Monthly Archives: September 2011

London St Pancras to Germany High speed rail service announced by DeutscheBahn

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After a successful test run, German rail operator DeutscheBahn (DB) plans to start a full inter-continental service in 2013 through the Channel Tunnel from the Eurostar terminal at London St Pancras.   Brussels will be used as the connecting point, high-speed services will be provided to Amsterdam & Rotterdam and also Frankfurt & Cologne. The chairman of the DeutscheBahn (DB) Management Board, Dr Rutiger Grube, said, “By making full use of the opportunities afforded by the liberalisation of the European rail …

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Ryan Air steals a march on rivals by launching its own pre paid Mastercardrivals

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Ryanair lanched its own prepaid Mastercard on the 12th of September, if you remember in one of our previous posts we recommended using one of these cards to waive credit card charges, Ryanair as always is best at  innovation and they have launched their own card to tap this market, it’s managed by Access Prepaid Worldwide and is launching on the 04th of October 2011.  The card purchase fee of £6 will be reimbursed to Ryanair passengers since each cardholder …

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Gem of a budget hotel in London

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I came across this hotel chain in London (Tune Hotels), they originate from Malaysia, it’s a good budget hotel and they charge only £65.00 per night for a double in London which is fantastic value, please go to this link, they are close to Waterloo and just across Westminster Bridge

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Londons New Airport that already exists but everyone is ignoring,

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Manston Airport in Kent (Kent International) has one of the best runways in the UK, its 7 miles from the coast and the local district Council is in favour of it developing as a major passenger airport, its only 16 miles from the High Speed rail link and is already operating as an airport, so why is the Coalition Government ignoring this vital bit of infrastructure that could take the pressure off Heathrow, Gatwick & Stansted  

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New York Hotel at a snip

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If your going to stay in New York, then you have to stay in Manhatten, I  would suggest the Sohotel as a good 3 star hotel,  It’s a 2-minute walk from a subway station and 4 minutes from Little Italy, offers free Wi-Fi in public areas and 24-hour concierge service. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs.  I checked out a rate for 24th November 2011 and the rate was USD$1125  (225$ per night) you can check it out at Booking.com  link.  If you …

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New York flight for a snip at £299

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Found a New York Return fare for £299 inclusive of taxes for travel up to 30th November 2011,  It’s on Kuwait Airlines which is a dry airline (No alcohol) but it’s direct  on a Boeing 777-200 which is a very young aircraft and operates on Tues/Thurs/Sat in both Directions, flights are from Heathrow  and into New York JFK,  link for this is Southall Travel see hotel story for good 3* and 4* hotel rates from $225 per night  link  

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Goodwood Revival

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The Goodwood Revival starts next weekend on Friday the 16th until Sunday the 18th of September 2011; I have been for the last couple of years and for anyone who has not been then you are missing a really Fun event.  Of course there is the pageant of classic cars, Vintage Aircraft and Flying displays.  But the most fun is dressing up for the day in period clothing. 80% of people, who go, dress up in period clothing ranging from the 1920’2 to …

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My Lucky 7 Top Travel Tips to save Money & Time

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For some of you who have not had the oppertunity to read my blog, then I list some money saving tips to save your valuable time and money. 1)  Register free for Iris recognition for your passport to save time at Passport Control  link 2)  Register for free European health care for yourself and your family for £5 using the EHIC card  Link 3)  Avoid Rip Off credit card charges and use a Mastercard cash card instead  Link 4)Pre-book kerbside …

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City Break Best Value & Best Suggestions

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If you want to get away for a city break and want to get the best value in this age of auserity then can I suggest the following break;  Budapest a city  (2 city’s in reality  Bud & Pest) of culture and history,   best price I found for the 4th of November for 3 nts was with Wizz Air out of Luton  £86,  I used Skyscanner which I have recommended on a number of occasions, there is no connection …

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