FOS – Drifting legends all set to slide up sideways

May 24th 2017
Following the huge response to the drift stars and their cars at last year’s Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, more of these lively, smoky and smelly drifters will be returning to Goodwood from June 29th – July 2nd to thrill and delight the crowds once again, this time with a new twist.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons of the sell-out Festival our visiting drift legends will be judged by a combination of public voting and a speed trap on the first corner of Goodwood Hillclimb. From the start line cars will be expected to be travelling sideways by the time they reach the first initiation point, reaching maximum drifting speed through the speed trap and maintaining the drift until the finish line, no doubt with great plumes of tyre smoke.
Of the varied drifting machines to slide up famous Festival of Speed Hillclimb sideways to compete for the title of Goodwood Festival of Speed Drift Champion will be Vaughn Gittin Junior (JR), back by popular demand in his Ford Mustang RTR. 
‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett will be making his fourth appearance at the Festival in his rotary-engined Mazda MX-5 Miata, codenamed RADBUL, burning rubber along with Dean Kearney, 2009 Prodrift European Series Champion in his Dodge Viper and James Deane, Drift Allstars European Champion in 2014, 2015 and 2016, driving his Nissan Silvia.
Saturday and weekend tickets to the Festival of Speed are now sold-out, with Sunday tickets limited and Thursday and Friday tickets selling fast. Hospitality packages are available throughout the weekend. To buy tickets or enquire about hospitality visit or call the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755 055.

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Brooklands revival at FOS

Goodwood Festival of Speed to celebrate 110-year legacy of iconic Brooklands motor circuit

To celebrate 110 years since the opening of Brooklands, the birthplace of British motorsport, the Goodwood Festival of Speed , which takes place from June 29th to July 2nd, will play host to an incredible array of cars and motorcycles from the Surrey circuit’s history.

The brainchild of Hugh Locke King, Brooklands was the world’s first purpose-built race circuit. From its opening in 1907 (the first competitive event was staged on June 28th-29th 1907 – 110 years to the day before the opening of this year’s Festival of Speed) until the outbreak of World War II, it hosted some of the sport’s most memorable characters. Assembled with the support of the Brooklands Museum, the Festival class will celebrate the diverse machinery that made Brooklands great.

Because Brooklands’ banking allowed sustained high speeds, it was the scene of many early Land Speed Record attempts, represented at FoS by cars like the Blitzen Benz, Fiat S76 and ‘Babs’. At the opposite end of the size spectrum are the tiny Austin and MG specials, and three-wheeler Morgans, which were a mainstay of club events, while the first British Grands Prix (held at Brooklands in 1926-27) are represented by a quartet of fabulous Delage 15 S8s. Pride of place goes to the Napier-Railton Special, in which John Cobb set the ultimate Brooklands lap record, at 143.44mph, in 1934. Together, they will be a fitting tribute to the pioneering spirit of Brooklands, the bravery of its drivers, and the creativity of its engineers.

With the outbreak of war in 1939, racing at Brooklands ceased, and the subsequent war effort had a permanent and devastating impact on the circuit – not least in the form of a runway that cut through the Byfleet banking. With the legendary Surrey track permanently out of action, the organisers of the pre-war races eagerly sought an alternative. Spitfire pilot Tony Gaze had already suggested to the president of the Junior Car Club, the Duke of Richmond (himself a successful racer at Brooklands, having won the 500 Mile race for Austin in 1930, and the Double Twelve for MG in 1931), that the perimeter track of the Goodwood airfield would make an ideal racing circuit. And so it was that in 1948 the baton of Britain’s motorsport legacy was passed to Goodwood with the inaugural JCC race meeting. The BARC merged with the JCC the following year, moved to Goodwood, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Saturday and weekend tickets to the Festival of Speed are now sold-out, with Sunday tickets limited and Thursday and Friday tickets selling fast.  Hospitality packages are available throughout the weekend. To buy tickets or enquire about hospitality visit or call the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755 055.

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Routes Europe – Munich Airport wins award

Munich Airport wins Routes Europe 2017 Marketing Awards

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Munich Airport was announced as the overall winner of the Routes Europe 2017 Marketing Awards at a ceremony 24 April in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The annual Routes Europe Marketing Awards are highly regarded in the aviation industry because they are voted for by airlines. They recognise the outstanding marketing services that have supported the launch of new air routes or the development of existing services.

Oliver Dersch, vice president traffic development, Munich Airport said: “It’s amazing to win this award – big thanks to the airline industry. The award belongs to the entire aviation market as well as the airport because our success is due to close cooperation with the airlines.”

Munich Airport’s network includes 173 European destinations – more than any other airport in the world. Last year the airport gained 70 new routes operated by 20 airlines, taking its passenger numbers to 42.3 million (an increase of 1.3 million or 3% compared to 2015).

This remarkable growth was driven by low-cost traffic which increased by 44%. Further expansion is expected this year when around 7,000 flights are added to the summer 2017 schedule.

Munich’s other accolades include being voted Best Airport in Europe in 2017 for the tenth time, and its Terminal 2 winning the World’s Best Airport Terminal (Skytrax World Airport Awards).

In addition to the overall winner, the awards are judged in five categories. Munich Airport topped the ‘Over 20 Million Passengers’ category; Birmingham Airport won the ‘4 to 20 Million Passengers’ category; Shannon Airport scooped the ‘Under 4 Million Passengers’ category; and Canary Islands Tourist Board – Promotur was honoured in the ‘Destination’ category.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Warsaw Chopin Airport, Nuremberg Airport and Madeira Promotion Bureau were highly commended in each category respectively.

Steven Small, brand director of Routes said: “Munich Airport has enjoyed a record year thanks to its partnership approach to working with the airlines, increasing passenger demand through the expansion of its route network.”

As overall winner of tonight’s awards, Munich Airport will be automatically shortlisted for the World Routes Marketing Awards in Barcelona on 25 September 2017.

More information about Routes can be found at

Notes to Editors:

The awards were judged by a panel of senior airline execuitves:

Jochen Schnadt, Chief Commercial Officer, bmi regional
Rikke Munk Christensen, Vice President Traffic Planning, Finnair
Michael Ambs, Head of Regional Marketing Development, Norwegian
Martin Saxton, Chief Commercial Officer, Stobart Air
Jeroen Erdman, Head of Network Planning, Transavia


Be thrilled and do something out of this world


LONDON, UK (11th April, 2017) – For the very first time, Elite Traveler’s editors have scoured the globe to compile an ultimate list of the world’s very best adventures, including Land Rover Defender road trips across Europe, tiger safaris in India, mountain biking in Oman and hot air balloons in Monaco.

Matthew Robertson, founder of Momentum Adventure, told Elite Traveler: “More and more of us are looking for authenticity in our lives, something that feels unique, authentic and genuine. The beach holiday, no matter how plush, seems ultimately somewhat empty. I see this every day, clients calling, saying ‘I want to do something different. I would love to try something adventurous, but I have no I idea how, where, or what to do.’”

For $21,000, you can visit Nanuku Auberge Resort in Fiji – one of the country’s most luxurious resorts – and become better acquainted with some of the world’s most feared and misunderstood creatures with a shark diving trip.    Baros Maldives, offers  glow-in-the-dark snorkelling with specialised blue flashlights that illuminate the neon yellow, green and red colors of the rare and indigenous underwater inhabitants – some of which only come out at night.

For something truly out of this world, you could head to outer space with Virgin Galactic – an experience only 550 others can claim to have enjoyed. Passengers can secure a seat to space for $250,000.

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About Elite Traveler Top 50 Adventures 2017: The annual Elite Traveler Top 50 Adventures list compiles the ultimate list of adventures from around the world, selected by our team of editors. Each once-in-a-lifetime trip is gives the best in luxury travel and adrenaline-pumping adventure.

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Roberto Ravaglia and Gerhard Berger at the 75th Goodwood Members’ Meeting

Battle of to great racing stars: Roberto Ravaglia, one of the greatest touring car racers in the history of tin-top motorsport, will make his Goodwood Members’ Meeting debut on March 18-19, going wheel to wheel with Austrian Formula 1 hero, Gerhard Berger, in the Gerry Marshall Trophy.
The legendary Italian, who took two European Championship titles and lifted the inaugural World Touring Car crown with BMW in the 1980s, will tackle the two-driver, two-part event alongside James Vickers in a Belga-liveried 3-litre Ford Capri, a car with superb history.
Commissioned by 1978 Spa 24 Hours winner Gordon Spice for the ’79 Belgian classic, chassis CC13 was built by Dave Cook and Peter Clark of CC Racing and was immediately a front-runner. Spice’s team-mate Alain Semoulin ‘got involved in someone else’s accident’, which dropped the car down the order while repairs were effected. An epic charge back by Spice, during which he set the race’s fastest lap, brought fifth place.
Having raced in a selection of historic series in the intervening period, the Capri is now in the custodianship of James Vickers. Still resplendent in its period Belga livery and having had a comprehensive restoration, CC13 will be a star attraction in the Gerry Marshall Trophy, especially with Signor Ravaglia at the wheel.
Roberto Ravaglia’s major victories include:
1985 Spa 24 Hours
1986 European Touring Car Champion
1987 World Touring Car Champion; Macau Guia
1988 European Touring Car Champion; Spa 24 Hours
1989 German Touring Car Champion (DTM); Nürburgring 24 Hours
1990 Italian Touring Car Champion
1991 Italian Touring Car Champion
1993 Italian Touring Car Champion
1994 Spa 24 Hours
1995 Nürburgring 24 Hours

Photos: Courtesy – FOS

Hilton serves up first-ever global cookbook

Celebrating 500 hotels, brand unveils collection of  DoubleTree Cookie-inspired recipes from around the world!

MCLEAN, Va. – March 7, 2017 – For those who believe a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand, DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) 14 market-leading brands, has the perfect recipe… make that recipes.

To celebrate serving guests at now 500 hotels worldwide, the upscale brand known for its signature warm DoubleTree Cookie greeting unveils its first-ever cookbook – aptly titled “We Have Cookies: Taste the World of DoubleTree by Hilton.” The digital cookbook is comprised of a collection of recipes reflecting the distinct flavors of the brand’s 500 hotels with 33 recipes spanning 16 countries and five continents. Curated by DoubleTree by Hilton hotel teams, each recipe centers on key ingredients from the top-secret DoubleTree Cookie recipe. The result? Travelers can dream about their future adventures with flavors from around the world within the comfort of their own homes.

“DoubleTree by Hilton makes travel a treat by offering the thoughtful touches and little things that matter most, starting with our signature warm DoubleTree Cookie,” said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “In reaching this significant milestone of 500 hotels worldwide, we knew there was no better way to celebrate than by sharing the ‘little thing’ that resonates the best with our guests around the world – in a fresh, fun new way.”
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of 500 upscale hotels with more than 117,000 rooms in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its beloved warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer unique, contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (selected locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. To make reservations, travelers may visit Social media users may connect with the brand at and Journalists may visit
Cookie lovers will delight in the special edition recipe collection, available at, where they can view vibrant photos, easy-to-follow recipes, local anecdotes and – of course – intriguing facts about the brand’s world-famous DoubleTree Cookie.

While countless DoubleTree by Hilton hotel teams across the world have created their own special DoubleTree Cookie-infused recipes reflecting local flavors and traditions, We Have Cookies reveals a sampling of some of the most unique regional specialties that delight guests daily.

“From the Tex-Mex-inspired DoubleTree Cookie Taco at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin to the DoubleTree Cookie-crusted lamb rack at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok, there’s no shortage in creativity in this recipe collection,” adds Vaughan.
A few highlights from the digital recipe collection include:
•       DoubleTree Big Apple Martini from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York Times Square West in New York
•       Deep Fried DoubleTree Cookie Delight from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport in California
•       DoubleTree Cookie Bread Pudding from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Airport in Georgia
•       DoubleTree Cookie Burger from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Shenyang in China
•       Durian Cookie Smoothie from DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Xishuangbanna in China
•       DoubleTree Cookie Chocolate Delice from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dundee in Scotland
About the Warm DoubleTree Cookie
DoubleTree by Hilton has offered the signature warm DoubleTree Cookie at check-in since 1986 and continues to give away more than 75,000 each day. As an initial offering, the DoubleTree Cookie was part of the nightly turn-down service. In 1995, DoubleTree Cookie was transferred to the front desks, illustrating and reiterating the brand’s warm welcome and caring service. While the coveted recipe for the warm DoubleTree Cookie is a secret, fans of the signature sweet treat can order the ready-made DoubleTree Cookie dough, baked DoubleTree Cookies or collectable DoubleTree Cookie tins at

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Actress Margot Robbie new face for Nissan

PARIS, February 21, 2017

  • Australian actress is announced as the new face of Nissan electric cars 
  • Robbie races all-electric BladeGlider sports car around glitzy streets of Monaco
  • Watch Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street actor in action here:

Australian arctress Margot Robbie has been revealed as the new face of Nissan electric cars and zero emission in a staged midnight race around the glamorous streets of Monaco.

Robbie tested the Nissan BladeGlider – which can top 100kph in less than five seconds – against an identical all-electric sports car on closed roads in the iconic French Riviera Principality.

“We want to inspire people to take small steps towards cleaner, safer cities, and working with Margot is the perfect way to do just that”, informed Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles for Nissan Europe.

The high performance one-of-a-kind car was designed by EV Leader Nissan to showcase the fun and excitement of pure electric vehicles and offer a glimpse of the all-electric sports car of the future.

“More people are choosing to go electric, leading the way to a more sustainable future and the Nissan BladeGlider hints at the future of smarter performance cars”, said Robbie.

She put the futuristic three-seater through its paces before finishing her thrilling drive in Casino Square, which has served as the set for blockbusters Oceans Eleven and Casino Royale not to mention Grand Prix racing since the 1920s.

In the short film, The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad the star is seen drifting around Fairmont Hairpin, arguably the most famous corner in Formula One racing, and executing a daring overtaking manoeuvre along the sweeping Massenet corner.

As the manufacturer of the world’s bestselling electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, the video forms part of a campaign – #ElectrifyTheWorld – to get more people talking about sustainability and zero emissions living. The BladeGlider is part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision, showing how cars could evolve to connect with the world around them.

Monte Carlo provided the perfect backdrop for Nissan to reveal Margot Robbie and showcase its all-electric sports car. Monaco has an ambitious sustainability programme and aims to reduce carbon emissions by as much as 50 percent, by 2030.

Now open: Club Aspire at Heathrow Airport


LONDON, November 8, 2016. Airport Lounge Development (ALD), a subsidiary of Collinson Group, and Swissport, has just announced the opening of “Club Aspire ” – a new lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3, in response to a significant increase in demand for lounge access.

Errol McGlothan, Director, ALD said: “We’re excited by the opportunity to offer our Club Aspire product to Terminal 3 travellers just one year after being overwhelmed by the response of customers to our product at Heathrow Terminal 5. Club Aspire is designed around the needs of the business traveller and offers choice to independent travellers looking to make the perfect start to their journey.”

It will be available to premium airline passengers of participating airlines as part of their premium tickets, and Priority Pass™, LoungeKey™ and Lounge Club™ Members. Travelers without membership can pre-book and enjoy three hours for an introductory price of £24.99 through Swissport’s lounge booking website and also at  Walk-in access is also available for an introductory price of £29.99 (subject to availability). It’s located near Gate 9.

To celebrate its opening, travellers can enjoy complimentary Prosecco as an introductory offer until 31 January 2017. The brand-new lounge accommodates more than 120 passengers and incorporates the very best of contemporary design. The lounge offers a range of dedicated zones that will ensure travellers can work, rest or pamper themselves before their journey – including luxury treatments from Bliss® Spa.

Shaun Weston, Travel Services Director, Swissport commented: “Swissport’s lounge offerings have grown steadily in popularity with the Aspire brand since it launched in 2012, and now covers many global destinations. The opening of Club Aspire gives us a presence in one of the world’s most popular airport terminals and is another step forward for Swissport. We’re pleased to have been able to combine our operational expertise with that of ALD’s to create another world class lounge facility.”

Further information has: Jamie Ivory, Brands2Life, +44 7592 1200,


HAMBURG – HINTERM HORIZONT feiert am 10. November Premiere im Stage Operettenhaus

Hinterm Horizont bringt Udo Lindenbergs Musik in einem Gesamtkunstwerk auf die Hamburger Musicalbühne. Und auch ein Stück seiner eigenen Biographie. Am 10. November 2016 wird HINTERM HORIZONT im Stage Operettenhaus, in Udos Wahlheimat Hamburg, Premiere feiern. Bis Sommer 2017 kann man Udos große Hits wie „Reeperbahn“, „Alles klar auf Andrea Doria“, „Ich lieb dich überhaupt nicht mehr“, „Mein Ding“ und natürlich „Hinterm Horizont“ im Musical live erleben. Das Musical erzählt eine bewegende East-West Love-Story, rund um Udo und sein Mädchen aus Ost-Berlin, die im legendären Hamburger Atlantic Hotel endet.

Das ist das geilste Geschenk zu meinem 70. Geburtstag. Mein Lindi-cal kommt endlich auch nach Hamburg!”, freut sich Udo Lindenberg. “Der Kiez, die Alster und meine Lieder gehören zusammen und nun kann man die lupenreinen Panik-Songs auf der Hamburger Reeperbahn genießen. So gibt es die Nachtigall Udolito jetzt auch für alle Nordlichter“, so der Wahlhamburger.

„Udo Lindenberg ist mehr als einer der größten Entertainer Deutschlands: Er ist ein Unterhalter mit Haltung. Er steht für Courage und Konsequenz“, so Uschi Neuss, Geschäftsführerin von Stage Entertainment Deutschland. „Das Einreißen von Grenzen im Kopf und im wahren Leben lebt er vor, und so wird es auch in HINTERM HORIZONT gezeigt. Das ist in der heutigen Zeit aktueller denn je! Und mit der Spielstätte Stage Operettenhaus mitten auf der Reeperbahn bringen wir Udos Geschichte in seine Stadt und in die Straße, die er selber schon besungen hat. Udo, Hamburg und Musicals, das gehört einfach zusammen!“

Stage Entertainment produziert HINTERM HORIZONT in Zusammenarbeit mit Ulrich Waller und Thomas Collien (St. Pauli-Theater Hamburg). Das Buch schrieb Thomas Brussig („Sonnenallee“) nach einer Idee und Vorgaben von Udo Lindenberg und Ulrich Waller, der auch Regie führt. Der Vorverkauf für die gesamte Spielzeit für HINTERM HORIZONT in Hamburg ist ab sofort eröffnet. Tickets sind an allen bekannten Vorverkaufsstellen, unter und telefonisch unter 01805 – 44 44* erhältlich. Das Kult-Musical mit den größten Hits von Udo Lindenberg wird bis Sommer 2017 im Stage Operettenhaus zu sehen sein.

Das Stück HINTERM HORIZONT erzählt mit den großen Lindenberg-Songs eine „East-West-Lovestory“ voller Überraschungen. Das Jahr 2010 im Osten von Berlin. Eine Frau führt ein unauffälliges Leben mit Sohn und Ehemann. Bis zu jenem Tag, an dem sie von einer neugierigen Journalistin mit der Frage konfrontiert wird, ob sie der Grund für das geheimnisvolle Liebeslied “Das Mädchen aus Ost-Berlin” von Udo Lindenberg ist? Es beginnt eine Reise zurück in die Zeit des Eisernen Vorhangs, voller schicksalhafter Begegnungen und grenzenloser Gefühle und furiosem Finale im Hamburger Atlantic Hotel.

Tickets und Infos zu HINTERM HORIZONT:

Ticket-Hotline: 01805-4444 *(0,14 €/Min. aus dem dt. Festnetz, max. 0,42 €/Min aus den Mobilfunknetzen)

Tickets für HINTERM HORIZONT sind ab € 49,90 (zuzüglich Gebühren) erhältlich.