Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Emirates longhaul
High fliers have until Monday to avail of a major seat-sale from Emirates to long haul destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Dubai.

The Malaysian city is on sale for €501, Bangkok from €525 and Dubai pitched at €471 for travel in specific periods up to May 31, 2018.

Economy class passengers can avail of up to 35kg baggage allowance.

A full list of destinations and fares is available on www.emirates.com/ie.

Chelsea Flower Show

Keith Prowse has late availability on packages for gardening enthusiasts to visit the upcoming Chelsea Flower Show.

Accommodation is available in either three or four-star hotels and prices range between €357 and €397 for two nights to include a ticket to the show.

Meanwhile, the company also offers a package to see Phil Collins in London’s Royal Albert Hall next month, priced at €499. Call 01 878 3500.

Turkey packages

There has been a fall off in bookings to Turkey this year, but now deals are available for packages out of Dublin to Kusadasi, flying to Izmir.

June specials come in from between €359 (seven nights) and €549 (14) with Sunway. July is more expensive but the prices drop again in August. Contact 01 2311800 or visit www.sunway.ie

Brittany for 2 weeks

Cork’s Dawson Travel is marketing a 14-night family holiday in Brittany (two adults, three children) with prices starting from €2,807.

The holiday is based at the well-known park of Domaine de Ker Ys beside the sea.

With a water park, games hall and sports field, the park is suitable for family groups.

The price includes return ferry from Rosslare, Co Wexford, and accommodation in a two-bed mobile home.

www.itaa.ie/2017/05/03/14-nights

Caribbean cruises

A series of Caribbean, Cuba and Antilles cruise offerings are on sale from Shandon Travel.

The luxury MSC cruise takes in Cuba, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Cozumel for seven days and is priced from €1,295.

Undoubtedly, those going that far will probably want to add on some nights in Havana or Varadero.

Return flights are from Cork or Dublin. Check out www.itaa.ie/2017/04/25/ caribbean

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