Stanfords Welcomes Round the World Experts and My Adventure Store to Covent Garden Store Themed Area

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Stanfords, the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and travel accessories, welcomes Round the World Experts and My Adventure Store to its Long Acre store's themed area for the duration of December.

Stanfords' Long Acre shop front

Stanfords

"Stanfords is a great venue to spend Christmas and New Year in - we're looking forward to both new and experienced travellers coming along." Paul Bondsfield, Flight Centre UK's Head of Marketing

Maps and travel guides retailer Stanfords is delighted to welcome Round the World Experts and My Adventure Store to its flagship Covent Garden store's themed area on Long Acre for the duration of December.

The travel companies, both part of Flight Centre Group UK, will offer Stanfords' visitors bespoke travel advice on 2013's hottest adventure destinations, particularly Asia, Australasia and the Americas. They'll also be hosting a 'tweet-up' event on December 6th featuring some of the UK's best travel bloggers and a treasure hunt, with participants able to win vouchers for My Adventure Store itineraries.

To celebrate the partnership, Stanfords has teamed up with the brands to offer one lucky winner a round-the-world flight worth £1,250 and a place on G Adventures' New Zealand in Style tour worth £1,500 - entrants need only submit their details on the Stanfords competition page to enter.

Commenting on the partnership, Chris Powell, Stanfords' Chief Executive, said: "We've had some excellent travel organisations exhibit in our themed area, from Exodus to Travel The Unknown, and this month Round the World Experts and My Adventure Store will be sharing their travel knowledge at a time of year when people are thinking about next year's trip.

"We're delighted to welcome them to our themed idea and hope our travelling customers benefit from their knowledge."

Paul Bondsfield, Flight Centre UK's Head of Marketing, said: "Round the World Experts and My Adventure Store are thrilled to be working closely with Stanfords. December is an exciting month for us with plenty of people already planning their 2013 global adventures. Everyone who visits will have the chance to win a round-the-world flight from Round the World Experts and the G Adventures 'New Zealand in Style' tour worth over £2,700.

"We're looking forward to seeing people in store on December 6th for the Intrepid My Adventure Store Travel Evening, which will highlight fantastic destinations with a little help from some top travel bloggers and destination experts.

"Stanfords is a great venue to spend Christmas and New Year in - we're looking forward to both new and experienced travellers coming along."

Round the World Experts and My Adventure Store's presence will complement Stanfords' already-comprehensive collection of adventure travel guides and maps, with its Long Acre store accommodating almost 34,000 titles covering destinations in all four corners of the globe.

Travel experts representing both companies can be visited until Monday 31st December, with Stanfords' Long Acre store open until 20:00 Monday to Saturday and 18:00 on Sundays. The store will be open until 21:00 on the three Thursdays in the run-up to Christmas. It will close at 16:00 on Christmas Eve and remain closed on Christmas Day, re-opening at noon on Boxing Day.

About Stanfords: Stanfords is the UK's leading specialist retailer of maps, travel books and travel accessories, having been established in 1853 by Edward Stanford. Its flagship store in Covent Garden, London, opened its doors in January 1901 and offers the world's largest stock of maps and travel books under one roof.

About Round the World Experts: Round the World Experts is the UK's biggest round the world travel specialist. It creates tailor made itineraries for adventurous travellers of all ages. Offering complex, multi-stop flights, tours, accommodation and ground transport, the company is a one-stop-shop for the Big Adventure customer. Its Travel Butler service offers free 'base-camp' support for travellers by being able to change flights and other travel arrangements or simply provide advice. Round The World Experts is a division of Flight Centre Ltd - one of the world's largest travel retailers.

About My Adventure Store: My Adventure Store is a joint venture between Flight Centre, one of the world's largest travel retailers, and Intrepid Travel, one of the world's most successful adventure operators. It offers the UK's widest range of adventure suppliers along with market-leading flights around the world. My Adventure Store consultants are experts in their field; many of them have led adventure tours and all have travelled widely. My Adventure Store is pioneering a new way to book adventure travel. This new high street adventure retailer gives the traveller a single point of contact when researching their next adventure - the consultant does all the work.

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