Your FREE Travel Briefs. Distributed w/c Mon July 14th 2008.
Male and females get together
Australia's largest dating service has again teamed with Adventure World and this time offering a six-day package to Samoa. This is especially planned for singles and romantics aged between 40 and 60+. Included are return economy air fares, five nights accommodation, some meals, a welcome dinner and farewell beach BBQ. An RSVP host will accompany the group. Priced from $1769 per person twin share. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shopping in Arabic heritage city
The blue waters of the Arabian Gulf will welcome you to a six-day Dubai beach and desert escape. Priced from $4,140 per person twin share the package includes Rolls Royce transfers up on arrival, three nights at the Burj Al Arab, two nights at the Al Maha Desert Resort, daily breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners and a choice of two activities at Al Maha. Airfares not included. Contact Tempo Holidays 1300 558 987.
Big show in the Hunter
Combine Grammy Award winner John Mellencamp, special guest Sheryl Crow with an accommodation package and you have one heck of an experience. The date is Saturday 29 November when a Day on the Green takes place at Bimbadgen Estate. Pay from $665 per person and the package includes two night's accommodation in a vintage or a classic room at Peppers guest house, full country breakfast each morning, dinner for two in Chez Pok on the Friday night (excluding beverages) and two A reserve entry tickets to the concert, including return coach transfers. Email email@example.com
Travel for independents
Wanting to explore your holiday destination without being a 'groupie' ? globalCARS offers well equipped vehicles, with all facilities, in France from $144 a day for two berthers, with a discount on bookings of 5% for bookings made by August 29 for travel between now and December 31 2008. This is an ideal way to explore France. Visit www.globalCARS.com.au
Fishing widow options
Whilst the angler is out testing the waters of the Tuamotu Archipelago, you could be touring, walking the beaches, snorkelling and swimming your way through a fabulous six-night package, priced from $5969 per person with return air from Sydney, domestic air from Papeete to Rangiroa, all meals aboard Haumana including wines for lunch and dinner, shore excursions and guided fishing. Get the full details on www.coralseas.com.au
Go for gold
During the period August 8 to 14, guests at Mercure Sydney could make some real savings on accommodation. The hotel is offering $10 off the room rate for every gold medal won each day. To save on your room rate just mention 'Olympics' on any day the Aussies win gold. The discounts are per event for which Aussies win gold, not for each member of those team events. For bookings and conditions telephone (02) 9217 6666 or go to www.accorhotels.com.au
Absolutely no wheelies please
Get behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and navigate your way through some of the prettiest country in Germany and Austria. This is a six-day Porsche indulgence, priced from $5049 per person, twin share. It includes accommodation, some meals, seven day car rental, private sightseeing tours and entrance to the Porsche Museum and Neuschwanstein Castle. Airfares are extra. For more information telephone Travel Associates on 1800 044 066.
* Please note conditions may apply to these packages and prices are subject to change and availability.