Australia and Ireland Offer Unique Travel Packages

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Published 12/02/09

Australia and Ireland Offer Unique Travel Packages

(Sydney, Australia) – One will take you “back to the future” with a whimsical twist; the other will take you to the deep – down under.

Two intriguing but extremely different vacation packages were recently announced – one for Australia, and the other for a castle in Ireland.

In an unusual collaboration, Australia's Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef have teamed up with V Australia - Richard Branson’s newest international airline - to bring what they call the “Perfect Australian Travel Experience to Americans.”

The vacation package is aimed to attract jetsetters with round-trip flights on V Australia from Los Angeles to Sydney or Brisbane, round-trip domestic flights and one-day travel experiences at two of Australia’s iconic destinations: Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef, starting from just $829 (with some restrictions applicable).   

The package is offered exclusively in partnership with Down Under Answers and Springboard Vacations, and it begins with international economy round-trip flights on V Australia, domestic flights on sister-airline, Virgin Blue, and includes two free tours: the Essential Sydney Opera House tour, and a half-day tour of the Great Barrier Reef to Michaelmas Cay with Ocean Spirit. 

For adventure seekers interested in travel to Australia, V Australia flights offer non-stop flights to Sydney and Brisbane from Los Angeles.

To embody the perfect Aussie travel experience, the renowned designer Steven Alan has been tapped to create a one-of-a-kind bag inspired by these world famous destinations. 

“Every great traveler knows one thing. It’s all about the bag,” Alan said. “Or more specifically the perfect bag. In creating the Perfect Bag, I aim to capture the sights, sounds, flavor and spirit of Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef from first-hand experience on my own Perfect Trip.”  Inspired by the people, places and lifestyle of Queensland and New South Wales, Steven Alan’s one-of-a-kind Perfect Bag will make its limited-edition debut in December 2009.

The Perfect Bag by Steven Alan will be available exclusively at select Steven Alan stores in New York and Los Angeles. The bag will reflect the Steven Alan signature style, combining perfect tailoring and casual California cool.  Inspired by travel to Australia and contributions from users through twitter (at perfectproject) and, every detail will be reinterpreted for the Perfect Bag.

From down under to Ireland, one castle is looking to provide quite the trip into parallel worlds.

In Steven Spielberg's 1980s classic movie Back to the Future, a journey into the future or back to the past was made simple with the one-of-a-kind DeLorean time machine.  Although Ashford Castle and the g Hotel Galway can't put that kind of a trip together, they do make the journey to two distinct eras of Ireland's history possible.  Ashford Castle, which originally dates back to 1228, and the g Hotel Galway, which is eclectically modern, have joined together to offer a special Back to the Future Package showcasing the best of both worlds. 
Valid through December 22, 2009, the four-night promotion is priced at US $888 and includes two nights' accommodation at each hotel (in any order) and a full Irish breakfast each morning

For more information and to make reservations (through either hotel), visit or   


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