Media Release: Glenton offers Neil Diamond tribute trip

FANS of the legendary singer, Neil Diamond, can get a taste of his timeless tunes during a two-day trip with Glenton Holidays in December.

Tribute artist, Gary Ryan – a grand finalist in Stars in their Eyes – will be performing Diamond’s classic songs, such as America, Cracklin’ Rosie and Sweet Caroline, at the four-star De Vere Slaley Hall Hotel in Northumberland.

The new Glenton Holidays trip includes coach travel, an overnight stay at the luxurious hotel, plus dinner, the show and dancing, for just £85. It departs on 3rd December.

The holiday is one of several fresh tours added to a new mini-brochure released by Glenton Holidays to satisfy customers’ increasing appetite for festive holidays this winter.

The coach tours specialist has seen record sales this year, with 2009 summer bookings up by 100 per cent compared to summer 2008.

And the continuing trend towards late bookings means that winter sales are growing fast, prompting the operator to add a range of new tours to offer customers.

Glenton’s Winter Wonderland mini-brochure features eight new tours, including a selection of pre- and post-Christmas tours and Hogmanay holidays, shopping trips and theatre breaks.

The operator has also released a new mini-brochure of winter breaks for its Good Companions programme aimed at solo travellers.

New additions include a pre-Christmas holiday at the Britannia Hotel in Wolverhampton for four days (£119) and a two-day trip to the De Vere Heron’s Reach in Blackpool (£75).

The operator is also featuring a day trip with coach travel, tea and entrance to the Retirement Show at Glasgow’s SECC, all for just £10.

Commercial director, Steve Turbill, said: “As people get closer to Christmas, we are seeing more and more inquiries as folks want to treat themselves to a festive getaway.

“We have seen such a surge in bookings this year we’ve had to open a new call centre here in Glasgow, and are recruiting 20 new staff, thanks to the resilience of our market and the determination of our customers to keep travelling.”

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Notes for Editors

Glenton Holidays was founded in 2005 by coach industry executives Paul Bennett, Harriet Stamp and Steve Turbill.

Steve and Harriet both came from senior roles in the coach holiday business, and Paul established coaching specialist The UK Holiday Group in 1984.

In just three years, Glenton has become Scotland’s fastest growing coach holiday operator – and the only main coach specialist in Scotland to be a bonded member of ABTA.

Based in Glasgow, it offers coach tours, holidays by air, self-drive holidays and cruises to holidaymakers in Scotland and North East England, plus the ‘Good Companions’ programme for solo travellers.

Glenton’s turnover in 2008 was £5.5m and it aims to carry more than 40,000 passengers in 2009.

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