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May 3, 2018

20th Summer for Single Travellers takes off with New Holiday in Portugal

Friendship Travel welcomes its first guests to the Real Marina Hotel on the Algarve this weekend, marking the start of its 20th summer season of sociable holidays for single travellers.

This new holiday is based in the coastal town of Olhao within Portugal’s Ria Formosa Natural Park.  This is ‘the other side of the Algarve’, east of Faro.  Olhau’s old town is a warren of cobbled streets; there’s a quayside fish market (designed by Gustave Eiffel) and a harbour protected from the Atlantic by a chain of islands that offer beautiful sandy beaches and a haven for wildlife.

Each holiday is Hosted by a Friendship Travel team member, and 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; and a boat trip around Olhao’s tidal estuary and islands.

The Real Marina Hotel is only 500m along the seafront from the market. This 144-room five-star has a first-floor outdoor pool with superb sea views, a spa and indoor pool.  As on all Friendship Travel holidays, guests have their own room, with no single supplement to pay.

Prices for holidays between now and October start at £1135, including flights from Gatwick (regional departures available at a supplement), transfers, seven nights’ accommodation with breakfast each day, two lunches and four dinners with wine, four planned excursions and the support of a Friendship Travel Host.

Other holidays for single travellers with their first departures this month include a week on the Costa Brava in the resort of Pineda de Mar where excursions to Barcelona, Girona, Hostalric, Canet de Mar and a Caltalan cooker demo are included in the package, which starts at £885 per person.
And for five-star sun, sea and sand, a week at the beachfront Lindos Memories hotel on Rhodes starts at £1290.

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

Prices and availability correct at date of issue.

ENDS

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.

January 31, 2018

Spring Singles Break in Essaouira, Morocco

Sociable singles holiday company Friendship Travel is returning to the Riad Mimouna in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Essaouira as soon as it re-opens after a three-month closure for refurbishment.

Flying from Luton direct to Essaouira on 6 March 2018, this four-night break is Hosted by a British member of Friendship Travel’s team, who lives in Morocco and knows the city well, so that the small group of guests – typically six to ten single travellers – waste no time finding the best cafes and shops.

The four-star Riad Mimouna is built into the sea wall and laid out over four floors around its inner courtyard. The hotel is next to the pedestrianised medina and five minutes’ walk from the port and the souk.

The rooftop terrace restaurant offers fabulous views along the city ramparts and over the beach beloved by kite-surfers and runners. The new decor follows traditional Islamic designs in rich colours, complemented by contemporary shower rooms.

Friendship Travel’s package currently starts at £559 and includes flights (hand luggage only), transfers, sole occupancy of a standard double or twin room, breakfast each morning, two dinners at the hotel and the support of the Host throughout.  On the other two evenings, the group eats at local restaurants at own expense.

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

Other holidays in Morocco include Marrakech city breaks and walking in the High Atlas.

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
  • All flight-inclusive holidays are ATOL-protected

 

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 Bea

January 4, 2018

Single Travellers save up to £610 with Friendship Travel

Sociable singles holiday company Friendship Travel has released a range of early booking offers.

The biggest saving of £610 is on a two-week holiday starting 17 October at the four-star Caesar’s Gardens Hotel on Rhodes.

With the deal, travellers pay Friendship Travel the seven-night holiday price of £1190 and pay £225 direct to the hotel for the second week, saving a massive £610 on the original 14-night brochure price of £2025. Bookings must be made by 31 January.

The package includes flights from Gatwick, transfers, 14 nights in a double/twin room for sole occupancy, breakfast every day, five dinners with wine in each week, and one BBQ lunch per week, plus the support of a Friendship Travel Host throughout.

On the same basis, single travellers can save £505 on a 14 night stay at Caesar’s Gardens Hotel starting 25 April.

In a similar deal, single travellers can save £500 on a 14 night holiday starting 25 April or 17 October at the five-star Lindos Memories Hotel on Rhodes. Bookings must be made by 31 January.

Savings on selected 14-night holidays on the island of Zante and in Turkey are also available if booked by 31 January.

Other offers include:

  • Room upgrade worth £175: book a standard room for a week at the H10 Casa del Mar on Mallorca for a free upgrade to a sea view room (book by 28 February). Package prices start at £885.
  • Save up to £90: book a week at the four-star Morina DeLuxe Hotel in Oludeniz, Turkey (book by 28 February). Package prices start at £830.
  • Save up to £70: book a week at the four-star Hotel Amor on Brac, Croatia (book by 28 February). Package prices start at £940.

 

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

 

Prices and availability correct at date of issue.

 

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.

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