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February 2016 www.Holiday-Travel-Network.com

Experience Atomium in Brussels

Prague photo tour

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As we turn the page into the second month of 2016 we are pleased to present you with another interactive issue of our digital magazine. This month we have featured a full review of the Atomium in Brussels along with a photo tour of some highlights in Prague. In the upcoming issues we will feature various highlights and travel advice for Caribbean. Get the latest updates direct via social media

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Hilton Garden Inn, Frankfurt Airport The Hilton Garden Inn is located in the iconic The Squaire building at Frankfurt Airport, directly above the intercity train station. Opened in December 2011, this 3-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi and tea/ coffee facilities. The air-conditioned rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport feature specially designed beds and a large work desk. All rooms offer a 26-inch flat-screen TV and remote printing to the 24-hour business centre. A rich breakfast buffet is served in the spacious restaurant with its elegant dÊcor and full bar. Snacks and drinks are also available in the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Kiosk. Guests enjoy free use of the Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt’s spa with a sauna and modern gym. Massages can also be booked.

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The Emirates A380 welcomed nearly 8,000 visitors in two days at this year’s edition of the Bahrain International Airshow (BIA). The two-class configured version was on display from 21-22 January and was open to both trade visitors and the general public, allowing them a glimpse into the largest commercial passenger aircraft in the world.

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By: Holiday Travel Network

A trip to Brussels would not be complete unless you made a visit to the most iconic symbol of the

Belgian landscape, the Atomium. This magnificent feat of design and engineering was originally opened for the World Fair on April 17th, 1958 and has since become one of the most visited attractions in Brussels. Designed originally only to be a temporary exhibit, the Atomium has had to close its doors in 2004 to undergo a massive renovation and resurfacing of all spheres. This task took the greater part of two years and was once again reopened on February 18th, 2006 with the amazing luster of what greets visitors today. As Atomium is one of the most popular attractions in Brussels, it’s best to book your ticket online to avoid some of the long lines that wait at this unique location. Once past the friendly security screening you’ll be greeted by a whimsical comic character for a unique set of photo opportunities. Don’t pass up this fun opportunity! The guided tours take you to the elevator with a quick trip to the Panorama (top) Sphere at 92m, where your view of Brussels suddenly reaches a whole new expanse. On clear days the views extend as far as the eyes can see in a full 360 degrees. If you need an even closer view of distant landmarks, you’re welcome to make use of the spotting scopes dotted around the sphere. Looking to extend the visit a little longer? Why not take a few steps up and have a bite to eat at the Panoramic Restaurant. Taking a ride down on what can arguably be one of the most thrilling escalator rides you’ll take in your life will lead you to the Permanent Exhibit. This sphere, situated on 2 levels is the perfect opportunity to learn the full history of the Atomium and great details on the World Fair of 1958. Along with this you’ll also find informative multimedia displays giving you additional insight into the Atomium over the past 50 years. Besides being a top destination for visitors to Brussels, one Sphere is actually available for private events. Be it a business meeting, function or wedding reception; you’re guaranteed to thrill your guests after hosting them at such a unique location. 9


Not be left out, kids also can have their one of a kind adventure at the Atomium. A complete section is available just for their overnight adventures. This evening of fun and entertainment includes dinner, movies, breakfast and even H20 Element shaped beds for their comfort. After a great tour don’t forget to stop for your photos taken Stunning views from the with the wonderful characters. Panorama Sphere This will be a great momento from your visit along with purchasing some of the available Belgian chocolate and picking up a souvenir or two from the gift-shop. So if your next holiday or even business trip takes you to Brussels, don’t think twice about visiting this unique and amazing attraction.

Aerial view of Mini Europe

Don’t forget to pick up some traditional Belgian chocolates while on your visit

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Did you know ? The Atomium is 102 metres high. The Atomium shape represents the atom of an iron crystal...enlarged 165 billion times. The Atomium was not intended to survive beyond the 1958 World Fair The hired sphere for events can comfortably hold between 160 - 200 persons. Brussels dream of an American City started with the American Pavilion, most of which is still on the site. Hand held phones are available with audio guides in different languages. These will soon be replaced by QR codes. The kids sphere has a 2 year waiting list. Book your spaces early.

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Miami Beach Resort & Spa The Miami Beach Resort and Spa is located on Collins Avenue right on the shores of Miami Beach. Guests will enjoy access to a fitness centre and spa as well as an outdoor pool during their stay. A 24-hour reception is on site at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa and guests can book various water sports at the property. A beach volleyball court is also available for guests. This resort features 3 restaurants right on the property. Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet at the Hibiscus Court or a casual meal at the Seabreeze Bar and Grills. The Ocean Bar and Bistro offers American cuisine. This resort is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the Lincoln Road Mall. The Miami International Airport is 17.7 km away.

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Photo tour of Prague highlights by Holiday Travel Network

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Water Tower

Previously used to supply Old Town’s fountains with water. First tower dates back to the 15th Century and was made of wood. However this was destroyed by fire. The new look originated in 1577, after which an additional floor was and the clock were added in 1878. The neo-Gothic roof was added ten years later.

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Astronomical Clock ~ Old Town

The oldest tower clock in the world with the original mechanism dating back 600 years. The 12 Apostles blessing the city at every hour were added between 18651866. . The Clock Tower is also decorated with exquisite coats of arms and different royal symbols. There is also a rooster that crows after the Apostles have finished their blessing

See the clock in action

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Shopping in Old Town

Street stalls feature a wide variety of local souvenirs, produce, local crafts, chocolates and more.

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Vtlava River

The longest river in the Czech Republic. View from the Charles Bridge looking towards Legions Bridge & Shooters Island

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The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn

The two spires of this gothic church can be observed from all over Prague. These two however are not symmetrical as they represent the masculine and feminine sides of the world.

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Prague Castle

Currently holds the title of the largest castle in the world, covering an area of over 18 acres. The dominant building within the complex, and the most recognizable landmark in the city, is St. Vitus Cathedral. To some visitors St. Vitus is Prague Castle, but it is only the start. (Foreground) Statue of St. John the Baptist

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Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol, Punta Cana This luxury resort provides a full-service spa, 24-hour room service and beach. Guest suites at the Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol feature an ocean view or direct beach access. A separate living area with a plasma TV are in each suite. The suites also include an espresso machine, silk bathrobes and a mini bar refreshed daily with bottled water, soft drinks and domestic beer. Guests also enjoy a furnished terrace or balcony with panoramic ocean views, plus double vanity sinks and an elegant tile and coral bathroom with a shower and bathtub. The Sanctuary Cap Cana by Alsol provides a 24-hour concierge desk. Dance lessons are available at the resort and an inland yacht marina is nearby.

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Condor Flight Review Frankfurt to Barbados

By: Holiday-Travel-Network

This month we present you with another great and affordable option to your Caribbean or European vacation

plans. Condor (part of the Thomas Cook Group) offers direct flights to a majority of Caribbean Islands direct from Frankfurt, Germany. If your plans involve a more in-depth European holiday, once in Frankfurt you would have more than adequate choices as Condor serves many European destinations. Our flight originated in Frankfurt with a final destination of Barbados, after a quick stop in Tobago. Check-in area at Frankfurt was located in Terminal B; so depending on your arrival terminal you may need to dedicate some time to get to that area, passport control and then to the gate. However this is expected at such large International airports. Boarding was a quick process despite the slight delay followed by mandatory de-icing of the aircraft before takeoff. This however is a necessary safety procedure when leaving destinations with such low temperatures and the possibility of ice, the joys of winter travel. Their Boeing 767-300 for this flight was divided into three classes; Business, Premium Economy and Economy; each one offering more space, comfort and amenities than the other. As the Caribbean becomes a more attractive destination (especially during winter), the flight back was full so the added space we had in Premium Economy was a welcoming addition. The initial extras in this section started with the usual pillows, blankets, bottle of water and a personal amenity pack. Just after takeoff the flight-attendants are busy attending to the comfort and needs of passengers which included a complimentary choice of magazines and snacks before lunch. Meal service was by menu and included very well presented options of salmon or chicken breast for the main course followed by wide selection of desserts and beverage choices. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are also complimentary in Premium Economy. In-flight entertainment was also well received with a multitude of new movies (in many language choices), TV shows, destination videos and live flight tracker. If you’ll also like to hook up your own USB drive to watch a movie that option is also available. Personal In-Flight Entertainment is a welcomed change to previous years of a few screens in the cabin in which you only watched whatever was provided...that’s if you can see over the person ahead of you. After a few movies and short rest, we were landing in Tobago with a warm Caribbean temperature. Passengers who were going on to Barbados remained on board while those heading back to Frankfurt joined us for the short flight across to Barbados. Despite the late take-off from Frankfurt, the crew had us on the ground just a mere 25 minute after scheduled arrival. This actually worked out well to avoid long immigration lines from other International flights on the ground. Thomas Cook and Condor once again provided a seamless and excellent experience on their flights. Special mention to Chris at the gate in Frankfurt along with Matthias in the head office. If you’re looking to jet off to the Caribbean or Europe anytime during the year, be sure to visit their website and take a look at the amazing specials and options they have presented.

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Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort, Costa Rica

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Holiday Travel Network - February 2016  

In our February edition we feature more interactive content along with a full review of the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. Also be sure to ta...

Holiday Travel Network - February 2016  

In our February edition we feature more interactive content along with a full review of the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. Also be sure to ta...

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