Travel news: New year skiing, one-parent hols, last minute summer deals

Do you fancy a city break to sunny Palma?

Last minute deals

direct from Belfast

It's not too late to bag a bargain in the sun. Jet2holidays have four nights room-only in the four-star Hotel Armadams, Palma, departing Belfast on August 13 from £399 per person based on two sharing; includes a 22kg baggage allowance and return transfers. They also have seven nights self-catering at the three star Aegean Sky Hotel and Suites in Heraklion, Crete, departing Belfast on August 13 for £399 per person based on two sharing.

Half-term sun options

for one-parent families

Are you a single parent and concerned about holidaying alone? One Parent Holidays provide the perfect solution. Looking ahead to 2019 they have some February half-term fun-in-the-sun options. Holidays at the Fuerteventura Origo Mare village, in the north of the second largest island, in the Canaries departing from Dublin on February 15 are priced from €595 for one adult and up to two children in a self-catering studio apartment. Prices exclude flights, but include airport transfers.

Time to plan your

2019 ski adventure

Irish winter sports enthusiasts are spoilt for choice thanks to the Crystal Ski winter 2018/2019 programme. There are direct flights and packages to over 100 resorts in Europe and America. Winter 18/19 brings two brand new 4.5-star chalets located just five minutes from Alpe D'huez in France. Chalet Woodpecker and chalet Nightingale are part of the Crystal Ski ‘Finest' collection and can sleep in total up to 22 people and include a hot tub and free WiFi. Other group ski options include a stay at the two-star Pension Waldfeld, Mayrhofen, on a B&B basis, departing January 12, for seven nights from €559pp (based on 10 adults sharing).

Quietly luxurious boutique

hotel on Causeway Coast

Set against the backdrop of the Giant's Causeway, The Bushmills Inn Hotel is the perfect retreat for those who crave the unconventional. Originally a Coaching Inn in the 1600s, this four-star boutique hotel offers an opportunity to step back in time and hide from the world, including inglenook turf fires and hayloft snugs. Until November 3, the hotel has a special offer of overnight B&B accommodation, a la carte dinner for two (credit of £50 per room) and tickets for two people to the Giant's Causeway, from £140 pp sharing. To book call 028 2073 3000.

:: All prices and availability correct at time of publication.

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