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Archive for 2010

Record revenue estimated at World Cup in South Africa

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This summer’s World Cup in South Africa is estimated to make a record £2.2 billion. This includes a record £690 million in funding by the sport’s governing body, Fifa – representing a 80 percent raise compared to the previous tournament in Germany in 2006.

One of the major causes for the increase in sponsorship profits is that Fifa has cut the list to of major sponsors to six from 15. Coca-Cola, Emirates, Sony, Visa, Adidas and Hyundai are each at the present paying more for the opportunity of experience, in spite of the international downturn.

Innovative sponsors such as Chinese renewable energy provider Yingli Solar, Brazilian foodmaker Seara and Indian IT company Mahindra Satyam expect that the event will help out change them into worldwide recognized brands, in addition to win innovative markets and profits long after the competition ends.


The tasks of the Marmara Manhattan, a New York hotel

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The Marmara Manhattan, a New York hotel, which is part of the Turkish warmth chain, exploits the 14th amendment to the US constitution, which points out that all children born on American soil “are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside”.

The hotel presents a fashionable package for new mothers that wish to give birth in the USA, with the supplementary bonus of the newborn child who obtains US citizenship.

The Marmara Manhattan offers a one-bedroom suite accommodation for $5,100, plus taxes, for a month, with airport transfer, baby cradle and a gift set for the mother. There are as well medical fees of about £20,500.

Though the price is an inexpensive and easy one to pay for US citizenship. Many will ultimately use the newborn, known as an “anchor baby”, a stepping stone for the immigration of extended family. The hotel has up to now sold 15 of the packages.


In 2012 is going to open Aloft Hotel in London

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  It is planned to be open Aloft Hotels in advance of the London Olympics in 2012.This hotel will include 252 rooms and located at ExCeL London, the worldwide exhibition & convention centre in the Docklands region of the city. It was built to shake up the staid, customary select service segment of the hotel industry, Aloft delivers urban-influenced, open and vivacious design and a social visitor experience, and all this is at an reasonably priced.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, ADNEC’s Chairman had mentioned that ADNEC is dedicated to modernization as evidenced by their choice to partner with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to bring in an original welcome brand to the UK. Aloft London ExCeL will hold up ExCeL’s rising events calendar and the London Olympics by providing excellence, stylish and affordable accommodation.


Recently has been opened Saffire, Australian most luxury hotel

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Now is open, Saffire, which is the most innovative hotel of Australia, situated on the charming East Coast of Tasmania near Freycinet.

Saffire is well thought-out by its developers to be an iconic progress for the Australian sightseeing business.  Its idea and design are like no other current hotel in the country, a unique one, which incarcerates the spirit of the exclusive area and linking with the surroundings to bring an authentic and elevating experience to visitors.

Mr. Greg Farrell, Tasmania Managing Director declared that project is one of enormous importance for their corporation, and is the market’s research peak of years and cautious scheduling, also they wished to make certain they built an expansion that was concerned to that gorgeous region and its neighborhood, yet still presents and offers to visitors the most remarkable experiences in adjustment, food and wine, activities and most of all, Saffire Service.


Get ready for the Cricket World Cup 2011

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Many people from all over the globe, get ready for the Cricket World Cup 2011, the most recent collection of Pavilions of Sri Lanka is making researches for its cricketing visitors at Serene Pavilions, by, throughout and after the Test Series.

Only 4 months since starting this impressive lavishness boutique hotel has already enjoyed the corporation of two well known cricketers as visitors, the legendary Geoff Cook, Coach for County Durham Cricket team and Kumar Sangakarra, Sri Lanka’s charismatic cricket leader.

Cricket is as well towering on the agenda with the hotel’s Chairman, British capitalist and Chairman of County Durham Cricket Board, Clive W. Leach CBE, who is also an associate of the ECB Cricket Committee as well as the Deputy Chairman  andChief Executive, Anura Lokuhetty, both of whom are passionate cricket admirers.


Debt fears and low European hotel prices

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For the first time in this year, hotel prices in some European cities have fallen as sovereign debt fears across the Continent, and the specter of a double dip downturn, spark tourists into cutting travel expenditure.

The main metropolitan cities from Europe have faced with extensive falls, according to the innovative figures from hotel cost contrast site Trivago. 38 of the 50 cities planned in its hotel price index recorded stable or falling prices – after five months of back-to-back raises in overnight prices.

A lot of well-liked summer targets saw significant turns down in comparison to previous month: Barcelona’s prices sank 24 percent to £117 pounds, based on a typical double; Turin fell 29 percent ,£84, down from £118 in May; and Seville’s prices fell 16 percent to £77.


Palestine’s record growth in incoming tourism

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According to data reported by the Civil Administration in the West Bank, about 1,123,000 travelers have visited Bethlehem and Jericho for the duration of the first nine months of 2008, these are record numbers since the time previous to the intifada. This signifies a 96.5% raise in the numbers of travelers visiting Bethlehem and 42.3% raise in the numbers that were visiting Jericho, compared to the similar period in 2007.

The Tourism Ministry and the Civil Administration point out this significant raise to the noteworthy development in the security state of affairs in the West Bank on the whole and the Palestinian Authority areas especially for the duration of the last two years and to the easing of progress restrictions for residents and travelers trip between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.


The growing Gulf of Mexico oil spill

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In a recent report have been declared that the growing Gulf of Mexico oil spill begins to spread its effect on the Alabama coast’s tourism industry with a more that 2 billion dollars yearly impact on the economy of this state. Sarah Kuzma of Meyer Real Estate, which has offices in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach announced that they had had moderate increases in cancellations, but they also consider that the majority of people are expecting to see what happens.
Coast Guard officials and others on Thursday predicted no oil impacts along Baldwin County’s coastline for at least two days.

Kim Shumack of the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau mentioned that there are perhaps concerns among visitors who have holidays scheduled with them, but they give confidence to search for official information.