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December 6, 2017

Newly-renovated Barbados hotel ideal for Singles, says Friendship Travel

Sea Breeze Beach House in Barbados re-opens this month after a major renovation.  One of the first UK companies to feature the hotel for 2018 is singles specialist Friendship Travel.

Friendship Travel’s first Hosted holiday at Sea Breeze Beach House takes off on 24 February 2018, with eight, 11 and 15-night holidays available.

February packages start at £2995 to include return scheduled flights, transfers and sole use of a double room for a week-long stay on an all-inclusive basis (drinks, meals, activities and evening entertainment all included).

The holiday is Hosted by an experienced Friendship Travel team member.

The 122-room hotel is on a three-acre beachfront site on Barbados’ lively south coast. Facilities at the hotel include three pools – one is adult-only – poolside Jacuzzis, a choice of restaurants and bars, a spa and beauty salon, fitness centre, and water-sports operation.

“Sea Breeze Beach House is ideal for our Hosted holidays,” says Friendship Travel’s managing director Colum McLornan. “It is small enough to be flexible, for example giving us one large table for dinner each evening, yet big enough to offer a range of facilities and activities, and all within easy reach of St Lawrence Gap and Oistins.”

After February, Friendship Travel’s other 2018 Hosted holidays at Sea Breeze Beach House are in June, September and October.

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

Prices and availability correct at date of issue.

Editor’s Notes

  • Friendship Travel was founded in 1999 by Colum McLornan and is based in Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Offers holidays for single people aged 25+
  • All holidays are Hosted by Friendship Travel representatives
  • Programme ranges from weekend breaks in the UK to house-parties around the Med, hotel holidays in the sun, winter ski weeks and escorted tours worldwide
  • There is no single supplement to pay on Friendship Travel holidays

 

Written and distributed by Jane Williams at Beacon PR 01572 748 800 or jane@beaconpr.co.uk

For expert comment on the singles holidays market, contact Colum McLornan, Friendship Travel managing director via Beacon PR.

November 22, 2017

Single at Christmas? Berkshire Houseparty with Friendship Travel

Single people who may not be looking forward to Christmas are offered a sociable alternative by singles company Friendship Travel: a Hosted houseparty at a four-star hotel in Berkshire, from only £625.

This three-night break starts on the afternoon of Christmas Eve and from then on includes all meals through until departure after breakfast on Wednesday 27 December.

The celebrations include a festive four-course dinner with wine on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings and a black-tie dinner dance on Boxing Day night.

The hotel – the Donnington Valley Hotel, Golf Club and Spa near Newbury – has fantastic facilities and plenty of space for relaxing.

There is a beautiful indoor pool and extensive spa (treatments payable direct), an 18-hole parkland golf course (reduced green fees apply), lounges, bars, and a private dining room for Friendship Travel guests.  There are open fires, country walks, a cocktail party and the occasional quiz.

All Friendship Travel guests enjoy sole occupancy of a comfortable standard double room without having to pay a single supplement.

This Christmas break is Hosted throughout by an experienced Friendship Travel team member, and the three-night break may be extended to four or five nights at an appropriate additional charge.

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

Prices and availability correct at date of issue.

Editor’s Notes

  • Friendship Travel was founded in 1999 by Colum McLornan and is based in Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Offers holidays for single people aged 25+
  • All holidays are Hosted by Friendship Travel representatives
  • Programme ranges from weekend breaks in the UK to house-parties around the Med, hotel holidays in the sun, winter ski weeks and escorted tours worldwide
  • There is no single supplement to pay on Friendship Travel holidays

 

Written and distributed by Jane Williams at Beacon PR 01572 748 800 or jane@beaconpr.co.uk

For expert comment on the singles holidays market, contact Colum McLornan, Friendship Travel managing director via Beacon PR.

 

 

November 13, 2017

New for 2018: Sociable Singles’ Holiday in Portugal

Leading singles holidays company Friendship Travel has a new Portugal holiday for 2018. It is based in the coastal town of Olhao within Portugal’s Ria Formosa Natural Park.

This is ‘the other side of the Algarve’: instead of driving west from Faro airport, as most holidaymakers do, Friendship Travel’s guests will be transferred a few miles east to an authentic fishing port on the spectacular tidal estuary.

The package is Hosted by a Friendship Travel team member, and during each seven-night holiday guests enjoy four included excursions: to Faro’s historic centre; to the town of Vila Real de Santo Antonia on the Spanish border; a local cookery school demo; a boat trip around Olhao’s tidal estuary and islands.

Olhau is a wonderfully unspoiled destination. The old town is a warren of cobbled streets lined by 18th century townhouses. There’s a quayside fish market (designed by Gustave Eiffel) and a commercial harbour protected from the Atlantic by a chain of low-lying islands offering beautiful sandy beaches and a haven for wildlife.  A couple of islands are inhabited, with beach bars and watersports for day visitors, with scheduled ferries providing easy access.

Friendship Travel’s groups will be based at the contemporary Real Marina Hotel in ‘new’ Olhau, yet still only 500m along the seafront from the market complex, which means the town’s bars and ice-cream parlours are an easy stroll away.

The sea-facing hotel has a first-floor heated outdoor pool and sun terraces with superb sea views, there’s a spa and indoor pool, a couple of bars and restaurants and 144 rooms.  Friendship Travel guests enjoy sole occupancy of a double room, with free WiFi, air-con and everything you’d expect of a modern four-star.

 

PRICE

Dates in May, June, September and early October are offered, with prices from £1135. This includes flights from Gatwick (up to 27 other UK/Ireland regional departures available possibly at a supplement), transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation in a smart double room for sole occupancy, with breakfast each day, two lunches and four dinners with wine, four planned excursions and the support of a Friendship Travel Host throughout.

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

Prices and availability correct at date of issue.

Editor’s Notes

  • Friendship Travel was founded in 1999 by Colum McLornan and is based in Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Offers holidays for single people aged 25+
  • All holidays are Hosted by Friendship Travel representatives
  • Programme ranges from weekend breaks in the UK to house-parties around the Med, hotel holidays in the sun, winter ski weeks and escorted tours worldwide
  • There is no single supplement to pay on Friendship Travel holidays

 

Written and distributed by Jane Williams at Beacon PR 01572 748 800 or jane@beaconpr.co.uk

For expert comment on the singles holidays market, contact Colum McLornan, Friendship Travel managing director via Beacon PR.

November 6, 2017

Winter Sun for Sociable Single Travellers from £599

Leading singles holidays company Friendship Travel reports winter sun bookings up 12% compared to 1 November 2016, with demand for its three featured hotels in the Canary Islands up 30%.

The company is now highlighting Cyprus as delivering outstanding value at temperatures typically ten degrees higher than London, so that in December the island averages 18C by day, with six hours of sunshine a day.*

Friendship Travel has six Hosted weeks for single travellers in Cyprus this winter between November and March next year, with a seven night stay at the Smartline Paphos Hotel from only £599. That is based on flights from Gatwick on 24 February 2018 and the package includes transfers, sole occupancy of a double/twin room, breakfast every day and four dinners each week, with wine.

Each holiday is Hosted by a Friendship Travel team member from the UK, and guests are welcome to do their own thing, or join fellow guests for optional activities and sightseeing. The friendly three-star has indoor and outdoor pools, and beautifully-landscaped gardens offering sheltered spots for reading in the sun. Paphos’ bars, shops and sights are within walking distance.

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

Prices and availability correct at date of issue.

* Source Met Office

Editor’s Notes

  • Friendship Travel was founded in 1999 by Colum McLornan and is based in Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Offers holidays for single people aged 25+
  • All holidays are Hosted by Friendship Travel representatives
  • Programme ranges from weekend breaks in the UK to house-parties around the Med, hotel holidays in the sun, winter ski weeks and escorted tours worldwide
  • There is no single supplement to pay on Friendship Travel holidays

Written and distributed by Jane Williams at Beacon PR 01572 748 800 or jane@beaconpr.co.uk

For expert comment on the singles holidays market, contact Colum McLornan, Friendship Travel managing director via Beacon PR.

October 18, 2017

New Houseparty for Single Skiers: Friendship Travel

Sociable singles holiday company Friendship Travel has added a second Ski Houseparty to its 2017/8 winter programme.

The company now has two chalets that are exclusively for single travellers, both Hosted by Friendship Travel staff.

The additional chalet is in Serre Chevalier, in the heart of the resort’s Villeneuve ski village. Chalet Refuge & Lodge provides accommodation for up to 12 single skiers for six weeks of the season, including Christmas, with departures on 23 December 2017, 20 and 27 January, 10 and 17 March 2018.

The package starts at £1075 and includes flights from Gatwick to Turin, transfers, a single room, breakfast and afternoon tea each day, dinner with wine on five evenings, and six mornings of lessons in the resort’s ESF school (ski or board).

Holidays are Hosted by Friendship Travel staff, who in addition to catering and offering an informal ski-mapping service provide the social ‘glue’ that ensures all guests feel at home in the chalet and in the resort, including organising après ski activities.

The other exclusive Ski Houseparty is in Alpe d’Huez, where an identical package at Chalet Maya costs from £1050.

“The Houseparty format proved particularly popular with novice skiers, who all wanted us to organise lessons for them, so this season we are including them in the package.

“This, along with the fact that our single skiers don’t have to pay a hefty single room supplement, makes our Houseparties outstanding value,” says Friendship Travel’s founder and managing director Colum McLornan.

Friendship Travel also operates ski holidays in seven other European resorts, where single rooms are available in chalets shared with other guests.

Friendship Travel, 0289 446 2211, www.friendshiptravel.com
Editor’s Notes

  • Friendship Travel was founded in 1999 by Colum McLornan and is based in Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Offers holidays for single people aged 25+
  • All holidays are Hosted by Friendship Travel representatives
  • Programme ranges from weekend breaks in the UK to house-parties around the Med, hotel holidays in the sun, winter ski weeks and escorted tours worldwide
  • There is no single supplement to pay on Friendship Travel holidays

 

Written and distributed by Jane Williams at Beacon PR 01572 748 800 or jane@beaconpr.co.uk

For expert comment on the singles holidays market, contact Colum McLornan, Friendship Travel managing director via Beacon PR.

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