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Spoil yourself before you go!

Stephen and Delia Aston enjoy some champagne VIP style at Dublin Airport

Clubworld Travel’s STEPHEN ASTON experiences VIP service on the ground and in the air…

SOMETIMES the travel experience can be just as important and enjoyable as the time spent at the destination. Combining the VIP service at Dublin Airport with Turkish Airlines' Business Class flights would definitely qualify as just such an experience.

Even the best, most efficiently run airports can be centres of stress and aggravation for weary travellers. If you would like to step out of the crowd and experience a completely relaxed transit through Dublin Airport, then the Collinstown Suite's premium facilities and highly trained courteous staff are an option well worth some serious consideration.

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An oasis of peace and pampering...

Oasis – muted shades of beige and white abound on walls and tiled floors – timber lined walls - sandstone balconies - supersized super comfortable beds

ROBIN NOWACKI checks out an exclusive adults-only resort just 30 minutes from Malaga airport…

ON A dramatically beautiful stretch of coast on the outskirts of Marbella with views across the deep blue Mediterranean Sea to the distant mountains of North Africa lies a new luxury resort.

Perfect for people seeking a peaceful and relaxing break in the sunshine of southern Spain, the Oasis by Don Carlos Resort offers a delightful mix of spa treatments, activities such as tennis and yoga, and superb gastronomy. All this is within a beautifully designed setting surrounded by exotic sub-tropical gardens leading to Marbella’s wide and sandy Nikki Beach.

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Grand Duchy is a hidden European gem



Walk down a steep zigzag path into the Grund and a major arts venue - the Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster is to be found in what was once a 17th century Benedictine monastery.

Mir wolle bleiwe wat mir sin (‘We want to remain what we are’). This is the motto of the people of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, where German-sized portions of French cuisine are served in the most attractive of settings, as ROBIN NOWACKI discovered…

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Rugged, wild, remote and undeniably romantic!

In the first part of a two-part series KIRSTY JOHNSTON describes her more unusual choice of honeymoon destination…

WHEN you first think about heading on honeymoon, you think of jetting off to far flung destinations such as the Maldives, Mexico, the Caribbean or taking a leisurely cruise, but when it came to choosing a honeymoon destination, for us their was only one place we wanted to spend our first week of wedded bliss - Scotland.

To say it is our favourite place to visit is no exaggeration - it has everything we look for in a holiday, wild, rugged, remote and romantic, the Scottish Highlands are, in our opinion, one of the last great areas of untamed wilderness in Europe - it calls us back time and time again.

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Far from the madding crowd...

NATASHA WARCHOLAK reports from Greece in the ‘off’ season…

GREECE certainly appeals as an all-seasons holiday destination, with its azure seas, cloudless skies and whitewashed cottages. When you think of its fresh, locally-grown food and reasonably priced drinks, it appeals even more. And when you know that a number of hotels lower their prices by 50 per cent in the so-called low season, you start wondering why are you not there already.

If you accept that days are shorter, it gets a tad chilly in the evenings, and not all hotels and guesthouses stay open during winter, Greece out of season oozes tremendous charm that can be only felt once the hordes of ‘traditional’ holiday makers have gone back home.

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