Hot Deals: Best of the Loyalty Islands

On the Best of the Loyalty Islands package you'll spend 12 nights in the jewel of New Caledonia. Return flights with Air Calin and domestic flights between the islands are all covered in a $3699pp price that takes in Noumea, Mare, Lifou and Ouvea. Various travel periods apply, must book by November 30. Call 0800 500 598 or visit

Thai this

Stay right in the centre of Chaweng Beach at Chaba Samui in Koh Samui for eight nights, with a package that includes return Malaysia Airlines airfares from Auckland (via Kuala Lumpur) from $1699pp, twin-share. The hotel is a popular for its proximity to restaurants, shopping and Koh Samui's nightlife. Daily breakfasts are included.

Book by March 31. Travel between April 1 and July 14 or between September 16 and October 31. Contact: helloworld, 0800 758787 or

Samoan sun

A five-night escape to Samoa, including return airfares with Air New Zealand from Auckland is priced from $935pp, share twin, or from $1095 from Wellington or Christchurch. You'll stay at the 4.5-star Return to Paradise Resort in an Ocean Breeze or Treetops room. Tropical breakfasts are included, daily, as are transfers from Samoa Airport.

Pay for one more night and get two extra nights. Travel between March 4-26; April 1-18, or May 2-31. Book by February 26. Contact: House of Travel, 0800 838 747 or

Waltz a little

Warm your hands with a cup of mulled wine, sample local beers and traditional cuisine and wander the charming cities and towns, with snow-covered peaks as their backdrop - all in the wintery wonderland that is the Alps and the towns and cities of Bavaria, Tyrol, Salzburg and Vienna. A nine-day small-group tour is priced from $3924pp, twin-share, which is discounted for those quick enough to book and pay by March 31. Select travel dates are available between November this year and March next year. Flights from New Zealand are additional.

Contact: House of Travel, 0800 838 747 or

Find the lost city

A new seven-day, private journey ensures you experience the best of Jordan, discovering the well-preserved city of Jerash, the biblical site of Mount Nebo, the rose-red city of Petra, Wadi Rum and the waters of the Dead Sea. Priced from $2529pp, twin-share, this package includes six nights' accommodation, manymeals, transfers, sightseeing and an English-speaking guide.
Contact: AdventureWorld, 0800 465 432 or

- NZ Herald

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