USA from €99 each way
Great Escapes to Las Vegas from €349pps, Lake Garda from €679pps, Malta for St Paddy’s week from €349pps
Limone on Lake Garda
WOW air has announced €99.99 flights each way to New York, Boston, San Francisco and other North American destinations for a limited time; when they’re gone, they’re gone. Offer available for reservations up to April 24th. Book from January 17th. See wowairlines.com
Las Vegas for a song
Book a December 2018 break now to Las Vegas and it could cost as much as a weekend away here in Ireland. Sunway.ie are offering four nights in the City of Sin from €349pps, including flights, bags and accommodation. Sunway.ie, 01-2311800.
The Mauritian coastline
Veranda Pointe resort has a lovely location on the Mauritian coastline. Book by the end of February for an all-inclusive week including flights from €1,379 (a discount of up to €600) tropicalsky.ie, 01-6649999.
Malta in Spring and city of culture
Malta will be busier than usual this year while Valletta is holding the crown for Capital of Culture. Join in the festivities over St Patrick’s day with a trip from March 11th, staying in the Seabank Hotel on an all-inclusive basis from €579pps or stay in the 5* Kempinski from €679pps, concordetravel.ie. Budget Travel is also doing a three-star week from €349pps . Budgettravel.ie.
Get your own boat
Here’s a way to travel as much as you like - buy back a boat. The ownership programme with Emerald Star gives you the use of a boat while earning money from it. Boat owners receive a return of seven per cent and can sell the boat back to Emerald Star at a 45 per cent discount. Each year you can take up to eight weeks on your boat and enjoy using it for holidays. emeraldstar.ie, 00 33 468 94 42 14.
Winter blues be gone
Chase away the winter blues by staying in the luxurious Druids Glen Hotel, spa and golf course. Two nights for a family with breakfast and dinner one evening from €470, druidsglenresort.com, 01 287 0877.
Gardens of Eden
If beautifully landscaped gardens are your idea of paradise, then a stay on the Italian Lakes is a must. Close to Peschiera, Sigurtà Park has 560sq km of ornamental flowerbeds, herb gardens and fish ponds. In the heart of Gardone Riviera is Heller Garden, home to 3,000 plant species from all over the world. And you can catch a ferry to Isola del Garda to stroll through its bluebell woods, fruit trees and English-style rose garden from €679pps . Tuiholidays.ie, 1850453545.