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Lapland Holidays with Canterbury Travel 2018


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Welcome to the REAL Lapland For over 40 years Canterbury Travel has been creating family holidays of distinction. When you book a festive

break with the Lapland specialists you can be assured that you holiday will be in an authentic setting, in the heart of Finnish Lapland. For in Santa’s homeland we still believe in the magic of Christmas.

Santa Claus Canterbury Travel’s award-winning Lapland holidays offer one of the best standards of service and tour content on the market. Our holidays are not just inclusive of flights, accommodation and transfers, inflight catering and meals as per itinerary but traditional Arctic activities as specified using huskies, reindeer and snowmobiles and the hire of snow suits and boots, plus entertainment and presents for children ages 2-11 years inclusive.

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The Enchanting Lapland day tour is full of activity and set in some of the most beautiful countryside of Lapland. The 2-4-night tours provide a more relaxed atmosphere, than a day tour, with an enhanced activity programme in wilderness locations and the romance of searching for Father Christmas. Whichever tour you choose, an individual meeting with Santa is assured and each child will receive a present from the great man.

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Magical Moments

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Enchanting Lapland

Lapland Arctic Adventure

Santa’s Special Elves

Let’s meet Santa’s Special Elves who appear exclusively on all our overnight tours.

Tricky Dicky The cheekiest of the Elves, Tricky Dicky is the real joker of the pack! Dressed in orange and yellow. He just loves to play games with people. He may tell a fib or two to mislead you but he’s sure to make you laugh along the way.

Snowy Bowy Wearing a blue and white dress with silver trim, Snowy Bowy just loves everything to do with snow. She enjoys placing bows on trees, building snowmen, castles and much more. She adores the bows on presents and has so much fun decorating gifts for Christmas.

Speedy Sam Dressed in red, Speedy Sam is a restless, somewhat impatient but VERY reliable Santa’s Helper. You may see him rushing around ensuring everything is ready on time for Santa. Will Speedy Sam decide if you’ve been good or naughty this year?

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Noisy Nod This chap is a very cheerful Elf dressed in green & he’s a big fan of musical instruments, Christmas tunes and carols. You’ll know when Noisy Nod is close by as the bells on his clothes will ring. He can usually be found dancing to the bells crying ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’ Will the sounds of the bells lead you to Santa?

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The magical resort of Luosto Situated on the edge of the National Park, the ski village of Luosto provides the dramatic backdrop for your holiday to Lapland. 90-minutes north of the Arctic Circle, it is hard to imagine anywhere more beautiful and unspoilt than Luosto. And it is here where we can see why Santa has chosen Lapland as his homeland‌

LUOSTO LOG CABINS

Staying in a log cabin is a great way to experience Lapland. Cabins are generally open-plan, although a limited number of 2-bedroom cabins are available. Log cabins offer a good degree of comfort & are well-equipped with kitchenette, sauna/shower room, drying cupboard, central heating & a log fire. Cabins are individually furnished & may differ from the pictures shown.

Open-plan cabins Open-plan cabins provide a comfortable sleeping area, and typically have 2 double beds built into the lower level & 2 single upper beds. These cabins generally accommodate 3-6 persons and are located 1020 mins walk to the resort centre.

Two-bedroom cabins Two-bedroom cabins generally accommodate 4-6 persons and are approx. 20-30 minutes from resort centre. They vary in style and some cabins have a sleeping area in the loft, accessed via a ladder staircase, while others have bunk beds. These cabins are generally suitable for children age 4 and above. When staying in a log cabin, meals are taken in an allocated restaurant in resort.

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LUOSTOTUNTURI HOTEL

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This a charming hotel, that has been built in the shape of a Lappish reindeer earmarking. The hotel complements its natural surroundings and it affords a selection of well-appointed bedrooms and suites. Facilities include a swimming pool for guests use. (Local charges may apply for customers staying in cabins and Villa.)

Twin rooms There are a limited number of twin guest rooms, with en-suite shower room, TV, telephone, hairdryer and minibar/fridge.

Family Rooms (sleeps 4 persons) Family rooms have 2 twin beds and a double sofa bed. En-suite shower room. TV, telephone, hairdryer and mini-bar/fridge

Duplex Family Rooms (sleeps 5) These rooms are suitable for families with children age 4 and above. Each room has 2 twin beds at floor level & either 2 or 3 mattress style beds for children on a mezzanine level, accessed via a gated ladder staircase. En-suite shower room. TV, telephone, hairdryer and mini-bar/ fridge.

Amethyst Suite (price on request) Suitable for 4-6 persons and furnished to a high standard, the Amethyst suites have views over the Fells. The suites comprise 2 bedrooms, a sauna/shower room, TV, telephone, hairdryer, kitchenette & drying cabinet. There is a 2-seater sofa bed in the lounge.

Tunturi Suites (Price on request) A spacious, bright and attractive suite with balcony overlooking the Fells. The Tunturi Suite is suitable for 2-4 persons and comprises 1 bedroom, a lounge with double sofa bed. Shower room with sauna. Kitchenette, TV, telephone, hairdryer and drying cabinet.

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The magical resort of Pyha Pyha is a small village which is set in stunning scenery on the edge of a National Park that is renowned for its excellent ski facilities. It is situated above the Arctic Circle in the heart of Santa’s homeland. In Pyha you can choose to stay in a variety of accommodations from a contemporary apartment, to a traditional log cabin or a comfortable hotel room, convenient to resort. It is hard to imagine anywhere more beautiful or unspoilt than the home of the real Santa Claus, Finnish Lapland.

PYHA LOG CABIN

Pyha Log Cabin In Pyha we have a selection of log cabins which are suitable for families of 3-6 persons. The log cabins vary in style, layout and decoration. Cabins are open-plan (so no separate bedrooms) and the beds vary from double beds and bunk beds (very traditional and Lappish in style) to beds/mattresses in a loft area suitable for both adults and children. Cabins have a log fire, drying cupboard, kitchenette, sauna and a shower room with w.c. Cabins are generally 15 mins walk from resort centre and your allocated restaurant.

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PYHA SUITE, APARTMENTS AND HOTEL ROOMS

Pyha Suite The Pyha Suites are 2 bedroom apartments suitable for 2-5 persons. One bedroom has twin beds and the other has a double bunk at the lower level with a single bunk above. They also offer a sauna, private facilities, drying cupboard, kitchenette and a lounge area with TV/DVD. The Pyha Suites are short walk from resort centre.

Pyha Apartment A Pyha Apartment is suitable for 4-8 persons. These Apartments have 3 bedrooms, two with twin beds and another with bunk beds. Plus, a sauna, private facilities, drying cupboard, kitchenette and a lounge area with double sofa bed and TV/DVD. Apartments are approx. 5 mins walk from resort centre.

Pyha Hotel Rooms The main hotel where the restaurant is located features a selection of en-suite rooms for 2-3 persons. Plus, a small number of family rooms (en-suite), sleeping up to 4 persons. Staying at the hotel is an excellent choice should you wish to have easy access to the restaurant.

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Luosto Villas (Price on request) The Luosto Villas are conveniently situated close to the ski slope. The 4-bedroom Villas offer among the highest specification of accommodation in Luosto. A duplex Villa over 2 floors, the master bedroom is en-suite with a jacuzzi bath. There are 3 further bedrooms, 1 twin, 1 single and a triple with double bed and single bunk above (mostly suitable for children). The Villas also have 2 lounges, which have double sofa beds, a log fireplace, kitchen/diner and superb sauna.

VIP EXPERIENCE For a more exclusive experience in Lapland, we can offer a VIP package. This is available on selected departure dates for the 3-night Magical Interlude tour in Luosto. The VIP package includes private transfers from/to Rovaniemi Airport, full board accommodation with breakfast served in your Villa and dinner at Vaisko restaurant. The services of a personal tour guide and a tailormade itinerary for you and your family. Please contact the Reservations Team on 01923 822388 for further details.

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Special Offers & Tour Activities The following items are included on selected tours, please refer to the icons on each tour page.

TOUR ACTIVITIES

FREE SPECIAL SOUVENIR On departure from Lapland you will receive a souvenir licence to commemorate your visit to Lapland, crossing the Arctic Circle and covering the traditional activities undertaken.

FUN FOR ALL Childrens’ entertainment is available at the Merry Elf in Luosto and at the hotel in Pyha. The children’s entertainers perform in the late afternoon/early evening, with the exception of arrival and departure days.

FREE SOUVENIR CD Throughout your stay in Lapland you and your children can sing along to our very own Elf Song. (1 CD per booking provided, prior to departure from Lapland.

SPECIAL OFFERS

Limited HALF-PRICE child places A limited number of half-price child places are allocated to selected Day Trip departures and 2 and 3-night tours. To qualify your party must consist of at least 4 passengers including 1 child between 2-11 years at the time of return travel. The youngest child in your party (between 2-11 years) will be allocated the half-price child place. Minimum 4 persons, excludes infants. Only 1 half-price child place will be permitted per booking. The £2.50 ATOL protection fee is payable for any half-price child places. The half-price child places are offered on a first come first serve basis and are extremely popular; please refer to our website for latest availability.

Your holiday to Lapland is a wonderful opportunity to experience an array of fun yet traditional snow based activities which are indigenous to this region. Your Santa Visit – All Tours When your search for Santa is accomplished, you will discover this enigmatic man’s home and you and your children will meet him in private. See their faces light up as they achieve the dream of meeting the real Santa. Children age 2-11 years will receive a gift from Santa.

TOUR ACTIVITIES – (INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF YOUR CHOSEN TOUR) 1 Day – Enchanting Lapland On the Enchanting Lapland day trip, you will be transported by snowmobile and sleigh to a beautiful remote hamlet in the Lappish countryside. At location, you can enjoy some warming hot berry juice in the snow igloo and then experience husky and reindeer sleigh rides at your leisure plus tobogganing and snowmobiles for both adults and children. All of this is topped off with the highlight of the day – a private meeting with Santa.

2-4 NIGHT TOUR ACTIVITIES Make Friends with the Huskies Be enthralled as the huskies power their way through the Lappish countryside, beneath trees heavily laden with snow in search of Father Christmas. During your 90-minute husky adventure, you can learn how to drive a team of huskies or experience the thrilling sleigh ride as a passenger. Tour the husky farm, learn about the lives of the dogs and meet some of Santa’s furry friends. Learn about Santa’s Reindeer Your 90-minute reindeer adventure takes in a beautiful sleigh ride through the forest. While at location the reindeer farmer will tell engaging tales of the lives of these magnificent creatures while you rest beside an open fire and enjoy some hot berry juice refreshments. There may even be time to feed the reindeer. Snowmobile Experience Enjoy an exciting 1.5km snowmobile and sleigh ride through the snowy tundra of the Arctic as you search for Santa. Snowmobiles for children will be available. Snow Activities There will be a variety of snow games with Santa’s Special Elves, that children always enjoy, including snowman making, tobogganing and the odd snowball battle. Additional use of toboggans in resort is free of charge. Meet the Elves at Home Your Search for Santa will include a visit to the Elf House, where you will meet Wendy Wood and some of the Elves who have been helping Wendy to create the toys for all the boys and girls who have made it onto Santa’s good list this year. Journey to a Magical Post Office View the Magical Post Office where the elves sort the mail. While in Lapland you will have the opportunity to send postcards to your loved ones. Your Personal Tour Guide – 2, 3 and 4 night tours only During your time in Lapland you will be accompanied by a personal tour guide. The guide will meet and greet you at the airport in Lapland and they will be on hand throughout your tour. Your guide has expert local knowledge and they will be able to answer most of the questions you may have while in Lapland.

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Magical Moments Capture the true spirit of Christmas in the winter wonderland of Luosto, arguably one of the best settings for your holiday to Lapland. Magical Moments presents the opportunity to experience a short break to Lapland without compromising on quality. Enjoy husky and reindeer sleigh rides and exciting trips by snowmobile through ancient snow-covered forests and plains as we look for Santa’s home.

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2 night Magical Moments to Luosto It’s time to join us for an Arctic adventure in Lapland. After your flight to Rovaniemi, we will transport you 120 km north of the Arctic Circle to Luosto. Prior to arrival in resort a brief stop will be made to collect thermal snow suits and boots, before the journey resumes. After checking into your accommodation, watch out for Tricky Dicky in resort he may just play a trick on you. Rest and enjoy dinner this evening. Ready, steady, go – it’s time to search for Santa. After breakfast, we’ll set off by coach from Luosto and head towards a number of locations where we believe Santa has recently been seen. Reindeer and the energetic huskies will be waiting to greet us. Speedy Sam is often seen racing around making sure that everything is ready for Santa’s epic journey across the world on Christmas Eve. After an action-packed morning, we’ll stop for lunch before our search resumes. Will Santa be at the Magical Post Office? Let’s find out. Following a fun-filled day, it’s time to return to Luosto, where you can relax and enjoy a drink at the Merry Elf, while your family enjoys the children’s entertainment. Enjoy your farewell dinner this evening. Tomorrow it’s an early start, so remember to set your alarm. Today it is imperative that we find Santa; once again as we resume our search we will enjoy a sleigh ride in the Lappish wilderness. Santa is always thrilled to meet every child who visits him for they have made such an effort to find him. Each child will receive a gift from Santa. Back in Luosto, lunch will be provided before we depart from Rovaniemi Airport. Say a fond farewell to Santa, Mrs Claus, Wendy Wood and the Special Elves.

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Santa includes:

Journey to the Magical Post Office Meet the Elves at Home 90-minute reindeer experience 90-minute husky experience Snowmobile & sleigh ride (1.5km) Children’s snowmobiles Snow games with Santa’s Special Elves Tobogganing Private meeting with Santa Gift from Santa 2-nights full board accommodation In-flight catering Festive dinner Thermal snow suits and boots Souvenir license and CD

Fun for all

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Free Souvenir CD

Free Special Half Price Souvenirs Child places

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Magical Interlude There is nowhere quite as spellbinding as Luosto. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the fells, this beautiful resort has resisted change and it continues to be the most magical setting for your holiday in search of Santa. On arrival in Lapland our team of dedicated guides will be waiting to transfer you to Luosto. Once you have checked in to your accommodation, you may find Snowy Bowy in resort as she is often seen delicately placing bows here and there to make everything look festive. This evening, we hope that the spirit of Christmas encapsulates you as you relax and enjoy the welcome dinner.

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3 night Magical Interlude to Luosto The next day your Search for Santa begins. You’ll be taken by coach on a short journey to a secret location where we have been advised that Santa has recently been seen. Special Elves will be on hand to provide you with clues as to where Santa may be. With the help of the huskies and reindeer it’s going to be an adventure, will Prancer, Comet or Cupid know the best route to take to find Santa? Lunch will be taken before the activities resume. Will Tricky Dicky be waiting to dupe you at the Elf House this afternoon? Let’s play some games with the Elves before we meet some of Santa’s furry companions.

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Santa includes:

Journey to the Magical Post Office Meet the Elves at Home

At the reindeer farm, you will experience a safari and the chief herdsman, will tell you all about these magnificent creatures before you get to meet and feed them. Enjoy the silence as the reindeer sleighs glide across the snowcovered ground through the forest. Prior to the buffet dinner this evening, children’s entertainment will be available at the Merry Elf.

90-minute reindeer experience 90-minute husky experience Snowmobile & sleigh ride (1.5km) Children’s snowmobiles Snow games with Santa’s Special Elves

Did you find Santa yesterday? If not then we can rely on the Special Elves to help us today. Noisy Nod will be there, listen for the sound of his bell ringing, if he thinks Santa is in the vicinity. Expect lots of snow games today, who will win the race against Speedy Sam? When you finally discover Santa’s home in this winter wonderland, Mrs Claus will welcome you into her abode before you meet the mesmerising Santa Claus. Now that your children’s dream has been realised return to Luosto to enjoy a festive dinner. For your last morning in Lapland, relax in resort before saying farewell to your new Lappish friends.

Tobogganing Private meeting with Santa Gift from Santa 3-nights full board accommodation In-flight catering Festive dinner Thermal snow suits and boots Souvenir license and CD

Fun for all

Free Free Special Half Price Souvenir CD Souvenirs Child places

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Majestic Lapland It’s time to enjoy a magical Christmas in a picture postcard setting. Fir trees laden with crisp white snow, tireless husky dogs barking in anticipation of their next safari and resilient reindeer waiting for the chance to help you to search for Santa. Visit the land where dreams come true and create a lifetime of precious memories.

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3 night Majestic Lapland to Pyha Our expert tour guides will be waiting to meet you at Rovaniemi Airport for your coach transfer to Pyha. Have you been practising the Elf song? It’s time to sing your first rendition and to learn all the actions. A brief stop will be made en-route to Pyha to collect your snow suits and boots. Then it will be time to settle into your accommodation before enjoying dinner in resort. The next morning, we will have a bright and early start, as a range of Arctic activities await. We’ll travel to a secret location, where we have been advised that Santa has recently been seen. Huskies and reindeer will be waiting to greet us. Meet some of the working dogs prior to an exciting husky safari over prepared tracks. Lunch will be served during the day before we resume our search for Santa aided and abetted by the Special Elves. Visit the Magical Post Office to see where the Elves sort Santa’s mail that arrives from all over the world. On return to resort there will be some entertainment for the children, prior to dinner. Did you meet the elves at home yesterday? No, then perhaps they’ve overslept this morning, let’s wake them up. Check out where Wendy Wood hand crafts the toys for children who have made the grade onto Santa’s good list. Which Special Elf will provide the clue to the next secret location? It’s time to learn about the lives of the reindeer during your 90-minute experience and then you can relax and enjoy a leisurely sleigh ride through the forest, passing trees heavily laden with snow. When we finally discover Santa’s home, he will be delighted to hear your children’s special wishes for Christmas. Back in Pyha, enjoy the Festive dinner this evening.

Your search for

Santa includes:

Journey to the Magical Post Office Meet the Elves at Home 90-minute reindeer experience 90-minute husky experience Snowmobile & sleigh ride (1.5km) Children’s snowmobiles Snow games with Santa’s Special Elves Tobogganing Private meeting with Santa Gift from Santa 3-nights full board accommodation In-flight catering Festive dinner Thermal snow suits and boots Souvenir license and CD

Spend the final morning in resort relaxing. After lunch it’s time to say goodbye to Lapland. En-route to Rovaniemi Airport, your guide will provide you with your souvenir CD of the one song you’ll be singing for years to come – the Elf Song. A brief stop may be made to purchase any souvenirs, time permitting.

Fun for all

Free Special Free Souvenir CD Souvenirs

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Christmas at Luosto As winter approaches, there’s excitement in the air, how will you make this Christmas the best one yet? Your children dream of meeting the real Santa Claus and they have so many questions to ask him. Which Elf is Santa’s favourite? How does he squeeze down the chimney? Well Santa will be able to provide answers to all of your children’s thought provoking questions, when you meet him in his secret home.

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4 night Christmas at Luosto On arrival at Rovaniemi Airport your personal tour guide will be waiting to greet you for your transfer to the idyllic resort of Luosto - a remote ski village, largely unspoilt by the modern world. Just prior to arrival in resort you will collect your snow suits and boots and then settle into your accommodation before dinner. The next morning after breakfast, it’s time to embark on our search for Santa. We’ll make our way to a secret location, perhaps Snowy Bowy will be there to help us as we look for the great man. As the reindeer pull the sleigh through the forest will they lead us to Santa? While at the farm, you can learn more about these magical creatures and there will even be time to feed them. The Elves may be at the Magical Post Office today unless they are helping Santa with the dispatch of the thousands of toys in time for Christmas Day. At the husky farm learn how to mush and drive a team of dogs over prepared tracks. This evening in Luosto a Festive dinner awaits you.

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Santa includes:

Journey to the Magical Post Office Meet the Elves at Home 90-minute reindeer experience 90-minute husky experience Snowmobile & sleigh ride (1.5km) Children’s snowmobiles

The long wait is over – it’s Christmas Day. It’s time to resume our search for Santa. Our furry friends and the snowmobiles will once again transport us until we discover the great man. Will Noisy Nod or Speedy Sam provide the final clue to Santa’s secret hideaway? Children will be mesmerised when they finally meet Father Christmas in the unique setting of his home and they will be excited to receive their special gift from him in person. This evening a traditional Christmas dinner will be served along with festive treats such as chocolates and crackers.

Snow games with Santa’s Special Elves

Boxing Day is traditionally a day of rest in Lapland, however there will be a shuttle bus to an activity location, where some Elves will be on hand to play games with the children. Snowmobiles will be available and husky and reindeer sleigh rides too. Lunch will be served at location. This evening in resort a buffet dinner will be available for our final night in this magical winter wonderland.

Thermal snow suits and boots

Tobogganing Private meeting with Santa Gift from Santa 4-nights full board accommodation In-flight catering Festive dinner

Souvenir license and CD

The last morning in resort have fun on the toboggan slope or simply enjoy the resort facilities. For those feeling more energetic the chance to ski or snowboard can be purchased locally. Lunch will be provided in Luosto before it’s time to say a fond farewell to Lapland.

Fun for all

Free Free Special Souvenir CD Souvenirs

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Enchanting Lapland Spend a magical day in Lapland this December and enjoy an exciting array of traditional Arctic activities in Santa’s magical winter wonderland. A day trip to Lapland? Surely that’s too hectic we hear you cry – well actually, no! While it is an early departure, your flight leaves at approximately 8 a.m., you can relax onboard the aircraft with a hot breakfast. It takes 3½ hrs to fly to Lapland and then you’ll have around 6 hrs to experience all that this special destination has to offer.

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1 day Enchanting Lapland On arrival at Enontekio Airport, we provide you with thermal snow suits and boots to keep you warm throughout the day. Then it’s time for your Lapland adventure to begin with an exciting snowmobile and sleigh transfer to location – a small hamlet set beside a frozen lake shore, which is exclusive to Canterbury Travel. Once at location register with Santa’s Helper and they will advise when he will be ready to see you. Santa knows that you have travelled from afar today and every family will realise their dream of meeting him. Until your private meeting with Santa, it’s time to enjoy the array of traditional activities that we offer at your leisure. You can learn to drive a snowmobile (suitable for both adults and children alike). Children’s snowmobiles are safely under the control of a local guide. Or perhaps you’d like to head to the tobogganing slope, where we have some special Stiga toboggans that allow children to have greater steering ability to enhance their fun. Visit the snow igloo, as you enter it feels quite serene and there are ice sculptures and ice tables where you can rest and sample some hot berry juice and ginger biscuits. A perfect spot for a photo opportunity. No journey to Lapland would be complete without a classic sleigh ride pulled by huskies and reindeer and with a Canterbury Travel day trip you will experience both. The hard-working husky dogs and Santa’s faithful reindeer will be ready and waiting for you to enjoy this most traditional Arctic activity.

Your search for

Santa includes:

Snowmobile and sleigh transfer from the airport grounds A visit to a snow igloo Husky and reindeer sleigh rides Adult and children’s snowmobiles Tobogganing Private meeting with Santa Present from Santa Thermal snow suits and boots In-flight catering Hot lunch at the venue Souvenir Licence

Yet where will you find Santa? Well, when it’s time for your private meeting with Father Christmas, a snowmobile and sleigh will be waiting will be waiting to transport you to his secret hideaway in the forest. Once inside, your children can tell Santa all about their Christmas wishes and he will present each child with a gift. Lunch will be available throughout the day and the menu usually includes soup, baked potatoes with either a meat or vegetarian filling, pasta and a traditional sweet dessert of pancakes filled with jam. Finally, after a fun-filled day, it’s time to return to Enontekio Airport, leaving Santa and his helpers to continue with their important duties. Dinner will be served during your flight and on return you will land at approximately 10 p.m.

Free Special Half Price Souvenirs Child places

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Lapland Arctic Adventure Where will you be when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve? Try something distinctly different this year and experience the ultimate 6-night Lapland adventure holiday in the winter wonderland of Luosto. The perfect New Year break for couples and families alike. Based in the unique setting of the National Park above the Arctic Circle, your holiday includes challenging snow based activities. The tour is suitable for adults and children age 5 and above.

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6 night Lapland Arctic Adventure to Luosto An array of exciting activities awaits you in Luosto including an energising 90-minute snow shoe hike and an exhilarating 3-4 hrs snowmobile safari through the Lappish wilderness. Learn to drive a team of huskies over prepared tracks passing trees heavily laden with snow and experience a more leisurely reindeer safari through the forest. No winter holiday to Luosto would be the same without a tour of Europe’s only surviving Amethyst Mine and you’ll even have the opportunity to dig for precious stones.

Snowmobile Safari – 3-4 hrs Experience a thrilling snowmobile safari. Prior to the safari you will receive instruction on the operation and safety of the vehicles, before heading out for a leisurely paced drive. Snowmobiles are suitable for 1 driver and 1 passenger and half-way through the safari you can swap roles with your partner. For those who are unable to drive a snowmobile, you an experience the safari in a snowmobile drawn sleigh, behind one of our safari guides.

Reindeer Sleigh Ride – 2km Additional activities will be available to book during your stay. The variety of optional excursions include Ice Karting, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Climbing, Snow Sculpting and Ice Fishing (subject to availability, additional charges apply).

Enjoy a relaxing, yet romantic, reindeer sleigh ride through the forest, surrounded by trees laden with crisp snow. As the sleigh glides over prepared tracks, you’ll truly appreciate the serenity of Lapland.

In the evenings relax at The Merry Elf bar and restaurant, where you can enjoy an apres-safari drink and a bite to eat. Alternatively, you can choose to upgrade to half-board and dine at the Luostotunturi Hotel buffet restaurant or dine A la Carte at Vaisko Restaurant, which offers a bistro style menu.

Husky Safari – 4km

Luosto is a fabulous place to appreciate all that Lapland has to offer and what could be more magical than seeing the Aurora Borealis, should they grace the sky on New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s Eve Dinner & Party

The Arctic Adventure Tour is inclusive of: Flights, transfers, thermal snow suits and boots, in-flight catering and accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, plus the following activities:

Amethyst Mine Tour – 120 mins Take a Pendolino to the top of Lampivaara Peak. Enjoy the magnificent views from the top of the fell (weather permitting) before embarking on the tour of the mine. The tour will include a talk with fascinating facts about the history and geology of the Amethyst Mine. There is also the opportunity to mine for stones.

Guided Snow Shoe Hike – 90 mins An exhilarating snow shoe hike, where you will discover more of the Lappish countryside, feeling the soft snow beneath your feet as you walk and enjoy the tranquillity of this beautiful region. During the walk, stop for sausages and a hot beverage before returning to Luosto.

What can be more iconic of Lapland than a traditional husky sleigh ride? Learn the art of husky mushing and drive a team of dogs through the forest, while your passenger experiences the thrill of the safari from the sleigh.

A 3-course dinner will be available on New Year’s Eve. This will then be followed by an ‘after party’ at the Merry Elf Bar & Restaurant.

HALF-BOARD ENHANCEMENT While staying in Luosto for the Lapland Arctic Adventure tour it is possible to upgrade to half-board for the duration of your stay. You can select to have dinner at the Luostotunturi Hotel Buffet Restaurant, Price £135 (per adult and children age 12 plus) and £72.50 (per child age 5-11 years). Alternatively, why not dine A La Carte at Vaisko Restaurant. A lovely Bistro style restaurant where the menu ranges from steak, to fish to traditional Lappish cuisine. Price £185 (per adult and children age 12 plus) and £97.50 (per child age 5-11 years).

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FAQ’s & Client Security HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT AT THE TIME OF BOOKING?

HOW COLD WILL IT BE IN LAPLAND?

To make a reservation the required deposit is £200 per person. If you book via the Canterbury Travel Reservations Office on 01923 822388, the balance is then payable 8 weeks prior to the date of departure. (Other terms may apply if you book via a Travel Agent.)

Generally, temperatures average between -5c to -25c, although in exceptional circumstances it can drop to -45c. We do provide thermal snow suits and boots for the duration of your stay in Lapland (with the exception of infants).

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF MY TOUR?

WILL IT BE DARK DURING OUR STAY?

Return charter flights to and from Rovaniemi or Enontekio Airport in Finland. Services as specified within the tour itinerary, transfers, accommodation and meals in resort, and the loan of snow suits and boots for the duration of your stay. Gifts for children age 2-11 years inclusive on day tours and a gift allowance for children age 2-11 years on all overnight tours.

An average day in Lapland provides 4-5 hrs of grey light usually between 10.00 and 14.30, although this can very subject to location. However, light is reflected by the snow making it possible to see where you are walking.

WHICH TYPE OF TRAVEL INSURANCE WILL I NEED? It is advisable to take out an insurance policy at the time of booking as you are at risk as soon as you pay a deposit to us. The insurance policy should provide full Winter Sports coverage and include the activities that you will be participating in on our tours such as husky, reindeer and snowmobile rides.

IS THE TRIP SUITABLE FOR AN INFANT? It is imperative that prior to booking, parents must take into consideration the nature of the terrain and the Arctic weather conditions, where temperatures can fluctuate between -5c to -25c in December. Infants (age less than 2 years at the time of return travel) are permitted to travel on our tours, however you will be required to supply suitable clothing for your infant.

IS THE HOLIDAY SUITABLE FOR DISABLED OR SEVERELY ILL CHILDREN? We understand that for many severely ill and disabled children and their parents, a visit to meet Santa is a magnificent dream. Our promise to you is that we care enough to try and ensure that this dream is realised. We are very proud to work with a number of leading children’s charities and we carry many children with conditions including cancer, cystic fibrosis, blindness and paraplegia. We hope to continue to play a part in making such

WHAT ARE THE PASSPORT AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS? For UK and Irish citizens, a full 10-year passport is required for entry into Finland (5 year-passport for children). Other passport holders should seek advice from the Finnish Embassy at 38, Chesham Place, London SW1X 8HW. Tel. +44 (0)208 7838 6200. Passports should be valid following the return date from Finland. For non-EU citizens, usually 3-month passport validity will be required, which should be confirmed with your local Finish Embassy. Information on obtaining a passport can be found at www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/passports There are no vaccination requirements. However, when travelling overseas, it is prudent to advise your GP of your destination & to secure the latest professional advice as to any precautions that may be necessary.

BROCHURE PHOTOGRAPHY Photography used for day time images in this brochure and on the website, has been undertaken during the period of ‘greylight’, offering the most suitable conditions with clear blue skies. Due to the changeable nature of the Arctic weather, such conditions cannot be guaranteed. All photography has been obtained using professional photographers and equipment. Reproduction to the same standard may not be possible using regular amateur equipment.

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CLIENTS SECURITY Canterbury Travel (London) Ltd is a fully bonded tour operator, registered in England No. 995587, registered office 842 Finchley Road, London NW11 8NA. The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 0739. Clients booking with Canterbury Travel are fully protected. Canterbury Travel is a full-time agency member of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA). Currently for United Kingdom departures protection is provided in the form of an ATOL protection fee of £2.50 per passenger. The ATOL protection fee is in addition to the tour cost. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION All the flights and flight inclusive holidays in the brochure are protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate YOUR FLIGHTS Tours in this programme are undertaken by charter flights. Charter services are based on the use of various couriers from airports as specified in the programme. Flight times are subject to final slot confirmation by the airport authorities. Your flight duration is on average 3½ hrs each way.

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Terms & Conditions CANTERBURY TRAVEL (LONDON) LTD. herein after called the Company, give notice that: 1.

All arrangements are made subject to the following terms and conditions. When you book with Canterbury Travel you are deemed to accept in full, the Booking Conditions herein together with any other information brought to your attention before you booked your package. Please read them carefully in conjunction with ‘Frequently asked questions.’ From the time we issue our Confirmation/Invoice for your chosen tour a contract exists between you and Canterbury Travel. These Booking Conditions and any agreement to which they apply are governed in all respects by English law. Each party agrees that any dispute, claim or other matter arising from or in connection with your contract or booking will be dealt with the Courts of England & Wales only (if not referred to Arbitration – see clause 8).

2.

When making a booking, the Client agrees to check all the details on the confirmation invoice at the time of issue. You have 14 days from the time of booking to advise Canterbury Travel of any errors or discrepancies. Notification of any errors outside this period will be subject to amendment fees. See Condition No. 5.

3.

After acceptance of the booking if the Client cancels his arrangements or does not pay the balance of the holiday price by the prescribed time the Company reserves the right to cancel the booking and in such cases the Client will forfeit the deposit. In addition if either event occurs within 56 days of departure the following cancellation fees become payable by the Client. Period before departure within which written cancellation is received: more than 56 days Deposit

29-56 days 40%

15-28 days

0-14 on day of departure

60%

100% Total cost

Cancellation charges including (deposit paid) as % of total price

15. Activities throughout your holiday are undertaken in Arctic conditions. The organisers reserve the right to vary the tour content and duration of activity in accordance with local safety practice. Duration of outside activities will vary in accordance with conditions applicable on the day and times and schedules specified in the itinerary are those expected to apply but will be adjusted locally to fit with current conditions. Parents and guardians are responsible at all times for the supervision of children travelling within their party for the total duration of the tour. Structures featured within our tours, built from ice, snow etc., e.g. Snow Holes, Snow Igloos are dependent on satisfactory levels of snow and means of its compactability. Where inappropriate conditions exist such structures cannot be provided as they are dependent on specific Arctic weather conditions prevailing. Tours within our brochure operate in the Arctic. Most pictures in the brochure/website depict snowy conditions. Lack of snow however would not be an acceptable reason for cancellation or compensation. The programme would be adapted to fit with this situation. The tour would continue with the other or alternative elements provided and there would be no right of cancellation due to lack of snow. 16. For our Day Tours, in the event of an aircraft diversion or delay in departure our total liability to you will be as follows: a delay in departure exceeding 4 hours where the Clients have not boarded the aircraft will result in the tour being cancelled with a full refund of payments made. In the event of aircraft diversion the following procedures will be followed: where the new airport of arrival is within a 150 mile radius of the original airport by road, bus transportation will be provided to the original airport and the tour will operate in full. To comply with flight crew regulations this will inevitably mean the departure from Lapland in the early hours of the following morning. For arrivals at airports outside a 150 mile radius a Day Tour based on appropriate services available in the locality at short notice will be provided, which of course may vary greatly to that offered in the tour described. In all the years of operation of Day Tours, nine have been cancelled and only four diverted to an airport. By agreeing to our booking conditions you accept our total liability to you in the event of tour cancellation will be a full refund of tour cost. We cannot be responsible for other out of pocket expenses such as overnight hotels, petrol, taxi fees etc.

We regret that in the event of cancellation, deposits cannot be carried over to a future year or to alternative travel arrangements.

17. Images used within the brochure/website of Santa and his elves are purely representative of the standards that are provided on our tours. Actual elves and Santa may vary in accordance with location visited.

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If the Client cancels the arrangement, or the Company cancels the arrangements because of failure by the Client to pay the balance by the prescribed time, the deposit is forfeited. Additionally, the Company may recover from the Client any additional costs incurred in making and cancelling the arrangements. See condition no. 3.

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Amendments of bookings received in our office in writing prior to 56 days in advance of tour departure will be charged an amendment fee of £75 per person involved in the transaction. Amendments to bookings made within 56 days of departure will be treated as a complete cancellation of the holiday involved and cancellation fees set out under booking condition 3 still become applicable. Name changes are accepted at any time prior to departure at a cost of £75 per person administration charge, provided at least one member of the original party continues to travel. In addition any costs incurred to airlines for cancelled air tickets and any additional cost incurred for new tickets at higher value will be charged. Where scheduled airlines are concerned this will often be the total value of the original air ticket as a minimum. A further charge of £50 for administration & re-issue of ticket fees will be made for names changed within 14 days of travel.

18. It is advisable to take out an insurance policy at the time of booking as you are at risk as soon as you pay a deposit to us. If you fail to make appropriate insurance arrangements in a timely manner, we will not be liable for any losses or expenses which you may incur for claims which might normally have been covered by insurance in respect of circumstances for which we are not responsible.

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All arrangements quoted are based on known costs and exchange rates when tours were confirmed in September 2017. The price of your holiday is subject to surcharges on the following items: governmental action, currency, aircraft fuel, overflying charges and airport charges. Even in this case we will absorb an amount equivalent to 2% of the holiday price and any amendment charges. Only amounts in excess of the 2% will be surcharged. If this means paying more than 10% on the holiday price, you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with a full refund of all money paid except for amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel because of this, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the date printed on the replacement invoice. Having already provided for the above in the event that the currency exchange rate or other factors better that from which the brochure is costed no refund would be made. Exchange rates used in the brochure are (as quoted in the Financial Times, Friday September 22, 2017) UK£1=1.1322 Euros. If circumstances beyond the Company’s control cause either withdrawal or modification of the advertised arrangements which are made by the Company as agents for the suppliers of transport, accommodation and other services, the Company agrees to immediately notify Clients and if possible offer a comparable arrangement or a prompt and full refund of all monies paid by the Client. Such withdrawal will not take place after the date when the balance becomes due, with the exception of booking condition No. 20, unless for reasons amounting to force majeure or in the event that the Client defaults in payment of the balance. Disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract, which cannot be amicably settled, may (if the Client so wishes) be referred to arbitration under a special scheme which, though devised by arrangement with the Association of British Travel Agents is administered quite independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme (details of which will be supplied on request) provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on document alone with restricted liability on the Client in respect of costs. The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person or £25,000 per Booking. Where a claim for personal injury is made the limit on the amount claimed is £1,500 per person. If you elect to seek redress under this scheme written notice requesting arbitration under the scheme must be made within 18 months after the scheduled date of return from the holiday. Responsibility is accepted by Canterbury Travel that the tour arrangements described in this programme are provided to reasonable standard. Responsibility is also accepted for the proven acts and/or omissions of our employees, agents and suppliers under our control. Appropriate compensation will be offered should we fail in this respect. Such compensation payments do not apply for changes resulting from changes of schedules and cancellations by air sea and rail transportation companies, war or threat of war, riots, industrial disputes, disasters of natural or nuclear nature, terrorist action or other reasonable events beyond our control. Suppliers mentioned above are defined as those providing goods or services appertaining to your holiday with whom we have formal contractual relationships. Where the services in question are carriage by air, water or rail our responsibility is limited in accordance with the relevant conditions of the carrier. We have limited liability/responsibility with regards to airlines and aircraft.

10. Responsibility is accepted for proven negligent acts or omissions, by our employees, agents and suppliers, under our control, in respect of claims arising as a result of death, bodily injury, or illness caused to the lead name to the contract and/or any other named persons on our confirmation invoice. Suppliers mentioned above are defined as those providing goods or services appertaining to your holiday with whom we have formal contractual relationships. Where the services in question are carriage by air, water, land or rail our responsibility is limited in accordance with the relevant conditions of the carrier. Such claims being subject to English Law in respect of any question of liability or quantum and all proceedings shall be within the exclusive domain of the English Courts. 11. Where you suffer any accidental illness, personal injury or death, resulting from any activity not part of your holiday arrangements made by us, all possible advice and assistance will be offered. This will include where appropriate at our discretion, financial assistance up to a limit of £5000 per booking. Such financial assistance is limited to appropriate circumstances whilst you are still outside the United Kingdom and will be by way of a loan which you will be required to repay within 56 days of your return to the United Kingdom. Canterbury Travel must provide written consent before any expenditure can be considered and further Canterbury Travel reserve the right to have complete control over legal proceedings including but not limited to the selection, appointment and control of your legal representation. Canterbury Travel shall not be liable for expenses normally covered by Holiday Insurance policies. It is therefore in your own interest to ensure that you are in possession of a suitable travel insurance policy. 12. Transportation arrangements made on your behalf provide for the use of a variety of services. In the event of transportation delays arising, meals, refreshments and/or overnight accommodation will be in accordance with the conditions of contract of the respective carrier being used. 13. Our tours are based on using charter aircraft. Tours are operated subject to a minimum participation level equivalent to 80% of aircraft seating capacity. For overnight tours, we reserve the right to cancel up until 8 weeks prior to departure date. For day trips we reserve the right to cancel up until 4 weeks prior to departure date. Accordingly, no compensation or out of pocket expenses will be paid. 14. If the Client shall bring a claim against the Tour Operator, arising out of the negligent acts or omissions of the Tour Operator’s agents, suppliers or subcontractors, and if the said claim is settled by any payment by the Tour Operator to the Client, whether by agreement or following a court judgement, the Tour Operator shall be subrogated to the customer’s personal rights of action against the said agents, suppliers or subcontracts for recovery in the customer’s own name. Further, the Client will render all necessary assistance to the Tour Operator in connection with any recovery proceedings.

19. Canterbury Travel reserve the right to adjust the content of inclusive tours featured in this programme. Prior to your entering into a contract with us, such changes will be advised to you. Should adjustments be necessary after you have entered into a contract with us we will advise you in writing or by email. 20. Should the need arise, we reserve the right to substitute an alternative air carrier, aircraft type, origination/destination airport or to operate the flight via another domestic airport to that previously quoted for our tours. Such alterations do not provide a right of cancellation or compensation. 21. Any money paid by a Client to an officially appointed agent of Canterbury Travel is at all times held on behalf of the ATOL holder i.e. Canterbury Travel. 22. Where specified in our programme, half-price child places are offered on a subject to availability basis. To qualify, bookings must consist of a minimum of 4 passengers including 1 child between 2-11 years at the time of return travel. Minimum 4 persons excludes infants. If a half-price place is applicable it will be allocated to the youngest aged child. Should amendments occur to the booking resulting in a reduction in party numbers below the minimum requirement the half-price child place is forfeited and a revised invoice will be issued. Award of half-price child places is at the sole discretion of Canterbury Travel and may be withdrawn or introduced at any time in accordance with management decision. Only 1 half-price child place will be granted, per booking. The £2.50 ATOL protection fee is payable for any half-place child places. Promotional Offers cannot be combined. 23. Our interest lies in providing our clients with a hassle free and enjoyable holiday. Thereby if in our reasonable opinion or that of a person in authority, any threatened disruptive action prior to commencement of your holiday, or subsequent action on holiday, which affects the enjoyment of others, allows us the right to terminate your personal holiday and similarly for all others named within the same booking. Should this occur there would be no refund or compensation paid and it would be necessary for you to arrange at your own expense return transportation to the United Kingdom or Ireland and any other costs relating to your alternative arrangements. 24. Consumer Protection: – The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL Protected, since we hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 0739. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. Your Financial Protection When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. “We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable).” “If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.” For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. 25. Excursions, other tours or services that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday, are not a part of your package holiday provided. For any other excursion, tour or service that you book; your contract will be with the provider of the service and not with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion, tour or service or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator or supplier. IMPORTANT INFORMATION • The Foreign & Commonwealth Office produces up-to-date travel information to help British travellers to make informed decisions about travelling abroad. For further information please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/finland Alternatively you can contact ABTA’s Go Travel Consumer Helpline line on 0203 1170599. • Data Protection Act. Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. The information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant supplier of your travel arrangement. The information may also be passed on to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking agencies. If you travel outside the European Economic Area, controls on Data Protection may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will only pass your information on to persons responsible for your travel arrangements. This applies to sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether EEA or not, we will be unable to provide accept your booking. In making this booking you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.) Full details of our data protection policy are available upon request.

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