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April 2015

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News 6 travelGBI April 2015 News Isle of Man MuseuMs celebrate woMen Manx national Heritage is exploring the history of women in the Isle of Man with a series of pop-up displays and events. Running until December 2015, History in Heels follows in the footsteps of women from all walks of life, including a Civil War countess and the fastest woman on the TT course. manxnationalheritage.im flybe launches Isle of Man flIghts Flybe has started a service from Stansted to the Isle of Man, operating three times a day. Paul Simmons, chief commercial officer, said the service would appeal especially to those who are seeking easy access to and from Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, essex and london. flybe.com Manx VIkIng exhIbIts loaned to cornwall Manx national Heritage has sent Viking artefacts to the national Maritime Museum Cornwall for a two-year exhibition called Viking Voyagers. On show are parts of a Viking sword, glass beads, bronze pins and iron nails from a Viking ship burial. nmmc.co.uk PreMIer to host Isle of Man faM PReMIeR Holidays will host a two-night familiarisation trip to the Isle of Man for travel agents at the end of april. national sales manager Dave Kneale – who is also a Manxman – will take a group of agents to experience the island's accommodation, excursions and facilities. Isle of Man In brIef THOMaS land at Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire will almost double in size this year, thanks to a £2.5 million expansion. The attraction will see three new rides: Flynn's Fire Rescue, Captain's Seas adventure and Toby's Tram express. a new Sodor airport terminal will have a café and five themed rooms available for private hire for events and parties. The revamp was scheduled to be completed by easter. draytonmanor.co.uk THe biggest names in cycling – including Team Sky, Team Giant alpecin and Team Wiggins – will be taking part in the first ever Tour de yorkshire (May 1-3). It has also been revealed Gary barlow is writing a yorkshire musical based on Calendar Girls, and backed by Welcome to yorkshire. These were just two of the major announcements made at the Welcome to yorkshire y 15 event at Scarborough Spa last month (pictured). Welcome to yorkshire also unveiled details of its garden design for May's RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which will feature a Acting Editor Samantha Mayling Editor-in-chief Lucy Huxley lucy.huxley@travelweekly.co.uk Account Manager Clare Mitchell clare@travelgbi.com Executive Consultant Gary Kaye gkaye@travelgbi.com Managing Director Stuart Parish stuart.parish@travelweekly.co.uk Editorial: 020 7881 4842 editorial@travelgbi.com Sales: 020 7881 4838 sales@travelgbi.com travelgbi.com part of In partnership with ISSN: 1355-462X Annual subscription rates: UK £37, Europe £44, Rest of World £50 Average net monthly circulation: 12,194 www.abc. org.uk/Certificates/ 18698305.pdf [ABC audit 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013] exclusive travel trade press sponsor Official Media Partner NO. 1 FOR DOMESTIC TRAVEL, TOURISM AND BUSINESS NEWS IN ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND & WALES www.travelgbi.com Drayton Manor on track for Thomas Land expansion Celebrities Wiggo and Barlow head to Yorkshire microbrewery theme to highlight the county's microbreweries. The tourism agency unveiled two major marketing campaigns for yorkshire in 2015. a year-long rural campaign will launch in June to promote the yorkshire countryside across the UK on television and in cinemas. There will also be a new international marketing campaign, part of the GReaT campaign, working with Visitbritain to promote yorkshire in the run-up to the Tour de yorkshire, particularly in France, Germany and the netherlands. yorkshire.com

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