Value is the key to 2010

CAMPOTEL have been around for 30 years and have built up an enviable reputation in the world of continental travel. There may be doom and gloom in some areas of the travel industry but the Ballinasloe, County Galway-based experts are looking forward to a good 2010.

The optimism is based on the fact that prices have remained at or lower than 2009 levels, up to four nights will be offered free on certain dates throughout the season, and clients can book flexible holidays giving any length of stay beyond seven nights upwards.

The company points out that there are no hidden extras and they say prices for a seven night stay for a family of six (accommodation only) start from €203.

Incidentally, for those travelling by air rather than ferry and car, Campotel also offer a linen and beach towel service at all locations.

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- THE Kingdom of Kerry has just the answer for those of you housebound these last couple of weeks due to the big freeze. Anyone with a hankering for a bit of exercise and the craic to go with it should consider heading for the Shindig Traditional Music and Set Dancing event in Tralee from January 22 to 24.

The ‘Shindig’ is a fun packed weekend of great Irish music, set dancing, sean-nós dancing, singing, story telling.! The weekend consists of a series of workshops and classes on all aspects of traditional Irish set dancing.

- ABBEY Travel have just released current bargain fares on offer from Qantas from Ireland to various destinations in Australia and New Zealand.

For bookings up to February 2, Perth is on offer from €725, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns and Darwin from €784 and Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington from €815. The prices are return from Dublin to any chosen Australian or New Zealand city.

The routing will be via Frankfurt and Singapore to the selected destination for travel between April 16 and June 20. Abbey Travel are on 01 8047100 or

- THE Panorama holiday sale is under way with prices starting from €299, a saving of up to €135 on four star hotels, and a significant number of special offers.

Those booking early can take advantage of free child places, free grandparent places, free teenager places, tiny tot offers and single parent family deals and Panorama Holidays also offers luxury holidays for less this summer at a range of destinations departing from Dublin, Cork and Shannon.

Panorama utilise the expert services of travel agents nationwide but also take bookings online at a discount of 5%.

To book call 0818 20 20 20, or visit your nearest travel agent.

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