Posted September 1, 2010 by BookingBuddy
If you’d like to take a break but are wary of crowds, then September is the perfect time for a getaway! The school holidays are over, and most people are probably back at work after their summer trips, so you’re likely to have the whole place to yourself, wherever you are. Here are some enticing deals for you to consider.
16% off at Jasper Hotel, Melbourne
Jasper Hotel is just a stone’s throw from Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central, so you won’t have far to walk when your arms are laden down with shopping bags. Book early and save 16% off your bill – you’ll be able to spend more on shopping! (Found on expedia.co.uk. Check availability.)
10% off at Park & Suites Village Six-Fours-les-Plages, Toulon
Extend your summer this year with a stay at this laidback resort in sunny Six-Fours-les-Plages, in southern France. Enjoy the warm weather, as well as 10% off your bill. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)
30% off at Maritim Jolie Ville Royal Peninsula Hotel, Sharm el-Sheikh
Relax in style at this luxurious hotel, only 15 minutes away from popular Naama Bay. The hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle service to the town centre. Save 30% off your bill. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)
40% off at Hotel Maya, Alicante
Soak in some sun on your private balcony at this hotel, or take a short stroll to the beach to enjoy a dip in the sea. You’ll relax knowing you’ve saved 40% off your stay here. (Found on expedia.com. Check availability.)
50% off at Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo
Located in the bustling, central district of Shinagawa, the Shinagawa Prince Hotel is close to popular attractions such as the Tsukiji Fish Market, Shibuya, and Tokyo Tower. Tokyo is an expensive city, so cut down on expenses by enjoying 50% off at this hotel. (Found on hotels.com. Check availability.)
Posted August 26, 2010 by BookingBuddy
have left us once again, but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to spend the next few
months holed up at home. Tear yourself away from the television and discover
exciting events all over the UK this month.
September – 7th November – Blackpool Illuminations, Blackpool
Blackpool Illuminations have delighted locals and visitors since it was first
put on more than 120 years ago. If you haven’t experienced them before, why not
make a trip up there to view them? Popstar Robbie Williams handle the honours
at this year’s Big Switch On.
– 12th September – Heritage Open Days, all around the UK
to have a peek into the castles and grand houses around the UK? The Heritage
Open Days lets you do exactly that this weekend, with free admission to
hundreds of privately-owned homes, factories, temples and yes, even castles.
– 12th September – Thames Festival, London
festival takes place on the Southbank, between Westminster and Tower Bridges.
Shop from up-and-coming designers at the market stalls, indulge in tasty food
from all over the world and enjoy performances by choirs, musicians and
artists. There will be a spectacular fireworks display to cap off the
Posted August 28, 2009 by BookingBuddy
The weather is cooling down, and the days are getting shorter as harvest time rolls around. However, there is still plenty to do around the country this month. Make the most of the last lingering days of summer, and enjoy yourself at these events.5th Sept – Braemar Gathering
The Highland Games takes place in this little Scottish village near Balmoral Castle every year, on the first Saturday of September. Watch events such as tossing the caber, throwing the hammer, and Highland dancing in the fields near this scenic village. The Queen often attends the games.12th Sept – Last Night of the Proms
Proms season draws to a close this month, with performances taking place in parks in London, Salford, Swansea, Glasgow and County Down. Indulge in a wide range of music, with performances from artistes as diverse as crooner Barry Manilow and Sir James Galway. The fun is capped off with a spectacular display of fireworks. 18th – 22nd Sept – London Fashion Week
Some of the most influential designers display their newest collections during week of frenetic activity. Tickets to the major shows are hard to come by, but you may be able to view collections by up-and-coming designers at smaller shows. It will also be an interesting week for people watching, with so many models and celebrities crammed into London during this period.