A host of options at Thomas Cook

THOMAS COOK IRELAND, featuring offshoot companies Panorama, Sunworld and Direct Holidays offer flights from Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock airports this summer.

Panorama sells low fare seat-only and package holidays to 17 destinations through the summer and to another seven during the winter. Sunworld, voted Ireland’s best holiday tour operator recently for the eighth time, is the market leader to Turkey and Portugal, while Direct Holidays continues to win approval in the market.

See www.thomascookgroup.com.

- MULTITRIP.COM is advising Irish holidaymakers to purchase travel disruption cover with their insurance policy this year in order to avoid the nightmares of the travel chaos caused last year and more recently by the weather, airline strikes and civil disruption in places such as in Egypt.

Many passengers travelling over the past year will have experienced flight cancellations or lengthy delays and will have been left stranded abroad or had their travel plans disrupted. With a lot of insurance policies not covering these natural disasters, strikes and civil unrest, passengers have had to look after themselves in arranging additional accommodation or in finding alternative transport home.

- ST PATRICK’S DAY is just a month away so it’s time to get the skates on and book a getaway; the USA is hot on the list of destinations for the Irish.

American Holidays is offering deals to New York from €619, to Las Vegas from €698 and San Francisco from €659, but will quote for most destinations in this huge country.

Prices are based on four people sharing and include return flights from Dublin and airport taxes. Child rate applies to age two — 11 years. Travel insurance is extra. Prices are only applicable via www.americanholidays.com

- THE D4 Berkeley Court Hotel, located in Ballsbridge Dublin 4, is offering deals for those booking before February 28, allowing dinner and one night bed and breakfast for two people for €120 in either a twin or double room, or €65 for room only.

The hotel is located across the road from the Aviva Stadium on Landsdowne Road and just a short stroll from the RDS, Grand Canal Theatre and Dublin’s Grafton Street.

To book call 01 43 73 444 or visit www.d4berkeley.ie

- TROPICAL SKY is offering five nights at the four-star Jebel Ali Golf and Spa Resort in Dubai from €1,199 per person. Bookings must be made by February 28, for selected departures in May and June; the price includes flights from Dublin to Abu Dhabi with Etihad, accommodation on an all-inclusive basis, private resort transfers, taxes and surcharges.

With views over the Arabian Gulf, a luxury spa and a selection of restaurants, this resort is ideal for those looking to sit back and relax. www.tropicalsky.ie, 01 8077996 or 068 56800.

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