Monday, 29 June 2009

Each day better than the day before


John Crook 

Admin charges flown away

The low-cost AirAsia has made flights to Kuala Lumpur even more competitive.   They have dropped admin fees and that coincides with the release of their incredible regional fare promotion which includes flights to KL from the Gold Coast, Melbourne and Perth, with fares as low as $99 one-way.  Some of the connecting flights, such as from KL to Thailand and Indonesia from $17 one way KL to Penang and Langkawi are going from as low as $2, one-way.  They claim that's not a typo.    Get the conditions and all the details by visiting  

Buy a cruise, get one free

There's a good deal on offer from Cruiseabout which is offering a two-for-one cruise departing Venice on October 24, 2009 for its 17-night cruise from Venice to Port Lauderdale in the US.  There are some great stopovers too including Tunisia, Spain, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rica. The deal includes all meals, entertainment and port charges.   Prices start from $2,789. Conditions apply.  International air fares to cruise start and finish are not included.  Telephone 1300 363 428 or visit  

A deal from Perth

Grand Mercure Busselton, Accor Vacation Club Apartments which is just three hours drive from Perth is currently offering a good rate on their studio rooms with a continental breakfast basket delivered each morning  The tariff is from $165 (Sunday to Thursday) and $185 Friday-Saturday. Rates are per night and based on single/double occupancy. The deal is under offer until 30/09/09. Check out the conditions an availability by calling 1800 443 544 or email  

Each day better than the day before

Take it from one who know, South Africa is one heck of a holiday destination.  Add a cruise aboard Queen Mary 2 and a whole new world awaits. Depart March 8 2010 for a 17-nights cruise, to be followed by 7-nights sightseeing in South Africa and it's totally unbeatable.   

Also included are two-nights at Cape Town's Radisson Blu Hotel waterfront.  Return flight to Australia is included. This has to be the tour of the decade,- class all the way.  The price tag is from $9399 per person.  Get all the facts by calling 1300 305 920 or check  

'Skroo' does it again

Flight Centre founder Graham 'Skroo' Turner has launched the luxury accommodation brand Spicers Retreats, Hotels and Lodges.  The first in the range is Spicer's Clovelly Estate which opens its doors to the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, from July 25.   Others will follow in both SE Queensland and the Hunter Valley. It's a case of 'watch this space'.     Spicers Clovelley Estate offers opening midweek rates from $199 per night for two people.  The deal is valid through to 31 October 2009.Visit  

For the train buffs

Holders of an International student identity card will get two extra days train travel for free, by booking an eight-day Eurail Select Pass Youth before July 31 2009.  This basically means that those under 26 can travel second class for ten-days during a two-month period in any of the bordering European countries and for as low as $532.  This is all part of Eurail's 50th anniversary celebrations.  Check