More Content to Travel With Angry Birds Activity Parks
Finland based Holiday Club will build Angry Birds Activity Parks in connection with three of its spa hotels. The first year-round indoor activity park will be completed in Kuusamon Tropiikki for Christmas 2012. In February the Angry Birds will land in Saariselkä and next autumn in Saimaa, in Lappeenranta. The largest Angry Birds Activity Park investment in Finland is a display of the creative cooperation of the market leaders of their own fields, Rovio, Holiday Club and Lappset.
“The development of Finnish travel should concentrate on the content. Often the concentration is on the walls and beds, from which there already is oversupply”, says Vesa Tengman, the CEO of Holiday Club Resorts Oy and continues: “Active holiday is at the center in Holiday Club. Angry Birds Activity Parks will complement our concept, which offers besides high quality holiday accommodation and services also year-round activity possibilities under one roof.”
Latest Aussie travel trend is ‘rehab tourism’
We Aussies can turn anything and everything into an overseas trip – even a stint in rehab.
First it was medical tourism drawing us overseas, in search of cheaper facelifts, breast implants or dental treatment.
Now we have “rehab tourism”, in which travellers can combine a stint in a drug and alcohol treatment facility with elephant rides, cooking classes and white-water rafting.
The Cabin Chiang Mai, which is a drug and alcohol treatment facility in northern Thailand, says its services are becoming increasingly popular with Australians, who make up a third of its guests.
Marriott offers 30% off eight Manhattan hotels
Thinking about heading to New York City in early 2013, after the hectic Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holiday season?
Marriott at midnight tonight (Oct. 1, 2012; ET) will launch a 72-hour sale for reservations at eight Manhattan hotels – including its first JW Marriott in the city.
The sale prices will offer a discount of up to 30% best available rates. The offer’s good for travel between Jan. 3, 2013 and March 10, 2013.
Spirit Airlines raises carry-on baggage fee at gate to $100
Detroit Free Press
Spirit Airlines will punish procrastinators by charging $100 for travelers who wait to pay for their carry-on bags until they get to the gate.
The higher charge will begin Nov. 6, Spirit announced on Monday. The fee has been $45.
Spirit and Allegiant are the only airlines in the U.S. that charge for carry-on bags.
Spirit’s rationale? It aims to make customers so wary of the steep fee that all will pay ahead of time. However, Spirit is also raising other bag fees effective Nov. 6. A carry-on bag paid for at booking will be $35, up from $30; a carry-on bag paid for at the airport check-in counter will be $50, up from $40.