Bargain breaks at home and abroad

Bargain breaks

Alta Badia

Slope off for a ski holiday

It’s not long before the ski season kicks into action - and if you really want to grab the best offers available, it might be an idea to book early.

The film Victoria and Abdul

Four more places to visit on Victoria’s Island trail

The table is elaborately laid as it would have been more than a century ago, when guests of Britain’s reigning monarch were served a marathon meal of soups, game and seafood - and generally forced to eat at a sprinter’s pace.


Ryanair to take back pilots' holidays to prevent more cancellations

Ryanair is planning to take back one week of their pilots' block holidays to prevent any further flight cancellations, the airline's chief executive has said.

The Ryanair customer service desk at Dublin Airport, as the crisis over pilot shortages and warnings that crews are rejecting cash bonuses to commit to the airline will be addressed

Ryanair plans to take back pilots' holidays to prevent more cancellations

Ryanair is planning to take back one week of their pilots' block holidays to prevent any further flight cancellations, the airline's chief executive has said.


The 20 cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday (once you get there)

Tokyo has been named the best value destination for travel-lovers looking for a far-flung destination that won’t break the bank once they’re there.

Humpback whale fluke in Hervey Bay

Having a whale of a time

Stretched taut like delicate fabric on an embroidery frame, there’s not even a wrinkle in the Coral Sea below me. Weather conditions are ideal for a light aircraft flight across Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, where spiralling threads create one of nature’s greatest designs, an intricate pattern visible from space.

The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn

Golf, a country retreat, or sun 
- there’s plenty to tempt you

Co Down: Lay Up Golf, The Old Inn, from £118 per two people sharing. Blending the sophistication of a modern, award winning four-star hotel with the traditional trappings of an historic coaching inn dating back to 1614, this striking hotel in Crawfordsburn provides a unique destination for the discerning traveller. Includes one night’s B&B accommodation, a two-ball round of golf at Royal Belfast Golf Club and a two-course dinner with a pint of Guinness. To book call 028 9185 3255 or e-mail Offer available until December 31.

Cala Galdana beach, Menorca

Visit the Spanish holiday isle where families rule

With crystal-clear turquoise sea, soft white sand and baking heat - it feels like we’ve stepped foot on a Caribbean island.

Enjoy a break in Alicante

Autumn sunshine breaks and getaways a little closer to home

MENORCA: Son Parc, 2 star plus Sol Parc, 7 nights self-catering departing from Belfast International on September 11 2017. Price: £379 per person based on 2 sharing, includes a 22kg baggage allowance and return transfers.

Plaza Mayor Madrid

Enjoy the true taste of Madrid

Raucous, at times even riotous, a tour of Madrid’s tapas bars is every bit as worthwhile as seeing powerhouse art gallery Museo del Prado and the colonnaded Plaza Mayor.

The beautiful sunrise at Little Venice on Mykonos island, Cyclades, Greece

Life’s all white on Mykonos

For a small island, Mykonos has a big reputation - $300million super-yachts come to play in its clear Aegean waters, chic nightclubs pulse with tanned lithe bodies and lazy days are spent at beach clubs serving cocktails to the well-(un)dressed.

Lloret de Mar - Costa Brava

Late travel deals

MALAGA: 3 star Soho Bahia, 3 nights room only departing from Belfast International on September 3 2017. Price: £319 per person based on 2 sharing, including 22kg baggage allowance. For more information or to book, freephone 0800 408 5594, visit your local travel agent or click on or

Enjoy a short break in Girona, flying from Belfast International Airport

Late deals

CO ANTRIM: The Hedges Hotel - Hideaway at the Dark Hedges, from £75pps. Hideaway at the Dark Hedges for two nights including B&B and one evening meal up to the value of £35. This three-star Georgian mansion is the perfect destination to stay and explore the area. The 7th Game of Thrones Door is conveniently at the Belltower Bar and Restaurant on the same site, located at Gracehill Golf Club. Offer valid until August 31, 2017.

The main pool area at Casa Cook Kos

Thomas Cook takes on luxury

The words bespoke and boutique don’t exactly spring to mind when you think of a Thomas Cook holiday. They’ve cornered the market on the quintessential ‘package holiday’, but now they have a new travel treasure up their sleeve.


Enjoy a ‘steak-cation’ at home or some late summer sun

BELFAST: Park Avenue Hotel: Steak-Cation, from £75pps

The Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke, Virginia

Celebrate Dirty Dancing’s 30th
anniversary and check-in 
to the real Kellerman’s Resort

I’m standing, arms crossed, while my other half uploads pictures of himself in front of our hotel to Instagram. Determined to share his location with the online world, he remains oblivious to the fact I’m impatient to take my turn posing.

Enjoy a short break at Eniskeen Country House Hotel

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Enjoy a luxurious stay at the Culloden

Sunshine breaks and family getways - there’s something for all

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The Castle Hotel at Legoland Windsor

8 reasons why everything is awesome at Legoland’s new castle-themed hotel

Wannabe knights and wizards (of all ages) have an exciting treat in store at the Castle Hotel, the newly opened addition to Legoland Windsor Resort.

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