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AER LINGUS: Has just announced another big sale – this time up to 50pc off every seat, every flight, every day to Europe and Britain. More than 100 routes are included in the deal, so there's plenty of choice. Travel April to September. Book by January 26.

See www.aerlingus.com

THOMSON CRUISES: Has just revealed its 2014 itineraries and new ports include Monemvasia in the ancient Peloponnese region of Greece and Zadar, Croatia – the oldest coastal town in Europe.

Cruisers can enjoy a week onboard combined with a four-star hotel.

Thomson Cruises offers a seven night Treasures of the Mediterranean cruise on Thomson Dream and seven nights half board accommodation at the Santa Lucia Hotel in Majorca from €1339 per person. This cruise visits Palma, Majorca; Olbia, Sardinia; Sorrento, Italy; Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy; Calvi, Corsica; and Palamos, Spain. Based on two adults sharing a deck 6 or 7 inside cabin on a full-board basis, this cruise departs on May 10 from Dublin airport. Price includes return flights, transfers, port taxes, tips and service charges.

Even better, on selectred cruises an all inclusive Drinks Package can be purchased from €79

Freephone 1800 927 404, click on www.thomson.co.uk/cruise, or visit their local Falcon Travel Shop or travel agent.

THOMAS COOK: Seven nights in Egypt from €505 per person, staying in the three-star Sonesta Club in Sharm el Sheikh, all inclusive basis, departing February 13 ex Dublin.

To book call 01 514 0328 or log on to www.thomascook.ie or visit your local travel agent. (price includes on-line discount)