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An elite group of Etihad Airways cabin crew are set to become the aviation world’s first flying butlers, having completed a specially tailored three week training course in London.
History was being made in Liverpool today when a James Brown jumpsuit and vest, Ray Charles’ jacket and handwritten lyrics of The Beach Boys ‘God Only Knows’ went on public display for the first time in the city.
Just in time for the fall festivities, The Milestone Hotel in London is offering Halloween and Thanksgiving packages that are perfect for celebrating the holidays away from home.
2015’s calendar is jam-packed with events, anniversaries and key dates that guarantee Britain will be on the top of holiday wish-lists next year! For media, this means lots of fantastic story ideas to keep you coming back to Britain, and here we serve up 15 stories for 2015 to get you going. We will publish dedicated story ideas with lots of information and inspiration on each of these themes, so stay tuned to visitbritain.com/media.
Next year marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by King John and his barons. In a story that begins and ends in England, this iconic Great Charter is championed for outlining the ideas of freedom, democracy and rule of law – it has influenced constitutional-thinking across the globe, affecting billions worldwide.Destinations across England will celebrate this landmark anniversary throughout 2015 with new tourist trails, world-class exhibitions and a visit from Her Majesty The Queen to the historic site where the document was first sealed. Below, VisitEngland selects the best of what’s on offer:
Discover Norfolk, the part of Britain loved by the Royal Family. It’s perfect for romantic couples’ retreats or family vacations: the ideal place to unwind, enjoy beautiful scenery and explore market towns packed with fantastic pubs and cute antique stores.
Seen the trailers for the upcoming Paddington™ movie? The young hero was named Paddington after the station he landed up in – and anyone who visits London will soon discover it’s the ideal place to start your own great adventure. It’s easier than you think to travel to all corners of Britain, and Paddington is the starting point for many an exciting journey. Plan yours now!
MADAM BUTTERFLY, Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece of doomed love and tragic passion, will play a limited run at the Royal Albert Hall, beginning on 26 February 2015. David Freeman will direct, reviving his Japanese water garden production, designed by David Roger.
David Beckham, Hugh Bonneville, Darcey Bussell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bear Grylls, Inkie, Boris Johnson, Christopher Kane, Nicole Kidman, Rankin and Emma Watson amongst names set to design exclusive Paddington statues for The Paddington Trail.
Britain is the place to visit for a luxurious, glamorous experience, and VisitBritain is proud to present its new Luxury is GREAT guide for international media. The guide serves up inspiration and information on accommodation, dining, shopping and travel experiences for those visitors looking to be pampered and live the high life.