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Oman is a new option

By Barry Coughlan
CLASSIC Resorts has launched its biggest ever Worldwide brochure and features new destinations, such as Oman, Vietnam, Abu Dhabi and Mexico.

Also new to this year’s brochure is Silversea Cruises, the Italian six-star cruise company. Silversea was voted the world’s best small ship cruise line for the last nine years by Condé Nast magazine.

The ever-popular destinations of South Africa, Mauritius, St. Lucia, Barbados, Antigua, Dubai, Thailand, Bali, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Seychelles and the Maldives are back by popular demand.

Classic Resorts is 100% Irish owned and 2006 is their 21st year in the travel industry. For more information contact; John Spollen Tel 01-8745000 / Mobile 087-2583341.

* HAYFIELD MANOR, Cork’s first and only five-star hotel, is offering new weekend breaks packages for either two or three nights. With base prices starting at €330, the star offer is a "Bollinger Weekend for Two" that includes two nights bed and breakfast, one evening meal and a complimentary bottle of bubbly, all for €355 per person.

Contact 021 484 5900 or book online

* MALÉV Hungarian Airlines now flies to Transylvania via Budapest, with prices from €165 plus taxes.

With excellent connection from both Cork and Dublin, Malév will be the first airline to operate international flights to the recently reconstructed airport of Tirgu Mures.

Tirgu Mures is located in the heart of Romania and the surrounding area has a lot to offer the visitor, particularly those with an interest in Dracula! Flights may be booked online at, by calling reservations on 01 8444303 or through any travel agent

* PORTAVENTURA, Spain’s premier entertainment complex on the Costa Dorada, is now one of Europe’s most popular theme parks. Located next to the beautiful beaches of Spain’s golden coast and just one hour from Barcelona, this theme park provides fun for all the family. Throughout 2006 Keith Prowse are running a PortAventura special, offering a seven-day ticket for the price of a three-day pass. This ticket provides seven consecutive days to PortAventura, plus a 20% discount off a one-day ticket to Caribe Aquatic Park and costs €64 for adults and €51 for children aged four to 10 years.

To book this special call 01-878 3500, visit Keith Prowse at Unit 3, Irish Life Mall, Dublin 1, or email to

* INGHAMS offer a seven night ski holiday to Italy (ex Dublin) on February 25 at reduced prices, starting from €349 half board. Andorra (February 26 departure) is available from €399 half board.

Call Inghams on 01 6611377, view this year’s e-brochure & book online at or see your travel agent.