Sunday, May 9, 2010

Introductory Specials from Philippine Airlines


John Crook 

A special food and wine occasion

Set aside the weekend of May 15-16 and head the car towards the Clare Valley, for the 2010 Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend.  Wineries across the region have teamed up with Adelaide based restaurants for one heck of a weekend.  A highlight is a vintage tasting  where winemakers and members of the public share in good food and good wine.  To get more information go visit    

NZ awaits with a February 5 golf event

Five nights aboard the Island Escape includes golf  at each of the Kauri Cliffs, Carrington and Waitangi championship golf courses featuring helicopter transfers, with a-la-carte dining aboard the motor-catamaran Island Escape.  For the partner who may bot be as crazy about golf as yourself, there are optional guided shore excursions, through fishing with an on-board professional fishing guide. The price starts from $5399 per person, twin share and that includes return air and taxes from Sydney.  There's plenty more to make this package an exhilarating experience, so for the facts call 1300 369 848 or visit 

New introductory flights

Philippine Airways has introduced flights from Brisbane with twice-weekly A330 flights and a brand new Boeing 777 serving Sydney and Melbourne, for travel into three seductive destinations. Try Manila, four nights from $999 per person twin share, with accommodation at the four star Traders Hotel Manila, with breakfast daily. 

Whilst at it, also check out the five nights package to Cebu, and the six night package from $1299.   Full details and info on what's included, contact Specialist Holidays on 13 19 69. 

Copenhagen – it's time to visit

It used to be a high priced destination.  Now it's become much more competitive.   Bentours has a range of tours and advice on the best places to stay.   Perhaps a good place to stay in the capital would be the three-star Alexandra Hotel which offers daily rates from just $138 per person, twin share and that includes breakfast.  Tours also aplenty, such as a tour of the Danish capital including a 2.5 hour Grand Tour,  visiting the major sites from $54 per person.  Keep an eye out for our favourite Princess, Mary from Tassie.  For all the info go call  1800 221 712 or visit  

Where is Tallinn ?

Check it out and you  could not only learn where this place is, but you may also benefit from an extra free night's accommodation, subject to your booing one of the selected departure dates in June or July.  Tours include a 10-day Baltic Impressions  round trip from Tallinn.   Priced from $1303 per person twin share, with bookings made prior to June 30 2010.   OK, go for it!  First up is to ring 1300 363 554. 


Visual :  to go with Philippines report.  Boracay

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