Travel Agenda: Chessington World of Adventures; Aer Lingus; Wild Heart Gathering
Saturday 27 March 2010
Today: Experience a Maharaja's Market and Tuk Tuk Turmoil Dodgems by way of Surrey, at the new Wild Asia area at Chessington World of Adventures (
This week: Aer Lingus is launching new routes to Dublin and Cork from eight UK airports tomorrow ( aerlingus.com ). BMI commences a new service between Heathrow and Berlin on the same day ( flybmi.com ). Meanwhile, there are two new hotels opening in equally far-flung locations. The first is the Tambo del Inka, a luxury resort in the Sacred Valley of Peru, opening on Wednesday ( starwoodhotels.com ). And the next is the second hotel in the Art Series Portfolio in Melbourne; The Olsen, which is inspired by an Australian landscape artist, Dr John Olsen, opens on Friday ( artserieshotels.com.au ).
In the diary: Head to Ashdown Forest in East Sussex over the May Day bank holiday weekend for the Wild Heart Gathering. From 30 April to 3 May, this small festival of music, performance, food, workshops and more will include maypole dancing on the Saturday and will follow the theme of "1001 Nights from Cairo to Mongolia" ( wildheartgathering.com ).
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