Deal of the week

JUMP IN TAKE-UP OF SOLO FRIENDLY BREAKS

The Travel Department reports a 300% increase in bookings of solo friendly holidays since launching specific packages for singles last year. Now the company plans to expand its solo programme to include Italy, the Canary Islands, India and Mediterranean cruises. Details on www.thetraveldepartment.ie

ONLINE SERVICE BY CORK TRAVEL COMPANY

Fully bonded Cork travel company TravelAgent.ie has celebrated 12 years in business with the launch of its new online venture, BookHotels.ie which has access to over 75,000 properties world-wide from Killarney to Kathmandu. For bookings, visit www.bookhotels.ie or contact lo-call 1890-905795.

ETIHAD BLAZING A TRAIL TO HOT DESTINATIONS

Etihad Airways continues to offer hot fares from Ireland to a range of destinations, the latest being Nairobi and the Seychelles with prices starting from €469. Trailfinders have linked up with the airline to package great seven night plus deals starting from €1,399. Details from 01-6777888/021-4648800, www.trailfinders.ie

CANADA CALLS WITH SERVICES FROM IRELAND

Tour operator Canadian Affair has launched its summer programme of flights to Canada, with services from Dublin and Shannon to Toronto, and Dublin to Montreal to run up to October 29. Prices start from €449.

Details on 01-8666700, www.canadianaffair.ie or www.airtransat.ie

BIG GAME DEAL FROM IRISH FERRIES

Irish Ferries claim to have the lowest cost options for rugby fans to Twickenham for the Heineken Cup final between Leinster and Ulster next weekend. Based on a car plus four people travelling Rosslare to Pembroke on May 18, returning on May 20, the fares are set at around €100 per person. www.irishferries.com.


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