Cape Verde Villas Ocean Park Villas

Cape Verde Villas

On the Cape Verde island of Sao Vicente; just rising to prominence and the acknowledged cultural capital of Cape Verde; ideally situated between two intended exclusive golf resorts, and in the serene bay of Baia das Gatas; we are proud to announce the release of our new exclusive Ocean Park Villas project.

With an open plan blueprint and airy interior, these secure villa properties, looking to the stunning bay, provide a choice of 2 or 3 bedrooms and come with their own private swimming pool, generously proportioned terraces and protected private parking and are finished with the best quality European materials.

Flanked by two exclusive golf resorts in Baia das Gatas, these fabulous Cape Verde villas are located only 200m from the Ernie Els golf resort and a few minutes leisurely walk to the sea front.

The off-plan villas have the highest quality custom built kitchens, fitted wardrobes, and exquisite bathrooms. An open plan living room and dining area gives a light and spacious atmosphere downstairs. The living room leads out to a substantial terrace and pool area which has ample room to place sun-beds, tables, barbeque and eating areas.

The upper floor contains two large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The bedrooms come with top quality built-in wardrobes, T.V. and telephone sockets. Each bedroom opens out onto a large terrace which wraps around the top floor giving a 180 degree view.

Each villa has a private pool completely surrounded by terracotta tiles and their own water recycling system for the gardens.

The construction is being project managed and overseen by an Irish constructor to guarantee that the villas will meet the best international quality standards.

Several villas are already finished including the show house. The remaining villas will start development imminently.

=== Summary ===

250m from Sea – 200m from golf resorts

Plot size 300 m2
Villa size 120 m2 plus upper 180 degree terrace of 55 m2

Project managed by Irish construction company

Location Between 2 planned luxury golf resorts
Quality Luxury 4 star finish

Security 24 hour security, private parking and gardens
Great value eur189,000 – with eur10,000 discount for the first 5 units

=== Excellent payment terms ===

* eur3000 on reservation
* 25% – contract
* 25% – structural completion
* 25% – roof, windows and doors
* 25% – completion

=== Location Information ===

The Ocean Park Villas project is situated in the village of Baia das Gatas, on the island of Sao Vicente, Cape Verde. Planning for this area includes two exclusive PGA quality golf course resorts. This project is situated precisely between these projects and no more than 200m from either.

The imminent expected growth of this area due to these resorts will raise the profile of Sao Vicente, and with the opening of the new international airport, will confirm our research that this will soon develop into the most prominent island in the Cape Verde archeapelago for property investment and tourism.

The fishing village of Baia das Gatas, preferred weekend getaway of the residents from the main town of Mindelo, provides a remarkable array of benefits…

* it is a long-established fishing village, adjoining two shallow water bays
* there is development agreed for a modern marina
* there are a number of wonderful beaches
* Ocean Park Villas lies absolutely in between two planned exclusive golf resorts, with the accompanying hotel and leisure facilities

These villas, particularly in this location, are perfect for the early investor to take advantage of the impending growth in this area.

Not only the best value per square metre that can be found, at only eur189,000, but we have additionally provided a generous eur10,000 early investor discount for the first five individuals to reserve.

To reserve your Cape Verde Villa, contact us now.

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The Advantages Of Having An American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Card

American Express and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. launch the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card for small business owners and the enhanced Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card for consumers.

Cardmembers can take advantage of greater benefits and richer rewards, making it easier than ever for consumers, and now small business owners, to earn free nights at more than 825 Starwood hotels and resorts around the world and award flights with more than 30 airline partners.

Credit Card Features:

10,000 Starpoints bonus with first purchase ? enough for up to three free nights(1)

Double Starpoints on stays at participating Starwood Hotels & Resorts and purchases at select Starwood retail outlets, such as Bliss Spa and more(2)

Automatic upgrade to Gold Preferred Guest membership status by spending $30,000 on the Card in each calendar year. Access to private sales with select Starwood retail outlets.

The new Business Card incorporates all of the improved benefits of the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card, as well as programs and services tailored specifically to the needs of small business owners, including the OPEN Savings(SM) program which was designed specifically for small businesses and gives automatic discounts on purchases at OPEN Savings(3) partners, such as Delta, FedEx Kinko’s and JetBlue. In addition, the Business Card provides expense management reporting, an online spend tracking system and spending limits on additional cards that aid in better managing employee spending.

Credit Card Benefits:

One (1) Starpoint for every eligible dollar spent on the Card

Redeem Starpoints at over 825 participating Starwood hotels and resorts in 95 countries with no black out dates? if there’s a standard room it’s yours.

Transfer Starpoints to over 30 frequent flyer programs, most on a one-to-one basis

Receive 5,000 Starpoint bonus when you transfer 20,000 Starpoints to miles(4)

First year fee-free, and $30 annual fee thereafter; fee-free additional cards

Automatic enrollment as a Starwood Preferred Plus member

Receive a 50% off certificate, good towards a Starwood hotel stay, upon Card approval and annual renewal

No limit on the amount of Starpoints a Cardmember can earn

Competitive Introductory purchase Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for six (6) months

Retail and travel protections such as Global Assist, Car Rental Loss & Damage Insurance, Purchase Protection Insurance, Travel Accident Insurance, American Express Card Baggage Insurance, Buyers Assurance Plan, Express Cash Emergency Card Replacement, Emergency Check Cashing, and 24-hour customer service.

The new Starwood Preferred Guest Business Card and enhancement to the Consumer Card are an expansion of the existing relationship between Starwood and American Express. The new Cards make it easier than ever for consumers and small business owners to quickly earn exceptional travel rewards through spending on their cards. Starwood and American Express have enjoyed a strong cobranded card partnership since 1996, when American Express first launched the ITT Sheraton ClubMiles Card.

Credit Card Benefits Eligibility Requirements:

(1) To be eligible to receive 10,000 bonus Starpoints, you must make your first purchase with the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card within one year of Card approval. Bonus Points will appear on your Starwood Preferred Guest statement 8-12 weeks after your first purchase. Bonus Starpoints are for first-time Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Cardmembers only. You may have more than one Starwood Preferred Guest account, however, if you have or had any such account you are not eligible to receive bonus Starpoints you may be offered for any other such account.

(2) You will receive one additional Starpoint for each U.S. dollar of Eligible Spending charged on your Card Account at Starwood branded hotels and resorts then participating in the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program, and at stand-along retail establishments and on-line stores that, in each case, are wholly-owned by Starwood Hotels and resorts Worldwide, Inc.

(3) OPEN Savings(SM): Payment must be made with an American Express Business Card. Savings will be credited to your American Express Business Card billing statement. All savings referenced are in addition to any offers made by participating companies. Participation and offers are subject to change without notice. Terms and conditions apply.

(4) A 5,000 Starpoint bonus is based on airlines with a 1 Starpoint to 1 mile conversion rate; equivalent bonus will be awarded in accordance with other airline conversion rates.

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Invisible Holiday Traditions At Americas Landmark Resort

San Diegos stunningly beautiful Victorian Hotel del Coronado numbers among American historic landmarks. Presidents and royalty have stayed at the Del: and, during the summer and Christmas holidays, families book rooms and meal reservations for years in advance. Eduardo Ramirez, Senior worked at the Hotel del Coronado for more than sixty years, grudgingly retiring from his position as a chef only after his third heart attack made more work physically impossible. Eduardo, Senior worked every Christmas for more than sixty years, preparing sumptuous holiday feats for hundreds of American families while la senora Ramirez made exquisite holiday foods for the family at home.

This year, the tradition persists, but it has evolved. This year, Eduardito, Little Eddie, a full-time student at Harvard, will fly home to take his fathers place in Hotel del Coronados sprawling kitchens. This year, the Ramirez family will dine with the Dels guests, sharing holiday cheer and tidings of great joy. Next year, Little Eddie will attend medical school.

All those years, Eddie says, I resented my father being away from home on Christmas Day. The other kids had their fathers home, and mine had to work. The way I saw it, my father was killing himself to wait on all the rich people. Now, though, I see what has happened because of all mi padres hard work. I feel humbled and very grateful.

Across North America, Europe, and Australia, hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers seize Christmas opportunities to improve their own and their families conditions. Especially in catering and the hospitality industries, as some families travel over the river and through the woods to grandmothers house, many families go to work serving them.

Eddie recites a few staggering statistics about the Hotel del Coronado, implying that they generalize to fine dining facilities around the Christian world. Christmas in hospitality restaurants and catering probably is the equivalent of Black Friday in retail, he says. In our biggest dining room, we have 350 tables; 90% of them will seat twelve people. All of those tables will turn over a dozen times on Christmas Day. That translates to more than 4200 meals. At an average of $75(US) per diner, the Hotel takes-in $315, 000. Computing the decimal points, Eddie shows why he will go to medical school. Servers, therefore, make a cool $50,000 among them.

His breathing issuing through his lips, Eddie concludes, Yeah, I would say its worth it. My education is the proof.

Consuelita Rodriguez, a UCLA undergraduate and a third-generation Del worker, wholeheartedly agrees. Pointing to the skating pond, Christmas carolers in their Victorian garb, and seventy-degree sunshine bathing the Pacific Ocean, Isnt it the best of all worlds? she asks rhetorically. I will bring my family for Christmas, she declares, changing a queen-sized bed in record time. My grandmother and mother did this so that I could have UCLA. I do it, in part, for my daughters yet to come. Pausing a moment, she adds, It just would not be Christmas if I were not here. Holding a healthy bundle of bills, Suela says wistfully, These tips represent my futureand my familys, she emphasizes.

More Options For Families To Enjoy Cuba Holidays At Iberostar Ensenachos With New Water Park

Iberostar has done it again for families, by working hard to enhance the experience every family member gets at their Cuba hotels. This time, staying true to their aim of treating the little ones as the stars of the show, the Iberostar Ensenachos resort in Cayo Santa Maria has recently unveiled a newly built children water park. The resort has just opened a Water Park for kids in the Park Suites section, specifically designed to offer children limitless fun with a splash and allow parents to relax while their little ones make the most of the new attraction.

Children enjoying family Cuba holidays at Iberostar Cayo Ensenachos will be able to make a splash and enjoy the new water facilities all day long, with plenty of new features to offer them tons of fun, including:

Separate children’s swimming pool, with a depth of 30 cm, specially designed for the smallest children and toddlers
Replica of a pirate ship with slides and water cannons to re-enact the days of privateers and pirates.
Artificial palm tree with water jets and waterslides
Shark-like water slide
Water jet coming from a mushroom-like shower

Thanks to this new option, families planning holidays in Cuba’s Cayo Santa Maria key will feel at peace knowing that the kids will be thoroughly entertained in a perfectly safe attraction in which they can enjoy themselves and have hours and hours of fun.

The Iberostar Ensenachos resort is beautifully located in Cayo Ensenachos, a pristine key on the northern coast of Villa Clara (part of the Cayo Santa Maria resort), this is the only virginal key in Cuba that has a horseshoe shape. As a result of the work of nature, the ongoing action of waves, tides and currents, the beaches of Iberostar Ensenachos (Ensenachos and El Mgano) are a gift to the senses. The hotel is located 120 km from the historical city Santa Clara, the region’s main city (where Che Guevara’s Mausoleum can be found), and located 58 km from the town of Remedios, birthplace of The Parrandas.

At this fantastic family-friendly resort everything is ready for guests to kick back, withdraw from the realities of daily life, disengage from the outside world, and sink into a world of relaxation and calm, without any hassles, no rush or tensions, in an atmosphere of pure joy and peace that everyone enjoying Cuba holidays in Cayo Santa Maria will absolutely relish!

Iberostar Ensenachos describe the newly launched facility as “a luxury only within reach of shining stars. Stars like you and your family!”

Diy Hard Drive Recovery – Last Resort Techniques

The short answer to this question is probably no, unless you are feeling lucky or have some experience dealing with computer hardware. However, there are a few things you can try to do yourself to recover data from a hard drive that has failed. You never know what you might be able to do.

Keep in mind that none of these techniques are a good first option. They should only be attempted if you want to risk losing or destroying the drive, and your data, further than it might already be destroyed.

Recovery Preparation

To prepare for recovery, you’ll want to connect your broken hard drive to your computer and also have another hard drive ready and connected. Connect the broken drive to your computer only after you make the necessary modifications to it in your recovery attempt. The other drive (a working one) will be your data dumping drive, the one that you will move your recovered files to if you actually manage to pull off a recovery.

Your secondary hard drive could also be your internal drive in your computer, just make sure you have enough space on your extra drive to store the data you might recover from the dead one. Always consider that there are risks involved with hooking up a bad hard drive to any computer.

One Chance

In most cases, you’ll probably only get one chance to recover the data if you use the hard drive recovery techniques discussed in this article… so keep that in mind.

Controller Board Swapping

This technique consists of removing the controller board from a working hard drive of the same make and installing that controller board onto the drive that has failed.

If it is indeed the controller board that has failed this will give you an avenue to work around this particular failure issue. If this swap is unsuccessful, you very well could ruin both hard drives, so consider that circumstance.

Spindle Motor Spinning

Sometimes a drive will fail because the spindle motor refuses to spin, or it sticks. This can commonly be a problem with old hard drives. If the spindle motor sticks, you can actually open up the drive and try to spin the disc manually.

After opening it up, spin the hard drive disk a few times manually and then see if it fires up and works. This will compromise the cleanliness of the hard drive altogether, but hey, this is a last resort technique, right?

Repeated Booting

If a hard drive is suffering from problems that might be sporadic, you might be able to get it running just by trying to boot from it repeatedly. Yes, this might sound kinda ridiculous and simple, but it can work. If you manage to get the drive booted, hurry up and copy as much stuff as you can while it’s running.

Freezing the Hard Drive (ha!)

It’s long been a rumor that freezing dead drives can get a little more life out of them. This has been somewhat proven to be true and many people will swear that it works.

The idea here is that if the hard drive is physically damaged to the point where internal parts are pressing against each other, causing it to not work, freezing will contract the metal and other materials to free everything up and get you a few minutes or more of use.

Please note that this will probably not permanently fix a drive, but it might repair a “clicking” drive momentarily so that you can retrieve critical files. Ask around, you might find that others have actually been able to make this work!

When All Else Fails

Of course, the best option is to seek professional help. If you are not finding yourself wanting to take these risks, that is probably a good thing. For the do-it-yourself type of person, these hard drive recovery techniques could get you started in the right direction. But, remember, they should all be attempted only as a last resort. Good luck!

Phuket Hotels – A Superior Price For Money

It has all the components to draw your focus. Bars, nightclubs and discos are identified in substantial numbers. If you are hunting to spend a exciting crammed getaway with good friends, then look at to book a single of the Patong hotels, you will get all the fun you will at any time have to have.

If your wallet is a tiny thin, then there are a selection of low-priced Phuket digs there for you to fit your funds. You will also find some inexpensive beer bars and awesome spots to hang all-around.nd.

The most high priced of Phuket resorts and hotels can be observed in somewhat peaceful and really areas these as Nai Yang or Mai Khao. For the ones who have cash to spare, and are seeking for elegance and sophistication, Phuket hotels in these places could server your requires correctly.

Phuket resorts are readily available for booking on the web. But it is always far better to do some study about Phuket hotels and get all by yourself effectively knowledgeable about the location, charges and facilities made available by the hotels, previous to producing the ultimate choice.

Phuket is regularly a person of the most visited parts of Thailand. Some individuals go to Phuket mainly because of its fantastic seashores, whilst other individuals enjoy the lively nightlife scene. No matter whether you are wanting for a tranquil, romantic getaway or something with a bit additional bite, Phuket is a worthy destination. As a consequence of Phuket’s popularity, you have a diverse range of Phuket hotels and resorts to select from.

There is a Phuket hotel for absolutely everyone. The to begin with thing you will need to believe about is your finances. Are you hunting to splash out on a luxurious pad for a week or will you be backpacking on a shoestring spending budget? Phuket is a massive island and all budgets are catered to, from 500-baht guesthouses to $five,000 luxurious villas.

When you a fair plan of your funds, it’s time to opt for the spot of your Phuket hotel. The site you decide on will go a prolonged way to finding out what impression of Phuket you leave the island with. It all arrives down to preference. Some areas of the island are geared in the direction of partying, though some others are geared in the direction of lazing about in peace.

If you’re traveling with good friends or you want to sample the bars and clubs of the island, the greatest location to guide your Phuket hotel is in Patong. Patong is a uncomplicated beach vacation destination that has been produced into a kind of tourist Mecca. It’s the most well-liked site for travelers to keep in Phuket.

The beach in Patong is fair, although practically nothing to write property about. People and some other travelers may obtain Phuket a very little substantially to deal with as there are throngs of travelers all over the spot, even during very low time.

Phuket Town is a well-known spot for backpackers browsing for Phuket hotels. There are some low-priced areas to remain dotted all around the area, though close by there are some chilled-out bars and a number of points of cultural interest.

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Couples Are Heading To Exotic Destinations For Romantic Weddings In 2012

Brides and grooms are seeking more exotic locations to tie the knot these days and with a UK wedding costing an average 20,000, its no wonder that couples are heading overseas for a more affordable and tropical alternative.

According to reports destination weddings in 2012 are on the increase and popular spots for romantic nuptials include the Caribbean, Mexico, Cyprus, and Greece.

Favourite Caribbean wedding destinations include Jamaica with its luxurious resorts and beautiful beaches and mountains; the Bahamas with its stunning pink sand beaches; and the island of Antigua that has a beach for every day of the year and breathtaking coral reefs.

Aside from the obvious reasons, more couples are choosing destination weddings in 2012 because of the financial benefits. The cost of UK weddings is rising but if couples go abroad to say I Do, they can save themselves a considerable amount of money thanks to all inclusive wedding packages and smaller guest lists.

Caribbean weddings, for example, cost an average 6,000 and brides and grooms are be able to enjoy tailor-made packages, beachfront accommodation, intimate ceremonies and even a free honeymoon.

Caribbean hotels and resorts offer experienced wedding coordinators and advisors who are on hand to arrange all of the details, from the marriage licence and officiant, to the photographer, music, wedding cake and flowers.

Mexico is also a popular destination, with the Mexican Caribbean being the most coveted spot for weddings and Cancun weddings being among the favourites due to the areas spectacular natural scenery. There are many luxury hotels and resorts in Cancun to choose from and after the wedding celebrations, couples can continue their own with a romantic honeymoon in Cancun where they can go scuba diving, visit the ancient archaeological sites, hike through lush rainforests, or relax on pristine beaches.

Many couples getting married abroad in 2012 are also choosing Mediterranean islands such as Cyprus and Greece. Both of these countries offer beautiful landscapes, an array of deluxe hotels and resorts, cultural delights, and romantic settings for ceremonies, such as cliff-side vows, romantic I dos in quaint chapels or nuptials at sunset on a secluded beach.

Recent surveys have revealed that 26 per cent of couples in the UK have chosen weddings abroad in the last five years compared to 20 per cent in the 1990s, and this figure is expected to increase over the next few years.

Most Exclusive Tennis Resorts In Asia

We have some very special Tennis resorts in Asia and the middle east.

We have selected the most expensive, most exclusive, most rewarded hotels for you.

Starting with the most expensive resort, the 3 Billion dollar Emerates Palace, in Abu Dhabi.

Located in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, the magnificent Emirates Palace is a national landmark and one of the most impressive hotels and conference venues ever built.

Conveniently located near major business quarters, shopping malls and local attractions, Emirates Palace is the ideal address for your business/leisure requirements during your stay in Abu Dhabi.

It offers 4 floodlit tennis courts and one floodlit Padel Court with a cushioned hard court surface.

The tennis resort which has been given the most rewards and is the flagship of the Aman chain of hotels;

Amanpuri embodies the inner spirit of the Thai culture while allowing nature to reign supreme. The natural beauty combined with sincere warmth and a genuine soul allows for complete rejuvenation. The resort has won some special awards in 2008 and 2009.

A professional tennis coach is seasonally available for lessons and training.

Guest accommodations consist of 40 Thai-style pavilions and 30 private Villa Homes.

The resort offer 6 tennis courts.

The Most exclusive, remote tennis resort in Asia, on a private island; Amanpulo

A private island, where sea and sky meet as one, where velvet white sand is caressed by the lap of crystal water,

where nature’s hand streaks the sun’s iridescences, where luxury is defined by its earth-given beauty – This place is Amanpulo.

The resort offers 4 tennis courts.

The best tennis resort in Japan, Windsor Toya with the best restaurant.

The hotel is located In A Region Famous For Its Picturesque Scenery. The resort is built on top of a mountain.

All Rooms Have Floor To Ceiling Windows With Magnificent Views Of Either The Lake Or Ocean.

The hotel has 3 Omni Tennis courts.

It even has a 3 star Michelin restaurant.

Dubai’s special tennis resort; Jumeirah Beach

The Stunning New Resort Will Feature 141 Suites Offering Unparalleled Levels Of Relaxed Luxury. The Suites- Set Amidst Lush- Green Tropical Gardens Takes Jumeirah In A New Direction. Designed Like No Other Hotel- The Resort Takes A New Approach To Barefoot Luxury.

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Almonds Resorts Offers Free Destination Weddings In Barbados

The Caribbean is an idyllic destination for tropical nuptials and Almond Resorts is now giving couples the chance to get married abroad for free at its collection of all inclusive resorts in Barbados.

Engaged couples will receive free Caribbean weddings when they book seven nights or more in a deluxe room or higher category at Almond Beach Club & Spa or Almond Casaurina Beach resort.

The Wedding for You Complimentary Package includes the choice of a wedding location at the hotel property, a professional wedding coordinator, a registrar, single tiered wedding cake, bouquet and boutonniere for the bride and groom, bottle of Champagne, a Best man or Maid of Honour if required, postcards of the property and island, and all taxes, government fees and charges.

Couples who book at least ten nights in a deluxe room category or higher and stay at any of Almonds Resorts’ properties to host their free Caribbean weddings will receive the Unforgettable Wedding For You package which includes all of the above-mentioned extras in the basic wedding package plus additional extras such as a decorated guest room, manicures for the bride and groom, a special celebration dinner for two with personalised menus, breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding, and two commemorative glasses.

The luxury resorts can cater for Barbados weddings of any size and couples can upgrade their wedding package to the Treasured Wedding For You package, the Opulent Wedding For You package or the Platinum Wedding For You package.

Married couples who are looking to renew their vows with a romantic Caribbean wedding ceremony will receive a free package if they stay for at least seven nights in a deluxe room.

The Vow Renewal package includes a wedding location of their choice at the property, clergy/magistrate, bottle of Champagne, single-tiered celebration cake, and a corsage for the bride and boutonniere for the groom.

Couples can choose from romantic beach weddings, ceremonies in lush tropical gardens or nuptials by the poolside at either of the luxury all inclusive resorts.

Barbados is a perfect location for romantic destination weddings and brides and groom can enjoy unique white pink sandy beaches; calm turquoise waters that are perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving activities; world-class golf courses; and thriving wildlife reserves.

History Of English Beach Resorts

Blackpool built its famous tower and earned itself the title “Paris of the north.” The guest house, complete along with the redoubtable Brit landlady, was built to house folks during their stay. Pre-second world war, the holiday camp, the most famous being Butlins, was developed, offering the Brit working class holidaymaker a communal setting, with lodgings, catering and entertainment all on one site.

Britain’s unbalanced climate, joined with the development of mass air travel in the past 40 years saw something of a decline in the acclaim for the states holiday resort. The average Briton is actually now more certain to jet off to sunnier climes instead of spend their annual vacation in their own country. From time to time depression and a fall in the value of sterling has seen this trend arrested. But British resorts are now depending increasingly on the development of entertainments, including theatres and theatres, and in particular night life for the clubbing generation though the admiration for visiting the coast and staying at one of the wondeful caravan holiday parks is just as high as it was in the halycon days of the 1950s.

English Seaside Vacations In The Nineteen Fifties

The typical seaside vacation in the United Kingdom in the 1950s was quite different from those enjoyed today. Admittedly, there was the same wish to lounge on the beaches, paddle in the sea and revel in the entertainments as there is today, but the the past half century saw large changes in tastes and expectancies.

A far larger share of Britons enjoyed their holidays in their home country than they do today. In the Nineteen Fifties inexpensive global flights had not been introduced and the massive vacation resorts of the Mediterranean and beyond magnets for modern sun-seeking Brits had not been developed. For their summer vacations the British inclined to visit the resorts in their own area , such as Blackpool for northerners and Brighton for people living in the south. A visit to Torquay in the south west for someone living in Yorkshire would be seen as exotic.

Staying in a hotel or vacation park, now very popular with holidaymakers in Great Britain, would be unknown, particularly to working class families in the Nineteen Fifties. Holiday lodgings were far more austere. Hotels were only affordable for the well off, so most families stayed in bed and breakfasts, which folklore tells us were owned by stringent unsmiling landladies. Caravan sites were available, but really not like the luxury holiday parks of today. Washing and toilet facilities were basic and communal. Caravans were nothing like the modern static static caravan complete with mod cons. They were cramped, little, and lacked a WC. And as for the modern log cabin, the most you could expect in the Nineteen Fifties was a small prefabricated chalet, with only marginally better facilities than the static caravans of the period.

The English beach holiday of the 1950s was extraordinarily much a communal affair. Families travelled, along with other families, to the seaside on coaches or trains. A nice example of the communal side of the British vacation of the period were the vacation camps, Butlins and Pontins being the most famous. Sophisticated they may not have been, but they continue to gave great enjoyment to millions.