Travel Agenda: STA Travel revamp; British Tourism Week; W Hoboken in New Jersey
Saturday 21 March 2009
STA Travel is revamping its stores, starting with a flagship in Sheffield. The new look shop features a giant colour-coded map, spinning globes at each advisor's desk and a welcome area (statravel.co.uk).
British Tourism Week gets underway on Monday, with a series of events including walks, fairs, talks and a Best of Britain and Ireland exhibition at the ExCeL centre in Docklands,
London (britishtourism week.com; also britainand irelandevent.co.uk). The best of the active travel world is showcased at The Outdoors Show at the NEC Birmingham from Friday until 29 March. The show will bring together a host of exhibitors as well as a number of live activities, from kayaking to climbing (outdoorsshowextra.co.uk).
In the diary...
Opening its doors on 30 March is the much anticipated W Hoboken in New Jersey. The decadent new hotel is one block from the Hudson River, two blocks from Frank Sinatra Park and comes with impressive Manhattan skyline views (Whotels.com/Hoboken). Meanwhile, Liverpool gains new connections to the continent from 11 April when easyJet launches new flights to Faro and Marseille (easyJet.com).
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