August 2002

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In this newsletter:
1. Special Member Offer: Radisson Resort Parkway - Orlando, FL
2. Hotel of the Week
3. New Hotels
4. Featured Vacation Spot: Orlando, Florida
5. News: Low Demand Means Cheap Sept 11 Fares
Also check out this month's Guest Article - "Lisbon; A Portuguese Blend of Rome and San Francisco" By Durant Boden

 
  Hotel Express Information

 1. Special Member Offer: Radisson Resort Parkway

Address:          

2900 Parkway Blvd    Kissimmee
Florida 34747

USA
Telephone:      

++ (407) 396-7000

Fax:
++(407) 396-6792

 

Reservations:

++ 800 333-3333

Hotel email:

reservations@

radissonparkway.com 

Web:

www.radissonparkway.com

 

 

Radisson Resort Parkway in Orlando, Florida, provides Hotel Express International members with a Special Offer of  $59 per night for a family room.  This is a flat rate valid until 22/12/02.

Radisson Resort Parkway is located on 20 acres of beautiful tropically landscaped grounds and is only 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World. Complimentary, scheduled shuttle service is provided for our resort guests to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and Sea World Adventure parks. The focal point of the resort is the giant free form pool with waterfalls and waterslide plus two outdoor whirlpools, an additional heated pool and a children’s wading pool. 718 Newly remodelled guest rooms, extensive food and beverage outlets (featuring Pizza Hut pizza and Starbucks coffee) as well as our Kids Eat Free Program make the Radisson Resort Parkway the Perfect Vacation within a Vacation Destination. 

Why not take advantage of this great offer and combine your stay with a few days in Disney World or some of the other numerous attractions in Orlando? (See our suggestions under "Featured Vacation Spot -  Orlando").

 
 2. Hotel of the Week

Park Plaza International Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    

- A 5 star ultra modern 22-storey luxurious property

 

Park Plaza International Kuala Lumpur is a 22-storey luxurious property. Its ultra modern architectural facade is built with both traditional and futuristic elements incorporated in the design, decor and facilities. Guests are greeted by an elegant steel and glass canopy, creating an idea of transparency as one walks across a glass bridge spanning over a reflecting pool. Park Plaza International Kuala Lumpur has 280 well-appointed guest rooms designed with the business traveller in mind. 

 

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3. New Member Hotels
This time most of our new member hotels are located in the USA. We have signed 11 Doubletree hotels, a chain that includes properties to meet both business and leisure travel needs. Doubletree is an upscale hotel chain primarily serving major metropolitan areas and leisure destinations. For further info on the various hotels, visit our updated hotel database.
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Austria:
  • Golden Tulip Art Hotel Vienna, Vienna
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Bangladesh:
  • Hotel Agrabad, Chittagong
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Belarus:
  • Hotel Belarus, Brest
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Costa Rica:
  • Fiesta Resort & Casino, Puntarenas
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France:
  • La Bonne Auberge, Nouzerines
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Italy:
  • Eur Suite Hotel, Rome
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Madagascar:
  • La Residence, Antananarivo

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Norway:

  • Leangen Hotel, Trondheim
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Senegal:
  • Hotel Lagon, Dakar
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Sweden:
  • Carisma Hotel, Växjö

  • Gustaf Fröding Hotell & Konferens, Karlstad

  • Wistavarfs Herrgård, Sundsvall/Timrö

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USA:
  • La Residence, Antananarivo

  • Atlanta Marriott Century Center, Atlanta

  • Detroit-Troy Marriott, Detroit/Troy

  • Doral Park Avenue hotel, New York City

  • Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/ Orange County, Anaheim

  • Doubletree Club Chicago, O'Hare Airport, Chicago

  • Doubletree Allen Center, Houston

  • Doubletree Hotel Houston Post Oak, Houston 

  • Doubletree Miami, Miami

  • Doubletree Guest Suites Minneapolis, Minneapolis

  • Doubletree Corporate Woods, Overland Park

  • Doubletree Park Place Hotel, Minneapolis

  • Doubletree Hotel St Louis, St Louis/Chesterfield

  • Doubletree Tallahassee, Tallahassee

  • Doubletree Tulsa, Tulsa

  • Hyatt Newporter, Newport Beach

  • Marriott Houston Greenspoint, Houston

  • Marriott Hutchinson Island, Hutchinson Island

  • Marriott Philadelphia West, Philadelphia/West Conshohocken

  • Marriott St Louis West, St Louis

  • Marriott Warner Center, Woodland Hills

  • The Harrisburg-Hershey Marriott, Harrisburg

  • Tyson's Corner Marriott, Vienna

  • Valley River Inn, Eugene

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  Useful Travel Info

 4. Featured Vacation Spot: Orlando, Florida

What is there to do in Orlando? What isn't there to do is a better question. Golf, water skiing, museums, meeting Mickey Mouse, sunbathing, relaxing...  Read about some great attractions below.

 

Disney World (http://www.disneyworld.com/)

 - 100 year anniversary of Walt Disney's birth

 

 

 

In tribute to the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth this year, join Disney World for a celebration as big and broad as Walt Disney's imagination. All four Walt Disney World Theme Parks; Magic Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Disney-MGM Studios are hosting the most personal celebration ever. Don’t miss the new parades, shows and attractions!

Magic Kingdom is where the Disney classics are brought to life.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom takes you through a world of animals both real and fantastic.

Epcot Centre is where you touch the future and travel the world with an amazing array of attractions and live performances. Experience Japan, China, France, Britain, Mexico, and Italy without leaving the country. 

Disney MGM Studios takes you into the bright lights of show business. Suddenly, you're front row, centre stage for powerful performances from the big screen, music, and TV!

Also be sure to visit Disney Water Parks where you can speed down the water-slicked slopes of Blizzard Beach or body surf at Typhoon Lagoon.

 

Orlando Science Center (www.osc.org), where curious visitors can learn all about Florida’s ecosystem in a walk-through exhibit or turn oranges into juice in miniature KidsTown. The Science Center features interactive learning tools about Florida and beyond, a domed movie theatre and a planetarium.

 

The Orlando Museum of Art (www.omart.org), regarded as one of the best art museums in the South, houses a collection of African artisan work and an Ancient Americas exhibit featuring works from Mexico and Peru.  The museum’s American Collection contains paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculptures from the 19th century to the present, with key pieces from Georgia O’Keefe, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.

 

Gatorland ( www.gatorland.com)
Gatorland is Orlando's best half day attraction and theme park with alligator and animal shows, nature viewing and relaxing family fun.
Three exciting shows: Gator Jumparoo, Gator Wrestlin "cracker style", and Snakes of Florida. Over 5,000 gators and crocodiles. Smoked gator ribs and deep-fried gator nuggets are served daily at Pearl's Smokehouse. 

 

Sea World (www.seaworld.com)
SeaWorld Orlando is the world’s premiere marine adventure park with 200 acres of world-class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters. Includes the live water adventure, Baywatch at Sea World; the polar expedition, Wild Arctic, the Shamu: Close Up! killer whale breeding, research and observation facility; and other attractions and shows.

 
5. Low Demand Means Cheap Sept 11 Fares

Air passengers travelling to America can expect cheap fares to be available on and around September 11. 

The dramatic fall in demand on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the US will almost certainly mean fare reductions for those prepared to travel.

While airlines have ruled out special discount campaigns, due to the sensitivity of the occasion, many conceded that tickets were likely to be cheaper than usual.

Airlines will not want to do anything that smacks of opportunism, so prices are not likely to be cut - but there will be more seats available at lower prices.

BA has cut 24 services to cities such as San Francisco, Philadelphia, Miami and San Diego, two flights each to Boston and New York and three to Washington. Two Barbados flights have also been axed.

Virgin Atlantic has cancelled three flights to New York, Orlando and Los Angeles out of its daily total of 13, while Air France has cut two flights from Paris to Washington and New York.

Package holidays appear to have escaped the fall in demand. The Association of Travel Agents informs that September is a quieter month, and Wednesday - which September 11 falls on this year - is not a busy day for charter flights.

 

Source: http://www.travel.telegraph.co.uk August 2002

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Guest Article

 

Lisbon; A Portugese Blend of Rome and San Fransicco

Lisbon has been one of my favourite cities since 1952, when I spent a summer in neighbouring Estoril. The Portuguese capital has changed over the years, and a building boom has contributed to urban sprawl since Portugal joined the European Union in 1986.  
By Durant Boden

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