HARTFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is auctioning a PBS Friendship Tour Package for two people to seven historic cities in Britain including Bath, Canterbury, Chester, Durham, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and York. Bidding starts today at $1000.00 through Monday, January 19, 2009. For complete trip details and to place your bid, visit cpbn.org Keyword: travel.
The PBS Friendship Tour Package includes: roundtrip coach airfare to London for two people from your closest American Airlines port, connecting with one of American Airlines gateway cities to the United Kingdom; first class BritRail Four Day Flex Passes for rail travel in Britain; and hotel accommodations for six nights. All travel must be completed by April 30, 2009. Other restrictions may apply.
The PBS Friendship Tour Package is designed for travelers eager to explore Britain on their own terms. The package, for the seventh consecutive year, celebrates the spirit of friendship and cooperation between Great Britain and the United States. That friendship has been part of the fabric of this planet for over 200 years, and that friendship has more
significance now than any moment in history. Established in 2002, the unique partnership between PBS Television, VisitBritain – the tourist office of England, Scotland and Wales, American Airlines and BritRail, has raised more than $880,000 for public Television Stations.
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN, www.cpbn.org). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports, and educational programming to viewers, listeners, and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and / or www.wnpr.org.