Travel digest with Barry Coughlan


Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

The company has a range of savings on a selection of holidays but €710 off that four nighter in Dubai is among the best. It features accommodation at the four star Ja Ocean View Hotel (departures between December 1 and 26) and bookings must be made by November 30.

Check out or telephone 01 664 9999.

Trailfinders new Indian Ocean 2016 brochure is out, featuring Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Mauritius, and the Maldives.

Early savings can be made in Sri Lanka at the Anantara Kalutara Resort, priced from €1469 after free upgrade to half board plus 30 per cent room price discount, valid for May and June departures out of Dublin with Turkish Airlines.

For a heftier €2,149 (or more), a seven night stay is available in Mauritius with flights out of Dublin with Emirates. Bookings have to be made by December 11. Details on 01 677 7888, 021 464 8800, 061 292 700 or


It will be chilly, but next weekend’s city break to Budapest with could turn warmer on the inclusive cycle tour!

For €254, punters get flights out of Dublin and four nights stay in the K9 Residence apartments (standard studio).

The city break deal provides bikes to allow for a different type of discovery, getting clients to most all of the famous sites landmarks. Details on


Flynn Hotels is marketing a 48 room sale between next Saturday (November 26) and Monday.

Nightly rates start from €69 per double room, including full Irish breakfast, free Wifi, early check in or late checkout. The deal is available at all hotels in the group, the Old Ground in Ennis, Newpark in Kilkenny, Imperial in Cork and the Park, Dungarvan.

The offer is valid on a selection of dates right up to June of next year. Log on to


Sunway offers another Hurtigruten Cruise, “Arctic Highlights in Search of Northern Lights”, but only after the excitment of Christmas has passed.

The company features a six night deal with direct flights out of Dublin.

The March 22 departure costs from €1,045 per person and the deal includes two nights hotel stays in Tromso, one before and one after the three night cruise on board MS Richard on a half board basis (wine/beer included with main meal). Visit

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