Monday, 15 March 2010

Costa Romantica from Singapore to Hong Kong

Travel Briefs

John Crook 

Being single can get savings

Full marks to Avalon Waterways for the good news which should  be welcomed by those who travel single-style.  The company intends waiving single supplements on some of its most popular peak-season itineraries, which means you get the chance to cruise the great rivers of Europe at a twin-share price.    The waiver means singles receive more than a third off the cost of travelling alone, yet still have a luxury cabin to themselves. The deal is valid on 20 departures between April and August this year.    For instance! The offer includes the top-selling 15-day Magnificent Europe tour which is now available to singles from $6414.  However, you need to check conditions and availabilities by visiting  

Splash out and a free upgrade

Here's a free room upgrade at the five-star The Palm in Dubai.  The ocean themed resort offers a free upgrade from an Atlantis room to the Imperial Club and that means a terrific saving of $185 per room per night.  Conditions apply so check it out by visiting    There are other deals on offer which may also be worth checking. You could  make contact with the Australian travel agents on 1300 558 987. 

Gates open on April 10

It's a community day at the historic Q Station and that means you get to visit and inspect as part of the National Trust Heritage festival.  Entry and experiences are free excepting the Quarantine Station Tour, with proceeds being passed onto a local charity, namely Bear Cottage, the first children's hospice in New South Wales. 

Get the details by contacting (02) 9466 1551, or visit  

Austria is calling

The latest Destination Austria travel manual is available simply for the asking.  The publication includes listings of travel companies with heaps of information on Austrian holiday experiences.  It's free !  So why not ring now,- (02) 9299 3621 or email  

9 nights fly, cruise and stay

Here's a chance to save by sharing a cabin with family or friends.  Join the elegant 680-cabin Italian liner Costa Romantica from Singapore to Hong Kong in April or May of this year.  Quad share prices from  $1999 per person.  That includes return airfare and taxes from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide.  Costa Romantica is an elegant liner with a spa, Jacuzzis, an outdoor jogging track, nine bars, an internet centre, library and shopping centre.  She also has a casino, disco and a 600 seat theatre rising through two decks.  Most definitely the WOW factor ! Check her out by visiting or ring 1300 369 848. 

Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.  This information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agency.   Block out periods may apply.   
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