Ski weather sponsors

TOPFLIGHT have announced sponsorship of a Ski Weather Forecast which will be presented by Martin King live on TV3 each Wednesday and Thursday at 7.58pm until the end of the ski season in March.

The broadcast will feature the top ski resorts from Ireland, including Zell am See, Lermoos, St Johann, Westendorf, Kitzbuhel, Bad Gastein, Mayrhofen, Saalbach, Obergurgl & Söll in Austria, Livigno & Passo Tonale in Italy, Bansko, Borovets, Pamporovoin Bulgaria, Alpe d’Huez & Val Thorens in France, Arinsal & Soldeu in Andorra, Lillehammer & Trysil in Norway, Breckenridge, Vail & New Hampshire in USA and Whistler in Canada.

Topflight still has some New Year and January availability with prices pitched at around €359 plus taxes.

ETIHAD Airways is to increase its flying programme to Dublin following the success of its services to Ireland’s capital city, moving from its current daily service to 10 flights per week from March 28, 2010.

Etihad is planning a new lounge at Dublin airport, which is set to open in 2010. The new lounge will offer Etihad’s premium customers a range of top quality facilities and services, including workstations, a prayer room, a relaxing seating area with Italian leather chairs, a selection of foods from around the world and luxurious bathroom and shower facilities.

Etihad operates a two cabin A330-200 to Dublin, configured to carry 262 passengers, with 22 in business class and 240 in economy class. In addition to its own services to Dublin, Etihad Airways offers services on its code share partner airline Aer Arann between Dublin and Cork, Galway and the Isle of Man.

HAVING spent weeks trying to lure customers to partake in food/drink packages over the Christmas and New Year holiday season, Irish hotels are now targeting a different market with offers of detox programmes in the month of January.

The Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore is just one that will be busy feeding the masses over the next couple of weeks and equally taxed trying to bring people back to normality. The hotel offers a January package that includes what is described as an Óg Ireland Peat Facial for just €115 per person sharing. The Óg Ireland Peat Facial is a purifying marine mud treatment, which aims to re-balance and deeply detoxify – completely eliminating toxins and revitalising metabolism. For further information visit

CONCORDE Travel has just announced that they will be featuring Sicily in 2010, with Sunday and Wednesday departures from Dublin to Catania operating between March 28 and October 20.

Concorde will have something to suit all tastes and budgets with a selection of two to five star hotels and will feature the resorts of Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Taormina Mare and Letojanni. The packages include flights, transfers, accommodation and taxes and prices start from €530.

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