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December 6, 2018

New Year’s Eve celebrations on Jersey from £154 per person…

Welcome in 2019 in style at the Mayfair Hotel in Jersey, where for just £154 per person guests can enjoy a two-night fun-filled package.

The above twin-share price, for arrivals on 31 December, includes room-only accommodation, a sumptuous gala buffet, plus non-stop live entertainment from the hotel’s headline act – One Stop Boogie – plus sounds from Motown Magic.

On the stroke of midnight the New Year is welcomed in by the Jersey Caledonian Pipe Band, followed by more music until the ‘small hours’.

Hotel facilities include a health club with an indoor swimming pool and gym, along with a restaurant, bar and coffee shop.

The above price does not include flights (which are available from a wide choice of regional airports) or ferry crossings, but these can be arranged by the hotel on request.

01534 735511,

December 5, 2018

Four-night breaks for two from £99 with Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire

Chase away the post-Christmas blues on a four-night break from just £99 per couple, courtesy of Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire.

This special £99 Spring Short Break deal applies between 5 January and 2 April (excluding weeks beginning 9 and 16 February) at selected cottages in a choice of coastal or countryside locations and is based on two people sharing one bedroom in the chosen property.

Featured £99 properties include Heather Cottage, a traditional property converted from an original stone barn in the quite hamlet of Rogeston and less than a five-minute drive from the beaches at Nolton and Druidston.  It is full of character with A-frame beams, a vaulted ceiling, stone walls and slate floors.

Or for just a little more at £125 for four nights is Ivy Cottage, situated just a three-minute stroll from the beach in the picturesque little fishing village of Little Haven and ideally placed for walking the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.  The cottage has been carefully renovated by local craftsmen and the cosy sitting room has an open fire

For those who require a separate bedroom, an extra charge of £15 applies, and additional guests at the chosen cottage are charged at £49 each for four nights.  Some cottages may be subject to a modest fuel charge and this special offer is valid for telephone bookings only.

Dogs are welcome at selected properties at a charge of £10 per pet.

Reservations:  01437 772760,

December 5, 2018

Last-minute Xmas Travel Gift: Irish Ferries Vouchers

Irish Ferries’ super new cruise-ferry W.B. Yeats is about to join the fleet, so the lucky recipient of a gift voucher this Christmas could be one of the first to experience this all-new €150 million luxury travel experience!

Booked online and delivered by email, this is one last-minute Christmas gift that doesn’t rely on couriers or last-posting-dates.

  • Vouchers are available for any amount between £5 and £400.
  • The giver can enter a festive message that is included with the voucher.
  • A printable voucher may be sent directly to the recipient’s inbox OR to the giver’s email address.
  • The voucher is valid for one calendar year from the date of purchase, and on ANY Irish Ferries Cruise Ferry or Dublin Swift fastcraft crossing.
  • The value of the voucher is assigned to the email address provided for the recipient, which will need to match the email address for the actual travel booking.

W.B. Yeats weighs in at 55,000 gross tonnes, making it the largest as well as the most luxurious ferry to operate on the Irish Sea.

Along with fabulous furnishings, passengers can choose from a host of facilities including a Club Class lounge (with panoramic sea views and dedicated passenger access from the car decks), à la carte and self-service restaurants, cinemas, a shopping mall, kids’ areas, a choice of bars and lounges and an outside promenade deck. There will also be 441 cabins, including luxury suites, some with their own private balconies.

Irish Ferries, 08717 300 400,  


Press and pictures contact Jane Williams at Beacon PR:  01572 748 800

December 5, 2018

Friendship Travel’s new 5-star in Turkey reflects Single Travellers’ trend towards Adult-only Hotels

Specialist operator Friendship Travel has introduced the five-star adult-only The Raga in Side to its Summer 2019 programme, reflecting what it describes as “increasing demand” from its single travellers for child-free hotels.

For 2019, ten of the 21 Mediterranean hotels in the company’s summer programme are adult-only, including Friendship Travel’s Houseparty-style properties.

“Our holidays at adult-only hotels book up more quickly than departures to multi-generational properties, even where prices may be a little higher” says Friendship Travel’s founder and managing director Colum McLornan.

“Our single travellers tell us that they prefer not to share their precious holiday time with young families, so we increasingly look to add adult-only hotels to our line-up.”

Friendship Travel offers sociable group holidays in larger, shared properties with extensive facilities, and in intimate hotels as small as 14 rooms to offer what the company calls a Houseparty style experiences ‘like a private catered villa party’.

All holidays are Hosted by a Friendship Travel team member, and all guests have a standard double room for sole occupancy with no single supplement to pay.

The Raga in Side was renovated this year to create a five-star adult-only of 187-rooms. It now offers a sophisticated and stylish environment for adults where the emphasis is on good food and drink. The outstanding value all-inclusive package features waiter service, show cooking stations, huge variety in its menus and international branded alcoholic drinks as well as soft drinks.

The hotel offers a choice of bars and restaurants, a spa and two pools. It also has its own beach bar on Side’s superb west beach, which is within 300 metres of the main hotel. Historic Side, where the Temples of Athena and Apollo stand beside the Med, along with the remains of the Roman market, the bath-house and Byzantine palace, are a short taxi ride away.

Friendship Travel operates weekly departures to The Raga every Saturday from May to October 2019, with seven and 14-night packages to choose from.

Every holiday is Hosted by a Friendship Travel team member and includes flights from Gatwick (with up to 18 regional options), transfers, a five-star double room for sole occupancy, all meals, snacks and drinks including premium international brands. Seven nights in May start at just £995.

The other adult-only hotels in Friendship Travel’s Summer 2019 programme are:

  • The small and friendly Forever Hotel in Oludeniz on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast and the 4Reasons boutique hotel on the Bodrum peninsula.
  • In the Greek islands, the budget-friendly Apollon Hotel and the boutique Ionian Hill Hotel are both on Zante, while boutique hotel Caesar’s Gardens and the five-star Lindos Memories hotels are both on Rhodes.
  • The newly-created Casa Rosa is in Olhao on the Algarve, the H10 Hotel Blue Mar is in Mallorca and the H10 Ocean Dreams Hotel on the island of Fuerteventura.


Friendship Travel, 0289 446 2211,


December 5, 2018

More new family activity holidays in 2019 from Zenith Holidays

Zenith Holidays has expanded its programme of family activity holidays for 2019 offering the opportunity to enjoy fun experiences against superb backdrops in Italy and Austria.

At Lake Garda, Zenith is highlighting a week of family fun and adventure which includes rock climbing, kayaking, adventure trekking, guided cycling, canoeing and canyoning.  There is also the opportunity to experience adrenalin-pumping amazing Via Ferratas – mountain climbing routes equipped with steel cables, ladders and fixed anchors.

These seven-night holidays are available on a choice of dates between late March and mid-October with, for example, a week in peak season costing from £3445 for two adults and two teenagers (12-17 years).  Discounts for children under 12 apply. This price includes seven nights’ four-star hotel accommodation with breakfast, the above activities, provision of all equipment and the services of professional instructors/guides.

In Salzkammergut – a region of lakes and alpine ranges in Austria – the company is featuring multi-activity holidays offering diverse activities both on water and land.  These include canoeing, climbing, cave tours, cycling and hiking, plus an overnight stay at the Goisererhutte mountain lodge.

These week-long holidays are available from May to mid-September, with a seven-night peak season holiday for two adults and two children (under 16 years) and sharing a family room is £3325.  This price includes accommodation with breakfast in a three-star hotel in Bad Goisern, overnight accommodation in the mountain lodge (back pack and sleeping bag provided), the above activities and services of professional guides/instructors.

Flights and transfers are not included but Zenith Holidays is happy to arrange/advise.

0203 137 7678,


For further information please contact Katie Waddington on 0203 137 7678 or  Release issued by Beacon PR (01572) 748800




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