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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.

July 17, 2017

New Serre Chevalier Ski Holiday for Singles

Sociable singles holiday company Friendship Travel has added a second exclusive Ski Houseparty to its winter programme, following the successful introduction of a singles ski chalet last season.

The Chalet Refuge & Lodge provides accommodation for up to 12 single skiers in adjoining chalet-apartments in the heart of Serre Chevalier’s Villeneuve ski village.

Friendship Travel will operate Chalet Refuge & Lodge as an exclusive Ski Houseparty on six departure dates in the coming season:  23 December 2017, 20 and 27 January, 10 and 17 March 2018.  Guests have use of two comfortable lounges, and a welcoming dining room where everyone eats together.

Friendship Travel’s package – with prices starting at £1075 – 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).

Flights from regional airports also available and a couple of twin rooms offer the option for single skiers of the same sex to share at a lower price, from just £895.

All holidays will be 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.

“Our first exclusive Ski Houseparty last season – in Alpe d’Huez – was a great success,” says Friendship Travel’s founder and managing director Colum McLornan.

“The format was particularly popular with novices, who all wanted us to organise ski school for them, so this season we are including ski or board lessons in the package.  This, along with the fact that single skiers usually have to pay a hefty supplement, makes our Houseparties outstanding value.”

Friendship Travel also operates ski holidays in seven other European resorts, where single rooms are available in a chalet 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.

May 3, 2017

Save £140 on Greek Island Singles Holiday

Friendship Travel, the sociable singles holiday company, has discounted its Houseparty at the Apollon Hotel on Zante for holidays starting 11 and 18 May 2017.

Previously offered at £635 including flights from Gatwick, the seven-night holidays are now reduced to £495, saving £140.  Departures from regional airports are similarly reduced, and all holidays include meet and greet and transfers.

Friendship Travel has exclusive use of the 19-room Apollon Hotel in May, where single guests enjoy sole occupancy of a double/twin room, breakfast every morning and five dinners (with wine) during the week.

The family-run hotel is barely 100m from Tsilivi beach, though it has its own small pool and a bustling taverna. The heart of the lively resort is no more than 10 minutes’ stroll away.

A Friendship Travel Host is on hand to act as ice-breaker and offer suggestions for sightseeing. On the two nights in the week when dinner is not included, the Host suggests local restaurants for guests to try (at own expense).

Friendship Travel, 0844 800 2770, 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.

February 14, 2017

Essaouira in Morocco introduced by Singles Holiday specialist

Single travellers looking for a sociable break now have two Moroccan holidays to choose from with Friendship Travel, which has introduced Essaouira to its 2017 programme.

Four-night and seven-night packages are available, using Easyjet’s direct flight from Luton.

All breaks are based at the Riad Mimouna which has a superb location right on the sea wall which means it enjoys fantastic views from the rooftop dining room and sun terrace.

The four-star hotel’s 33 rooms are traditional in style, with warm earth tones, carved wood and local textiles, plus beautiful contemporary bathrooms.  Rooms are set over four floors around a central courtyard with fountain – typically Moroccan!

As always with Friendship Travel, guests enjoy sole occupancy of a standard double room with no supplement to pay, as well as the support of a Friendship Travel Host throughout.

The breaks offer outstanding value, with four nights from just £450 and a full week from £625. Departure dates are 28 March, 6 June and 5 September.

Both packages include flights, transfers, accommodation, breakfast every morning and two dinners at the hotel as well as the services of the friendly Host, who will suggest local restaurants for other meals, which are at guests’ own expense.

“Essaouira offers fantastic value for single travellers looking to discover this exotic North African destination with the extra re-assurance of our Host and in good company,” says Friendship Travel’s managing director Colum McLornan.

Friendship Travel’s other Moroccan holiday for single travellers is a five-night break that combines Marrakech with gentle walking in the High Atlas.

Friendship Travel, 0844 800 2770, www.friendshiptravel.com

December 5, 2016

New Sociable Singles Holiday on Skiathos

Award-winning Friendship Travel, which specialises in sociable holidays for the single traveller, has a new holiday on the Greek island of Skiathos for 2017.  Skiathos is the company’s eighth Greek holiday in the programme: Cyprus also features.

 

The new holiday is based at the four-star Skiathos Palace Hotel, chosen for its fantastic position above Maratha beach.  Friendship Travel holidays are unstructured, with guests free to be as lazy or active as they wish by day, supported by a Friendship Travel Host throughout, and with sociable evening meals in the company of fellow-guests.

Single travellers enjoy sole occupancy – with no single supplement to pay – of their own double room and the package also includes breakfast each morning, the Host’s services, airport transfers and a choice of flights from UK airports. Five dinners (with wine) at the hotel each week are also included, arranged around one large table for maximum sociability.  On the nights when dinner is not included the group opts for a local restaurant at their own expense.

With a range of dates in May, June and September, seven-night prices start at just £895 (from Gatwick).

The 2017 brochure also features Friendship Travel’s chartered gulets based on the Greek island of Rhodes.  This holiday was successfully trialled in late summer 2016, and is brochured for the first time.  The seven-night cruises visit the unspoiled Greek islands of Halki, Tilos, Nisyros and Symi, with plenty of time to explore ashore as well as swim, snorkel and kayak in the Aegean.

Each gulet is chartered exclusively for Friendship Travel and accommodates eight guests, each in their own cabin with compact ensuite facility.  Prices – which include flights, transfers, all meals and the hosting services of the gulet crew – start at £1475.
Friendship Travel, 0844 800 2770, www.friendshiptravel.com

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