Travel Weeklys Europe E-letter: Aug. 2, 2006

LONDONS TATE MODERN museum of art is gearing up for a $308 million expansion, scheduled for completion in time for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games. The plans call for a 230-foot-high extension, which would increase the existing floor space and enable the facility to accommodate more than 1 million additional visitors a year. For museum info, visit www.tate.org.uk/modern.

TRAVEL AGENTS can earn 15% commission on Spanish Heritage Tours air-inclusive packages to the Canary Islands through the end of 2006. A six-night package from New York includes accommodations at the four-star Iberostar Las Dalias Hotel on Tenerife, daily breakfast, hotel service charges and taxes, priced from $949. Three-night packages to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are priced from $159, land. Optional airport transfers, sightseeing tours and excursions also are available. For more details, visit www.shtours.com.

 

THE JURYS INN MILTON KEYNES is set to open Aug. 25 in Milton Keynes city center in southeast England. The three-star property, the largest in the city, will feature 279 rooms, a restaurant and bar and 14,000 square feet of dedicated meetings space. In Cork, Ireland, the 182-room Jurys Cork Hotel will reopen in October with refurbished guest rooms, a bistro and bar, meeting rooms and a spa with gymnasium, swimming pool, sauna and treatment rooms. For more information, go to www.jurysdoyle.com.

GO BARGING cut prices on its Oct. 8 three-night cruise on the Venetian Lagoon aboard the six-passenger La Dolce Vita. The cruise includes food and wine, and escorted day trips. The sailing is priced from $1,236 per person, a 20% discount off the regular rate, and is commissionable at 10%. To book, visit www.gobarging.com.

 

TOURCRAFTERS is discounting its fall Amalfi Delight package on 11 departures out of New York via Eurofly airlines. The Oct. 2, 4, 6, 9 and 11 departures dropped from $1,375 to $1,275 per person, and the Oct. 13, 16, 18, 20, 23 and 25 departures are priced at $1,199, down from $1,265. The package includes roundtrip air to Naples, Italy; seven nights accommodations at the Hotel Villa Romana; daily breakfast and dinner; an eight-day car rental; hotel service charges; and taxes. Rates are per person, double, not including airport taxes or fuel surcharges. For additional information or to book, go to www.tourcrafters.com.

Europe Editor:

Felicity Long

Phone: (781) 659-1301

[email protected]

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