel Partner to find out more?
Unite have announced that they intend to hold industrial action involving British Airways cabin crew on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th January 2017. This could potentially effect flights from London Heathrow airport.
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
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.