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World Cup Football 2010 at Flicks Bar, Fuerteventura

by on Jun.01, 2010, under Corralejo Nightlife, Fuerteventura News

2010 World Cup in Flicks Bar, Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Watch the World Cup 2010 at Flicks Bar, Corralejo

The 2010 World Cup is taking place between 11 June and 11 July 2010.

For those of you coming to Corralejo (or anywhere else on Fuerteventura) wondering about the World Cup 2010 then the good news is that you WILL be able to watch the World Cup Live from many bars, pubs and restaurants!

If you are heading to Corralejo, among the many bars and pubs that will be showing the World Cup football is Flicks Bar. Here at Flicks we have decided to make this World Cup 2010 a very special event… to make Flicks Bar THE best place to watch the World Cup football live from South Africa.

For the England matches, we have some really special events planned. We want to make watching England in the World Cup 2010 the sort of experience you would want and expect from being in a holiday resort on Fuerteventura!

Flicks Bar will have:

-Two large Projector Screens (One in Flicks Lounge Bar and one in Flicks Karaoke and Disco Bar)

– Five Large screen Plasma TVs

– Large Terrace area to watch World Cup matches

– Air conditioning inside the bar

– Supervised (Thomas Cook) Children’s events on terrace inc. England Face Painting, games etc

– Exclusive World Cup England gifts and Special England World Cup Football drinks and drink deals.

– Plus much much more

So, if you are coming to Corralejo, Fuerteventura over the World Cup period, and want to watch the football in the best venue then DO make sure you come to Flicks Bar where we guarantee you will have the best World Cup Experience possible!!

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When do easyjet fly to Fuerteventura

by on Dec.06, 2009, under Flights to Fuerteventura

Flight days to Fuerteventura with easyJet from the UK

easyJet Cheap flights to Fuerteventura

When do Easyjet fly to Fuerteventura?

Easyjet fly to Fuerteventura directly from Liverpool and London Stansted and indirectly via Madrid from London Gatwick, London Luton, Edinburgh and Liverpool.

From London Stansted to Fuerteventura you can choose from a Wednesday and a Saturday to fly whilst from Liverpool to Fuerteventura easyjet flights easyJet cheap deals to Fuerteventurago on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays which is fantastic if you fancy a weekend break in the sun.

Are you are fed up with the miserable weather in the UK and just fancy a quick break in the sun and some really good nights out in Flicks Bar Corralejo? If so, then get booking that cheap flight and come and see us for a few days…..

For the best deals on flights with easyJet  to Fuerteventura click here

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About Thomson Holidays

by on Dec.06, 2009, under Flights to Fuerteventura

Thomson Holidays is a holiday company that is based in the UK. It is part of the Tui Travel Group.

Thomson Holidays was first started in 1965 by Canadian businessman Roy Thomson. Roy Herbert Thomson (June 5th  1894- August 4th 1976) was born in Toronto, Ontario June 5 1894.

After WWI Thomson became a radio salesman in Northern Ontario, but he found this really hard as there really were not that many radio stations around that part of the world. So, in order to make  selling radios easier to roy thomsonpotential customers he thought he had better start up a radio station! This he did in 1931 and although he  still sold radios for quite a long time after that,  his  main business became the radio station.  Having made a very large success of this Thomson went on to buy lots more radio stations and also newspapers in various Ontario locations ( by the early 50s he owned nineteen newspapers in total!). Thomson expanded his empire into the British newspaper business which went to include The Times and The Sunday Times as well as buying Scottish Television. In 1964 Thomson was made a British Citizen.

In 1965 Roy Thomson created Thomson Holidays which he built by having bought a few smaller travel companies  as well as the airline Britannia Airways.

In 1972  Thomson Holidays also bought the travel agency Lunn Poly.  Poly travel was founded in 1888 and named lunn_poly_shopPoly travel because it was set up by Regent Street Polytechnic. It provided  a travel service only for students  but in the 50s- because its travel programme was so popular-, it was renamed Poly Travel Ltd and its holidays were opened up to the public.  Sir Henry Lunn Travel was founded by Sir Henry Simpson Lunn (July 30 1859-March 18 1939)  five years after Poly Travel. After many years of rivalry The Poly and Lunn groups  merged in 1965 when Lunns  acquired Poly Travel and the company became Lunn Poly. This went on to be one of the biggest chains of travel agents in Britain. When Thomson Holidays bought the travel agency Lunn Poly in 1972 the travel company had an extremely large high street presence (it was 32 years later, in 2004, that The Lunn Poly brand was finally put under the banner of Thomson Holidays ).

thomson shopIn 2000 Tui Travel PLC acquired Thomson Travel.

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Want to know what days Thomson flights are to Fuerteventura? To find out flight days and flight times to Fuerteventura and how you can book your Thomson Travel flight to Corralejo click here.

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About Thomas Cook

by on Nov.30, 2009, under Flights to Fuerteventura

Thomas Cook – About The Company

Thomas Cook the travel company was founded by Englishman Thomas Cook in the mid 19th Century.
Born 22 November 1808 in the village of Melbourne, Derbyshire, Thomas Cook left school aged about 10 and started out as an assistant to a local gardener and then aged 14 he got a job as as a cabinet maker which he did for 5 years. He became a Baptist missionary in 1828.

thomas_cookIt was on 5 July 1841 that Thomas Cook arranged his first excursion. He was in charge of making arrangements for a group to go to a meeting in Loughborough. Thomas cook arranged for the rail company to charge one shilling per person that included rail tickets and food for the train journey and he was paid a share of the fares. This became the first public excursion by train in the UK! He did this three years running until in 1844 the Midland Counties Railway Company arranged to make this permanent arrangement, encouraging him to find more passengers. Because this was so successful it led to Thomas Cook starting his own business running rail excursions- always taking a percentage of all of the tickets sold.
Thomas Cook’s business grew to now include a railway tour of Europe, and so in the 1860’s he started the travel company with the name Thomas Cook and sons, which now expanded to include tours of America.
Thomas Cook and Sons grew larger and more successful. By the late 1880s the company had set up offices all around the world. These included 3 in Australia and 1 in New Zealand. In 1890 the company sold over 3.25 million tickets!
In the 1950s Thomas Cook, having been nationalised in 1948, began promoting foreign holidays in a big way to members of the public in Britain across Europe especially in Spain, Switzerland and Italy.
thomas cook planeOver the years and many succeses Thomas Cook announced in 2007 a merger with the travel company MyTravel. The new group was named Thomas Cook Group plc.

Thomas Cook now has a total fleet of almost 100 aircraft, nearly 3000 stores and in the neighborhood of 33,000 employees. With an average of over 19.1 million customers per year, Thomas Cook has now become the second largest travel company in the UK and in Europe after TUI Travel.

Want to know what days Thomas Cook flights are to Fuerteventura? To find out flight days and flight times to Fuerteventura and how you can book your flight to Corralejo click here.

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Karaoke History

by on Nov.26, 2009, under Corralejo Nightlife

The History Of Karaoke

The word Karaoke comes from the two Japanese words: kara meaning “empty,” and ōkesutora (oke) meaning orchestra- so basically Karaoke means Empty Orchestra.

There are many different claims to who first invented the name karaoke. The most widely held belief is that the karaoke type machine was actually invented by a Japanese musician named Daisuke Inoue.

Karaoke Inventor BlokeDaisuke Inoue, who was a  musician when he was a young man, had a job backing businessmen who wanted to sing in bars. It is believed that he invented the machine so that they could sing  without the cost  and trouble of having to organise a live backing group or any live musicians. This was in 1971. The only problem was that Daisuke Inoue did not actually go to the trouble of patenting the machine… and therefore never made any money from it, thus missing the chance to become one of the richest men in Japan!!

Time Magazine named Inoue as one of  “The Most Influential Asians of the Century” in 1999 (recognising the giant worldwide craze that Karaoke had become..which was nice that he was now recognised as having invented Karaoke… but I bet he would rather had got the money!).

In fact Daisuke Inoue lost his chance to become one of Japan’s richest men to Roberto del Rosario.  He was a Filipino inventor who had actually developed a sing along system in 1975 (4 years after Daisuke Inoue had invented his system) and went and patented it in the 80s.  Roberto del Rosario called his sing-along system “Minus-One” but he holds the patent for the basic model that we now all know as the “karaoke machine”.

Karaoke developed across Asia to be one of the most most popular types of entertainment. The most common type of karaoke venue in asia being known as a karaoke box, which is usually a quite small room (thus providing an intimate atmosphere) that  contains karaoke equipment rented by the half hour or hour.

Across the rest of the world Karaoke started to become  extremely popular in pubs and clubs where they would offer karaoke on a weekly schedule, while some started to have Karaoke every night, developing into Karaoke Bars.

IMGP4072Flicks Bar has been offering Karaoke since 1997 and has, over the years, developed a fantastic concept… a lively Disco Fun Pub bar that plays all the latest club hits ..that also does Karaoke! Its a concept that has worked so much that it has turned Flicks bar into the one of the busiest bars and best bars in Corralejo Fuerteventura. Most people who come in to dance to the latest club sounds dont think they would ever sing on stage..but when they see everyone having fun, and then take a look through the list of the thousands of songs that are on offer, they very often have a go (usually with a little help from a cocktail or two)!!

So make sure that when you are in Corralejo, and you head into the centre of nightlife at Flicks Karaoke and Disco Bar for a fantastic night out..and you see the Karaoke with everyone having fun, then give just a little thought to Daisuke Inoue- the inventor of Karaoke!  (although, if you remember his name after a couple of cocktails then, well.. we’ll buy you a shot!!)

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