Monthly Archives: February 2014

easyJet Venice flights lift off

13/02/2014 by .

EasyJet begun its Venice service today with a special member of crew. Gavin Shuker, Member of Parliament for Luton South joined the celebration as an honorary cabin crew member for the morning, to welcome passengers onboard the aircraft which was flanked by giant venetian masks in homage to the city’s famous ‘Carnivale’ and masquerade balls, to mark the occasion.

easyJet Venice flights to one of the world’s most romantic cities, is easyJet’s fifth Italian destination from London Luton Airport along with Catania, Milan, Olbia and Pisa and launches just in time for Valentine’s Day. Over 1,000 passengers are flying easyJet to Italy from London Luton Airport in time for the celebration next week.

Sophie Dekkers, easyJet’s UK Market Director said:

“We’re thrilled to be launching our new services to Venice, easyJet’s 39th destination from London Luton Airport. easyJet flies over 4.5 million passengers in and out of Luton each year and we’re pleased to be expanding the choice and variety of our destinations from the airport. This uniquely beautiful city offers something for everyone and we’re sure our easy and affordable services will be very popular.”

Gavin Shuker, Member of Parliament for Luton South said:

“It’s been great to join easyJet’s crew and passengers and celebrate the launch of the new Venice flights.  easyJet and London Luton Airport are two of Luton and the region’s largest employers and it was fantastic to see this in action today.

Glyn Jones, Managing Director of London Luton Airport said:

“We are delighted that easyJet is launching this new route today, it is certain to be a firm favourite.  Such growth in the destinations on offer at London Luton is testament to the Airport’s convenient location and efficient operations enabling us to offer customers choice and great value.”

With fares from as little as £31.83* one way including taxes, over 50,000 passengers annually are expected to use the new services between London Luton and Venice which depart each Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

*Price per person based on two people flying on the same booking. 

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Best Italian Carnivals

13/02/2014 by .

It is Carnival season around the world. A time for fun and festivity from morning to night. There are many to choose from but why not try Italy. Italian carnivals are famous for masks and of course food. So here are our pick of the the best Italian carnivals.

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Antica Corte Pallavicina Relais

13/02/2014 by .

It’s not often you would find me deep in a damp ancient cellar, down and dirty among racks of hanging meat, but on this particular occasion it was well worth it, for this particular cellar was under the Palazzo Antica Corte Pallavicina Relais, the domain of Massimo Spigaroli, the undisputed King of Culatello, the Rolls Royce of prosciutto.

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Dalhousie Castle Hotel. Edinburgh, Scotland

12/02/2014 by .

Well this was a first. Getting from London to Edinburgh in only four and a half hours by train with Virgin Trains, and when we worked it out it actually took less time than flying and a fraction of the cost too. And Waverley is one of those grand old stations that plonk you slap in the middle of town in-between Edinburgh’s wonderful medieval old town and the Georgian new town. It really is a wonderful city, but I wanted some country air too and the four star luxurious Dalhousie Castle Hotel is only eight miles or a 15 minute bus ride away.

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The Ring of Kerry

12/02/2014 by .

I’m sitting in The Red Lobster, a comfy little pub in the charming seaside village of Waterville about half way around the Ring of Kerry, and Pat’s pitching me her fish chowder. ‘You won’t find a better one anywhere’ she modestly announces.

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS. A compact that packs a punch

12/02/2014 by .

I’ve always been one of those people who have to look the part. It might be an iPad2, a top of the range notebook, or the very latest DSLR. Those little envious sideway glances from people aspiring to own one but can’t for whatever reason, are the very things I live for. Photographers are the worst of the lot though. Just get a few of them in a room together and they can’t wait to compare notes. So how does a Canon PowerShot SX280 HS stack up?

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