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Hoseason, James William Nicholson [Jimmy] (1927–2009), holiday entrepreneur, was born at Keen's Farm, South Cove, near Southwold, Suffolk, on 6 November 1927, the son of William Ballantyne (Wally) Hoseason (1887–1950), a Shetlander, and his wife, Jessie Mary, née Nicholson (1893–1970), a Scottish cousin. His sister, ...

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Raitz, Vladimir Gavrilovich (1922–2010), holiday entrepreneur, was born on 23 May 1922 in Moscow, the son of Gavril Raitz, a medical doctor, and his wife, Cecilia, a dentist. Both parents were Russian Jews. In 1928 his parents separated and he left the Soviet Union...

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Stakis, Sir Reo [formerly Argyros Anastasis] (1913–2001), hotelier and businessman, was born Argyros Anastasis on 13 March 1913 in the village of Kato-Drys, near Lefkara, Cyprus, the eldest in the family of two sons and four daughters of Argyros Anastasis, a peasant farmer, and his wife, ...