TO: News Desk
FROM: Cornish Gems
TODAY'S DATE: 17th Nov 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE ISSUE
Holiday Auction Extravaganza
A Cornwall wide holiday lettings specialist is offering locals and visitors the chance to enjoy a holiday in their four and five star self-catering properties over the Christmas and New Year period for up to half price, whilst raising funds for Children in Need!
The majority of Cornish Gems' properties that still have availability for the festive period will be going under the hammer between 10am - 4pm on Friday 25th November, in a special auction.
With stays at their beautiful properties across Cornwall up for grabs, not only will guests bag a bargain for Christmas, but they will also help raise funds for charity with the Cornish Gems team donating 50% of their commission to Children in Need.
Director of Cornish Gems, Julianne Shelton explains:
"In the US, Thanksgiving Day takes place on Thursday 24th November and the next day is traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, many retailers offer heavily discounted sales to kick start the main shopping season (similar to Boxing Day retail sales in the UK). Following this hugely popular US tradition, Cornish Gems have their own massive sale on Friday the 25th November in the style of a Christmas and New Year holiday auction extravaganza."
"Guests will have the opportunity to place a bid over the telephone, email, Facebook and Twitter for a stay in up to 3 of our properties; the highest bidder wins the holiday at their price - provided the appropriate reserve has been met."
The reserve prices will not be publicised, but some properties are discounted by over 50%, so festive bargain hunters will have the chance to grab a fantastic luxurious getaway.
Properties included within the auction will be showcased via Cornish Gems Facebook pages as of 4pm on Monday 21st November at http://www.facebook.com/
With fund raising for Children in Need headlining November, the directors at Cornish Gems have pledged to donate 50% of their commission earned by the auction to the charity.
Julianne added "This is the first time we have offered a holiday auction to drive sales. Guests choosing to stay with Cornish Gems over the festive season that win a holiday on the day of the auction will not only get the satisfaction of scooping a great deal, they are also helping to raise money for this poignant deserving charity."
For further information and terms and conditions please visit www.cornishgems.com and follow Cornish Gems' Facebook page or contact the team on 0844 8002813.
Contact: Helen Mulhern at Eventy - Marketing & PR on 01326 376273 / firstname.lastname@example.org Julianne Shelton, Managing Director of Cornish Gems on 0844 800 2813
Photo: Please find attached a photo of Julianne Shelton, Director of Cornish Gems Higher res and alternative images available on request.
Further Info - Award winning business Cornish Gems offers over 70 five star self-catering properties across Cornwall, all in sought after Cornish hot spot locations.
Their cottages meet four and five star standards for quality and most have been accredited by the Quality in Tourism scheme run by Visit Britain in conjunction with the Cornwall Tourist Board. Dog friendly accommodation, short breaks, weekend breaks and last minute deals are all available.
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