Category Archives: United Nations World Tourism Organisation

Newmarket Holidays / London Theatre Breaks

Newmarket Holidays has been offering customers opportunities to experience escorted tours to destinations throughout the UK, Europe, the US, Canada and the Far East for thirty years. The Newmarket Holidays portfolio includes extended holidays to far-flung exotic locations, short breaks in some of the most scenic locations in the British Isles, and trips to all manner of major sporting event, musical concert or West End theatre show. London’s West End plays host to some of the biggest plays and musicals touring the globe. With Newmarket Holidays, customers are able to witness these extravaganzas as part of a fully escorted coach or rail tour including pre-booked accommodation and optional dinner and dancing.

Newmarket HolidaysThe most basic Newmarket Holidays West End trip includes a return coach journey to London and transfers into the city centre, a ticket to a play or musical of the customer’s choice, selected from over twenty performances, an optional Early Bird meal at a themed restaurant and overnight accommodation in a four-star hotel with full English breakfast. For those who wish to spend more time exploring the capital, Newmarket Holidays offer a three-day trip which includes top price tickets to the chosen musical, two night’s accommodation and a whole day free for experiencing all that the busy city has to offer.

A trip to the West End is magical enough in itself, but Newmarket Holidays customers can extend the enjoyment by booking a Theatre, Dine and Dance coach trip. These trips from Newmarket Holidays include return coach travel from localities throughout the UK and tickets to the Saturday matinee performance of the customer’s chosen musical, followed by dinner and dancing at a four-star hotel as well as overnight accommodation. The following day is left free for Newmarket Holidays customers to explore the capital before returning home later on Sunday evening.

The Newmarket Holidays four-star New Year London Theatre trip encompasses theatre tickets for the evening of December 30th from a choice of the top 17 West End musicals, two night’s four-star accommodation, a New Year’s Eve dinner and disco at the hotel and an opportunity to witness the spectacular New Year’s Day Parade, which features hundreds of marching bands, dancers, cheerleaders and street performers, before returning home by coach on the evening of January 1st.

Optional upgrades are available on all Newmarket Holidays theatre trips, including higher priced theatre tickets, luxury dinners and more.

Newmarket Holidays / The Magic of Disneyland Paris

Newmarket HolidaysDisneyland Paris has for many years now been giving residents of the UK and mainland Europe the opportunity to visit all their favourite characters without having to fly over the Atlantic. With Newmarket Holidays, UK travellers can experience the magic of Disney through a number of pre-organised escorted tours that include coach travel, accommodation and entry to the park itself, with a number of optional extras. Newmarket Holidays has recently celebrated thirty years of successful, award winning tour operations.

Christmas and the New Year celebrations are among the most magical times of year, making them ideal for travellers wishing to add to that magic with a little bit of Disney sparkle. Newmarket Holidays provides numerous options for festive Disney vacations, either with coach or Eurostar travel included or the option to self-drive with ferry bookings taken care of by Newmarket Holidays. Each trip includes accommodation at one of the themed hotels right inside the resort or a hotel nearby, a full day’s Hopper ticket giving entry to both the Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios Park. The Disney resort transforms into a sparkling winter wonderland throughout December, and the evening character parades are not to be missed.

For New Year celebrations, Newmarket Holidays believes that the midnight fireworks display over the landmark Sleeping Beauty’s castle has to be one of the most spectacular shows around. Newmarket Holidays provides their customers with coach and ferry travel, two night’s luxury accommodation and a full-day pass to the Disney parks that include access to the New Year firework extravaganza at midnight. Newmarket Holidays’ customers are able to experience all the magic a Disney New Year has to offer with none of the hassle of making travel arrangements at one of the busiest times of year.

Newmarket Holidays’ trips to Disneyland Paris are not limited to the festive season. The incredible firework displays on Bonfire Night are equally as spectacular as those at New Year, and Newmarket Holidays organises special trips in November with especial focus on these. Throughout the year, Newmarket Holidays’ customers can enjoy escorted trips in all major school holidays and half terms, providing families with the perfect stress-free vacation the children will adore.

Newmarket Holidays | Most Popular Holiday Destinations

In a recent study completed by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, France has come out on top as the world’s favourite holiday destination. A huge 83-million people visited the country in 2012. That’s 17 million more than actually live there. The country is a popular destination for tour operated holidays such as those on offer from Newmarket Holidays. (Mastercard have also produced estimated figures for the most popular capital cities in the last year. In these, Bangkok ranked first followed closely by London).

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The country’s success is largely due to three factors: to the southeast lie the ski resorts on the Alps, the south of the country enjoys warm temperatures for most of the year, and the capital city – Paris – is popular with romantics. This combination has ensured that France has remained the world leader for every year in which statistics have been produced by the UN.

Despite the large volume of visitors, many of whom come from Britain taking advantage of good-value tours from companies like Newmarket Holidays, not a lot of money is spent in the country. France’s GDP owes seven per cent to the tourism industry, but the average visitor spends a total of £423 every visit. This is a long way behind the likes of the USA, where visitors making an average spend of £1230, and Macau, the Vegas of South East Asia, which boast a huge £2100 average spend.

The disparity between the number of visitors and the amount of money spent in France is largely to do with the distance the visitors have travelled. An overwhelming majority of France’s visitors are from neighbouring countries: British holidaymakers are fond of coach tours to the country with companies like Newmarket Holidays. As a result, these visitors are content to only stay for a short amount of time; the average duration is 2.7 days, often just visiting a campsite and using supermarkets for their provisions. In America, by comparison, a mere fifty-five per cent of visitors come from either Mexico or Canada, the remaining forty-five per cent are long-haul travellers. Because of the distances involved, these travellers stay for much longer periods, often more than two weeks, and as a result they drive a lot more cash into the American economy. The French tourism board however, is making the effort to organise large events such as the Olympic Games in order to convince visitors to stay a little bit longer and attract many more people.