Issue 11: Saturday, 29 September 2018

Grab an Early Bird now

Early Bird deals continue to fly high – Cathay Pacific for instance has deals to Europe from $1165 but this is not the only class featured. If you want to spread out and be treated with more care by the famed Cathay gals you can fly in Premium Economy Class to the UK or Europe via Hong Kong from $2,807pp return. More details here

Qatar offers 55 destinations

Qatar Airways is another quality operator with bargain fares – and remember fuel prices are beginning to jump. Early birds are on offer to more than 55 European destinations across the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, plus many more. Fares start from $1,019 in economy and $5,989 in business. Book by October 31 2018. See here

Etihad goodies include a free stopover

Etihad’s Early Birds in economy and business class fly via the impressive city of Abu Dhabi. The carrier has other incentives to lure you including discounts via the free Abu Dhabi Pass, a preferred seat deal and a free stopover option. Book by 12 October 2018. Details here

Croatia booming in popularity

Croatia with its beautiful coastline is a destination proving increasingly popular with travellers who have already explored main attractions in Europe. Kogan Travel has released a 18 day tour that includes a seven night cruise aboard MSC’s new ship Meraviglia priced from $7998. More details

Check your passport!

Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can travel overseas just because a passport is valid. A family holiday to Bali was ruined recently when one passport was found to expire in 5 months and 2 weeks. Many countries require that passports have at least six months of validity.

In Europe – check the Vueling site

If you are in Europe and looking for a cheap airfare deal always look at the Vueling website. Select the city you want to fly from and there will be plenty of specials to choose from –  for instance right now from London Rome costs under 35 euros each way. More details here

Hurry for Jetstar savings

Jetstar’s international sale has with fares as low as from  $115 from Darwin to Singapore. Other one way specials include Sydney/Christchurch from $139, Darwin/KL from $150, Melbourne /Bangkok from $199 and Melbourne/Ho Chi Minh City $238. Conditions apply. The sale ends on October 1. See here 

Cruise out of Adelaide

Cruising has taken the world by storm – and even Adelaide is getting in on the act. According to King William Travel, cruising out of the City of Churches aboard the 1200 passenger Pacific Eden is a holiday idea really growing in popularity. Two itineraries (Adelaide/Port Lincoln/Kangaroo Island) and the 6 day Adelaide/Albany/Busselton and Fremantle are offered. More details,

Get to know Britain and Ireland

Vivi Holidays Taste of Britain and Ireland holiday offers a great introduction to these iconic destinations plus a three night stopover in the space age city of Dubai. The 17 nights are priced from $4689pp twin share and includes 13 nights of 4 star accommodation and 27 meals. A dune dinner safari is part of the fun in Dubai. More details,

Awesome value for Vietnam and Cambodia

TripaDeal has packaged a 14 day Vietnam and Cambodia holiday which includes the wonders of Angkor Wat and Halong Bay priced from $1999pp twin share including return international flights. You also visit the Cu Chi tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City. Travel on selected dates in 2019. Details here