Archives for January, 2008
 Olympus World
 Jan 29th, 2008

The In-house and management team are raring to go in 2008 and ready to look after you all when you are out on your hols this year. Tenerife as an island is in great shape and the infrastructure has improved beyond all recognition. The resort is looking terrific and our improvement programme is in full swing so get down to Club Olympus as soon as you can this year. We are looking forward to seeing you!

For any assistance or resort information call Sue or Cassie on 0034 922 795606

For Flights and Insurance call Louise or Andrea in the UK on 01535 640050.

Remember that if you book your flights and insurance with the Olympus Travel Club, your transfer from the airport to the resort is free!

 Olympus World
 Jan 19th, 2008

I was back in the UK on a business trip this week and was delighted to get back to Tenerife on Friday night. In the entire time I was in the UK it did not stop raining, it was freezing and flood alerts were out across the country, I think I am getting soft! Below are a couple of photos I took from our Headquarters at Leeming Wells, Oxenhope, West Yorkshire. The views from our Hotel and Head Office really are spectacular despite the recent inclement weather.

These shots were taken on Friday (18th Jan) at 10 am.

I took the shot below on Saturday morning (the next day) at our Club Olympus Welcome party, 11 am, by way of contrast!

The difference that 4 hours on an aeroplane makes is quite unbelievable! However it was great to see everybody at our offices in the UK. I took the opportunity to visit a number of our suppliers and business partners whilst I was there.

In the UK we use Addams Office Supplies (AOS Ltd), based in Keighley, for all our stationary and office needs. They provide a great service and are also a very friendly family business. Below are a couple of shots of the team at AOS.

From left to right we have Adam (CEO), Tom (Accounts), Anthony (Delivery).

And last but not least…..

Sales Director Dan.

Many thanks to AOS for their excellent service over the last year - Ivan.

 Olympus World
 Jan 19th, 2008

Our Welcome meetings on Saturday go from strength to strength and are very well attended. Dave O’Neill hosts the event and everybody is invited to enjoy free Bucks Fizz, get up-to-date with what’s going on, join in the quizzes and win free stuff!

Dave O’Neill in full swing this Saturday (19th Jan).

Resort Manager Alan Gibbons does his stuff at the Welcome Party above.

Club Olympus timeshare owners Bob and Sheila Jennings from Bristol are enjoying their Bucks Fizz and say “Cheers” with our Nikki.

Nikki presents a Club Olympus ‘20 Year Anniversary’ Polo shirt to holidaymaker Paul from Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

The UK is suffering particularly bad weather at the moment but only 1,700 miles away the weather is a different story! Get back to Club Olympus as quick as you can.

This photograph was taken on Saturday morning, 11 am, 19th January 2008

If you need any assistance or information give Sue or Cassie a call on 0034 922 795606.

If you have any comments, observations or messages, click on ‘comments’ below right!

 Olympus World
 Jan 11th, 2008

I managed to sneak off this week and do a walk in the mountains behind Playa De Las Americas. My normal walking partner Terry Tomlinson was present and we also took a couple of Club Olympus guests who love walking.

Pictured above are from left to right, Terry, Jeff and Eric. All are experienced fell walkers and really enjoyed the stunning scenery of the walk. We drove up to Ifonche which is on the road to Vilaflor and then walked the well marked path from Ifonche right through to Taucho. This walk takes us through the pine forests and right round the top of the famous Barranco Del Infierno which is behind the village of Adeje. The photo below is looking down on the Barranco Del Infierno.

The clarity of the air and the glorious sunshine means that the views are spectacular. We are walking at about 3,000-4,000 feet above sea level and up here the air is cool and fresh. Tenerife has virtually no heavy industry so there is minimal pollution and you can tell by the air quality.

Here is Terry, caught in the act of sneaking open his hip flask. My dog Bonny, who always accompanies us on our walks, can just be seen on the left.

The backdrop of blue skies and pine forest is really spectacular. Many people think that Tenerife is all about sun, sea, sand and sangria, which many enjoy. However, the scenery in the mountains is outstanding and for those who like to ‘get away from it all’ then Tenerife really caters well.

This shot is taken looking down through the forest onto the flat topped mountain (Spanish name Conde) that you can see just behind Playa De Las Americas.

The walk took about 3 hours and is suitable for most people, there are no serious climbs and a clear footpath marks the way. If you want to know more about walking in Tenerife, do come and have a word with me or any of the staff at Club Olympus.

Cheers - Ivan

 Olympus World
 Jan 4th, 2008

Pictured below is Club Olympus timeshare owner Nicky Clay, presenting a framed photograph of his brother Jonny to Ivan.

Jonny Clay is one of the top names in British Cycling. He won 99 major races in his career at National and International level. He finished his professional career on a high note with a bronze medal in the 2000 Olympics for the team pursuit event and a silver medal at the World Championship for the same event in the same year. Jonny now holds a senior position with the overall governing body of cycling in the UK known as British Cycling. Brother Nicky is rightly proud of Jonny and organised a holiday at Club Olympus in October of last year for Jonny and family (unfortunately we didn’t get a photograph, but we will next time! - Ed).

The framed photograph of Jonny with Miguel Indurain and a race winning shot will be part of the sports display in the Poolside Bar.

The Clay family are from Horsforth, Leeds in West Yorkshire and have owned with us since 2002.

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