2018 Travel Hotspots

15 December 2017

TRAINING DATE: 08/08/2019

2018 Travel Hotspots

This week we have rounded up a selection of new and exciting destinations for 2018 by ITAA members


City Break:

Seattle, 25th May 2018, 5 nights, from €990pp

Following the announcement of Aer Lingus’ new transatlantic service from Dublin to Seattle from next May, why not plan an escape to the largest city in Washington State!


The home of Nirvana and Starbucks, located in the Pacific Northwest US, is surrounded by water, mountains and forest and has thousands acres of parkland to enjoy. There are also lots of diverse neighbourhoods to explore. From the quirky character of the Waterfront and the eccentric “Republic of Fremont,” to the aging mansions on Capitol Hill, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant Emerald City.


Price includes: return direct flights, 10 kg hand luggage per person, 5 Nights in a Deluxe Room in 3*+ MarQueen Hotel in downtown Seattle on a Bed & Breakfast basis and FREE scenic cruise around Seattle’s stunning harbour site.


For more information on this deal available from Travalue.ie visit:



Honeymoon Destination:

Bora Bora & Tahiti, 10 nights, from €5999pp

The small island of Bora Bora, situated northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia, is thick with coconut forests and colourful villages and surrounded by miles of fine, white sandy beaches – it’s no wonder that this is the dream destination for honeymooners! The perfect white-sand beaches, dotted with luxury resorts, overwater bungalows and thatched-roof villas, give way to azure waters where tropical fish animate the coral gardens and giant manta rays glide past.


The 5-star Le Meridien Bora Bora is a contemporary and elegant luxury resort set on a magnificent islet surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and offering stunning sights over Mount Otemanu. The lagoon forms the centre of activities such as shark-feeding excursions, swimming with giant turtles, scuba diving and jet-skiing. Bora Bora also offers plenty of cultural and historical attractions, such as watching a Tahitian dance ceremony or taking a day trip to a Marae or ancient temple.


Price includes: flights from Dublin, 9 nights B&B in 5* Le Meridian Bora Bora on B&B in a beach villa & 1 night in 5* Le Meridian Tahiti and boat transfers


For more information on this deal available from Classic Resorts:



Adventure Holiday:

Norway, June & September 2018, from €1609

While many of us may be aware of Norway’s remarkably spectacular fjords, few appreciate that this oddly-shaped country on the edge of Europe offers so very much more. From its simply breathtaking scenery and natural parks to the more accessible and unique cities of Tromso, Trondheim and Stavanger, Norway rightly has everything for the adventurous traveller.


On this trip with Riviera Travel explore the buzzing capital Oslo and visit the world class Viking museum and other sites with the ‘Oslo Pass’ which allows free entry to more than 30 museums and attractions, as well as free travel on all local public transport. Take part in a walking tour of Bergen, the Viking ‘s former stronghold, and visit the UNESCO site of Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf. See the wild Telemark region, visiting the power station at Rjukan and the country’s largest ‘stave’ church at Heddal, which is built entirely of wood. Travel on the famous Oslo-Bergen rail line and cruise across both the UNESCO listed Naeroyfjord and through the stunning open waters of the Hardangerfjord.


Price includes: Return flights plus all hotel transfers, Seven nights in four-star accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast and three dinners including one at a local restaurant, Services of our experienced tour manager and day tours


For more information on this deal available from Riviera Travel: