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Discover Ireland's Finest Country House Hotel

Nestled among ancient trees, within the granite walls of one of Ireland's finest estates, you'll find Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa.

With 200 lavishly furnished guest rooms including 93 suites and 36 holes of championship-quality golf, the resort is a stunning complement to the sublime formal gardens of historic Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow.  Work began on the gardens in 1731 but it was in the late 1860’s that most of the spectacular landscaping was carried out, creating an Italian Garden, an extraordinary Japanese Garden, and the Pepper Pot Tower. 

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Pamper yourself in Stratford-upon-Avon

Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe in Stratford-upon-Avon has invested £100,000 to refurbish its luxury state of the art Spa.

Set in 157 acres of beautiful parkland, the Spa boasts a level deck swimming pool incorporating an external vitality pool, heated loungers and foot spas, plus four thermal experience rooms, a selection of treatment rooms, gymnasium, tropical and polar storm showers, ice fountain, aerobics studio and tennis courts.

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How to get a free upgrade to First Class with British Airways.

British Airways are offering a free, one-way upgrade to First when you book an eligible return flight in Club World.

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5 simple processes to reduce the cost of your business travel

When it comes to reducing costs and making savings on corporate travel you might think you are already demonstrating best practice.  However our research has shown that this is not necessarily always the case. So we have compiled a simple check list of 5 processes that will ensure your business isn’t overspending or compromising on traveller safety.

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Be the first to travel on the brand new Azuma train. Tickets available.

We reported back in August last year how the new Azuma train shaved 22 minutes off the current journey time between London and Edinburgh in trials carried out by train manufacturer Hitachi. It was part of a testing phase to be completed prior to the roll out of the new 65-strong fleet.

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Monaco Grand Prix 2019. It doesnt get more glamorous than this!

The Monaco Grand Prix remains the highlight of the motor-racing calendar, the international jet set always make room in their schedules for the weekend of exclusive parties and celebrations combined with the Cannes Film Festival, which finishes during the preceding week.  They cruise into the harbour to watch the race unfold from their superyachts, as Port Hercule and Quai Kennedy are great spots to watch the action unfold.  

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Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland reports record results, and announces latest refurbishment project

A leading Lancashire hotel is to undergo extensive refurbishments after achieving its highest ever revenue results and an increase in social banqueting.
Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland, part of independent hotel group Hallmark Hotels, has invested over half a million pounds into refreshing the design and infrastructure of its bedrooms and bathrooms.  

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Royal Lancaster - luxury redefined in London

Royal Lancaster London is Hyde Park’s commanding mid-century architectural icon born and built in the swinging 60s. It’s happy history has seen it hip, handsome and rolling with the times in an unrivalled London location. Today, here in the 21st century they are proud of the knowledge and expertise they have gained over half a century as one of London’s leading hotels.

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Exploding the 3 most common myths surrounding self-book travel solutions

Travel technology has come on in leaps and bounds over the last five years, enabling travel companies to develop various reliable self-booking options for their clients.  Traveleads has always charted ahead of the curve, maintaining a commitment to delivering state of the art travel solutions.  Our self-booking tool has been designed to be user friendly, and simple to use.  Developed by tech-people for travel-people, because we want you to love it as much as we do ...after all, our technology is your technology!  Today we are addressing three common misconceptions regarding self-booking cor

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New flight options available between London and Las Vegas

It has been reported that that Virgin Atlantic will be terminating their London Gatwick-Las Vegas McCarran service for flights after March 31, 2019 - and that the service will be replaced with a new route operated out of London Heathrow.
Virgin Atlantic currently operates 7 weekly flights to Las Vegas using B747-400 equipment.  From March 31, 2019, the carrier will launch a new service out of London's largest gateway (LHR) which will be operated with B787-9 aircraft.

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