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Monday, 16 December 2013

Chic Outlet Shoppping® Launches New Shopping Packages To Celebrate Its Tenth Anniversary


To mark the tenth anniversary of Chic Outlet Shopping®, the Collection of Villages by Value Retail in Europe have announced a number of new Shopping Packages, which will be offered at net rates to the travel trade.

Shopping Packages offered in Wertheim Village near Frankfurt and Ingolstadt Village near Munich:

Ingolstadt VillageWertheim Village near Frankfurt, which is also celebrating its its tenth anniversary this year, and Ingolstadt Village near Munich are launching the limited-edition ‘Ten Years Ten Benefits’ Shopping Package, which can be used at either of the German Villages. The Shopping Package is for two people and includes:
  • Two return tickets on the Shopping Express® luxury coach service from the centre of Munich to Ingolstadt Village or from Frankfurt to Wertheim Village; or a VIP parking space for those preferring to drive themselves to the Villages
  • €100 Gift Card
  • A VIP Card on arrival at the Village, which provides a further 10% saving at participating boutiques in the Village
  • Two ‘bite boxes’
  • A bottle of wine
  • Two-course meal for two people in the Village
  • A glass of Prosecco each
  • Two sparkling wine glasses
  • Two Village chocolates
  • Two exclusive gifts
The ‘10 Years 10 Benefits’ Shopping Package can be booked until 31 December 2013 and redeemed up until 31 January 2014. It costs €149 per couple at Wertheim Village and €159 per couple at Ingolstadt Village, which includes the Shopping Express®luxury coach service; or €129 per couple at both Villages for the package including a VIP parking space.

La Roca VillageAs Ian Stazicker, Tourism Director – Global Marketing for Value Retail, explains, the Shopping Packages offer value for money for luxury-seeking global fashion-loving travellers, who are looking for more than just shopping: “2013 marks the tenth year of the Chic Outlet Shopping® brand promoting in-bound tourism to Europe and defining the Shopping Tourism sector. Our international visitors treat the Villages as tourism destinations in their own right. 

They see the Villages as a day out and are looking for a unique and authentic experience and the best customer service. That’s why the Villages are providing commissionable Shopping Packages such as these and services including Tourist Information Centres and the ‘shop and drop’ Hands-free Shopping Service, to make it beneficial to the trade to bring their clients to the Villages. These are just the first of many exciting new Shopping Packages, which will launch across the Collection of nine Villages by the end of this tenth anniversary year and into 2014”.

The two Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages in Spain are also launching exciting new Shopping Packages that bring together shopping and cultural experiences. The four new Shopping Packages – two at La Roca Village near Barcelona and two at Las Rozas Village near Madrid – combine a day of culture or flamenco with a shopping experience at the relevant Chic Outlet Shopping® Village.

Shopping Express® & Flamenco Shopping Package 
Las Rozas Village and Café de Chinitas have come together to offer an exciting day of shopping combined with a flamenco show. The package includes a return ticket on the Shopping Express® luxury coach service from the centre of Madrid to Las Rozas Village, a VIP Card for an additional 10% saving in participating boutiques and a flamenco show with dinner. The cost of the Shopping Package is €70 per adult and €46 per child.

Segway & Dinner Shopping Package 
This Shopping Package combines a shopping experience at Las Rozas Village, a Segway trip with a bilingual tour guide to discover the old part of Madrid in a fun way – together with the opportunity to taste traditional cuisine in the world's oldest restaurant, Sobrino de Botin. The cost of the Shopping Package is €163 per adult. Children’s tickets are not available for this package.

Shopping Packages offered in La Roca Village:

Shopping & Sagrada Família Shopping Package
The ‘Shopping & Sagrada Família Shopping Package’ includes a guided tour of Gaudí’s house on Passeig de Gràcia and of the Sagrada Família, which starts in Plaça Catalunya in the morning and lasts around 2.5 hours. In the afternoon, the Shopping Express® luxury coach service takes guests from the centre of Barcelona, with a multilingual host on board, to La Roca Village. Guests will also receive a VIP Card on arrival at the Village, which provides a further 10% saving at participating boutiques in the Village. The Shopping Package costs €52 per adult and €23 for a child.

Cripta Gaudí Shopping Package
The exclusive Cripta Gaudí Shopping Package includes admission to the Colonia Güell, where you can discover Gaudí’s hidden treasure, and the opportunity to visit Gaudí Crypt, which was designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí, the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism. The package also includes return tickets on the Shopping Express® luxury coach service from central Barcelona to La Roca Village and a VIP Card providing 10% savings on purchases at participating boutiques in the Village. The Shopping Package costs €29 per adult.

In addition, Maasmechelen Village in Belgium, located just an hour from Brussels, Antwerp and Cologne – at the crossroads of Europe, is launching two exciting new Shopping Packages from today:

‘Best of Flanders’ and ‘Best of Brussels’ Shopping Packages
Maasmechelen Village is launching two-day ‘Best of Flanders’ and ‘Best of Brussels’ Shopping Packages, which include either a Brussels Grand Tour by coach or an excursion to Ghent and Bruges on day one, return tickets on the Shopping Express®luxury coach service from central Brussels to the Village and a VIP Card for an additional 10% saving on purchases at participating boutiques in Maasmechelen Village

The ‘Best of Brussels’ Shopping Package is €35 per adult and the ‘Best of Flanders’ package costs €46 per adult.

The tourism industry is being offered, on average, 10% commission on the net price on Chic Outlet Shopping® products and packages. The online booking platform, Chic Travel Portal, which was launched earlier this year, enables the travel trade and MICE market to create and purchase bespoke travel itineraries featuring local partners as well as Chic Outlet Shopping®products: ChicOutletShopping.com/chicportal

The range of Shopping Packages across the nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages is regularly expanding. Find details of all the packages at ChicOutletShopping.com/shoppingpackages

Wertheim Village near Frankfurt and Fidenza Village are both celebrating their ten-year anniversaries since opening this year.Wertheim Village near Frankfurt will celebrate its tenth anniversary on 11 November with an event hosted by Chic Outlet Shopping® ambassador, Milla Jovovich.


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