AGENTS have until Aug. 23 to enter the Rocco Forte
Collection GDS Code Change Competition, which has already received
nearly 3,600 entries. Winners will receive one of 12 three-night
breaks for two in a Rocco Forte Collection suite, including
business-class flights. To enter, visit the company's dedicated
travel agent Web site at www.rfctraveltrade.com. Winners will be
announced by Oct. 30 and will be notified via e-mail.
HOLIDAYS unveiled Thanksgiving Paris and Italy Vacation
Packages that pair a visit to Paris with a stop in either Rome,
Venice or Florence. The packages are priced from $809, double, and
include roundtrip air on Air France, hotel accommodations, daily
breakfast, flights between cities, hotel taxes, service charges and
airline fuel surcharges. For more on these packages, go to www.airfranceholidays.com.
YOTEL hotel is set to open in Amsterdam's Schiphol
Airport, on the second floor of the Pier D terminal, after passport
control. The hotel, which will open at the end of this year,
targets business travelers willing to sacrifice spaciousness for
convenience, with guest rooms ranging from 75 to 107 square feet.
Rooms, known as cabins, are available for transfer passengers
looking for a place to rest and freshen up as well as for overnight
guests. Yotel is the second in-terminal hotel located after
passport control at Schiphol. The other is the 33-room Hotel
Mercure Schiphol. For more on the Yotel brand, which also includes
a property in London's Gatwick Airport, visit www.yotel.com.
KALLISTE TOURS created an off-season, escorted tour Dec. 6
to 12 that features participation in the annual Chestnut Fair, the
oldest fair on Corsica. The itinerary includes a meal at a
Michelin-rated restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean as well as
visits to a natural reserve on the UNESCO World Heritage List,
Napoleon's birth house and 15th century Genoese defense towers used
in WWII. The tour is priced at $9,890 per person, double, not
including air. For more, visit www.kallistetours.com.
NEW IN HUNGARY is the
four-star Hotel Caramell, a holistic wellness property designed
along the principles of feng shui. Situated at the base of the Alps
about two hours from Budapest, the hotel offers such treatments and
activities as Reiki, Tibet sound therapy, yoga and Tai Chi. Rates
start at about $116 per night for a double room and include
breakfast and the use of indoor and outdoor swimming pools, saunas
and Turkish baths as well as exercise and meditation
programs. Visit www.caramell.hu/?
Editor: Felicity Long
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