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‘Next generation’ Holiday Inn Express concept

IHG have opened the first of their ‘next generation’ Holiday Inn Express hotels:

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Virgin Trains: New look East Coast trains.

Virgins big refurb project to jazz up the interiors of their entire fleet is now underway. We're talking re-upholstered seats, fresh new carpets, sparkly new lighting, tidied-up toilets....the works. They’ve just introduced their first snazzy refurbished train into service and have another one due out next month. Then they will be going full steam ahead giving one train a makeover every week until they're all red hot. Here's a taste of what you can look forward to:

First Class

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More KLM flights from Leeds Bradford

From the start of May 2016 KLM will fly up to four times daily from Leeds Bradford Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, providing convenient access to the centre of Amsterdam. Situated only 15 minutes by train from the city centre, the multi award-winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the perfect point of access to this fascinating city. Thanks to the airport's one-terminal concept, which groups all facilities under one roof, you can also enjoy seamless transfers to further European and worldwide destinations on KLM's extensive global network.

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Heathrow Express reduce fares

The fastest way to Heathrow from central London, with a journey time of just 15 minutes, now costs less. Advanced fares for the Heathrow Express are now available for only £5.50 each way when booking tickets 90 days in advance. The standard fares for Heathrow Express are £22 for a single per person and £36 return, so the advance fares could provide a convenient saving for passengers who travel regularly. Reduced fares are also available when booked 30 or 14 days in advance. Call Traveleads to book your tickets or for further details.

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British Airways i360: A unique new venue for Summer 2016

If you are looking for an exciting, new setting for a reception, meeting or celebration this Summer why not try the exclusive British Airways i360?

Take a flight to the skies in Brighton as you cruise up slowly to 450 feet to enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views of up to 26 miles of surrounding Sussex from the world’s first vertical cable car, conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye.

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Manchester Airport 'Escape Lounge' closed for refurbishment

Manchester Airport’s 'Escape Lounge' in Terminal 2 will be undergoing a refurbishment for the next 15 weeks, and is due to re-open in April 2016. During this time lounge access will not be available for passengers travelling on Virgin Atlantic flights, the airport team will provide customers with a voucher to use at a selection of restaurants and bars in the terminal. Keep your eyes peeled for an update on the new facilities in April 2016.

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The world’s first convertible plane

You might want to check your desk calendar, just to be sure this isn’t some kind of April fool’s day joke. Nope – April isn’t for months yet!

It’s taken two years of intense research, but reports are coming in that the United States Patent and Trademark office has just accepted a patent for one of the strangest designs we’ve ever heard of, for a commercial plane.

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Enjoy Edinburgh's best hotels with our exclusive rates

Call Traveleads for our specially negotiated rates at this great range of Principal Hayley hotels in Edinburgh on 0131 718 4000 or 0113 245 7745.

The George

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Au revoir to an Icon

After 45 faithful years of service Airfrance will retire the last of its remaining Boeing 747 jumbo jets this weekend.

The aircraft made its final scheduled commercial flight between Mexico City and Paris CDG.

To simply wave it off unceremoniously would not be a fitting way to say good-bye to one of aviation’s greatest feats of engineering.

The aircraft will make two very special ‘tribute’ flights later this week, flying passengers over France’s historical landmarks during a business class lunch and champagne service.

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Say ‘Good-bye mobile roaming charges’ in Hong-Kong

Regular visitors to our website will know we have previously looked at ways our clients can avoid roaming charges and high international mobile phone bills. It would appear we are not alone in searching for new ways to keep the international traveller in touch for less.

The Hotel Icon in the popular Kowloon district of Hong-Kong is offering guests a complimentary mobile phone to use whilst staying at the property. The hotel boasts 262 rooms so it’s by no means a small task to provide mobile devices to all of its guests.

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