Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Barry Coughlan looks at the best travel deals this week.

Travel digest with Barry Coughlan


Those booking early with Tour America could save a few bob on 2016 deals, all of which allow for low deposits and the facility to pay over six months.

Inclusive of flights, a family of four can buy a seven night stay in Orlando for €669 per person.

Extending the holiday is possible, but for another €119 per person.

Details of this and further USA breaks are available on


Sunway is busily preparing for a good 2016 summer season based on increasing consumer spending power within a recovering economy.

The company has holidays priced from €399 and that includes flights and taxes with 20kg of checked baggage per person.

Apart from an extensive range of destinations from Dublin, the company offers flights to the Algarve and Costa Del Sol from Cork and Shannon, plus more to Turkey, Majorca, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria from Cork.


For those passionate about wildlife and with a decent few bob tucked away for holiday use next year, Incredible India offers a fully escorted eight night tour taking in Delhi, Corbett, Dudhwa and Agra, costing about €2,270 inclusive of taxes.

This tour is new to the company’s programme and is available for travel up to June of next year.

Four star accommodation is included and there is full board for the game reserve section. Details on


Christmas and New Year festivities over, February is often a good month to unwind if time allows.

Royal Caribbean has a seven night Arabian Gulf holiday available on Splendour of the Seas between February 15 and 22 with flights from Dublin and round trip sailing from Dubai.

Prices start from €1,199 and the itinerary includes visits to Khasab and Muscat as well as Abu Dhabi.

The company also has a nine night Med and Adriatic jaunt in late April from €1,629. Find out more on or 1800 555604.


Iceland is fast becoming one of the most popular alternative weekend city break destinations in Europe.

Wallace Travel, specialists in this market, offers a four night Easter package starting on March 24 next and priced from €579.

The well known Dublin company has maximised the time available with an early outgoing flight from Dublin and an evening return. Clients will be based in the three star Skuggi Hotel in Reykjavik.


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