Hot deals: Alaska, Antarctica, Hawaii, Europe

By Mike Yardley

Explore Alaska

House of Travel has a nine-day land-only Alaska self-drive tour from $2075 each, share-twin. Package includes Hertz rental car hire, eight nights' accommodation, ferry from Valdez to Whittier for vehicle and passengers and touring package including maps, itinerary and driving directions. Departures from Anchorage between May and September, for sales to January 15. Airfares additional. Conditions and close-outs apply. Phone 0800 838 747, call in to your nearest House of Travel or visit

Head south

Cruiseabout has a 20-night cruise on the ship Expedition, including accommodation, meals, Zodiac cruises and shore landings with an expert expedition team, lectures and educational programmes, and an Antarctica guide book. Includes one night's accommodation in Buenos Aires with breakfast and arrival transfers from the airport. Priced from $11,069 each, share-twin, subject to availability. Valid for sales until February 28 unless sold out. Airfares additional. Cruise departs Buenos Aires and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina. Drinks and tips on the cruise not included. Contact Cruiseabout on 0800 22 11 00 or visit

Relax in Hawaii

United Travel has a holiday package to Hawaii from $1659 each, share-twin, including return airfares with Hawaiian Airlines from Auckland, four nights accommodation at the Hilton Waikiki Beach. Conditions apply. Prices subject to availability. Sales valid until January 31 unless sold out. Travel from April 1 to 18, May 6 to June 28, August 18 to September 26 and October 14 to December 13. Contact United Travel on 0800 46 86 48 or visit

Earlybird offer

Cathay Pacific is offering has just released a slew of earlybird airfares to Europe, with many enticing options. Return fares start from $2299 plus taxes. For example, taxes are $73 to Rome, $92 to Amsterdam and $304 to London. These fares are available for sale until February 28 for travel departing from February 11 to October 31. Fares are valid from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Find out more at

- Hamilton News

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