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October 14, 2018

8 Solo Ski Options from Friendship Travel this winter

Friendship Travel is offering solo skiers the chance to ski in eight European resorts this season, including two exclusive chalet houseparties in France.

All seven-night prices are based on guests enjoying their own room with no single supplement to pay, and include flights, resort transfers, breakfast every day, afternoon tea every day and dinner with wine on five evenings, as well as the support of chalet staff.

Novice and intermediate skiers are recommended to book one of the two exclusive houseparties, which also include six mornings of ski school, for either ski or snowboarding, within the package price.

The two exclusive houseparties are Chalet Maya in Alpe d’Huez, where a week’s skiing, with lessons, starts at just £839. The chalet offers simple accommodation in a traditional alpine chalet sleeping up to eight guests.

Chalet Refuge et Lodge is the exclusive houseparty in Serre Chevalier, where a week’s skiing, including lessons, costs from £1035, with a Christmas departure from £1186.

Other resorts where Friendship Travel offers singles skiing based in larger hotels include St Christoph in Austria, Meribel, La Plagne, Val d’Isere, Tignes and Les Deux Alpes in France.

“I’m a skier myself, and like many travel entrepreneurs, my early days in the industry included repping in the Alps,” says Friendship Travel’s founder and managing director Colum McLornan, “and that experience has helped to shape our programme for single skiers.” 

Friendship Travel, 0289 446 2211, www.friendshiptravel.com

 

October 13, 2018

New Winter Sun Break for Solo Travellers: Friendship Travel

New in Friendship Travel’s 2018/2019 winter sun programme of sociable holidays for single travellers is the Moroccan resort of Agadir, with direct flights from Dublin for an all-inclusive week at the Iberostar Founty Beach Hotel from just €1155 – including sole occupancy of a double room with no single supplement to pay.

That’s for seven-night holidays departing Dublin on 24 November and also includes transfers and the support of a Friendship Travel Host throughout. Other dates are at Christmas (22 December), New Year (29 December) and 2 March 2019.

The hotel is set directly on Agadir’s long sandy beach, and has been completely renovated this season to create a contemporary coastal haven with freeform pool, Moroccan and international menus in the restaurant and stylish bars.

As on all Friendship Travel holidays, travellers are free to be as independent or sociable as they wish: the anchor points of each day being mealtimes – especially dinner – when the group comes together to eat around one large table.

Other winter sun highlights include:

  • Tunisia – also new to the programme – from €850 for a week’s All-inclusive at the Iberostar Diar El Andalus in Port El Kantaoui, flying via Gatwick.
  • Six departures to the five-star Sea Breeze Beach House in Barbados, from €2595 for seven nights’ All-inclusive in St Lawrence Gap, with flights via Gatwick.
  • Kenya, which now has five departure dates for this small group escorted tour which combines a safari in Tsavo East National Park with down-time on the coast at Mombasa. Prices from just €1895 for eight nights, via Heathrow.

Dial direct from Ireland: 048 9446 2211, www.friendshiptravel.com

Prices and availability correct at date of issue.

September 24, 2018

New Winter Sun Break for Solo Travellers: Friendship Travel

New in Friendship Travel’s 2018/2019 winter sun programme of sociable holidays for single travellers is Tunisia, with a week at the Iberostar Diar El Andalus leading in at only £668: outstanding value for a four-star All-inclusive holiday that includes sole occupancy of a double room with no single supplement to pay.

That’s for seven-night holidays departing Gatwick on 20 or 27 January 2019, and also includes transfers and the support of a Friendship Travel Host throughout. Other dates are 11 November 2018 and 24 March 2019.

The hotel is beside the beach in Port El Kantaoui, set in expansive gardens next to the championship golf course, and 15 minutes’ stroll from the resort’s marina.

As on all Friendship Travel holidays, travellers are free to be as independent or sociable as they wish: the anchor points of each day being mealtimes – especially dinner – when the group comes together to eat around one large table.

Other winter sun highlights include:

  • Morocco – also new to the programme – from £975 for a week’s All-inclusive at the Iberostar Foundy Beach Hotel on Agadir’s fabulous beach.
  • Six departures to the five-star Sea Breeze Beach House in Barbados, from £2150 for seven nights’ All-inclusive in St Lawrence Gap.
  • Kenya, which now has five departure dates for this small group escorted tour which combines a safari in Tsavo East National Park with down-time on the coast at Mombasa. Prices from just £1545 for eight nights.

 

Friendship Travel, 0289 446 2211, www.friendshiptravel.com

Prices and availability correct at date of issue.

September 5, 2018

No Partner Required for Friendship Travel’s Anniversary Dance

Friendship Travel is holding a black-tie Birthday Ball to celebrate 20 years of arranging sociable holidays for single travellers.

The venue is Berkshire’s Donnington Valley Hotel, Spa and Golf Club, in the countryside near Newbury, where the company holds this one-night-only event on Saturday 3 November 2018.

“It’s a great opportunity for guests who met on holiday this summer to get together again. It’s also an opportunity for prospective travellers to find out what Friendship Travel is all about,” says founder and managing director Colum McLornan, who will be at the event.

The £189 package includes accommodation in a lovely double room, with no single supplement to pay (as on all Friendship Travel breaks) and a four-course dinner with wine in a private dining room, followed by dancing until late. There’s a magnificent buffet breakfast on Sunday morning, and time for all guests to enjoy the hotel’s superb facilities before leaving.

The hotel has an impressive indoor pool, and extensive Spa and fitness facilities (treatments payable direct), an 18-hole parkland golf course (reduced green fees apply) plus cosy lounges and bars in which to relax and meet fellow single travellers.

During the evening, as part of Friendship Travel’s birthday celebrations, a draw will be made to win a 2019 Mediterranean holiday.

Friendship Travel, 0289 446 2211, www.friendshiptravel.com

 

August 15, 2018

New Christmas Escapes for Single Travellers

Sociable singles holiday company Friendship Travel has added two new breaks for Christmas 2018 building on the trend for solo travellers to avoid family festivities and instead ‘do their own thing’.

Agadir in Morocco features in the new Winter brochure for the first time, with the Iberostar Founty Beach Hotel signed up following a complete renovation. A huge freeform pool, atrium-style lobby and stylish bars feature, along with Moroccan dishes and show-cooking station in the restaurant, which adds variety to the all-inclusive board basis.

All Friendship Travel guests enjoy sole occupancy – with no single supplement to pay – of one of the large rooms with sitting area. The hotel is right on the long sandy beach.

Departing Gatwick on 22 December, seven nights costs from £1525 to include flights, transfers, all meals, drinks, entertainment and the support throughout of a Friendship Travel Host.

In the UK, a three-night Christmas break at the Crowne Plaza in West Drayton is newly-featured at £595 for a package that includes a double room and all meals from dinner on Christmas Eve to breakfast on 27 December. Other UK options include country-house hotels in Warwickshire, a break in Northern Ireland and a city-centre Chester hotel.

Other holidays with Christmas 2018 departures are to Barcelona, Marrakech, Cyprus, Malta, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Cape Verde Islands, Cuba, St Lucia and Kenya, plus four ski/snowboard options.

Friendship Travel, 0289 446 2211, www.friendshiptravel.com

 

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