Traveller deals: Abu Dhabi discounts

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ABU DHABI

Stop over at one of Abu Dhabi's most luxurious hotels for 45 per cent less. Stay four nights at the five-star St Regis Abu Dhabi from $923 for a superior sea-view room, with breakfast. Valid for sale and travel till October 4. See lowcostholidays.com.au.

HAWAII

My Hawaii has great deals on four- and five-star Starwood Hotels & Resorts properties in Waikiki and Maui. The packages include return economy Hawaiian Airlines flights, with teens aged 12-17 flying at children's prices. Travel is from mid-October to early December. Valid for sale till September 30. Phone 1300 004 292. See myhawaii.com.au.

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MELBOURNE

Planning to attend the Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne? Mantra on Jolimont's Joli Good Deal on a one-bedroom apartment includes a bottle of wine, late checkout and breakfast for two. From $229 a night. Valid October 24-26 and October 31-November 4. Phone 131 517. See mantra.com.au.

HUNTER VALLEY

Christmas party planners take note: Mercure Hunter Valley Resort's company Christmas packages include a special accommodation rate of $169 a twin-share room. The resort has a range of party options on offer. Phone (02) 4998 2000. See mercurehuntervalley.com.au.

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AFRICA

Dream of seeing the big five? Book a 2015 Africa holiday for two with Travelmarvel and one person's flights are free (apart from taxes). The 15-day Cape Town to Chobe Adventure, for instance, costs from $6495 a person, twin share and that includes meals, internal flights, park fees and transfers. Valid for sale till January 31. Phone 1300 196 420. See travelmarvel.com.au.

TURKEY

Gypsian Tours' Turkish Odyssey 21-day tour includes three nights sailing the Mediterranean on a Turkish gulet, three nights in Cappadocia and two in Safranbolu. It kicks off in Istanbul, August 28, 2015. Phone (07) 3372 4833. See gypsianboutiquetours.com.au.

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Cruise

A 37-day Cruise Express 2015 escorted holiday includes two cruises. Departing Australia on June 5, the "European Sojourn" begins with three nights in Rome before a 12-night cruise to Venice, a three-day coach tour of northern Italy, a flight to London and three nights there, and a 14-night round-trip Scandinavian cruise. Return flights included. From $11,990 a person, twin-share. Phone 1300 764 509.

See cruiseexpress.com.au.

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