Europe gets cheaper

Herald on Sunday - - THIS WEEK -

As the bat­tle of the air­fares con­tin­ues, House of Travel is of­fer­ing a record low price for Ki­wis want­ing to jet off to Europe with Emi­rates.

The travel com­pany has to­day re­leased re­turn econ­omy air­fares to five Euro­pean des­ti­na­tions next year for as low as $1499. Pre­vi­ously those look­ing to fly to Europe with Emi­rates would have had to fork out $1600-$1700.

The des­ti­na­tions are in Ger­many, France, Italy, Belgium and Nor­way.

“With the price of travel drop­ping and by of­fer­ing the best fare price to Europe ever re­leased by Emi­rates this is def­i­nitely one not to miss,” said House of Travel com­mer­cial director Brent Thomas.

“A sub­stan­tial in­flux of new car­ri­ers, routes and in­creased ca­pac­ity ex-New Zealand is fu­elling com­pe­ti­tion and in­creas­ing af­ford­abil­ity and ac­ces­si­bil­ity.”

Thomas said the num­ber of New Zealan­ders trav­el­ling to Europe was in­creas­ing.

Last year Ki­wis were tempted by an Air China of­fer of re­turn flights to Lon­don for just $1349. That was al­most half the fare of­fered by many air­lines for the same route in 2012. This year, STA travel of­fered lim­ited re­turn seats to Lon­don for as low as $979.

“We have no­ticed a steady in­cline in book­ings to Europe over the past few years and early bird deals pro­vide the best prices, as well as avail­able dates for cus­tomers to start plan­ning a hol­i­day,” Thomas said.

The Emi­rates deal for next year’s flights is valid for travel be­tween Jan­uary 16 and March 28, and April 16 and June 13.

The sale ends on Septem­ber 27.

How to bag an Early Bird bar­gain, Sun­day Travel

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