Travel Agenda: Glen Nevis River Race; Paris Plages; Center Parcs
Saturday 17 July 2010
Today: The Glen Nevis River Race is being staged in Lochaber, the "Outdoor Capital of the UK"; 100 elite athletes and adrenalin junkies navigate an obstacle-ridden two-mile stretch of the icy waters of the River Nevis on LiLos (
nofussevents.co.uk ). Also, a new high-speed Skyliner train connects Nippori station in Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2 in 36 minutes, cutting the journey time by 15 minutes (
This week: Life's a beach in Paris from Tuesday – the annual Paris Plages event sees sand, deckchairs, palm trees, games, music and coastal appeal imported to the banks of the Seine for four weeks ( paris.fr ).
On Friday, Cathay Pacific is opening a new lounge atHeathrow Terminal 3 for its first and business class customers, which replaces the existing facility ( cathaypacific.com).
In the diary: Center Parcs is launching a collection of luxury two-storey treehouses at its Sherwood Forest site in Nottinghamshire. Bookings for the four-bedroom houses, complete with hot tub, are being taken for off-peak dates only from January to June 2011 ( centerparcs.co.uk ).
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