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July 4, 2019

Free four-course evening meals at the Mayfair Hotel in Jersey…

Book a four-night – or longer – break by 31 July at the Mayfair Hotel in Jersey and enjoy complimentary four-course evening meals worth £20.00 per person, per night.

This special offer applies to arrivals between 21 September and 1 November and means, for example, a four-night stay on a half-board basis now costs from £335 per person.

This twin share price includes return flights from Gatwick or Liverpool, one item of checked-in luggage, airport transfers and accommodation with breakfast and dinner.

Flights are also available from other regional airports, supplements may apply.  For those who prefer to travel by sea from Poole, prices start from £279 per person for four nights on a half-board basis.

Facilities at this three-star hotel, situated a short stroll from the centre of St Helier, include a heated indoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi and steam room, a fully-equipped gymnasium and cardio room, plus a coffee shop, bar and restaurant.

01534 735511,

July 3, 2019

Mega deals on camping and mobile homes on the French Mediterranean Coast

Venue Holidays has announced whopping savings on a selection of camping and mobile home holidays in a choice of locations on the French Mediterranean coastline.

These include reductions of £606 on eight-night breaks from 9 August at Camping Village le Brasilia at Canet Plage, with a party of up to six – staying in a three-bedroom mobile home with air-con decking – now paying £1514. The campsite enjoys direct access to a sandy beach and offers a wealth of facilities including a magnificent heated water park, cycle hire, archery, tennis and a multi-sports pitch.

At Camping Domaine la Yole at Valras Plage, seven nights from 7 August in a three-bedroom mobile home with air-con and decking is now priced at £1023, a reduction of £314.  The campsite is situated on a wine estate (regular wine tastings and gastronomic events take place) and its many facilities include an indoor and outdoor swimming complex, a wellness centre, cycle hire, boules and archery.

Or at Camping Blue Bayou at Vendres Plage, a week from 17 August in a Lodge Tent (complete with a private shower room and toilet) now costs £765, saving £180.  The campsite has two swimming pool complexes, a wellness centre, a multi-sports pitch, boules and pony rides.  A stroll of around 450 yards leads to a sandy beach.

Ferry crossings can be arranged by Venue Holidays on request and cost from £128 for a return weekend P&O Dover/Calais saver sailing for car and passengers.

01233 629950,


For further information please contact Andrew Burden at Venue Holidays on 01233 629950.  Release issued by Beacon PR (01572) 748800


July 3, 2019

School’s out? Fab Houses, Great Deals for Families quick off the mark

With many schools breaking up 22 July – earlier for private schools – a quick escape down the M4 is rewarded with the widest choice of Pembrokeshire’s holiday homes says the area’s leading independent agency Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire.

“Families able to pack their bags for a holiday starting 19 or 20 July, and 26 or 27 July can spread out in a fabulous property – and pick up a bargain – before the main season starts,” says managing director Matthew Evans.

For example, 3 The Glen (ref 43091) is a tardis of a house, one of three set just yards from Saundersfoot’s sandy Glen Beach. Extended and beautifully renovated, it offers light-filled open-plan living and four bedrooms for maximum flexibility. Seven nights arriving 20 July is now £2335 for up to eight people, saving a massive £584. It is also available for a week from 27 July – currently at full price of £2919 and is fully-booked in August.

Ramsey View (ref 33338) on the edge of Solva is a self-contained wing of a Georgian country house which offers superb sea views across St Brides Bay and extensive shared grounds where children can let off steam. Light, high rooms and contemporary furnishings make for a stylish family home. Three bedrooms, including a superb master, sleep up to six people. Act quickly to book a week starting 5 or 12 July at the discounted rate of £680 (saving £120), while the weeks starting 19 or 26 July are £1199.

For smaller families, Puffin Cottage (ref 43513) has good availability because it is new to the market. Set on the water’s edge at Pembroke ferry, this small but beautifully-presented cottage has two bedrooms to sleep four. The Ferry Inn opposite offers good food, and the shingle foreshore is just yards from the glass-walled patio. A week’s rental at the end of July is superb value at £840.

Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire: 01437 772760,

Prices correct at date of issue, subject to availability.


For more press information please contact Matthew Evans on 01437 772760.  Released by Pat Jacobs at Beacon PR (01572) 748800

June 27, 2019

School’s Out for Teachers too: Peak Season Singles Holidays with No Supplements!

Teachers and others in the education field have no choice but to holiday in peak season and single, divorced or widowed teachers get a particularly raw deal, says Friendship Travel.

“Few hoteliers want to give a double room to a single traveller at this time of year,” says Friendship Travel managing director Colum McLornan, “at least, not without charging a massive single room supplement.

However, because we’ve been organising sociable singles holidays for more than 20 years, we’re able to offer a choice of beach holidays to suit all budgets – all with no single supplement to pay.”

Examples include:

  • Zante, Greece: Apollon Hotel, a two-star-plus property of 24 rooms just 150 metres from Tsilivi beach, where seven nights starts at £885 for a package that includes flights from Stansted (with generous baggage allowance), transfers, single occupancy of a double room, breakfast every morning and five dinners with wine during the week. Departures every Saturday throughout July and August.
  • Oludeniz, Turkey: Forever Hotel, a three-star gem with 19 rooms in a tranquil spot a short dolmus ride from the beach. A week in August costs from £885 for flights from Stansted (plus baggage allowance), transfers, single occupancy of a double room, breakfast each morning and four evening meals.
  • Rhodes, Greece: Caesar’s Gardens, a luxurious boutique hotel on the edge of Lindos. A week starts at £1669 to include flights from Stansted (including baggage allowance), transfers, single occupancy of a double room, breakfast every day and five dinners with wine during the week. Departures every Wednesday throughout July and August.
  • Side, Turkey: the five-star Raga Side hotel is an adults-only property with a superb all-inclusive offering. With departures every Saturday throughout the summer, a week with Friendship Travel starts at £1539 to include flights from Gatwick (including baggage allowance), transfers, single occupancy of a standard double room, all meals and drinks.

Other destinations with peak season departures with no single supplements include Mallorca, Fuerteventura, Cyprus and Marrakech. Every holiday is Hosted by a Friendship Travel team member and guests are free to be as independent as they please, coming together every evening for a sociable meal.


Friendship Travel, 0289 446 2211,


Prices correct at date of issue, but subject to change/availability.


June 27, 2019

Save 30% on Summer Canal Boat Hire: Waterways Holidays

Boating holidays specialist Waterways Holidays has 30% off fantastic staycations in a deal that applies to narrowboats hired from nine different start points across Britain’s canal network, right through the summer holidays.

The biggest discounts are on Owl class boats such as Great Owl based at Alvechurch on the Worcestershire and Birmingham Canal, with a saving of £809 on seven nights’ hire starting 3 August, now reduced to £1890. Great Owl can sleep up to 10 people, with two showers and wcs, plus a galley kitchen and saloon fitted into its 70-feet length.

Most of the boats covered by the offer are named after birds, such as Crested Lark based at Blackwater on the famous Llangollen Canal. This 66-feet long boat sleeps four to six in comfort and is also equipped with two showers/wcs and everything needed for self-catering. A week’s hire starting 10 August is now reduced to £1610, saving £689.

Weekend and midweek breaks throughout July and August are included in the 30% discount offer.

Start points include Goytre in South Wales on the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal which meanders through the Brecon Beacons National Park; Aldermaston on the Kennet and Avon in Royal Berkshire and several bases in the heart of England such as Market Harborough in Leicestershire, close to Foxton Locks and the Grand Union Canal.

No prior canal or boating experience is necessary – initial instruction is always provided.

In all cases, the price includes damage waiver, car parking at base during the holiday, loan of buoyancy aids and a boat fully prepared for self-catering. Most boats are also pet-friendly at no extra cost!

Pay for fuel as used – and with a permitted top speed of just four miles an hour, no-one is travelling very far on such a laid-back holiday through the British countryside.

Waterways Holidays: 01252 339023,


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Waterways Holidays’ spokesman is managing director Nigel Richards: 01252 796400




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