April 2021 SPAIN  -  The Occidental Isla Cristina 4* Hotel

bookings have to be direct to me with cheques payable to SAGA or contact details and SAGA will take card payments.

£50 Bridge Fee direct to me (cheque with booking form or online payment).


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This is with SAGA at Huelva - Costa De La Luz (South West - near the Portugal border)

This is a full package holiday (which many prefer) with SAGA and includes optional Travel Insurance included on generous underwriting terms. If you have annual travel cover then a price reduction of £54 is available.

Basic details:-
13th April 14 nights All Inclusive for £1099 - No Single Supplement

Only 11 rooms available with Single Supplement and these are going fast!!

Based on BA flight from Gatwick - flights from Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Birmingham, Luton & Bristol are available and Saga will book these (via Easyjet and Jet2) as and when places are requested. These are, of course, subject to availability so the sooner we can book the better.

This holiday also includes 4 complimentary excursions
Bookings will have to be direct with SAGA (but through me first so they are part of the Bridge Group) Bridge fees will have to be paid direct to me as they cannot collect more than the holiday price and transfer the difference. Neither can I collect your money and send on to them.

Saga are well experienced in dealing with the "discerning clientele's” requirements so I am sure all arrangements/facilities should adequately meet our needs.

The standard holiday price is £1099 based on BA flight from Gatwick

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Gran Hotel Turquesa Playa, Tenerife 10th November – 24th November 2020


£1,229.00 per person Standard Twin rooms (Pool view £108 Sea view £140)
£1,437.00 per person Single pool view rooms    £1,449.00 per person Single sea view rooms

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Billy at SAGA has worked some magic for us. The delay in getting this holiday on the books was because the hotel wanted to charge €100 per night for the use of the conference room. Billy managed to get SAGA’s top Management to pressure the hotel to waive this.
SAGA’s full allocation of single rooms has been held for us since we started negotiating. This is only 12 rooms – but further can be requested, although subject to the hotel agreeing and at a much higher supplement. It is possible SAGA may be able to reduce the Supplement. They only have Pool and Sea view rooms so the supplement equates to £154.
The standard holiday is based on flights from Gatwick. There is a wide range of regional airports with most having a supplement of around £45. The list provided is not exhaustive, and other options can be discussed with Billy. Most flight times are very sociable! More fully explained in the SAGA details. Flight prices change (inevitably increase) and SAGA will discuss any booking and the price will be determined by that ruling at the time.

We have taken all of SAGA's Single room allocation and the hotel are not prepared/unable to release any more to them. We therefore have a "waiting list" for singles. Good prospects of other operators releasing some of their allocation at a later date and possibility we may have cancellations.  THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE PRICE FOR OUR SINGLES HAS BEEN REDUCED -as we had anticipated getting extra rooms (at a higher supplement) and averaged that out. This is not required now.



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Cyprus – Paphos 20th Jan 2021



Athena Royal Beach (excluding flights!)

For those who did not join us a couple weeks ago - the hotel met with universal acclaim, and pretty much a demand that we return! 

I never thought we would find somewhere better than the Phaethon! - but the Athena was head and shoulders above. (staff, food, bridge room and the hotel itself) The package includes 2 meals per week in the A la Carte Restaurant - something many took full advantage of. 

The Bowls facilities are international standard and 2nd to none. There are a number of outdoor greens and an indoor one - all excellent quality. The package includes 7 x 2 hour sessions. Additional use is available for a small charge.

The hotel have their own Travel Agents - CONSTANT TRAVEL. I approached them, but because we booked via Arena they will not do an independent deal. They regard Arena as one of their preferred partners. The deal offered for next year is:-


I am pleased to advise that I am able to get availability for the Athena Royal Beach Hotel from Wednesday 20 Jan 2021 for 14 nights – with only a small increase in price.

We can get  ULTRA ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE for the cost of the full board package again ( which represents a saving of 18 euros per day), and this time  I have built this into the package for everyone. 


EASYJET AND Ryan Air are not yet on sale for January 2021 and are likely to be the best choice and prices for most departure airports.  (like this year).  Historically Easyjet fly on Wednesdays from most of their UK airports.

TUI has flights already on sale from Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Birmingham and Manchester – but generally TUI are more expensive.  Jet2 also already have flights on sale from Birmingham, Manchester and Stansted at a more realistic costs.

If a number want Gatwick for example Arena can look at packaging flights if it is requested by anyone.


14 nights  ultra all-inclusive  £1200  (includes bridge - Arena’s price £1149)
Single sup - £10 per night - £140 = £1340
Full sea view – £9 per person per night


I am holding an option for 30 rooms to sell as double or sole occupancy.  ( 20 mountain view and 10 sea view).
Included is a bridge room for 12 tables and 7 sessions of bowls.

Deposit excluding flight is £200 per person. 



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