The beauty of the Black Sea on a budget

Great Escapes: The best holiday deals at home and abroad this week

Save up to €900 on the Body Holiday

The Body Holiday in St Lucia is the ultimate luxury retreat to rejuvenate body and mind. All-inclusive packages include one spa treatment every day, dozens of activities, fine dining and quality wines. Ideal for solo travellers, there is no single supplement. Prices are from €2,649pp for all of 2018 if booked by February 28th., (01) 6649999.

Planning on going to Japan next year?

Finnair have a festive fare promotion to popular destinations in Japan: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. Fares from Dublin via Helsinki are from €589, with business class from €2,199. Fares are available until January 30th, 2018. See

Discover the beauty of the Black Sea

Clickandgo are taking Irish travellers to the fabulous beaches of the Black Sea this summer. Based for a week in the seaside town of Nessebar with its Unesco-recognised old town, visitors will have plenty to explore in the area. The trip will include three free days to sunbathe. Trips are in May and September from €749, including a four-star hotel and flights from Dublin., (01) 6371600.

Ireland’s newest travel agent

Welcome to the bespoke travel agency Hayes and Jarvis, known for luxury travel. Voyage in style to Antigua and Tobago for nine nights from €2,259, including flights and accommodation, or to Singapore and Bali for 11 nights, with flights and accommodation from €2,439pps., (01) 4331041.

Fly direct to holiday in Mexico

Direct flights to Mexico will return next summer with TUI Holidays. There are big discounts for early reservations, with two weeks in the Grand Sirenis in June from €1,600 and two weeks in the Riu Cancun from €1,963pps in July., 1850 453545. You can also pick up a brochure from your local travel agent.

Get to know the Northwest

Visit Seattle in May via one of Ireland's newest routes to the US. The home of Nirvana and Starbucks, located in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and forest, and has thousands of acres of parkland to enjoy. There are also lots of diverse neighbourhoods to explore. From the quirky character of the Waterfront and the eccentric "Republic of Fremont" to the ageing mansions on Capitol Hill, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant Emerald City. Take a five-day trip in May with from €990pps. 1890 289255.

Early booking offers for families

Take the family on a Haven holiday in Wales and save up to €300 on July bookings. There are nine Haven holiday parks dotted around Wales, with kids' clubs, go-karting, outdoor and indoor heated pools, bowling, pitch-and-putt and tennis. Deposit is €50 for holidays booked by March 6th. A two-bedroom mobile home that sleeps up to six will cost from €997 in July, including ferry travel from Ireland with Irish Ferries. 0818 300400,

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