I think we all agree that summer 2015 was non existent...the endless rain and dreary weather could be what we can expect of our summer months thanks to climate change. Don’t get left behind next year — book early to get the best value for money for a summer holiday where you are guaranteed sun and fun for all the family.
Summer sun is very accessible from the west of Ireland with both Ryanair and Aer Lingus servicing Knock and Shannon airports. Ryanair is flying to Salou for the first time next year from Knock, making it the perfect gateway to Port Aventura for all the thrills of the theme parks. The airline also flys to Alicante, Salou, Lanzarote, Malaga, and Tenerife.
Aer Lingus services Malaga, Portugal, and Lanzarote from Shannon. If you prefer to travel with a tour operator on a charter flight, Sunway is operating flights from Shannon to Portugal and Malaga from June until September. Falcon services Lanzarote from Shannon.
If you want to go further afield, Falcon is operating a new direct flight from Dublin to Mexico and Jamaica from June to August, with 14 nights all inclusive starting from €1,769pp in a five star resort.
Cruising is more popular than ever, and with newer larger ships coming on stream for 2016, Fahy Travel Worldchoice has a cruise to suit everyone. Royal Caribbean is offering free all inclusive and free gratuities for 2016 bookings, as is MSC. If you do not want to fly, Fred Olsen has a fabulous nine night sailing from Belfast to the Norwegian Fjords, sailing on July 23, with prices starting from €1,479pp all inclusive.
If you are looking for a city break, Krakow is amazing and a trip to Auschwitz is a must. Ryanair has flights from Shannon every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday so perfect for a long weekend.
The Caribbean is excellent value for money with luxury resorts on all inclusive basis.
Fahy Travel in conjunction with Wendy Wu has an escorted tour to China departing May 17 for 10 night; prices are reduced to €2,590pp.
Fahy Travel is offering low deposits, easy payment options, and saving schemes so start planning now for 2016. Call 091 594747, email [email protected]avel.ie, drop into the office at 2 Bridge Street, Galway, or visit www.fahytravel.ie