Travel: Brochures of the week
Sunday 25 January 1998
Among the upcoming holidays are Walking in the Footsteps of a Shropshire Lad (2-5 April) for pounds 257 all inclusive, and Lincolnshire: the History of the RAF and Bomber Command (8-10 May) for pounds 198 all inclusive. A note at the back of the brochure claims that people of all ages go on these trips, but I imagine most teenagers would have to be dragged along begging for mercy.
Alternatively, if you fancy a break in the Isle of Wight, there's the Sailaway Holidays brochure from Red Funnel Ferries. The copywriting goes into meaningless overdrive in a bid to lure you to the South Coast. Apparently, "the island is a tranquil haven from a bustling outside world" but, alarmingly, to get there your ferry "weaves through an armada of yachts, cruise ships, tankers and pleasure craft" (will you ever make it?). Perhaps useful if you want to find a cheapish hotel.
Whistler Breaks, tel 01743 718964; Sailaway Holidays, tel 01703 333811.
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