A four-night Vietnam beach break at the Alma Oasis Long Hai, 90 minutes from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is priced from $599pp, twin-share, and daily spa treatments are included in the package. Villas are scattered over undulating hill slopes, offering garden and ocean views. Book by March 7 for holidays taken between June 4 and October 29.
Noumea new me

Fly from Auckland with Air Calin to Noumea, where you can collect your rental car for eight days' leisurely, selfdrive touring. Priced from $2649pp, this package includes two nights' accommodation in Noumea and eight nights' accommodation in northern Noumea, with daily breakfasts and your return flight to Auckland. Book by June 30. Various travel periods are available.

Bonjour, Bora Bora

Plan a five-night escape to Tahiti, where you'll stay at Manava Suite Resort in a garden studio and be given a Circle Island Tour. Return flights with Air Tahiti Nui and this accommodation package are priced from $1799pp, twin-share. There are some seven-night holiday packages available, too, with resort accommodation at Moorea or Bora Bora. Book by February 15. Travel dates are available throughout this year to November 30.


Deal of the week

It's the stuff of calendar photographs. Autumn in North America, known to Americans as fall, is one of the most picturesque times of the year. An eight-day autumn tour, priced from $3975pp, twin-share, will take you on a round trip from Boston to explore Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Luxury accommodation, sightseeing, meals and the cost of transfers and transport are all covered on this fully-guided tour. Bookings made by February 25 will be discounted by up to 7.5 per cent. Departures are in September and October.

Find your Eden

A 14-night cruise aboard the new Pacific Eden sets sail along the southern coast of Asia from Singapore, stopping in Vali, Komodo Island and Dili before heading to Tropical North Australia, and docking in Darwin, Cooktown and its final destination, Cairns. Return flights from Auckland, two nights' pre-cruise accommodation in Singapore, the 14-night cruise, plus three nights in Cairns when you're back on land, are priced from $3299pp, twin-share. Meals and onboard entertainment are included, along with a bonus onboard credit of A$150 for each cabin, and other bonus extras. Book by February 25. This 19-night journey departs from Auckland on August 25.