EXCITING new destinations, great-value flights and some inspiring places to stay – there is plenty to keep everyone happy in 2019. Even Brexit fears are failing to stop us doing what we love most – travelling to our favourite hotspots across the Med and far beyond. LISA MINOT and JACOB LEWIS pick the best of what’s new in hotels, flights, destinations, cruises and attractions in 2019. Get a room! THREE exciting new hotels will be arriving in London next year. Expect hipster luxury at a former council office in Kings Cross when The Standard opens. Hard Rock will bring its musical brand to a hotel where Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross and Bob Dylan once stayed, at the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane opposite Hyde Park. And Hyatt’s conversion of the Metropolitan Police’s former home, the Great Scotland Yard Hotel, is due to open towards the end of the year. Guests will be able to stay in the building where police pursued some of Britain’s most notorious … [Read more...] about The best hotels, flights, destinations, cruises and attractions of 2019
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Bargain breaks at home and abroad CO DOWN: Banbridge Self-Catering Dovedale Cottage (pictured), from £425 per stay. This self-catering property sleeps up to six people and has charming traditional features such as wood burning stoves in each of the three bedrooms. Offer includes a seven-night break and 1 x four ball at Banbridge Golf Club on week days. To book call 028 4062 5580. Offer available until December 15, 2018.CO ANTTRIM: Toast the Causeway Coast, Bayview Hotel, from £85 per person sharing. Offer includes overnight accommodation, Bushmills coffee by the open peat fire on arrival, a three-course meal in the Porthole restaurant and breakfast the following morning plus a discount voucher for the world famous Bushmills Distillery. To book call 028 2073 4100. Offer available until October 25, 2018.CO FERMANAGH: Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges, from £109 per person sharing. Offer includes a two-night mid-week stay, fully cooked breakfast each morning and a … [Read more...] about Late deals
Gene Sloan USA TODAY Published 12:56 PM EDT Oct 4, 2018 HILO, Hawaii — Norwegian Cruise Line is out with a new promotion that brings free and reduced-cost flights to Hawaii from more than three dozen U.S. cities. Launched Thursday, the offer is available to customers who book a cruise on the line's Hawaii-based Pride of America. Flights to and from the ship will be free to customers flying from San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento and Oakland in California as well as Portland, Oregon. Flights to the ship from 32 other U.S. gateways will range in price from $299 per person (for Los Angeles and San Francisco) to $799 per person (for Detroit; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Miami). Flights to the ship from Vancouver, British Columbia also will be available as part of the promotion for $399 per person. The promotion only is available to customers who opt for the one-night, pre-cruise hotel stay option that Norwegian offers with its Hawaii cruises. In addition, … [Read more...] about Hawaii travel deal: Norwegian Cruise Line touts free air to islands
If you've always dreamed of a luxury Caribbean cruise but don't quite have the budget to match then you might want to check out Mirror Cruise 's latest deal. You can currently snap up an all-inclusive, ten-night cruise on board Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas with prices from £999pp, which works out at £99.90pp a night. That includes your flights, accommodation, full-board cruise, and a free deluxe drinks package. You can book the deal on the Mirror Cruise website here but you may want to be quick if you're looking to snap The deal is for the sailing departing on the 28th February 2019, based on an interior cabin. (Although you can upgrade to an Ocean View cabin for £1179, which works out at £117.90 a night. It's also based on return flights from London Heathrow, although there is an option to change your departure airport - but this may incur an extra fee. You'll be sailing from Miami - in fact you'll get a free handpicked hotel stay in the city on your … [Read more...] about You can currently get an all-inclusive Caribbean cruise for under £100 a night
THE best pubs in England and Wales have been named – and the winner is the Stackpole Inn in Pembrokeshire. It’s been named the best all-round pub for 2018-2019. The awards have come from Sawday's, a specialist that rates places to eat and stay up and down the UK. The publication also rated the best pub for food, best community pub, favourite newcomer and most authentic pub in England and Wales. If you’re stuck on where to head this Bank Holiday Monday then one of these could be an idea - as this lot all look cosy, warm and the perfect place for a pint now the colder weather is setting in. Best all-rounder: Stackpole Inn, Pembrokeshire A few minutes from the sea in Barafundle Bay you'll find the winning pub in the awards. Described as "stylish and welcoming with rustic food", Sawday's recommends you try its fresh fish, especially the whitebait. There's a garden outside that's "drenched in honeysuckle", low wooden ceilings and stone walls as well as a slate bar. … [Read more...] about Sawday’s names the best pubs in England and Wales – so is your local on the list?