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CARLTON HOTELS: Not a bad deal for winter holidaymakers looking for an overnight and parking at Dublin Airport.

Enjoy a single, twin or double room for just €65 room only in November, December or January 2014.

You can add parking to this price with three days parking for €15; eight days for €30; and 15 days for €60. There's a shuttle bus available from the onsite car park to your terminal. Book at www.choicehotels.com or call 01-8080 555

SOLIS LOUGH ESKE CASTLE: The five-star Donegal Castle has been crowned winner of the Innovation in Service award at the 2014 European Hospitality Awards.

The hotel beat competition from the likes of The Savoy, ME London and Borgo Egnazia, to name a few.

IRISH FERRIES: Increasing its capacity and frequency on the Dublin to Holyhead route through the introduction of a third ship next month.

Currently, the ferry company operates eight sailings per day on the key Irish Sea route using its flagship Ulysses and the High Speed Craft Jonathan Swift.

Irish Ferries has chartered the Epsilon (2011 built) to provide two additional departures per day in each direction which will result in an increase in the company's schedule to a maximum of 12 sailings between Dublin and Holyhead each day. The vessel will provide significant vehicle capacity along with modern facilities including cabins, bar/cafeteria and self-service restaurant.

CLICK AND GO: Has a new destination, the Turkish Riviera, with five-star all Inclusive from €499pp at the Crystal Paraiso Verde Resort & Spa in Belek.

And you could be among the first to see the new world's tallest observation wheel when it opens in Las Vegas.

The company has a week in January from €649pp, staying at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino. Includes flights with US Airways, all taxes & charges. www.clickandgo.com

SUNWAY: The tour operator reckons that its flight-only price to Gran Canaria offers better value than scheduled, low cost and charter airlines. The price this month ex Dublin is €169 per person including one checked in 20kg bag and a booked seat. These fights are available for departures on November 16 and 23 and can be booked on www.sunway.ie or phone Sunway 01-2886828

FALCON HOLIDAYS: Prices are creeping up for the Christmas season, but Falcon are offering winter holidays starting from €239pp in the Laguna Park II Tenerife, departing December 6 ex Dublin.

If you fancy Lanzarote, it's got the Balcon del Mar, Puerto del Carmen, from €289pp on December 8; or you can get to Sharm el Sheikh on January 2, at the Xperience St George, Red Sea Riviera, from €489pp

See www.falconholiays.ie