Monday, 3 March 2008

Summer package in Dubai

with John Crook

Summer package in Dubai The hot spot for soft adventurers is
Dubai. After all, shopping can be quite an adventure. A three-night
summer package is on offer until April 1st, with departures from
Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney. The deal includes
Singapore Airlines airfare, twin share accommodation, free access to
Wild Wadi Water Park and if the kids are in tow, Jumeriah Madinat at
Jumeria Beach has good news. One child under 12 stays free, while a
second child under 12, also staying in adult accommodation, pays only
$30 a night. The package, for each adult, sells for $2,349. Orient
Express Holidays contact 1300 674 368.

Suzanne's Hideaway.
Once a hub of activity, this intimate luxury resort property in the
Northern Rivers of New South Wales offers an 'udderly' different kind
of holiday. Today it's a relaxing getaway, a far cry from its
prime business activity of the 1920's, when cows ruled.
Accommodation options include one, two and three bedroom deluxe
studios. In keeping with days of yore, the 1 bedroom Bails
accommodation reflects its rich milk-producing past. Prices range
from $180 per villa per night, with a two night stay. For more
details check Suzanne's Hideaway at

Vila short-breaks.
Vila deserves more than a short break, but when time is scarce there
can be no better deal than a few days in Vanuatu. Pay from $839 per
person and that gets you four night's accommodation (including two
nights free) at Port Vila's Mangoes Resort and restaurant, return air
and taxes from Sydney, transfers in Port Vila, and light breakfasts
daily. Bookings need to be made by April 10th for travel between
April 25th and June 25th this year. For availabilities, conditions
and bookings contact Coral Seas Travel 1800 641 803.

Luxury galore during refurbishment at Grand Hyatt Melbourne.
Through until March 30th 2008 guests of the Grand Hyatt Melbourne can
obtain the keys to a grand night with an accommodation package for
movie buffs. The package includes unlimited in-room blockbuster
movies, a gourmet cheese platter, a bottle of premium Victorian wine,
even popcorn and ice-cream, delivered to the room. Priced from $307
per room, valet parking and guaranteed late check-out to 2.00pm is
also inclusive. For bookings email

Queensland au naturale adventures in new Lonely Planet booklet.
A 64-page Queensland guide featuring stunning photography and good
solid adventure suggestions can be ordered on-line from

Whilst on that
site check out how you could win a trip for two adults on a 12-day
Cape York 4WD adventure.

A blind date! A restaurant in Zurich was first to keep diners in
the dark and due to its success as a dining experience, Blindekuh
(blind cow) restaurants now operate in a number of other locations.
The majority of staff are sight impaired. Diners get to know what
life is like without sight, as the restaurant is pitch black. Mains,
which are cut into mouth size pieces, are priced around AUD$35.

Worth a mention.
From Cape Otway to the Danube Delta,- and a whole world in between
which travel author Matthew Brace uncovers, featuring adventure
through hot spots of the future. This well written and solidly
researched book will open a whole new world for intrepid travellers.
By the way his forecast re the next hot spot for travellers is
Denmark. Published by Ebury Australia the travel book sells for

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