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Known as the Emerald Isle, famous for its Leprechauns and Guinness this magical green land holds Nature at its best diverse scenery; rugged mountains, ancient Castles, Myths and Legends, and true Irish hospitality will have you returning time again!
Land of the Pharaohs
Egypt is one of the main top travel destinations in the world due to the wealth of attractions and activities available for sun loving tourists, Egypt is considered to be cradle of civilization due to its rich ancient history.
The Thomas Cook Group is the oldest and best known name in leisure travel with a history of innovation that started in 1841. We are very proud to serve the 23 million customers who chose to travel with us each year and, are focused on transforming our business so that we can serve even more customers in ways that deliver better their holiday dreams.
British Airways is a full service global airline, offering year-round low fares with an extensive global route network flying to and from centrally-located airports.
Celebrating more than 90 years of flying with pride
British Airways can trace its origins back to the birth of civil aviation, the pioneering days following World War I. In the 90 years that have passed since the world's first schedule air service on 25 August 1919, air travel has changed beyond all recognition. Each decade saw new developments and challenges, which shaped the path for the future, Take a look at the different eras of air travel, to see how British Airways became the airline it is today.
On 25 August 1919 Aircraft Transport and Travel Limited (AT&T), a forerunner company of today’s British Airways, launched the world’s first daily international scheduled air service, between London and Paris. That first flight, which took off from Hounslow Heath, close to today’s Heathrow Airport, carried a single passenger and cargo that included newspapers, Devonshire cream, jam and grouse.
In 1924 Imperial Airways was created as the government’s “chosen instrument of air travel” by the amalgamation of The Instone Air Line Ltd., Handley Page Air Transport Ltd., The Daimler Airway and British Marine Air Navigation Co. Ltd. Imperial began services from London (Croydon) to European destinations as well as pioneering routes to Africa, the Middle East and India.
The introduction of luxurious aircraft including the HP42 offered customers new levels of luxury aloft. Imperial Airways opened services from Southampton to Empire destinations using the Short S23 flying boat; the Empire Air Mail Scheme was inaugurated. In 1935 four private airlines were merged to form the independent British Airways Limited; in 1939 the government announced its decision to merge the two airlines.
British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), the new state airline, was formed in April 1940 and operated wartime services under the control of the Air Ministry. In 1946, London Airport was opened officially. British European Airways (BEA) and British South American Airways (BSAA) were created to operate commercial services to Europe and South America respectively.
The delivery in 1952 of the De Havilland Comet enabled BOAC to operate the world’s first pure jet services and in October 1958, with the Comet 4, to operate the first transatlantic pure jet service. BEA successfully introduced the world-beating Vickers Viscount propeller-turbined aircraft into service on its UK domestic and European routes. The central area of London Airport opened in April 1955.
Deliveries of Boeing 707s and Vickers VC-10s to BOAC, and De Havilland Tridents to BEA, provided new commercial opportunities for both airlines. In 1965, at Heathrow, a BEA Trident made the world’s first fully automatic landing carrying commercial passengers.
The arrival in 1971 of the Boeing 747, the first wide-bodied jet, and the advent in 1976 of supersonic flight with Concorde presented contrasting new commercial opportunities and challenges. In 1974 British Airways was created by the merger of BOAC and BEA.
A new corporate identity, designed by Landor Associates, was unveiled in December 1984 and in 1986 the airline’s longhaul services moved into the newly-built Terminal 4 at Heathrow. The privatisation of British Airways was completed in 1987 under the leadership of Chairman Lord King. In 1988 BA was merged with Gatwick-based British Caledonian Airways.
The airline unveiled in June 1997 its new corporate identity incorporating on its aircraft designs from around the world. A new fleet of Airbus aircraft was ordered for short haul services. The formation was announced in 1999 of a new global alliance – oneworld – which also included Qantas and American.
With much acclaim Concorde retired from service in 2003. Heathrow’s Terminal 5 was opened by the Queen in March 2008 and orders for new Airbus A380s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners were announced. Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge retired as Chairman of British Airways and was succeeded by Martin Broughton. The airline inaugurated the first longhaul route from London City Airport – to New York.
Subsidiary Open Skies commences services between Paris Orly and Washington Dulles. Newly-created International Airlines Group (IAG) is formed and takes over British Airways and Iberia. Willie Walsh becomes Chief Executive of IAG and Keith Williams takes over as Chief Executive of British Airways. Joint Business Venture with American Airlines is approved. BA takes delivery of B777-300ER aircraft and retires the last B757s. Terminal 5C opens for business, and London City Airport celebrates 25 years. BA and Iberia cargo are integrated into IAG Cargo Limited. Sir Ross Stainton and Lord Marshall pass away. IAG buys bmi. BA carry the Olympic flame on board an Airbus A319 specially named Firefly and sponsor the Olympics and Paralympics. S7, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways and Open Skies join oneworld. BA and Qantas terminate their longstanding commercial agreement. BA and Japan Airlines form new joint business venture.
Overlooking Bloomsbury's Russell Square and a 2 minutes' walk from the tube station of the same name, this striking Victorian hotel with marble-columned public spaces is a 6 minutes' walk from the British Museum and a 14 minutes' walk from Oxford Street.
Upscale rooms with polished furnishings feature flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Elegant suites add separate lounges; many also offer views of Russell Square. Room service is available 24/7.
The sophisticated bar and restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
Set in a row of Georgian townhouse across the street from the British Museum and a 5-minute walk from Russell Square tube station, this upscale hotel is also 2.1 miles from Buckingham Palace.
The individually styled rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms and suites add marble bathrooms; suites also have iPod docks and complimentary evening appetisers.
Amenities include an elegant bistro serving modern British dishes, a terrace grill and a refined bar offering cocktails and high-end cigars. Afternoon tea is available for a surcharge.
This small county alone contains more than a Third of the whole world antiquities, a haven for history and great atmosphere lovers, here are few reasons why:
Ancient Egyptian Landmarks Of Luxor
Hatshepsut Temple (El-Deir El-Bahary)
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Queens
Madinat Habu Temple
Temple of Seti I
Valley of the Nobles
Avenue of the Sphinxes (Tareeq AlKebash)
Rameses II Temple
King Tut Ankhamun Tomb
Ramses VI Tomb
Ankhtifi and Sobekhotep Tombs
Other Luxor Recommended Outdoor Activities
The Sound and Light Show
Baloon Flights (very popular)
The Banana Island
Howard Carter’s House (Who discovered King Tut’s Tomb)
El-Souk (The Gifts Market)
Cruise Day Tours
Felucca (Sailing Boats) Ride on The Nile
Visit Abu El-Hagag Mosque
Bike and Bus Tours over the West Bank
Day Tours Over the west bank
Horse Riding over the west bank
Home to the most famous Army in the world “The Terracotta Soldiers “This is one of the oldest historical cities in China, which also has one of the best preserved walled fortifications.
Tibet Autonomous Region
The roof top of the World, snow capped mountains, turquoise lakes and kind pious people, capture the essence of Tibet before it changes!!
Ancient Landmarks Of Tibet
Tombs of the Early Tibetan Kings
Shigatze : Tashilhunpo Monastery
Gyantze : Kumbum Monastery
Museums of Tibet
Norbulinka (Summer Palace)
Other Tibet's Recommended Sightseeing and Activities
Theatre Show : Happiness on the Way : Lhasa
Theatre Show : Himalaya : Lhasa
Yangbajing Hot Springs
Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon
Pearl of the Orient, China’s financial and commercial capital trendy and modern with an air of the past Colonial buildings, alongside some of the tallest buildings in the world.
Ancient Landmarks of Shanghai
Yu Yu Gardens
Jade Buddha Temple
New Landmarks of Shanghai
Oriental Pearl Tower
The Skywalk HSBC building
Bund sightseeing Tunnel
Oriental Art Centre
Shanghai Marine Centre
Shanghai Grand Theatre
Huangpu River Cruise
Museums of Shanghai
The Shanghai Oriental Museum (has a music box museum within)
China Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art
Shanghai Railway Museum
Natural History Museum
Science and Technology Museum
Shanghai Auto Museum
CY Tung Maritime Museum
Shanghai Wild Insect Museum
The Chopstick Museum
Shanghai Grand Theatre
Other Shanghai's Recommended Sightseeing and Activities
Shanghai International Circuit (Motor racing)
The Peoples Park
Sanjia Port (beach area)