Issue 11: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Visit Machu Picchu from $6999

In the newspapers this week – how about a 22 day tour to Galapagos and Peru visiting Machu Picchu, Cusco and Santa Cruz priced from $6999. The promoters, TripaDeal, claim the typical price for a holiday like this is $13499. The deal includes 19 nights accommodation 24 meals plus return flights. More details go here

Or, how about Israel?

Kogan Travel has released a 10 day Israel Tour Including fights for two priced from $7,998. Venture through the Biblical ancient cities from Nazareth to Jerusalem. The deal includes 8 Nights of hotel accommodation. More details here

Bonus onboard credit

This year take it easy and enjoy an affordable family holiday with an MSC Cruise in the Mediterranean, Caribbean or Arabian Peninsula and enjoy Christmas with bonus onboard credit.  The kids are taken care of while you shop. More details,

Drive a real bargain

Need a hire car? Simply pick up a Europcar hire vehicle on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday and save up to 20% off the base rate. Now is also the time to book and save 15% off the base rate for rentals of five days or more in Australia and NZ and up to 35% off in Europe and the UK. 

Christmas in Amsterdam

If you are in London this Christmas and want to explore delightful Amsterdam without the crowds, Eurostar has the answer. Tickets for journeys between 9 December 2018 and 27 March 2019 are now on sale from as little as £35 one way. The train goes direct, so you’ll arrive in a speedy 3 hours 55 minutes. More details here

Bargain fare to Italy

ifly and Europe Holidays have released a series of specials including flights to Italy with Thai Airways from $910 return for travel between February to July 2019. Other deals include 25% off for the second person on selected European tours and cruises in 2019. Tour examples include Venice Florence and Rome – eight days from $2619pp. More details here

Two day special to China

Air China is promoting a Super Deals Day out of Sydney and Melbourne with fares from $730 return – a saving of 10% on the normal airfare for a trip to mainland China in December. The special is available for two days only – October 10-11. Departure dates are between December 3-6,10-13, 17-20 and 24-27 2018. More details here

Travel program for students

Malaysia Airlines has announced a special value program designed specifically for students. MHexplorer assists students aged 18 – 26  to explore the world . Exclusive privileges include a 20% discount on flights, additional baggage limits and a reward program. Get them to register here

Cathay business a bargain

The 2019 Europe Early Bird sales are on and there are some great deals available in economy and premium economy. But if you  want a Business Class deal for under $5000 – fly over to Cathay Pacific.  From Perth for instance you can fly to Zurich, Dublin, Amsterdam or Frankfurt for $4,972 return. Details here

Dublin from $1099 return

Qatar Airways has added Dublin to its long list of destinations. Special introductory fares start from $1,099 in Economy. Book by October 31 for travel from 13 January – 31 August 2019. Details here