Travel Digest by Barry Coughlan


Travel Digest by Barry Coughlan

Dublin’s Gibson Hotel offers a variety of family packages this Easter, combining a stay at the chic modern hotel with the Viking SplashTour and a Dublin Zoo package, priced at between €130 and €165 for two adults and two kids (under 12).

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With discounts of €600, Tropical Sky is now offering seven-night holidays on Thailand’s Koh Samui from €1,129 with stays at the five-star Mai Samui.

Bookings must be made by March 31 for travel between April 9 and 30 ex-Dublin with British Airways. Visit  or call 01 664 9999.


A seven-night break in Croatia for a family of four is available from Travelvalue on March 30.

Accommodation is at the four-star Club Funimation in Borik — geared to families — and the €1,899 cost is all inclusive. Visit:


A heritage journey though Rajasthan is being marketed by Insight Vacations.

The 13-day luxury tour starts on August 10 and is on sale from €2,425. Some tours are included. For details, check with any travel agent, or visit

or call 01 775 3803.


The Sea Pearl Hotel is now firmly established as a favourite with Irish holidaymakers in Kusadasi and caters for singles, couples and is particularly popular with families.

Sunway has March 28 and April 4 departures from Dublin.

They are priced from €399 and a two-week deal on March 28 starts from €599.

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