Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Dawson Travel has a family holiday package in Spain for two adults and two children (under 12 years). 

Departing on August 25, the family will have seven nights accommodation in Cambrils and receive a three- day pass for Port Aventura theme park; one day can be used in the Aquatic Park. Priced at €1,845, details are available by visiting

Travelmood have all inclusive trips to Mexico or the Caribbean. A seven night stay at the five-star Dreams Sands in Cancun is on offer from €1,499 and the Dominican Republic is for sale from €1,659. Details at  or 01 4331063.

Embrace your inner child at Orlando’s Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, SeaWorld, Wet ‘n Wild, Legoland, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure to name a few. Prices for a week at the International Palms Resort (ex Dublin) start at €699, flight available from Belfast, Shannon and Cork.

Crystal offer a world of culture and history through a range of holiday destinations this summer. Lake Garda is high on the company’s agenda. But also on the list is Lake Bled in Slovenia. See

All inclusive value is on offer from new tour operator Red Sea Holidays which launched its operation direct from Dublin to the Red Sea Riviera. Red Sea Holidays’ inaugural flight to Shark El Sheikh will tie in with the company’s offering of hotels to offer a different destination. Prices from €599.

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