Archive for January, 2011
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival. If you feel like a Caribbean getaway. This could be a great way to enjoy a special event along with some sun, sand and sea.
Head lining the event this year is US Soul artist John Legend. Other performers include; Morgan Heritage, Chuck Brown, Regina Carter, Mike Stern, Richard Bona, Anacaona, Saint Lucia Collective, Carimi, Angelique Kidjo, Mervyn Wilkinson and Trey Songz, Maceo Parker, Yellowjackets, Taj Weekes and many more.
A great variety of music will be performed, and visitors to the festival will enjoy the wonderful sounds of jazz, soul and R&B and reggae. As this is the Jazz festival’s 20th year. I’m sure the magic of the Caribbean and celebrations will be at its highest.
2011 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival.
1st LOCATION: The Gaiety, Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, Caribbean, W.I.
DATES: 4th May 2011 to 5th May 2011.
TICKETS: $40.00 US Dollars.
2nd LOCATION: Pigeon Island, Saint Lucia, Caribbean, W.I.
DATES: 6th May 2011 to 8th May 2011.
TICKETS: Between $40.00 – $70.00 US Dollars.
2011 Holiday And Travel Show.
Oh boy does a year go by quickly? Once again, it’s time to get some great insight into the Worlds’ travel destinations.
If you’re in the UK, this year’s Holiday & Travel Show takes place next month in London. A second event in early March 2011 will be held in Birmingham.
The Holiday Show will feature hundreds of exhibits with a wide range of holiday destinations and getaways. From hiking to cyclying and beaches to ski slobes. An array of worldwide travel destinations will be on display for you. Celebrity speakers from radio and TV will be at both events. Both events include the weekends, so this could be a great fun family day out.
Holiday Show Schedules.
EVENT: The Holiday & Travel Show London.
LOCATION: Earls Court, London, SW5 9TA.
DATES: 3rd – 6th February 2011.
OPENS THURSDAY 3rd: – 10:00am – 8:30pm.
OPENS FRIDAY-SUNDAY: – 10:00am – 5:30pm.
ADMISSION: £10.00 – Free Admission for children Under 12yrs old.
EVENT: The Holiday & Travel Show Birmington.
LOCATION: NEC Birmingham, Birmingham city, centre, B40 1NT
DATES: 4th – 6th March 2011.
OPENING TIMES: 9.30am – 4.30pm.
ADMISSION: £8.00 – Free Admission for children Under 12.
Photographed by Wikipedia.org Pothe.
A Caribbean Island.
Aruba is a Caribbean Island situated in the southern Caribbean Sea. It is probably not as well known as other Caribbean Islands such as Antigua or Jamacia. However, as we move forward into the new year. Figures are being released about the number of visitors to many different Worldwide destinations. Today we focus on UK travellers and the Caribbean Island of Aruba.
Aruba is a small Caribbean Island, with a population of around 100,000 people. Yet it welcomed more than 14,000 UK visitors last year. This was an increase of around 26%. The picture of white sandy beaches, blue-green sea and hot sun. Easily comes to mind when you think about the caribbean. There is no doubt that Aruba fits nicely into that scene.
Aruba’s Popularity Grows.
Aruba’s popularity among UK visitors is growning fast. Making it into the top ten, and the fastest growing Caribbean destinations to have a great holiday.
For cheap flights and all inclusive deals to Aruba, and other caribbean destinations. check out Lastminute.com.
Photographed by Jim Goodrich.
If a luxury holiday is what you are seeking, you may wish to consider The Seychelles. Last year, the numbers were up on visitors to The Seychelles. Since the seventies, The Seychelles was considered one of the best luxury holiday destinations to travel to. According to The Seychelles Tourism Board, more than 170,000 people visited the Island in 2010 than the previous year.
A cluster of Islands in the Indian Ocean east of mainland Africa, northeast of Madagascar. A luxury holiday with activities that include cycling, deep sea fishing, hiking, horseback riding, scuba diving and snorkelling. There are many national parks, the most popular being Vallee de Mai. Fabulous beaches with luxury written all over them.
If a luxury holiday is the thing for you. Check out flights and packages to the Seychelles with Opodo.
As always, make sure you get the right travel insurance cover.
Photographed by Waltermera182 from wikipedia.org.
Travel To Europe.
Travel in Europe this Summer to enjoy a cheap holiday. The two destinations recommended are Greece and Spain. Both destinations are very popular with Brits and other holiday makers.
The Mediterranean is a wonderful place to visit. For Brits, it’s only a couple of hours away, and can work out to be quite a cheap family holiday if you can travel out of the high Summer Seasons. If you live outside of the UK, but still want to travel to Europe. A short Winter break or Spring break could also be a wise choice and would be a lot cheaper than the norm.
Cheap Family Holidays This Summer.
If you are a family with children still in school, but would still like to travel to Europe. Greece and Spain would still be great destinations, even in the high season, due to the affordability of both those destinations. It’s no suprise to me they are popular favourites with the Brits.
Spain was voted the third most visited Country in the World last year. One of six European Countries, in the top ten most visited destinations. If you do decide to travel to Europe, you’ll be in good company.
Don’t forget to check out you travel insurance options.
Photographed by Carlos Paes.
Travel To France.
The Winter months don’t all have to be doom and gloom. You can travel to France to brighten up your Winter. As of next month, carnival season starts to spread across the Globe. If you are in the mood for some colourful delights, hot music, dancing in the streets and fabulous entertainment. The 2011 Nice (France) carnival starts next month.
Enjoy The 2011 Annual Carnival.
Bright lights, music and festive fun is what you’ll get if you decide to travel to France for the 2011 Annual carnival. You will be able to enjoy a host of festive fun. There will be Parades every day, with colourful floats along the Place Massena. Nightly events with hundreds of musicians, dancers and culinary magic from all over the World.
The carnival will also have flower processions, along the Promenade des Anglais. The wonderful decorated floats will be accompanied by their extravagantly dressed troupes. What better reason to travel to France at this time of the year. For more details see below.
EVENT: Nice Carnival.
LOCATION: Nice, southern France.
DATES: 18th February 2011 – 8th March 2011.
There are several ways to travel to france to enjoy the 2011 annual carnival. You could travel by Air, Sea or Rail.
For cheap flights and fast bookings to Nice see Lastminute.com.
Photographed by Honeydew from Wikipedia.org.
The British scheduled and charter airline Company, Monarch Airlines. Will soon be providing a new flight service to Cyprus this year. As of May 2011, travellers can get flight to Paphos, Cyprus twice a week. This new route to Paphos increases Monarch Airlines Cyprus destinations. They already provide flights to Larnaca in southern Cyprus,
Monarch Airlines has quite a large European flight service to destinations such as, Gibraltar, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. Adding Cyprus to their roster, just helps to extend the airline’s European reach.