Monday, 21 July 2008

Alaskan Early Bird Savings


John Crook

How to combat  winter chills

The sun is shining in Bali with winter temperatures around the 30's.  Plenty of accommodation with Garuda Airlines launching escapes from $50 per person for four nights staying at the Matahari resort in Kuta and that includes breakfast.  The packages are available when purchasing a return Bali airfare from Garuda Indonesia.   Ex Melbourne $1116, ex Sydney $1127, ex Brisbane $1354.  Check the other city departure points by ringing 1300 365 331 or visit

Tour le Thai

You may have missed out on cycling le France style, so switch the attention to the 13-night cycling adventure through Thailand and Laos.  Cycle through the back streets of Bangkok, along the banks of the mighty Mekong, past rice paddies and then include a two-day cruise on that same river in a converted cargo boat.   Prices from $1,420 per person, twin share.   Add airfares and a local payment of USD$250.  The tours  depart Bangkok September 15, November 17 and December 15, 2008.  Get the facts at your nearest Flight Centre store or ring 131 600.

Big savings for Alice Springs package

Alice Springs awaits you and to make you really welcome.  Aurora Alice Springs has discounted a three-day accommodation package from $978 per couple to $498 per couple.   That's three nights in an executive room for two people, a bottle of wine, buffet breakfast daily and a $50 dinner credit.   Bookings end March 31 2009 for travel until March 31, however, bookings can only be made up to 28 days in advance.  Visit  for details of this red centre deal.

Czech those beer festivals

Celebrate Czech beer festival season by actually being there.  There are nine festivals between July and October with the most famous being the Pilsner on October 3 and 4.   Consider the Prague beer package priced from $2365 which includes return economy airfare with Austrian Airlines from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns and Perth, with three nights accommodation, daily breakfast, half-day city tour, a beer and dinner tour and more.  The package is available until December 26 2008.  Ring 1300 363 554 or visit

Jazz in the Hunter

Set aside Saturday October 25 for Tyrrell's jazz in the vines.  Special accommodation deals are on offer from Crowne Plaza in the Valley.  Tariff from $670 for two people staying two nights, with breakfast daily in Redsalt restaurant and festival tickets.   Email Crowne Plaza at     For all the facts take a look at
It's almost time for the Ekka

Brisbane's famous agricultural show, the Ekka, is about to delight once again.    The unique Brisbane show runs from August 7-16, and will attract in excess of 600,000 visitors.  Make it 600,002 and schedule a visit in August.     Stay at Mantra South Bank and book in at the special Ekka rates from $179 per room /night in a studio apartment.    For the facts call 1300 557 575 or visit

Early bird savings most welcome

The 2009 cruise itineraries have been released, with Cruise West offering savings of up to US$1,100 per person on their 2009 Alaskan itineraries.   Savings apply to the company's 8-night Inside Passage journey, the 12night Coastal Odyssey cruise, the 4-night Glacial Bay highlights cruise and the 24-night In Harriman's Wake cruise.   Check what the savings will be for your chosen cruise by calling Travel the World on 1300 766 566 or visit 1300 766 566.

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.

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