Australia Day

What is Australia day?

Australia Day is an official national holiday for Australia. The day is used not only to celebrate what is great about Australia, but gives everyone a chance to reflect and appreciate what the nation has achieved.

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Why is it celebrated?

The 26th of January marks the annual celebration of Australia day and the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788.

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How is it celebrated?

You can find a large amount of the Australian population attending organised community events, getting together with family and friends to celebrate, watching the sunset or late night fireworks, barbecuing on the beach in the sun or just spending the day relaxing with loved ones.

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Travel requirements

If you hold a British Passport and are travelling to Australia for business or tourist purposes, you will need a Visa!

Here are the four different visas you can apply for:

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But don’t worry – here at The Travel Visa Company we take the stress out of the visa application process. For more information, or to apply, visit our website: thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/australia/ or call our award winning team on 01270 250 590.

 

“Australia Day is a day driven by communities unified by the celebration of what’s great about Australia.”

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Gordon Ramsay’s International Influence

Gordon Ramsay, the world renowned ‘shouty chef’ and holder of 7 Michelin stars, is well known both in the UK and America for his TV shows such as ‘Hell’s Kitchen‘, ‘Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares‘ and ‘Hotel Hell‘ but he has also totted up a total of  28 different restaurants across 3 continents! If you’re planning a holiday and need a few ideas of places to eat then be sure to check these out:

Europe / Asia / North America


 

Europe

Italy

Castel Monastero – Located in the city of Siena, Tuscany. The restaurant can be found inside the grounds of an 11th-century monastery which over looks the vast landscapes of the Italian country side.

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Forte Village –  Situated on the island of Sardinia. This is a place where the coastal views and white sandy beaches really captivate the atmosphere of the island.

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France

Au Trianon – Versailles, France. This is also restaurant to the Au Trianon Palace hotel. Another luxurious hotel that offers indulgent features such as a spa, gym and indoor pool.

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La Veranda – Also located in Versailles, France, La Veranda overlooks the Château de Versailles and combines stylish monochrome restaurant interiors with a relaxed brasserie ambience.

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Le Pressoir D’Argent – Bordeaux is quoted as “a masterpiece of the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux. An ageless landmark of excellence reflecting the talent of its chef”.

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To visit Europe you may require a visa. To see if you’re eligible visit our website: http://thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/visas/schengen/


 

Asia

Qatar

Gordon Ramsay Doha – Good, hearty authentic dishes. This restaurant has won many accolades and awards for the food and service they provide including best romantic restaurant 2014.

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Opal by Gordon Ramsay – West Bay, Doha. Food is served in a relaxed and social dining environment. It also overlooks the stunning turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.

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Hong Kong

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar – Lan Kwai Fong. The restaurant offers an extensive selection of wine and cocktails alongside a seasonal menu filled with quality dishes.

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London House – East Tsim Sha Tsui. It features an outdoor terrace with two levels of dining and views over the beautiful Victoria Harbour.

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Singapore

Bread Street Kitchen – Marina Bay Sands. A warehouse-designed restaurant and bar serving a British European menu with fresh seasonal produce.

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If you hold a British Citizen Passport* and are travelling to Qatar for tourist purposes, you will not need a Visa prior to travel! A Visa must be obtained on arrival. For more information visit: http://thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/visas/qatar/


 

North America

USA

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Las Vegas – Classic English pub style food with an assortment drinks on tap located in the famous Ceasars palace.

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Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Atlantic City – British-themed venue with grand styling offers classic pub grub & craft beers.

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BURGR – Las Vegas. Serving traditional gourmet burgers, fries, milkshakes and more.

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Gordon Ramsay Steak – Las Vegas. Known for “exceptional fine dining”  With dishes including caviar, Fried Blue Point oysters and Hudson Valley foie gras.

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*New* Fish & Chip Shop in Vegas – Summer 2016 Gordon is set to open his 4th establishment in Las Vegas. His very own fish and chip shop. Guests will be able to view the chefs in action in the kitchen as they prepare the made to order dishes.
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If you are visiting America you will need as ESTA or full-US visa. Apply now! Visit our website – http://thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/visas/america/

 


Wanting to book a table?

If you’re thinking of travelling out to one of these stunning destinations then you’ll be happy to know we can assist  with your visa application for destinations worldwide! Use our website to check your specific visa requirements – thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/visas/

“I don’t cook for the guide, I cook for the customer”

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New Shanghai Disneyland

Record Breaker

Since its official open in June 16 2016, Disneyland Shanghai has been crowned worlds biggest Disney theme park ever!

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Entertainment

The resort features five entertainment districts, which are: Adventure Isle, Fantasyland, Gardens of Imagination, Tomorrowland and Treasure Cove. Each district has its own set of rides and roller-coasters ranging from big drops and thrill rides to scary  and dark themed rides!

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Accommodation

The resort has two hotels for residents staying there. The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, which has 420 rooms, 3 restaurants, 1 lounge, 1 indoor pool and optional rooms with garden, theme park or lake views. As well as this, there is a Toy Story themed hotel that has approximately 800 rooms with 2 restaurants!

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Relaxation

If you’re looking for somewhere to relax within the madness of the theme park then The Wishing Star Park is where to go!

Enjoy a tranquil escape to the banks of a glimmering body of water where rest, relaxation and activities for the entire family await your arrival.

This would be the perfect place to chill out and unwind.

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Attractions

Along with the entertainment districts, hotels, gardens, restaurants and attractions there is also Disneytown that hold a whole host of different shops and stalls as well as meet and greets with some of the most famous and iconic Disney characters. There are movie themed restaurants, street bands, gardens and even circus attractions like the carousel. There is a huge amount of activities and attractions that won’t leave you disappointed!

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Getting There

Tempted to go? China has announced new visa changes!

We can help you with your visa application to China. With our award-winning customer service, our team on travel visa specialists can take the stress out of your application process!

For further information or to apply, contact us on: 01270 250 590

or visit our website: thetravelvisacompany.co.uk 

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no limit, and dreams are forever”

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Happy New Year 2016

New Year Around The World

Ever wondered how other countries around the world celebrate the New Year? Here are some of the most popular cities to celebrate NYE in:

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Taking a look back at 2015

2015 has been a brilliant year for us at The Travel Visa Company and we would like to say a massive thank you to all our hard working staff who have allowed us to be the award wining visa procurement agency that we are today! Here are some of our favourite highlights for 2015:

Award Winners!

Friday the 6th of November was the night that we won the award for Excellence in Customer Service. This was a major highlight for us at The Travel Visa Company. This was an award that represented the hard work, commitment, dedication and effort that the team had put in for the year. For this to be acknowledged by the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce was an incredible feeling and, for us, is a massive achievement! Customer service is our primary focus and what sets us apart from other visa procurement agencies.

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Charity Events

2015 saw us take part in many different charity events and raised a total of over £1,000 for a range of causes including: Comic Relief, World Cancer Day, Wear It. Beat It., Jeans For Genes Day and #WearItPink. Our biggest event was the Great Manchester Run with 6 staff members raising over £800 for ABTA Lifeline and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Scanner Appeal.

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Business Events

During February of 2015, Ray Ward, Phillip Ashwell, Lisa Tatlock, Dan Taylor and Jon Hill attended The Business Travel Show. This is Europe’s leading exhibition and conference dedicated to Corporate Travel. This was our first year at this event and it was by far a success – pushing our brand out to a larger audience and securing new business contracts.

btsWe were also in attendance at the World Travel Market which took place in the first week of November. Representing The Travel Visa Company we had Phillip Ashwell (Head of Sales) and Reece Hardstaff (Research and Development Executive).  The two gave a presentation to around 400 professionals about the increasing opportunity for travelling students.

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New Products

We announced a range of new products in 2015! We are now able to offer: Schengen visas, media visas, student visas, passport photos and resizing and a passport renewal service. As well as this we launched our new blog (right here) and regularly create new content for our readers, customers and partners. Be sure to check back each week for the latest posts.

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New Office

An exciting part of late 2015 was moving our Manchester offices. Expansion is brilliant in any business and it was great for us to be able to move closer to the city centre. The location of the new office is China Visa Bureau, Pall Mall Court, 61-67 King Street, Manchester, M2 4PD.

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New Car

We added a new car to our current fleet of business vehicles! Towards the beginning of 2015 our first ever smart car was brought in to the family. Currently we have 2 Toyota IQ’s Our fleet has now increased to 3 vehicles!

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Plans for 2016

The Travel Visa Company are very excited for what 2016 has in store for us! So far we already have plans to attend more business events, raise more money for charity and continue to grow our brand. We are also developing our new website which will be live in the coming months with an all-new mobile/tablet friendly design and plenty more new features to make it even easier for travellers to quickly find out their specific visa requirements and complete their application(s).

Happy New Year from The Travel Visa Company!

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