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A Look Back at the Major Events of 2012

LONDON, December 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Reflect on the major events of the past year and plan ahead for 2013 with the leading luxury holiday provider Sovereign Luxury Travel

2012 was an eventful year for plenty of reasons, particularly for Brits who had several reasons to be proud of their country, the stage for some amazing sporting history. Sport wasn't the only thing that put the UK in the spotlight, the Queen's golden Jubilee brought people together from across the country to celebrate not just the Monarch but also the heritage and culture of the sovereign state.

The London Olympics was without doubt the major talking point of 2012, and a huge success for Britain, its athletes finishing 3rd in the medals table with an impressive tally. New stars such as Mo Farah, Bradley Wiggins and Jessica Ennis were made, famed for their sporting success and infectious personalities, but when it comes to gold medal-winning holidays, Sovereign surely wins 1st place.

Just like Britain's heroes, Lanzarote is a firm favourite with warm, reliable weather, resorts perfect for families, and a unique lunar landscape. The Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel is the ideal place to relax, and a great base from which to explore the island. Stay here with Sovereign for seven nights on a bed and breakfast basis from just £3,195 per family of four, saving up to £1409 per family. This includes a £150 Sale Event Discount, a free child place and €100 resort credit, all exclusive to Sovereign customers, as well as an early booking discount and an online booking discount. Flights depart from Manchester on 25 August 2013.

The U.S presidential election was arguably the major world event of 2012, having repercussions for people across the globe. After much campaigning, Barrack Obama won a second term, having edged the election by the narrowest of margins. Wherever Sovereign customers elect to go in 2013 however, they can be sure of an indulgent experience.

One of the finest examples of a hotel offering the ultimate indulgence is the five-star Annabelle Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus. This property is set amongst lush, tropical gardens and overlooks a charming fishing harbour, creating a quaint, authentic atmosphere. Stay here for seven nights on a full board basis with Sovereign from just £639 per person, saving up to £1044 per couple; this great offer includes a £150 Sale Event Discount, and €50 Spa credit per booking when staying in a sea view room, both exclusive to Sovereign customers. Also receive a complimentary upgrade from bed and breakfast to full board and an online booking discount. Flights depart from London Gatwick on 04 March 2013.

Gadgets are big news these days, and there are few things that create more buzz than the launch of a major new Apple Product. In 2012, gadget lovers were treated to two high profile launches; the new iPad Mini, and the iPhone 5. The latter in particular was met with critical and commercial acclaim and had eager consumers queuing for hours to get their hands on one. Get familiar with your new 2012 Gadgets while relaxing in a Sovereign hotel.

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana boasts great facilities to help families stay entertained or blissfully relaxed. This sumptuous property boasts its own golf course, spa, the largest casino in the country, and for kids; three swimming pools with slides, an Xbox in the room, and a minibar filled with treats (Family Level Suites only). Stay here with Sovereign for seven nights on an all-inclusive basis from just £4,045per family of 3, saving up to £1,685 per family, this offer includes free child accommodation and a £150 Sale Event Discount exclusive to Sovereign, as well as $1500 Resort Credit, a 10% discount, and an online booking discount. Flights depart from London Gatwick on 26 February 2013.

Sovereign would like to wish all its customers, past, present and future a very happy Christmas and a prosperous 2013 filled with unforgettable luxury holiday experiences. For more on these great offers, as well as all the other destinations and hotels offered by Sovereign, visit http://www.sovereign.com or call a travel expert on 0844 415 1984.


SOURCE Hayes and Jarvis Travel Limited T/ATUI Specialist Holidays

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