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March 14, 2018

Crete Hots up in April, with Villa Deals to Match

With temperatures upwards of 20C, over a dozen low-cost flights to choose from every week, and Greek Easter to celebrate on 8 April, Crete promises sunny days and silly prices for April breaks!

Villa specialist Freelance Holidays has discounted rental at selected properties to as little as £79 per night for six people – saving £30 a night – that’s £210 on a week’s stay.

And with its any-day-arrival-any-length of stay approach Freelance Holidays is the perfect partner for booking stays as short as five nights (or as long as you like) to mix and match with travellers’ own flights for bargain April holidays.

For example, in Rethymnon, newly-featured Villa Kamara is reduced to £89 per night – saving £30 per night – throughout April for the whole property: a beautiful three-bedroom villa brand new pool and fabulous sea views. The recent renovation contrasts exposed stone and traditional furnishings with smart kitchen and shower rooms.

Villa Kamara sleeps six and with all the facilities – and traditional Easter celebrations – of Rethymnon on the doorstep, this is a great property for a family or two or three couples holidaying together (there is parking for two hire cars).

Other April discounts include Villa Olivia, a two-bedroom house sleeping four – with private pool – set in peaceful countryside outside the village of Vrisses and only 10 minutes’ drive from the beach at Georgoupolis. This fabulous property is set on one level and is perfect for a young family or two couples. All April rentals are now reduced to £79 per night for the whole property, saving £210 on a week’s stay.

And for couples, the small but perfectly-formed Maro’s Spitaki offers one double bedroom and – a rare thing in a couple’s property – a large private pool. No more than 15 minutes by car from the Venetian port at Chania, set among citrus groves, this idyllic retreat is £105 per night throughout April.

01789 297705,

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Freelance Holidays’ press contact is Paul Fogg 01789 297 705

Release issued by Jane Williams at Beacon PR 01572 748 800

About Freelance Holidays

  • Specialises in villas on the Mediterranean islands of Crete, Kefalonia, Sardinia, Sicily, Mallorca, Menorca and Zante (aka Zakynthos).
  • Flexible arrival days and durations allow travellers to mix and match stays with low-cost flights; properties are priced on a ‘per night’ basis
  • The hand-picked properties include villas with pools, village houses and family-run apartments – many with jaw-dropping views.
  • Freelance Holidays does not arrange flights or transfers, but can pre-book car hire.
  • ABTA members
March 14, 2018

Cycling in Slovenia with Zenith Holidays…

Zenith Holidays is highlighting a wealth of cycling holiday options in 2018 which are accessible, fun and cover a range of countries – including Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Croatia, France, Greece and Slovenia – and price brackets.

Itineraries on offer include Cycling the Castles of Slovenia, an eight-day self-guided tour – on offer between May and October – that features fortresses, sparkling wines and spas and is rated easy/medium on the cycle scale and is suitable for cyclists of average fitness.

The trip begins in the city of Maribor on the banks of the Drava River and ends in the town of Otocec on the Krka River and passes through lush scenery of vineyards and orchards, rolling hills, river valleys, tiny villages and towns such as Ptuj and Brezice.

Highlights include magnificent castles such as Ptuj Castle, Mokrice Castle and the mighty Kostanjevica Castle, plus the villages along the Krka River which specialise in hearty regional cuisine and serve the unique local wine of Cvicek, made from red and white grapes.  There is also time for a spot of pampering and relaxation at the Smarjeske Spa perched above the Krka Plain.

Twin share prices start at £743 per person inclusive of accommodation with breakfast in castle hotels and guesthouses, cycle hire, luggage transfers between destinations, an information package with text road book and maps plus a backup service hotline during the trip.

Flights and airport transfers are not included – Zenith is happy to arrange or advise – plus there are also options for a guided group trips.

Reservations:  0203 137 7678,


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

March 12, 2018

Cuba for Solo Travellers: Save £100

Sociable singles holiday company Friendship Travel has reduced the price of its Hosted holidays to Cuba this summer by £100 per person – and there’s no single supplement to pay.

The two-centre holiday starts with three nights in the fascinating capital of Havana, based at the modern H10 Habana Panorama Hotel, and includes a full day guided tour of the city, taking in historic monuments like El Morro as well as the colourful streets and impressive squares. In the evenings, the group tries out local restaurants and nightlife together.

Travellers then transfer to the beach resort of Varadero for seven nights at the all-inclusive H10 Ocean Vista Azul Hotel, which has six restaurants, seven bars, a theatre, beauty and fitness centre and two pools.

Its cliff-top position ensures cooling breezes, with easy access to the fabulous sandy beach below where water-sports such as catamaran trips and sea kayaks are available, while land-based fun includes dance classes, yoga, aerobics and tennis. The hotel is next-door to Varadero’s golf course, which offers guests special rates.

All remaining Friendship Travel 2018 departures – 19 March, 14 May, 25 June, 24 September and 29 October have been reduced by £100, with holidays now starting at £2295.

This ATOL-bonded package includes scheduled Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick, all transfers, 10 nights in a double room for sole use (no single supplement to pay), breakfast every day, in Havana one dinner and a full day’s guided city tour and in Varadero all meals and drinks, land and water activities plus evening entertainment. Every holiday is escorted throughout by a Friendship Travel Host.

2018 is Friendship Travel’s 20th season of offering holidays for single travellers.

Friendship Travel, 0289 446 2211,

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. (Colum is available for expert comment on the singles holidays market.)
  • 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
  • All flight-inclusive holidays are ATOL-protected


Written and distributed by Jane Williams at Beacon PR 01572 748 800 or

March 12, 2018

Easter short breaks in Picardy from just £118…

Camping and mobile home operator, Venue Holidays, is highlighting Easter four-night breaks at Berny Riviere in Picardy, a five-star lakeside campsite situated just 147 miles from the ferry terminal at Calais.

Prices, for arrivals on-site on 31 March and for up to six people, start at just £118 with accommodation in a Safari tent, set on decking for an ‘off the ground’ camping experience.

For those who prefer a mobile home, a four-night break from 29 March costs from £139 per party.

Facilities at Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont, include an indoor swimming pool with fountains and waterfalls, a wellness centre with a beauty salon, gym, sauna and steam room, 10-pin bowling, cycle hire, tennis and table tennis and an indoor soft play area.  There are also weekly excursions to the capital and Disneyland Paris.

Ferry crossings can be arranged by Venue Holidays on request and cost from £84 for a return Dover/Calais P&O saver crossing for car and passengers.

Other durations and types of accommodation are also available.

01233 629950,


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

March 12, 2018

Easter savings on villas with private pools in Mallorca…

Vintage Travel has announced savings on a selection of Mallorcan villas this Easter including Villa Elena, a stylish, contemporary property in Bonaire which enjoys a superb location within walking distance of a couple of restaurants, a marina and two lovely beaches.

This elegant villa, which has its own small gym with an x-trainer and static bicycle, sleeps eight in four en suite bedrooms and is set in grounds with a private swimming pool, a large brick-built barbeque, plus open and covered terraces.  Nearby is the old walled town of Alcudia (2kms) and, slightly further afield (12 kms), is  Pollenca.  Seven nights from 31 March now cost £975 saving £133.

Tucked away, surrounded by fields of olive groves and with views of the Tramuntana mountains, is Pep Font, a smart country house in an idyllic setting but within easy reach of historic towns and excellent beaches.  The villa sleeps eight in four bedrooms and in its lawned gardens there is a diamond-shaped swimming pool, a courtyard with open and shaded terracing, a poolside shower, table tennis, plus a small, independent fitness room with  a cross-trainer, static bicycle and multi-gym.  The lively town of Port de Pollenca is just four kms away with its sandy beach and restaurants, cafes and shops.  A week from 31 March is now priced at £845, a reduction of £149.

Or, for smaller families and situated just 800 yards away from Pollenca’s main square, is Ca’n Menonge, a little oasis set in well-screened gardens with  a private swimming pool, a covered dining terrace and built-in barbeque.  A short stroll leads to cafes, tapas bars and restaurants and a drive of just over six kms leads to Pollenca Bay.  Seven nights from 31 Mach now cost £760, saving £114.

Flights and car hire can be arranged by Vintage Travel on request.

01954 261431,


For further information please contact Stephen Ellison on 01954 261431. Release issued by Beacon PR 01572 748800




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