Hot deals: Thailand, Europe, Australia, Sri Lanka

By Mike Yardley


House of Travel has an eight-night Phuket package from $2015 each, share twin. Includes return economy class airfares from Auckland, eight nights' accommodation at the three-star Centra Ashlee Hotel and breakfast daily. Valid for travel April 1-16, April 24 to July 9 and July 20 to September 24, 2013, for sales until January 18 or until sold out. Conditions and close-outs apply. Phone 0800 838 747, call into a House of Travel store or visit


Cathay Pacific has released more earlybird airfares to Europe. Return fares start from $2299, plus taxes to various destinations. Taxes are $73 to Rome, $92 to Amsterdam and $304 to London. Available for sale until February 28 for travel departing from February 11 to October 31, 2013. Valid from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown. Visit


United Travel has city packages to Adelaide, including return flights from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, and four nights at Breakfree Directors Studios, from $1065 a person, twin share. Conditions apply. Sales valid until January 31 unless sold out. Travel until February 20. Contact United Travel on 0800 46 86 48 or visit

Sri Lanka

House of Travel has an 11-day, land-only Sri Lanka tour from $2199 per person share twin. Package departing from Colombo includes three-star accommodation, breakfast daily, nine dinners, private vehicle with driver, guide, entrance fees and monument charges, plus transfers and assistance. Valid for travel January 7 to September 15, 2013, with sales until February 15. Airfares additional. Conditions and close-outs apply.

Phone 0800 838 747, call into a House of Travel store or visit

- Hamilton News

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