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Thursday 14th January 2021

18 months extension for CLC World Trial Members

Due to the prolonged travel restrictions, CLC World have taken the decision to once again extend the term of all current Trial Memberships – this time by a further 12 months, which means the contracted 3-year pre-paid product is now valid for an additional 18 months in total.

Over 100,000 members and guests travelled to one of CLC World’s resorts in 2020; however some members were unable to or preferred to defer travel to another time. We quickly reacted to the emerging situation in March 2020 by securing members’ 2020 holiday rights with extended future use provisions, also setting aside various booking and transfer fees.

This has further been supported with the acquisition of additional holiday accommodation, bolstering options during international travel restrictions, particularly for UK members via new “staycation” resorts including the successful Cotswolds Water Park offering last year, which is also available to book in 2021. There are even more additional accommodation weeks available in CLC World resorts as we look to best provide holidays during these ever-changing travel restrictions, including the Canaltime marinas with their new boats cruising this year.

We will continue to support ALL Memberships with zero penalty for reservation cancellations, allowing all members the opportunity to book, cancel and re-book as the situation requires – freely and with full holiday rights.

At times like these we all need something to look forward to. When you are ready to make new holiday memories, we will be ready to welcome you back.


Monday 4th January 2021

CLC World News

There has recently been a lot of misinformation circulated on social media and other outlets regarding the operation of CLC’s resorts on the Costa del Sol and Tenerife. These resorts, as with all other CLC World Resorts – globally, are unaffected by last year’s closure of timeshare sales companies and all resorts continue to be managed by CLC World, remaining available for CLC members and guests to use – without exception (post-COVID restrictions).

 


URGENT UPDATE: Due to ever changing Tier restrictions, all UK resorts are currently closed & we are awaiting confirmation from the Government of the reopening dates

Monday 21st December 2020

Important Update – UK Travel, Tier Restrictions

Following the most recent announcements from the UK Government, it is with regret we inform you that any Members who live in a Tier 4 area will be unable to check into any of the UK resorts.

CLC Duchally will be closing its doors from 26th December to 15th January as the whole of mainland Scotland moves to Tier 4.

CLC Trenython, Hustyns and De Vere Cotswolds Waterpark are open and ready to welcome you.

If you have a reservation over the Festive Season, you will be contacted by CLC World Central Reservations to confirm that you are still travelling/confirm cancellation. Please remember that it is yours and your guest’s responsibility to ensure that you are travelling within the UK’s current guidelines.

For those Members living outside of Tier 4 restrictions, as a result of cancellations we do have last minute availability for the festive season in Cornwall and the Cotswolds – contact CLC World Central Reservations on UK Freephone 0800 031 9077 to book!

 


Friday 18th December 2020

Welcome to your December 2020 Member Newsletter.

2020 has been a year which unfortunately no one will forget, however there have been some positives too. We take a look at some of the things CLC World did during 2020 to make a positive impact as well as the initiatives taken to ensure those that could, or wanted to travel, have a great experience.

We also look forward and explore the different Travel Trends and Destinations 2021 that we expect to be big news in the coming year. One thing is for certain, the vast majority of CLC World Members and the general public are keen to start travelling more, whether that’s domestically or abroad.

The Kids’ Christmas Card Competition had some lovely entries and you can see the winners in the article below. We particularly liked Layla Virgo’s Christmas Bauble, which we have digitally animated and will be sending out as the official CLC World Christmas card.

Last but definitely not least is a video message from all your CLC World resorts.

We hope you enjoy our articles and wish you all a Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year.

Happy Reading!

 

CHRISTMAS CARD WINNER

Tis the season to be jolly! Check out the winning entries of our Kids Christmas Card Competition. A joyful end to 2020.

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REVIEW OF 2020

There were a number of positive outcomes in 2020 that we can look back on with a sense of pride. Here’s a quick review of CLC World’s achievements in a strange and often difficult year.

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LOOK BACK AT 2020

From new Club resorts to recognition for our charity work and of course our SafeHands protocols, a visual review of 2020’s highlights.

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GOLF HOLIDAYS 2021

From all over CLC World, we want to wish you all a wonderful festive period and a fantastic 2021.

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TRAVEL TRENDS FOR 2021

We’ve compiled our top travel trends and best destinations for 2021. If you’re still not sure how you’re going to holiday or where to visit first, let us inspire you.

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Tuesday 15th December 2020

Your new UK Club resort – De Vere Horsley Towers, Surrey

Our latest addition to your Club Resorts is the delightful De Vere’s Horsley Towers with dedicated CLC World member accommodation in its 19th century mansion.

Designed and built by the architect of the Houses of Parliament, Sir Charles Barry, the modern comfort of your recently refurbished deluxe room, offers you views of the cloisters or towers.

Available from early spring 2021 for short breaks, Horsley Towers is a beautiful setting in acres of Surrey parkland.

 

SPLENDID SURREY

When you stay at De Vere’s Horsley Towers – An Exclusive CLC World Club Resort, you’ll find first-class, family-friendly attractions all under 20 minutes’ drive away.

Guildford is just up the road with its famous castle, cathedral and entertainment venues. For serenity, Surrey has an array of beautiful gardens and parks from RHS Garden Wisley to Painshill Park for you to wander round.

One of the UK’s foremost wineries – Denbies Wine Estate – is within easy distance, as is a superb gin distillery. For those with a passion for speed, Brooklands Museum is a quick blast away, while for a more sedate experience head to Watts Gallery Artists’ Village for a unique collection and the chance to get hands on with art.

 

RELAX IN STYLE

Take a stroll through the beautifully kept grounds of the Estate with its terrace, lawn, and lake. The indoor pool and fitness centre are just the ticket for those who like to exercise when away.

Horsley Estate’s award-winning restaurant uses the very best local produce and seasonal ingredients to create dishes for a daily menu. A choice of breakfasts – continental, full English/Irish or buffet – and relaxed evening meals are served in this contemporary setting.

For light meals and snacks, and a choice of wine, beer and cocktails, the adjoining bar is a great place to catch up before heading to your deluxe room and a wonderful night’s sleep.

Call Central Reservations on UK Freephone 0800 031 9077, +34 952 66 99 99 or email [email protected]

Alternatively, if you’re a Points-based Member, then you can book directly through the Online Offers Reservations on your Members’ Website myclcworld.com


Monday 23rd November 2020

Welcome to your November 2020 Member Newsletter.

Over 100,000 members and guests stayed with us at a CLC World resort or hotel in 2020, despite COVID-19. We know some of you have been unable to, or didn’t wish to travel this year and it is our mission to have you enjoying CLC World holidays as soon as possible.

We have already launched two new resorts in the last two months, including De Vere Cotswold Water Park reviewed by Jennie Bond below. Keep your eyes on your inbox in early December for an exciting third UK destination, exclusive to CLC World.

With Work from Anywhere becoming a common option for those who work from home, it’s good to know that you don’t have to remain within your own four walls. With this in mind, we have 5 excellent reasons why you should Work from your Club. There’s also an incredible CLC World offer coming your way very soon, which would make excellent reason number 6!

Tenerife is waiting to welcome visitors now, and our Let’s Go There video features Paradise resort and a reminder of some great activities you can enjoy on that wonderful island in 2021.

We look forward to 2021 with some great golf destinations, and yes! CLC World has fabulous resorts in all of them. If you’re looking longingly at your 5 iron, read our golf destinations article, which recommends courses at each location. Be inspired for a golfing break next year.

Are you considering a new Christmas look for your home this year? Our festive decorations article could be just the inspiration you need. Don’t forget, there’s still time for the youngsters in the family to enter our Kids’ Christmas Card Competition and win a £50 Amazon voucher. Deadline is 27th November.

We hope you enjoy our articles and video and feel inspired for your 2021 holidays.

Happy Reading!

JENNIE BOND REVIEWS COTSWOLD WATER PARK

CLC World’s Ambassador, Jennie Bond, stayed at De Vere Cotswold Water Park for a “close-to-home holiday” recently. Find out what she thinks of our new Club Resort set in one of the UK’s most attractive corners.

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WORK FROM YOUR CLUB

It’s more important than ever to stay positive and have a good work/life balance. Working from your CLC World Club is one way of achieving that balance and we’ve 5 reasons why you should do just that.

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LET’S GO THERE

Tenerife is a fabulous destination all year round. Whether you’re ready to holiday now or waiting for 2021, here’s a taste of what you can expect on this fantastic Canary Island.

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GOLF HOLIDAYS 2021

Be inspired with some of the world’s top golf destinations and start planning your 2021 golf getaway. From Spain’s sunny fairways to the world’s top course in bonny Scotland, the choice may be more taxing than deciding on a pitching or sand wedge from a bunker.

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DECK THE HALLS

Have you brought last year’s Christmas decorations down from the loft only to be underwhelmed? Have no fear, we’ve some great ideas for you – from simple elegance to outrageously quirky and everything in between.

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Friday 20th November 2020

Club La Costa announces discontinuation of new timeshare sales

After a particularly challenging year, several weeks ago we advised all CLC members, staff and other stakeholders of the planned closure of our timeshare sales operations. The decision was then taken to place those timeshare sales companies and affected companies including Club La Costa (UK) Plc, into a controlled administration process; as when trading entities become unviable for an extended period of time the Directors have specific responsibilities that cannot be avoided and this was advised to be the most appropriate course of action. The closure of Club La Costa’s timeshare sales companies has no impact whatsoever on CLC World’s members, Real Estate owners, or their resorts, all of which continue as usual.

Despite COVID and the extreme travel restrictions it brought – our dedicated teams have navigated around openings, temporary closures and re-openings and CLC World has still managed to deliver over 100,000 holidays for members and guests worldwide in 2020 and has even added additional Club Resorts into regions where member demand suddenly peaked due to “Staycations”. For over 35 years, CLC World has been developing mixed use resorts in the UK, Spain, Austria, Turkey and the United States and this process of development and expansion will continue for many years to come, as will CLC World’s steadfast management of those resorts.

 


Friday 16th November 2020

Introducing Lumley Castle – Your latest UK Club Resort

We’re delighted to bring you a new and exciting Club Resort to broaden your choice of holiday accommodation within the UK.

Lumley Castle’s elegant and luxurious accommodation is available from January 2021 and is ideal for a couple’s break away.  So don’t delay and book your Lumley Castle stay, today.

 

WONDERFUL FACILITIES

At Lumley Castle, you’ll have time just for you – whether that’s relaxing in the Library Bar taking in the sumptuous surroundings or strolling through the grounds. If you  like adventure, the Escape Room experience may be just the thing – especially if you have teenagers in tow – as you investigate a haunting and solve the mystery.

The Taste Durham board recognises Lumley Castle for the quality of their food and championing local produce. Enjoy light meals, snacks and Afternoon Tea in the Library Bar, a la carte dining in the Knights Restaurant, or perhaps even private dining in one of their exclusive dining rooms.

Lumley Castle Hotel collaborates with the historic Chester Le Street Golf Course offering luxury golf experiences for hotel guests, with morning tee times. A great way to start the day after your Full English breakfast.

 

DELIGHTFUL DESTINATION

Lumley Castle, surrounded by parklands overlooking the river Wear, rises majestically from the County Durham landscape. Transport yourself back to the age of chivalry in this 600+ year old castle, equipped with all the modern comforts you deserve. Within easy reach of both historic Durham and vibrant Newcastle, it is the perfect base from which to explore the north east of England.

If you enjoy hiking, the Durham Dales with Derwent Reservoir is only a 30 minutes’ drive and opens up a world of fresh air and glorious nature. Alternatively, head east and walk the Durham Heritage Coast, whose coastal path leads you through a mosaic of natural, historical and geological interest with dramatic views along the coastline.

For a dash of culture, you’re spoiled for choice. View the contemporary Angel of the North up-close, or head to the 13th century fortress of Barnard Castle. Along the river Wear from Lumley Castle is Finchale Priory while only 6 miles away is Washington Old Hall, the ancestral home of America’s first president George Washington.

Call Central Reservations on UK Freephone 0800 031 9077, +34 952 66 99 99 or email [email protected]

Alternatively, if you’re a Points-based Member, then you can book directly through the Online Offers Reservations on your Members’ Website myclcworld.com


Friday 17th September 2020

Introducing De Vere Cotswold Water Park

YOUR NEW UK CLUB RESORT 

Great news – we have a fabulous new Club Resort to share with you. Located in the beautiful Cotswolds, the De Vere Cotswold Water Park offers you even greater UK holiday choice.

Experience the Cotswold Water ParkSet in a gorgeous lakeside park, CLC World Members have guaranteed usage of the Watersmeet apartments from 16th October 2020 and through 2021.

A selection of light, airy suites and luxurious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with kitchenettes come with full access to all the resort’s facilities. Perfect for Christmas, Easter and half-term holidays or a short break. A number of apartments are also dog friendly.

 

GREAT RANGE OF FACILITIES

De Vere Cotswold Water Park has a range of fantastic facilities designed with style and relaxation in mind. Unwind in the spa with its hydrotherapy pool, health and beauty treatments or get your pulse racing in the fully equipped gym with personal trainers on site.

The resort’s bars and restaurants offer a variety of settings and menus. Stop off on your dog walk or bike ride at The Muddy Duck, a quaint café perfect for a coffee and light snack. Sit back on the plush sofas and chairs of The Lounge & Bar or be tempted by the tasty menus at The Old Boathouse and The Brasserie.

 

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

Cotswold Water Park is 40 acres of nature reserve, 150 lakes and gorgeous scenery. The Watersmeet apartments blend into the surroundings, making this a great ‘escape to nature’ retreat, excellent for adults and children alike. The Cotswolds are known for their enchanting villages, attractive market towns and glorious countryside, and with Cirencester, Cheltenham and Gloucester close by, you can get your cultural fix too.

Call Central Reservations on UK Freephone 0800 031 9077 or email [email protected]

Alternatively, if you’re a Points-based Member, then you can book directly through the Online Offers Reservations on your Members’ Website myclcworld.com