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Why not treat yourself to a Christmas Shopping break this Christmas?

Get all your Christmas shopping done whilst surrounded by the beautiful architecture of the British cities. Stroll down festively-lit high streets to find world renowned brands, boutiques, second hand and independent shops side by side – what could be better?

Whether you want to go to Liverpool for the big brands such as Apple or Cath Kidston or  to York for it’s boutiques, cobbled streets and British charm. Envisage yourself strolling down York high street , lit by fairy lights and surrounded by the smell of chestnuts roasting and the sound of carol singers – a picture perfect Christmas scene. York also has outdoor ice skating available as does Leeds, London and many other places in the UK.

Why not even put the Christmas spirit into full power and visit a Christmas Market, such as Manchester’s – known as one of the best in Europe.

Wherever you want to stay Infotel will find the perfect hotel for you to sit back and relax in – just what you need after doing the stressful Christmas shopping!


What are your plans for Bonfire night?

We all know the story behind Guy Fawkes Night, it’s countless how many times the story has been repeated and it will be passed to generations to come. So, why not get involved with the history and visit Guy Fawkes’ hometown this November!

York! Already a hub of history and culture and perfect for a short city break but let’s make it more seasonal – Guy Fawkes was born and raised in the city of York, his actual house is on Stonegate, which is now the busiest commercial street inside the medieval walls of York which means great shopping and food!

Obviously you can’t go to York without visiting the cathedral, a staple of York City, as well as the Ghosts…York is infamous for its ‘haunted’ pubs and streets so why not see what all the fuss is about and go on a ghost walk, there are many available!

Have you been to York lately? Got any tips?

Infotel are here to get you the best deal on late rooms today, with a range of cheap accommodation from luxury hotels and apartments to budget hotels and hostels, book now and get involved!

Bit Peckish?

Why not head to one of the food festivals on this weekend!

The first being the Real Food Harvest Festival in London which brings together 150 of the best artisan food producers; a mouth-watering selection of the most creative street food; top chefs, including Valentine Warner, Stevie Parle and José Pizarro; live animals and music in a celebration of extraordinary food!

The festival takes over the whole Southbank Centre site in the heart of London, from the riverside Queen’s Walk all the way round the Royal Festival Hall and Southbank Centre Square.

All Real Food Festivals are FREE to attend and no need to waste a ton of money on accommodation when you book with Infotel we’ll do our best to find you the cheapest quality hotel in our huge selection of London rooms!

York food and drink festival is also on this weekend for those of you closer to the north! Showcasing Yorkshire produce, guest markets and a world of wine its great weekend not to mention cheap too!

With Free entry to Market, Beer & Champagne tents and most demonstrations as well as cheap accommodation available with Infotel, you have no excuse to stay in this weekend!


Instagram has even taken over the hotel industry

Following on from our last blog; Spain’s first ‘Twitter-themed’ hotel has become a hit with tourists.

A new hotel in Sydney, inspired by photo sharing website Instagram has opened its doors.

The unique boutique 1888 Hotel in Sydney, Australia has been designed with Instagram users in mind, meaning that every angle, every detail and every element of the hotel has been curated to be worthy of an Instagram photograph.

The hotel, who says of the property that ‘every level has a view’, even encourages guests to take photographs of the furniture, rooms and views and post them on Instagram.

A giant digital photo frame hangs in the reception area with a revolving digital mural of Instagram images, and a ‘selfie’ space to snap a photo of yourself as you check in – the best are displayed on the hotel’s walls for others to see.

Paul Fischman, the chief executive officer of Hotel Company 8Hotels, told Mashable, the social media news website, that the hotel caters to today’s modern traveler.

‘There has always been a strong, intrinsic link between travel and photography. But the advent of social media and Instagram has made photo-sharing an even bigger part of the traveler’s experience.

‘People not only want to visit and stay in beautiful places, they also want to capture and share it with their friends and networks as it happens.’


Do you agree? Is this Social media gone too far?


Spain’s first ‘Twitter-themed’ hotel has become a hit with tourists.

The beach hotel in Majorca is not only in a great location but also encouraging guests to interact with staff and each other using Twitter as part of a virtual hotel community.

Visitors can log onto their own Twitter accounts using the hotel’s Wi-Fi and interact with other the guests using the hash tag #SocialWave.

The hotel’s Twitter page (@SolWaveHouse ) also allows them to keep posted any new visitors who have checked in, in case there is someone they would like to connect with.

What are your opinions on this Twitter frenzy hotel? Social media gone too far?


We’re all going on a Festi-holiday

Heading to Camp Bestival? Escape the muddy Campsite!

Little Sister to the massive ‘Bestival’ this Dorset festival is aimed at families with small children –  a great way to get your kids Glasto-ready!

Only a month to go until Dorset gets into festival mode, with news acts just announced to play alongside huge names from Fleetwood Mac to Scroobius Pip you’ll be a fool to miss out!

Starting way back in 2008 this is the fifth year Camp Bestival is being held! If accommodation is your concern then get involved with Infotel – our speciality is cheap, last minute accommodation and we are ready to get you festival goers into a clean shower and a warm bed!

There is nothing rock and roll about sleeping in a damp, mud covered sleeping bag!


Get the most out of Glasto 2013!

Glastonbury is approaching us quick; with stages going up and full line ups released you’ll be a fool to miss out on the Glasto-Madness!

Known for its contemporary music, but also for dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and other arts;  As well as a comprehensive bill of musicians, bands and artists across the MANY stages – Names such as Oasis, The Smiths, New Order and David Bowie have all graced the main stage at least once. Among the line up for 2013 are huge names such as Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys and Primal Scream, just to name a few!

Starting way back in 1970 this is the 31st year Glastonbury is being held! If accommodation is your concern then get involved with Infotel – our speciality is cheap, last minute accommodation and we are ready to get you festival goers into a clean shower and a warm bed!

There is nothing rock and roll about sleeping in a damp, mud covered sleeping bag!