Mauritius and Seychelles from £1555
There seems to be quite a flurry of good ex EU deals this week and although the prices are nowhere near the great prices we have seen for the US and South Africa, both destinations are traditionally very pricey and even in a BA sale are rarely below £2000.
The fare starts in Dublin which is well connected to most UK regional airports making it a fairly easy ex EU starting point. The Seychelles is available for £100 more. Departures are pretty limited and appear to be mainly on Mondays. The best availability is in June and July.
- Valid for travel commencing on/before 12 Dec 19.
- Reservations must be made on/before 31 Jan 19.
- Minimum stay a Saturday night
Fares can be booked direct on British Airways here.
Hotels.com 15% discount
If you have a MasterCard you can get a 15% discount off at hotels.com by entering the coupon code MC15UK when you pay with Mastercard. This is one of the best discounts I have seen for a while on hotels.com. As usual there are some exclusions and rules:
- Booking dates: 1st – 31st Jan
- Stay dates – 1st Jan – 31st July 2019
- Most major chains are excluded
- You must pay for your stay when you make the booking.
- hotels.com rewards cannot be collected or redeemed using the code
You can find the offer page here.
Virgin Atlantic’s dry January
If like me you struggle not to indulge in a glass or two when flying then Virgin’s new onboard offering may help. Many airlines (apart from Qatar which has some interesting soft drinks and non-alcoholic fizz) struggle to provide interesting alternatives to alcohol.
Virgin Atlantic has launched the world’s first no and low alcohol cocktail menu on board an aircraft this month. The No Lo menu has been designed in partnership with Seedlip, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits and Regal Rogue, the Australian vermouth and is available across in Economy, Premium and Upper Class cabins. I will be flying next week with Virgin so I will report back on how they taste.
The menu has been created to offer customers choosing not to drink alcohol onboard, a grown up option with unique flavours.
Current No Lo Menu available across Economy, Premium and Upper Class cabins
Red Sky at Night (no alcohol)
Seedlip Spice, Fever Tree Indian tonic, lemon slice
Shepherd’s delight (no alcohol)
Seedlip Spice, Fever Tree ginger ale, lemon slice
The Bold Mule (low alcohol)
Regal Rogue Bold Red vermouth, Fever Tree ginger ale, lemon
The Bold Spritz (low alcohol)
Regal Rogue Bold Red vermouth, soda, lemon