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).
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
- 2 HeForShe campaign: Iceland to follow up Emma Watson speech with UN women's rights conference – for men only
- 3 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 4 Teenagers irritable because early school hours mess with their biological clocks
- 5 Now we know whose fault it is if you end up being murdered in Thailand
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
- < Previous
- Next >
28,000 to 32,000 per annum: Accountancy Action: Our client, a hospitality busi...
18,000 to 20,000 per annum: Accountancy Action: Our fantastic leisure client i...
£20 - 24k: Guru Careers: A Marketing Analyst / Marketing Executive is needed t...
£18000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: ***EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FO...