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Jet2holidays Gives Holidaymakers a Gem with Launch of Croatian Hotspot for 2012

26th October 2011

Package holidays to Dubrovnik from Newcastle available from just £399

Direct flights with Jet2.com from £41.99 per person one way including taxes

26 October 2011 Leading package holiday specialist, Jet2holidays has today announced the addition of Dubrovnik to its growing range of direct destinations from Newcastle Airport - the first Croatian hotspot available from the airport for North East passengers.

On sale from today, holidays to this 'Gem of the Adriatic' are available weekly on Saturday’s from 9 June to 6 October 2012, perfect for eager holidaymakers already planning their summer getaway next year.  Jet2holidays packages start at just £399 per person for 7 nights and include direct return flights with sister company Jet2.com.With a fabulous range of three to five star hotels to choose from, there is certainly something to suit all styles and budgets!

Newcastle to Dubrovnik

Savvy North East holidaymakers can secure their ATOL protected trip with a wallet-friendly £60 deposit per person, and can save even more by taking advantage of Jet2holiday's £100 off offer - simply by booking before 31st October and inserting 100SAVE.

Steve Heapy, Managing Director of Jet2holidays, commented: "With its famed sapphire waters, unspoilt charm and the fact it is great value compared to other Mediterranean resorts, Croatia is fast becoming a holiday favourite.  Dubrovnik is one of our top destinations from our other bases, so we are delighted to offer North East customers the chance to experience the many delights it has to offer.  With its beautiful beaches, romantic squares to enjoy a cosy meal and vibrant nightlife, it is a perfect getaway for families, couples and groups alike.

"The launch of Dubrovnik only weeks after celebrating our sixth anniversary at Newcastle Airport shows just how committed we are to further expanding our range of exciting routes available for North East passengers - giving them an unrivalled choice of great value holidays to some of the best destinations in Europe."

Chris Sanders, aviation development director at Newcastle Airport, said: "We are delighted with Jet2holidays announcement of a new destination for summer 2012.  Our customers can now fly to Dubrovnik directly from Newcastle for the first time on a scheduled service. We are certain this popular Croatian destination will prove a hit with North East holidaymakers, as well as provide more choice. This development further demonstrates the strength of company's continued growth from the region, our customers now have 23 city, sun and ski destinations to choose from with both Jet2holidays and Jet2.com."

All Jet2holidays customers enjoy Jet2.com's friendly flight times, allocated seating and a generous 22kg baggage allowance. Flights to Dubrovnik start from £41.99 one way including taxes and the weekly Saturday afternoon service means passengers will arrived refreshed and ready to hit the beach.

Jet2holidays provide a comprehensive Croatian offering for holidaymakers wanting to soak up the dazzling coastline and immerse themselves in the magical medieval cities. With great value package deals to the popular resorts of Split and Dubrovnik, as well as fights to Pula, the historic port town, accessing the emerging gem of the Adriatic couldn’t be easier!

About Dubrovnik:

Sitting on the most south eastern tip of the Croatian coast, Dubrovnik was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979, providing lots of exciting things to discover and explore. The fortified walls skirting the town create a great walk with spectacular views of the city’s shiny white marble houses with glimpses of the beautiful crystal clear bay.   

A short boat trip across to the wooded Lokrum Island is a cultural haven for those wanting to learn more about Dubrovnik’s interesting past. Visitors can explore the fortress and roam the beautiful botanical garden and monastery on the 72 hectare island where, according to legend, Richard the Lionheart was cast ashore after being shipwrecked in 1192.

For those looking for a more relaxing escape, Dubrovnik boasts several beaches including the main Banje public beach and the more secluded and stony beach named after Copacabana! Alternatively, a stroll around the Stadun – the main street – provides plenty of opportunity to cash in some Kuna’s for some unusual Croatian keepsakes.

Some key events in Dubrovnik’s calendar are:

  • The annual Summer Festival (July – August) is a fantastic 45 day cultural event with plenty of films, plays, music and games to really get into the spirit of the city.  With past visitors including Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman it’s a must for any film buff.
  • Sport enthusiasts will enjoy watching the Maraton Ladja (August) a traditional boat race which sees local villagers compete on a 22.5km course on the Neretva River.
  • Music lovers will enjoy the Julian Rachlin & Friends festival of chamber music, which features world-renowned musicians led by Austrian violinist Julian Rachlin. Started in 2000, the festival features a series of concerts each year at wonderful landmarks across the city.

For more information on great value package holidays visit www.Jet2holidays.com or to book flights visit www.Jet2.com .

October 26, 2011 at 16:37