TRAVEL DI­GEST

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CHINA FOR CHRIST­MAS

A Christ­mas break with a dif­fer­ence is avail­able from the Travel De­part­ment, with the com­pany sell­ing a 12-night deal to China, start­ing on De­cem­ber 22. This guided tour in­cludes re­turn flights from Dublin, trans­fers, ex­cur­sions and all taxes with prices start­ing from €2149. Call 016371600

SEEK AT THE IS­LAND

Fota Is­land Re­sort is ready­ing it­self for the 2018 Christ­mas ex­pe­ri­ence which has proved one of the high­lights of the year for fam­i­lies in or vis­it­ing the Cork area. The Seek at Fota Is­land ex­pe­ri­ence runs from No­vem­ber 24 to De­cem­ber 23 and in­di­vid­ual ticket prices are from €10.50 for adults and €15.50 for kids. Tick­ets are now avail­able on www.fo­taseek.ie. For de­tails on ac­com­mo­da­tion pack­ages see www.fo­tais­land.ie

EARLY BIRDS

Early sea­son 2019 breaks to Lan­zarote are on of­fer from Sun­way and those book­ing well in ad­vance are likely to get the best deals. The four-star Los Jameos Playa Ho­tel is par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar with Ir­ish clients and fam­ily deals – two adults and one child – start at €2,200. The Sands Beach Re­sort in the Costa Teguise is priced from €1,540. Both are for May de­par­tures. De­tails on www.sun­way.ie or tele­phone 01-2311800.

CANADA CALL­ING

WOW Air is to op­er­ate a new route to Van­cou­ver from Dublin, via Reyk­javik, from June 6 next year. The air­line will of­fer fares from €129.99 and will be the first low cost, long-haul air­line to ser­vice the Cana­dian city from Dublin. There will be a stop-over of about four hours in Ice­land. De­tails on www.wowair.com

FLOAT­ING HO­TELS

Uni­world is to add four new ships to its fleet of float­ing bou­tique ho­tels over the next three years, op­er­at­ing on the Nile, The Douro, Mekong, and the Volga. The com­pany also re­vealed de­tails of a ren­o­va­tion process for other ves­sels, mak­ing it one of the most lux­u­ri­ous prod­ucts on this high­end of the mar­ket. Visit www.uni­world.com for de­tails.

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