Hot deals: Phuket

House of Travel has an eight-night twin-share package from $1879 a person. The deal includes return economy class airfares flying Singapore Airlines and partner airlines from Auckland to Phuket, with eight nights at the Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa, plus breakfast daily. For travel from May 1 to June 30, 2012, on sale until December 15. Phone 0800 838 747 or visit


Watch grizzly bears as they hunt for salmon at one of the world's premier grizzly bear viewing spots on Adventure World's three-night Grizzly Bear Adventure, priced from $2254 a person twin share, when booked before December 16. Package includes a night's stay in Campbell River, two nights at Knight Inlet Lodge, most meals, return float plane transfers, grizzly bear viewing excursions and guide services. Available for travel between June 25 and July 22, 2012. Ph 0800 465 432 or visit

Mexico City

Check out the exciting metropolis of Mexico City. Flight Centre has Mexico holidays, including airfares and seven nights' accommodation in a resort room with an arrival airport transfer, from $3019 a person, twin share.

Price subject to availability. Valid for sales until December 20. Travel from April 8 to July 14, 2012. Contact 0800 427 555 or visit

Singles cruises

Often disadvantaged by surcharges, solo cruise passengers can book a number of exciting "singles specials" from MSC Cruises. Choose a 14-night Mediterranean cruise next year from $2228 a cabin. Or, a 14-night Northern Europe cruise from Copenhagen from late May, 2012 starts at $2988. Conditions apply. Airfares additional. Contact 0508 427 8473 or visit

- The Aucklander

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