Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

There’s an April 30 deadline on some best long-haul destinations offered by East Cork’s Discover Travel. 

Starting from between €2050 and €2,950, deals are available in Malaysia, Thailand/Dubai, Vietnam and Myanmar, buying between seven and 13 nights to include flights and quality accommodation as well as guided tours in some instances.

Departures are available from Cork, Shannon and Dublin www.discovertravel.ie 

There’s a delightful award winning pub/restaurant just off the main Cork/Waterford road on the Cork side of Dungarvan called the Seanachai.

Alongside are a number of recently developed holiday cottages that have impacted on the local tourism trade and shoulder period prices are being held for the month of April into next month, starting from €249 for a couple of nights.

Guests can avail of the 1916-2016 commemoration menu running for the rest of the month, a three course for €19.16. Details on www.seanachai.ie or info@seanachai.ie 

Mauritius is currently offered in five-star luxury with Classic Resorts priced from €1,349; the accommodation based in the Long Beach Resort, the company offers flights from Dublin and the holiday is based on a B&B stay that can be upgraded to full board from €529 per person per week.

Those interested should be ready for travel next month subject to availability. Contact 01 8745000 or visit www.classicresorts.ie 

A new website called Limitless Travel has been designed to break down the barriers to travel that people with disabilities face.

Starting with an in-depth guide to London, those with disabilities can find travel information based on access requirements in a simple to use system.

It has been founded by a man diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy in 2012. CEO Angus Drummond intends rolling out information on a long list of destinations in the coming months.

Visit www.limitlesstravel.org or tweet them at @LimitlessTr4vel.

A week in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik with Travel Escapes during the months of May and October is priced from €669.

Staying in the three-star Club Valamar on the shores of the Babin Kuk peninsula just a few minutes away from Dubrovnik’s old quarter, the hotel offers a variety of sporting facilities.

Price includes return Aer Lingus flights from Dublin, full board and named tours.

Visit: http://itaa.ie/2016/03/30/dubrovnik/ 


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