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PLAN AN END­LESS SUM­MER

Lock in your dream Euro­pean ad­ven­ture for 2018 to score dis­counted air­fares and up to 15 per cent sav­ings on a range of sum­mer tours and sail­ing trips with Stu­dent Flights. The Sum­mer of U cam­paign fea­tures re­turn flights on a five-star air­line to Am­s­ter­dam, Paris and Rome from $999 per per­son and London from $1149 per per­son for un­der 30s and stu­dents, plus sav­ings on a se­lec­tion of Topdeck and Con­tiki sum­mer trips. Cruise the Croa­t­ian Riviera, snorkel in blue wa­ters along the scenic Turk­ish coast­line or hop through the Greek Is­lands on a party boat. The sale ends Septem­ber 30.

GIDDY UP FOR CAR­NI­VAL COLOUR

With the Spring Rac­ing Car­ni­val just around the cor­ner, Oaks is of­fer­ing a deal at Mel­bourne’s Oaks on Collins. Book be­fore Septem­ber 30 to se­cure deluxe ac­com­mo­da­tion from $266 per night, in­clud­ing daily break­fast, a $50 restau­rant voucher, free room up­grade and free Wi-Fi. The 4.5 star prop­erty is fash­ioned on New York-style liv­ing over 20 floors, pro­vid­ing un­in­ter­rupted ac­cess to the shop­ping and en­ter­tain­ment precincts that lie be­low. It’s valid for travel be­tween Oc­to­ber 14 and Novem­ber 30 for a min­i­mum two-night stay.

TREAT IN THE TROP­ICS

Soak up the five-star treat­ment in Trop­i­cal North Queens­land with one night free and other ex­tras from Es­cape Travel. Pay from $575 per per­son twin share and re­ceive five nights for the price of four at Reef House Palm Cove – MGallery Col­lec­tion, con­ti­nen­tal break­fast daily, a bot­tle of Aus­tralian sparkling wine on ar­rival and a six- course de­gus­ta­tion din­ner for two. The re­sort boasts three pools, two spas, spa­cious rooms and suites and a day spa, all steps away from the white sandy shores of the Co­ral Sea. The deal is on sale un­til Septem­ber 30 for var­i­ous travel pe­ri­ods from Novem­ber 1 to June 10.

BRING A BIT OF BALI HOME

Rather than just sam­pling the re­gion’s cul­ture and cui­sine, Bali trav­ellers can learn the fun­da­men­tals of In­done­sian fare in the spectacular sur­rounds of the Cook­ing School at Rimba Jim­baran Bali by Ayana. Guests can choose ei­ther a sim­ple cook­ing class or an im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in­clud­ing a mar­ket tour and Ba­li­nese of­fer­ing cer­e­mony, adding quin­tes­sen­tial dishes such as gado gado, tum be­bek, grilled snap­per wrapped in ba­nana leaf and seafood nasi goreng to their reper­toire. The cook­ing school is in an open-air struc­ture with a cen­tral com­mu­nal ta­ble crafted from re­cy­cled sail­ing boat tim­ber.

WHITE SAND XMAS IN KOH SAMUI

Have a merry Christ­mas at Manathai Koh Samui and re­ceive 30 per cent off with Trav­elOn­line. Now from $550 per per­son twin share, the pack­age in­cludes five nights in a deluxe bal­cony room, break­fast daily, free kids meals and kids club, free wi-fi, re­turn air­port trans­fers and a one-hour mas­sage for two. On the shores of La­mai Beach, the re­sort offers charm­ing colo­nial char­ac­ter with swim­ming pools, a fit­ness cen­tre and an ar­ray of din­ing op­tions. The pack­age is on sale un­til Septem­ber 30 for travel from De­cem­ber 25 to Jan­uary 5.

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