HAWAII and ALASKA
There’s $1000 off a 16-day fly, cruise and stay holiday with a seven-night Inside Passage cruise in Alaska, a two-night stay in Seattle, six nights relaxing in Waikiki and international flights. Book by January 31 for the special price of $3999 ex-Sydney or $4274 ex-Melbourne, which includes a whopping 64kg luggage allowance so there’s plenty of room for Waikiki bargains. Departs May and June. Phone 1300 813 391. See ditravel.com.au.
Save up to 30 per cent on select 2019 Uniworld sailings when booked before March 31, such as the eight-day Castles Along the Rhine river cruise, with Germany on one side and France on the other as you travel from Basel to Amsterdam through Strasbourg, Mannheim, Koblenz and Cologne. Now from $3989 per person twin-share, including meals, unlimited drinks and gala dinners, for departures July 19 or August 2, 9 or 30. Phone 1300 780 231. See uniworld.com.
Whisk the children away on a seven-night package at the five-star Sheraton Fiji Resort that’s valued at $3490 per person, but on sale from $1990 ex-Sydney and Brisbane, and $2090 ex-Melbourne. Children stay, play and eat for free while the deal includes international flights, transfers, breakfasts, $F1000 wine-dine-spa credit per room, unlimited golf, a tour, room upgrade, and shell lei meet-and-greet. Book by January 31 for select dates to May 31. Phone 1300 003 454. See myFiji.com.
There’s a bumper 50 per cent off all rooms to mark the January opening of GCP Hospitality’s first Australian accommodation, Hostel G in Perth. With bathrooms in every room and lots of community areas, it’s billed as hotel-style stays but for hostel prices enabling families and travellers to explore cities like a local. A family room for four from $120 per night, and a private room for two from $67. Phone 0403 494 371. See hostelgperth.com.
Relax in the five-star Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa for eight nights from $1320 per person, saving 50 per cent. Book by January 31 for travel most dates May 1-October 31, or add $$60 each for travel in April. Land only but includes breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, drinks package, room upgrade, two massages and transfers. Phone 13 13 81. See hootholidays.com.au.
Close to all the area’s favourite attractions, such as Snapper, Kirra Beach, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and The Strand, the Oaks Calypso Plaza in beachside Coolangatta has a deal of $132 a night for a two-night stay in a one-bedroom apartment. Book by January 31 for travel most dates to June 30 with promo code SUMMER30. The resort has a lagoon-style pool and water slide, children’s wading pool and gym. Phone 13 62 57. See oakshotels.com/en.
Save 50 per cent on a two-for-one, eight-day China package deal, visiting Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall and meeting giant pandas at the zoo. Now just $1999 for two, including return flights from Sydney, five-star accommodation and guides. Travel most dates April to June. Phone 135 777. See tripadeal.com.au.
Book and pay for a 15-day outback adventure by January 31 and enjoy a 10 per cent discount on the trip from Adelaide, through the Red Centre to tropical Darwin, via the Flinders Ranges, Port Augusta, Coober Pedy, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine Gorge and Jabiru. Departures April 1 to March 31, 2020 ,with breakfasts and 10 dinners from $5531 per person twin-share. Phone 1300 228 546. See aatkings.com.
Explore turquoise lagoons, hot springs and one of the world’s most photographed beaches on a romantic getaway to Kefalonia Grand Hotel on the Greek Island of Kefalonia. Includes breakfasts, a three-course Mediterranean dinner, one cocktail each and airport transfers. Stay four nights from only $899 – if booked by January 28 for stays till October 31 – valued up to $1855. Phone 1300 88 99 00. See luxuryescapes.com.
Stay in the centre of the city with a summer package deal starting from $129 a night until February 28 at Frasers Place Melbourne, by the CBD’s cultural, retail and entertainment hub and just minutes from Her Majesty’s Theatre, Princess Theatre and the Comedy Theatre. Includes free Wi-Fi, a complimentary upgrade and a bottle of wine on arrival. Phone (03) 9669 6888. See frasershospitality.com/en.