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!

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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!

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Heading to Latitude? Escape the muddy Campsite!

Only a month to go until Suffolk gets into festival mode, with news acts just announced to play alongside huge names from Foals to Bloc Party you’ll be a fool to miss out!

Latitude is held annually, said to be more similar to continental European festivals; as well as a comprehensive bill of musicians, bands and artists across four stages – The Obelisk Arena, The BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, The i Arena, and the Huw Stephens curated Lake Stage, the festival comprises elements of theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature

Starting way back in 2006 this is the eight year Latitude 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!

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Is Yorkshire the new destination for culture?

Recently Yorkshire has been given £1m of public funds to host a 100-day arts festival to promote the county as more of a cultural destination.

The festival is due to start at the end of March and run for more than three months, up to the day of the Grand Depart in Leeds on July 5, 2014.

Don’t miss out on the new arts centre of the country, book a trip to Yorkshire with Infotel and get involved with the arts!

The Arts Council said it was “delighted” to agree a grant for Yorkshire’s proposed Arts and Cultural Festival, which will be tied in with the region’s hosting of the first stages of the Tour de France next summer.

The regional director for the Arts Council, Cluny Macpherson, said: “I’m delighted we are able to help fund the Arts and Cultural Festival that will celebrate the Tour de France’s visit to Yorkshire.

“It will showcase all that is great about Yorkshire arts and culture as well as providing an opportunity for specially commissioned work. I can’t think of a better way to mark the historic occasion.”

The search is now underway for a festival director to draw up a programme of events and for a further £1m of match-funding, maybe you’ve got what it takes?

The chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, Gary Verity, said: “We are delighted to have secured funding to deliver an ambitious programme of events to celebrate the arrival of the Tour de France.

“It will be a fantastic opportunity for the whole county to share in the excitement and interest that will be building in the run-up to the 2014 Tour de France, helping to put Yorkshire on the map for millions of people months before the riders arrive.”

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Ready for Derby day?

Kicking off in only a few days time (1/06/2013) The Derby dates back to 1780, and is still ranked the greatest flat race in the world.  With winnings of £1.25m, the Investec Derby has one of the biggest prizes in money in UK racing, matched only by the prestige that victory brings.  It remains the race that everyone wants to win, as horses and riders push themselves to the limit around the unique and challenging course.

The Investec Derby race boasts an unrivalled roll of honour, from legendary names such as Seabird, Nijinsky, Mill Reef and Shergar, right up to 2012 hero Camelot.

If you’re attending and need accommodation get involved with some Infotel Offers.

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!

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Corporate hotel bookings increased at a record rate for April 2013!

According to Pegasus Solutions, corporate hotel transactions increases a massive 8% last month, compared figures from April 2012, this marks the highest year-on-year raise in reservations through the global distribution systems (GDS) since August 2011!

January 2013 previously had the strongest growth this year, when hotel bookings increased 7.9% over the same month in 2012 but April’s solid performance also secured a growth rate of 4.0% in GDS bookings for the first four months of the year.

Average room rates were almost the same as in 2012, only rising to 0.1%!

“When we last reported this kind of year-over-year increase in 2011, we were quoted as saying the hotel industry is strongly influenced by the economy, but does not take marching orders from it’,” said David Millili, CEO of Pegasus Solutions. “At that time, we were dealing with the US and European economic debt and credit crises. Today, we’re hearing one positive economic indicator after another, which is definitely inciting business and leisure travellers to book. And, we expect them to book for the foreseeable future.”

It’s not just corporate either hotel leisure bookings also saw strong growth in April 2013, increasing 6.2% compared with the same month last year!

Looking forward, Pegasus forecast that global corporate booking volumes are expected to stay close to 2012 levels through the summer months, while leisure bookings are expected to see strong growth, with “potential for double-digit gains in July and August”.

Better get booking your hotels, don’t miss out. 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!

Got somewhere to stay for Hard Rock Calling?

Only a month to go until London goes into festival mode, with news acts just announced to play alongside huge names from Bruce Springsteen to legendary British indie-rockers Kasabian and the mod-father himself Paul Weller.

Hard Rock Calling is held annually, playing primarily rock music with a big line up of various performers not to be missed; Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Neil Young have all played this massive festival!

Starting way back in 2006 this is the first year Hard Rock Calling is being held in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, be sure not to miss you. 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!

London sells quick so don’t miss out on the deals!  Now let’s rock and roll!

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