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All aboard for a pont-tastic break with Stena Line

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2015 15:14 BST

​LEADING ferry company Stena Line is offering families the chance to enjoy a fun filled summer break in July at a Pontins Holiday Park from only £349* per family for seven nights when booked by May 31.

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Stena Line offers rugby fans scrum - tastic offer

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2015 11:01 BST

ULSTER rugby fans don’t have to miss out on all the action from the PRO 12 this weekend when Ulster take on the Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium, as leading ferry company Stena Line has launched some ferry special offers to ensure they can be part of what is set to be a nail biting match.

From only £25 per person, fans can avail of a day trip which includes return ferry travel from Belfast to Cairnryan and coach transfers to Scotstoun Stadium. The sailing departs Belfast at 07.30hrs, arriving in Glasgow at midday and will then depart Cairnryan at 23.30hrs, arriving in Belfast at approximately 01.50hrs, giving fans plenty of time to soak up the electric atmosphere.

Rugby enthusiasts who would like to stay on after the match and enjoy a weekend in Glasgow can take advantage of Stena Line’s great value hotel breaks which start from only £109 per person sharing for one night and based on four people travelling in the same car.

For those who would like to stay even longer and really experience all that Glasgow has to offer, two night breaks are available from only £155 per adult sharing based on four people travelling in the same car.

To take advantage of this great offer go towww.stenaline.co.uk/rugby or call Stena Line on 08447 70 70 70

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. All prices exclude match tickets. Only the day trip offer includes transfers to and from Scotstoun stadium.

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MEDIA ENQUIRIES: For further information, please contact Bronagh Cobain of

Duffy Rafferty Communications on 028 9073 0880

Stena Line operates the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Ireland and Britain with an extensive route network including Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool, Belfast to Heysham, Dublin Port to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard.

​ULSTER rugby fans don’t have to miss out on all the action from the PRO 12 this weekend when Ulster take on the Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium, as leading ferry company Stena Line has launched some ferry special offers to ensure they can be part of what is set to be a nail biting match.

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Guide to picking the Perfect Plus One

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2015 16:21 BST

​One of the most important choices we have to make before taking a trip with someone has less to do with the location and everything to do with who your perfect travel partner is.

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Guide to picking the Perfect Plus One

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2015 16:21 BST

​One of the most important choices we have to make before taking a trip with someone has less to do with the location and everything to do with who your perfect travel partner is.

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Stena Line launches the world’s first methanol ferry

Press Releases   •   Mar 31, 2015 16:51 BST

​Sustainable sea transports demand new solutions for the future. Stena Line has chosen to focus its attention on the alternative fuel methanol, and now the world’s first methanol powered ferry, the Stena Germanica, has been launched on the Kiel–Gothenburg route.

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Stena Line Invests £6M in Fleet Upgrade Work

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2015 10:54 GMT

Stena Line is due to complete a £6m refit investment programme of its Irish Sea North ferry fleet when the Stena Precision finishes its upgrade at Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard over the Easter period.

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Enjoy a cruise fit for Giants

Press Releases   •   Mar 25, 2015 10:47 GMT

​Northern Ireland’s leading ferry company Stena Line, is giving Belfast Giants fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with their heroes on April 18 on a Stena Line Belfast Giants Cruise.

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One in four British holidaymakers to take the car in 2015

Press Releases   •   Mar 24, 2015 13:04 GMT

Taking the car still remains a popular option for many British holidaymakers. This year, almost one in four British holidaymakers are planning to take the car with them on vacation. France, Italy and Germany top the list of places most likely to visit. Recent research also shows that British holiday makers like to fill up their boots during the trip buying local delicacies, souvenirs and wine to take home. The results are revealed in the Car Holiday Report 2015 – a survey commissioned by Stena Line on the car holiday habits of British holidaymakers.

The Car Holiday Report is based on a survey of over 1 000 people answering questions about going on holiday by car. The results show that taking the car on holiday is still close to British hearts. This year, almost three out of ten British holidaymakers, 28 %, will take a holiday by car. France is the country that most of British holidaymakers, 42 percent, are planning to visit. This is followed by the Italy and Germany, with 20% and 17 % respectively. Spain and the Netherlands are also popular countries and are on the top list.

In the survey, 69% of British holidaymakers said that they feel that a car holiday provides them with greater freedom and flexibility when on vacation. More than half, 53%, also feel that the one of the best things about holidaying by car is the opportunity to experience spontaneous happenings along the way. Another big advantage of travelling by car, according to British holidaymakers, is the opportunity to buy things to take home. Local delicacies, souvenirs and wine come top when they are asked what they are most likely to buy while on a car holiday.

The survey also measured the popularity of holidaying by car among eight other European countries including Germany, Norway, Ireland and France. "This year, we have carried out a global car holiday survey on all of our markets and we can see that the interest in taking the car on holiday is also significant outside of Ireland. The nation most likely to take a car holiday are the French, where almost seven out of ten are planning to take to the roads of Europe this year,” says Lars Olsson, Head of Travel, North Sea.

For more information, contact:

Michael McCrory, Duffy Rafferty Communications, tel 028 9073 0880 or e-mail

michael @duffyrafferty.com

Stena Line's Car Holiday Report 2015

Below follows a selection of statistics from the Car Holiday Report 2015. You can find the report in its entirety on:

http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/stena_line

About the survey: National survey was carried out by Norm in February 2015. 1000 people in the age group 18–65 answered the question via a web panel.

Are you planning to holiday by car during 2015?

Total
Yes 28 percent
No 52 percent
Which countries are you planning to pass through or visit during your upcoming car holiday?
Total
France 42 percent
Italy 20 percent
Germany 17 percent
Spain 15 percent
The Netherlands 14 percent
What do you consider to be the primary reasons for choosing to holiday by car instead of taking another type of holiday?
Total
Greater freedom and flexibility 69 percent
The opportunity to experience spontaneous happenings along the way 53 percent
More quality time with your travel companions 38 percent
You can experience several countries on the same trip 35 percent
Love travelling by car 35 percent
You can buy things to take home 23 percent

What do you buy to take home when you take a car holiday?

Total
Food & local delicacies 55 percent
Souvenirs 53 percent
Wine 37 percent
Clothes & fashion 35 percent
Flea-market bargains 33 percent
Beer 28 percent
Perfume 26 percent
Strong spirits 23 percent
The top list – This is where most plan to take a car holiday in 2015
France 66 percent
Poland 60 percent
Germany 58 percent
The Netherlands 42 percent
Sweden 30 percent
Norway 28 percent
United Kingdom 28 percent
Denmark 24 percent
Ireland 23 percent

Stena Line operates the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Ireland and Britain with an extensive route network including Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool, Belfast to Heysham, Dublin Port to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard.

​Taking the car still remains a popular option for many British holidaymakers. This year, almost one in four British holidaymakers are planning to take the car with them on vacation. France, Italy and Germany top the list of places most likely to visit.

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One in four Irish holidaymakers to take the car in 2015

Press Releases   •   Mar 24, 2015 13:03 GMT

Taking the car still remains a popular option for many Irish holidaymakers. This year, almost one in four Irish holidaymakers are planning to take the car with them on vacation. France, the UK and Spain top the list of places most likely to visit. Recent research also shows that Irish holidaymakers like to fill up their boots during the trip buying local delicacies, souvenirs and clothes to take home. The results are revealed in the Car Holiday Report 2015 – a survey commissioned by Stena Line on the car holiday habits of Irish holidaymakers.

The Car Holiday Report is based on a statistically significant survey sample of over 1 000 people answering questions about going on holiday by car. The results show that taking the car on holiday is still close to Irish hearts. This year, two out of ten Irish holidaymakers, 23 %, will take a holiday by car. France is the most popular destination with 32 % of respondents saying that they are planning a visit. After France, the UK and Spain, come next with 27% and 13% respectively. Germany and Italy also feature as popular destinations on the list.

In the survey, 74% of Irish holidaymakers said that they feel that a car holiday provides them with greater freedom and flexibility when on vacation. Six out of ten also feel that the one of the best things about holidaying by car is the opportunity to experience spontaneous happenings along the way. Another big advantage of travelling by car, according to Irish holidaymakers, is the opportunity to buy things to take home. Local delicacies, souvenirs and clothes come top when they are asked what they are most likely to buy while on a car holiday.

The survey also measured the popularity of holidaying by car among eight other European countries including Germany, Norway, the UK and France. "This year, we have carried out a global car holiday survey on all of our markets and we can see that the interest in taking the car on holiday is also significant outside of Ireland. The nation most likely to take a car holiday are the French, where almost seven out of ten are planning to take to the roads of Europe this year,” says Orla Noonan, Head of Travel, Irish Sea.

For more information, contact:

Fiona Brown, Duffy rafferty Communications, tel +44 (0) 28 9073 0880 or e-mail fiona@duffyrafferty.com

Stena Line's Car Holiday Report 2015

Below follows a selection of statistics from the Car Holiday Report 2015. You can find the report in its entirety on:

http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/stena_line

About the survey: National survey was carried out by Norm in February 2015. 1000 people in the age group 18–65 answered the questions via a web panel.

Are you planning to holiday by car during 2015?

Total
Yes23 percent
No44 percent

Which countries are you planning to pass through or visit during your upcoming car holiday?
Total
France32 percent
United Kingdom27 percent
Spain13 percent
Germany11 percent
Italy10 percent

What do you consider to be the primary reasons for choosing to holiday by car instead of taking another type of holiday?
Total
Greater freedom and flexibility74 percent
The opportunity to experience spontaneous happenings along the way62 percent
You can travel to places few others find52 percent
More quality time with your travel companions40 percent
You can experience several countries on the same trip37 percent
You can buy things to take home34 percent
What do you buy to take home when you take a car holiday?
Total
Food & local delicacies60 percent
Souvenirs54 percent
Clothes and fashion48 percent
Flea-market bargains40 percent
Beer26 percent
Wine32 percent
Strong spirits23 percent
Perfume23 percent

The top list – This is where most plan to take a car holiday in 2015
France66 percent
Poland60 percent
Germany58 percent
The Netherlands42 percent
Sweden30 percent
Norway28 percent
United Kingdom28 percent
Denmark24 percent
Ireland23 percent

Stena Line operates the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Ireland and Britain with an extensive route network including Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool, Belfast to Heysham, Dublin Port to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard.

​Taking the car still remains a popular option for many Irish holidaymakers. This year, almost one in four Irish holidaymakers are planning to take the car with them on vacation. France, the UK and Spain top the list of places most likely to visit.

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Stena Line launches new Superfast ferry at Dublin port

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2015 15:50 GMT

​Stena Line officially launched a new ferry on its Holyhead-Dublin route at Dublin Port today. Stena Superfast X (pronounced ten) will operate an all year round sailing schedule for Stena Line on its expanding Holyhead-Dublin service, one of the key tourism and freight gateways between Britain and Ireland.

Contacts 3 contacts

  • Press Contact
  • Head of PR & Communications for the Irish Sea
  • diane.poole@stenaline.com
  • 028 9088 4096

  • Press Contact
  • North Sea PR Communications (Harwich - Hook of Holland)
  • dqstengfaluvmwine@kssvjrohilfourldajbgb.coqjm
  • +44 (0) 203 697 4200

  • Press Contact
  • Stena Line Irish Sea Public Relations
  • ingrfoiaks@duffyrafrfferqmty.com
  • 028 9073 0880

About Stena Line

Stena Line, an ABTA member, is an international transport and travel service company and one of the world's leading ferry operators.
Stena Line operates in three business areas: Scandinavia, the North Sea and the Irish Sea with a network of 22 strategically located ferry routes in Europe. Stena Line has a modern fleet with a total of 38 vessels including fast ferries (Stena HSS), traditional combi-ferries, RoPax ferries for freight and passengers, and pure cargo ships.

Stena Line is a stable and profitable group and is committed to providing passengers with the best service and experience possible.

During 2012, approximately 14.4 million passengers travelled with Stena Line. 3 million cars and 1.9 million freight units were transported during the same period.

Awards
NI Travel & Tourism Awards - Best Ferry Company 2012