Malaysian deadline

TRAILFINDERS have again linked with Etihad Airways to feature late deals to Malaysia, but interested clients need to be fast — bookings have to be made by tomorrow.

An example is a four-night package to the Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur from €839 that includes flights, taxes and accommodation with breakfast. It’s valid for selected departures up to the end of the month.

Those keen on exploring further could avail of an eight-night deal to the Parkroyal in Penang from €999 or seven nights at the Berjaya Langkawi resort for about €1,070.

Details on 01 8814994 / 021 4648888 or

- GOHOP.IE has announced special package deals to Cuba, starting from €1,070 to include flights from Dublin to Havana via Paris, transfers and all airline taxes.

Amongst the (more expensive) specials are week-long stays in the four star Sandals Resort (all inclusive) and the five star Paradisus Princesa del Mar (recommended for honeymoon couples).

To book visit or call 01 2412303

- ONE of Dublin’s oldest hotels, the Mount Herbert, has invested over €5 million and in a rebranding is now known as the Sandymount Hotel.

The family-run business has 168 bedrooms, nine conference rooms, a bar and restaurant and employs over 60.

Sandymount Hotel is located in a prime position next door to the Aviva Stadium and within walking distance of The O2, RDS, new Convention Centre and Grand Canal Theatre. For further information phone 01 6142000, log on to

- THOMAS COOK has a number of cruise holidays with departures from May. A seven-night Eastern Mediterranean offering on Navigator of the Seas is available from €959 and ports of call include Civitavecchia (Rome), Messina (Sicily), Athens (Piraeus), Kusadasi (Ephesus) and Chania (Souda).

A second similar cruise takes in 12 nights on the Mariner of the Seas and comes in at €1,070 (cruise and fly).

Details on 0818 200 101 or from any travel agent.

- SINGLES holiday specialist Friendship Travel has announced a new direct service from Belfast to Rhodes between May 25 and September 14.

A seven-night ‘houseparty’ holiday at Caesars Gardens leads in at €880 in early June.

Prices include return direct flights from Belfast, transfers, half-board accommodation in a double room (for sole occupancy) and services of a company host.

Reservations Belfast: 0871 2002035, Southern Ireland: 048 94462211. Further details on

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