Deal 1: Switzerland
Inghams is offering a raft of deals on holidays across 18 Swiss resorts this summer, departing from 10 regional airports. Guests booking a seven-night stay get Saturday and Sunday nights free for all departures in July, August, and September. The operator has a seven-night stay at the four-star Parkhotel Beau Site hotel in traffic-free Zermatt from £659 per person, a saving of £146. The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Zurich, resort transfers, free daily afternoon tea and cake, and a half price travel card offering a 50% discount on travel within Switzerland. Flight supplements may apply.
Book: tel. 020 8780 4444; www.inghams.co.uk
Deal 2: Crete
Sovereign Luxury Travel will give a free room upgrade, a 20% discount, and an online discount on seven nights at the Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas in Crete this summer. For £1,435 per person (a saving of £683.50) spend the week overlooking the Aegean just seven kilometers from buzzing Aghios Nikolaos. The site has an infinity pool, wet bar, sundeck and pier, health club and spa and good restaurants and bars. The price is on a half-board basis departing Aug. 17 and includes flights from London Gatwick and private in-resort transfers.
Book: tel. 0844 415 1936; www.sovereign.com
Deal 3: Australia
With the reopening of the luxury nature resort Hayman Island in the Great Barrier Reef after tropical cyclones Anthony and Yasi hit in February, Austravel is now offering good deals for those holidaying in Australia and New Zealand with side trips to the resort this August. The luxury island's construction work is almost complete and now has newly renovated accommodation areas including beach villas plus 14 acres of restored garden landscaping. The operator is asking £615 per person for three nights, based on two sharing, throwing in a sort of cashback resort credit of £270 per room. The price includes breakfast overlooking the Coral Sea, watersports and access to the gym, sauna, and steam room.
Book: tel. 0800 988 4834; www.austravel.com
Deal 4: United Arab Emirates
Travelpack has lopped £100 off its seven-night holiday at the five-star Hilton Ras al Khaimah set on the Ras Al Khaimah Creek in the United Arab Emirates. Pay £489 per person to jet off between Sept. 1 and 30 to the Arabian Peninsula where your hotel has access to a private white-sand beach, six outdoor swimming pools, and plenty of restaurants and bars. The shopping mecca of Dubai is just under an hour away by car, and the hotel will also arrange trips into the desert. Price includes flights from London Gatwick, taxes, transfers and accommodation.
Book: tel. 08444 930 461; www.travelpack.com
Deal 5: Egypt
Book seven nights with Inspired Luxury Escapes at the Premier Romance Boutique Hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada for travel on Sept. 20 and you'll save yourself 50% off the usual price, spending £639 per person. The price includes breakfast and evening meal, return flights from Gatwick, room upgrade, private transfers, and fast-track entry visa. Manchester departures are also available. The Premier Romance Boutique Hotel has its own private beach, a swimming pool, a spa, and four restaurants and bars. Please note that this hotel only takes those who are 16 and over.
Book: tel. 0800 011 4902; www.inspiredluxuryescapes.com