Get going: Cable Beach Resort
|Cable Beach, WA.|
Go west, to where camels roam the beaches and French champagne comes on ice. Yes, it's Broome. Or ski Japan, swank up to the Gold Coast or take a textiles tour through England and France. You know you want to, with this week's international and domestic travel deals.
Get away in February to Pinctada Cable Beach Resort in Broome and save $200. Book a Honjin courtyard suite for two nights and get French champagne, chocolates, bath oils and airport transfers. Costs $528, two nights. Phone (08) 9193 8388, see pinctada.com.au.
Catch the last of Hakuba's snow season with mates and save up to 40 per cent staying at The Lab's six-share dorms. Five-day lift pass, breakfast daily and airport transfers. From $670 for seven nights. Phone (02) 9905 6162, see ski-resorts-japan.com.
Stay three nights at Disney's Hollywood Hotel and get one ticket to Disneyland Hong Kong and airport transfers. Book by March 17 for travel May 4-17, May 14, Aug 31-Sep 13. $619 adults, $95 children two to nine years. Phone 1300 301 711, see creativeholidays.com.au.
|QT Gold Coast|
Glam up on the Gold Coast at QT Gold Coast with a room upgrade to an ocean-view king room, free breakfast, discounts in the spa and midday checkout. Book by March 15 for travel until March 31. From $229 a person, two nights, twin share. Phone 1300 019 130, see studentflights.com.au.
Book your London stay by February 28 and stay six nights for the price of five, or 12 nights for 10 at Citadines "London Apart" hotels in five locations including Trafalgar Square. For stays April 1-August 31. From $341 a night. See holidaystoeurope.com.au/specials.
Go bush in style at El Questro Homestead. Stay four nights, pay for three when booked before February 28 for travel April 1-October 25. From $5907 a room, three nights, includes meals, transfers from Kununurra, some tours. Phone 1300 863 248, see elquestro.com.au.
|Citadines London 'Apart'|
UK & FRANCE
Join tapestry artist Cresside Collette on a journey from London to Aubusson discovering mediaeval tapestries, artists' studios and a four-day workshop at the Manoir du Bost. There's also a daytrip to weaving heartland Aubusson. The tour, from September 1-20, is $6699 a person, twin share. Phone 03 9557 5898, see tapestrytour.blogspot.com.au.
This column by Belinda Jackson was published in the Sun-Herald newspaper.