Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Walking Holiday Wins Travel Award for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

Walking Holiday Wins Travel Award for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

Award-winning walking holiday operator Ramblers Worldwide (www. ramblersholidays. co. uk/) collected an accolade for their 'Cruise & Walk' holiday programme this year, presented by Norway's Tourist Board.

London, England (PRWEB) June 24, 2009

There was international recognition in 2009 for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, the walking and trekking holiday specialists, who have been awarded the 'Most Innovative Product to Norway 2009' by the Norwegian Tourist Board.

The Norwegian Tourist Board, in the guise of 'Innovation Norway,' commended the 'Cruise & Walk' programme devised by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, a successful joint-venture which proved popular with travellers last year. The product provides travel itineraries that unite the freedom of sightseeing and guided walking holidays with the laid-back relaxation of a cruise, taking advantage of the dramatic Norwegian coastlines and fjords.

Tony Maniscalco, the Marketing Manager of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays was pleased with the results of the cooperation with Fred. Olsen Cruises, which has brought about "a new and exciting product to add to our portfolio of walking holidays abroad."

He added: "The beauty of the 'Cruise & Walk' product is how your walking holiday will take in a different landscape every morning and end the day in the comfort of a floating hotel. It's a great way to interact with the dynamic Norwegian scenery - see it by ship, explore it on foot. Pretty much everything is included, and its flexibility appeals to those who love walking holiday activities. In the case of couples for example, one of them may choose the regular guided walks ashore, whilst the other relaxes aboard the ship until the evening, when they meet up for dinner: so there's something to suit everyone."

In presenting the award, Georg Hana, the Marketing Manager for Innovation Norway, recognised how this new partnership has created "a novel way to provide walking holidays to spectacular locations." He also noted how a portion of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays profits, via their charitable trust, are put towards conservation programmes which are essential for the future of cruise and trekking holidays alike.

An operator with more than sixty years experience, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays arranges walking holidays abroad to a host of destinations worldwide, including the UK and Norway.

About Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays (www. ramblersholidays. co. uk/ (http://www. ramblersholidays. co. uk/)) have been operating since 1946 and now offer over 250 walking holidays in more than 70 different countries. They are dedicated to providing the very finest trekking and walking holidays at the best value prices. Call 01707 331133 for booking and friendly advice.


Ontario Resorts Prepare for a Sizzling Hot Summer

Ontario Resorts Prepare for a Sizzling Hot Summer

Ontario resorts are getting ready for large groups of summer travelers headed toward the waterfront properties of central Ontario.

(PRWEB) May 23, 2006

Environment Canada is once again predicting soaring temperatures this summer in Ontario. British Columbia has already witnessed record mid-May temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius that are making people take notice.

Ontario resorts are getting ready for large groups of summer travelers headed toward the waterfront properties of central Ontario. Consequently, some planning is in order for those wanting to make the trip to Ontario waterfront Resort country. Here are three rules of thumb for travelers that don’t have the luxury of their own cottage and who are looking for the best resort locations in Ontario:

  • Conduct research to ensure you make the best travel plans, i. e. Internet, travel directories, etc.
  • Plan your travel – be creative and set up excursions to area attractions for some adventure if need be.
  • Book early – those that book early have their pick of the best locations and accommodations and usually find they get a better value.

How do you find that perfect place in the sun? Savvy vacationers use the Internet. A plethora of vacation directories and web sites brimming with information await your perusal. One such area that promotes itself online is the Haliburton Highlands. Haliburton is only two hours north of Toronto and the area is covered with lakes and enough resorts of every shape, size and budget to cover the needs of the most easy going or discerning family.

An organization called Haliburton Tourism (www. haliburton-tourism. com) represents a number of accommodation members ranging from high end full-service resorts to housekeeping cottages and bed and breakfasts.

“Our accommodation providers are ready to deliver dream vacations right here in Ontario. Haliburton has both the elements of rugged unspoiled beauty and refined recreational activities that vacationers seek. We know our tourist’s vacation dollars are hard-earned and we want to earn their business—by providing good value and good times,” says Scott de Savoye, President of Haliburton Tourism.

Haliburton offers many activities for travelers such as:

  • Walk in the Clouds at Haliburton Forest’s (www. haliburtonforest. com) tree top canopy tour
  • Fresh water submarine tours in pursuit of the elusive prehistoric Haliburton Gold lake trout species
  • Wolf Centre - see a local wolf pack interact.
  • Plenty to do on the water - water skiing, tubing, kayaking, peddle boats, canoeing, as well as fishing.
  • Haliburton wilderness areas offer plenty of hiking opportunities and over 1700km of ATV trails
  • 6 golf courses within 30 minutes or less of any accommodator in the Highlands
  • Waterfalls

Haliburton is also well known for the Sir Sanford College summer arts program and the area seems to attract artists. In addition, quaint shops and studio’s abound. Furthermore, Haliburton has a number of community museums that have excellent records that date back to the pioneer settlers and you can even view water cascading through the last remaining log chute in Ontario.

With all of the activities that Haliburton, Ontario Canada has to offer, tourists are able to have an eventful and memorable vacation at their fingertips.

To learn more about Haliburton tourism activities, resorts accommodations, and special vacation packages, please visit www. haliburton-tourism. com, or call 705-457-5087 ext. 4258.

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