Credit-Crunching Family Holidays for 2009

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With Easter, Whitsun and the long summer break approaching, parents considering a good value holiday should consider long haul destinations, according to Hayes & Jarvis (0871 664 0246). The worldwide specialist has a range of credit-crunching family holidays to far-flung destinations - such as Kenya and Thailand, offering great value during the school holidays.

With Easter, Whitsun and the long summer break approaching, parents considering a good value holiday should consider long haul destinations, according to Hayes & Jarvis (0871 664 0246). The worldwide specialist has a range of credit-crunching family holidays to far-flung destinations - such as Kenya and Thailand, offering great value during the school holidays. This is supported by the Post Office® Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer survey, which shows the cost of eight tourist items in Thailand and Kenya to be cheaper than eurozone countries and holiday favourites such as Egypt and the US. The packages are based on a family of four (two adults and two children aged 2-11 years) travelling during school holidays and start from £2,196:

Easter in Kenya: Built in traditional style, the 3*+ Papillon Lagoon Reef is located on Diani beach, south of Mombasa. Set in tropical gardens and just a short distance from Diani town's local shops and restaurants, the all inclusive hotel offers a relaxing environment, superb value for money, and a variety of leisure facilities - including large swimming pool, children's pool and play area, tennis courts, dive and water-sports centre, and regular evening entertainment. One week from 8th April costs £899 per person (child sharing price £469pp) - or £2,736 for a family of four. The package includes all inclusive accommodation and Kenya Airways flights from London Heathrow.

Whitsun in Sri Lanka: Situated on the sands of Kalutara beach on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, the 4* Royal Palms Beach hotel is ideal for a relaxing family holiday. Boasting views of the ocean and landscaped gardens from its main restaurant, facilities include three additional restaurants and bars, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Spa, gym, tennis, volleyball, and regular evening entertainment. One week from 22nd May costs £699 per person (child sharing price £399pp) - or £2,196 for a family of four. The package includes B&B accommodation and Kingfisher Airlines flights from London Heathrow.

Summer in Thailand: Located a short walk from lively Hua Hin, the 4* Hua Hin Marriott Resort and Spa is distinctively designed with Thai-style low-rise buildings set in tropical gardens on a white sand beach. The welcoming family-friendly hotel offers a range of facilities including tennis courts, swimming pool, water-sports, and a luxurious Spa. One week from 30th July costs £925 per person (child sharing price £595pp) - or £3,040 for a family of four. The package includes room only accommodation and Jet Airways flights from London Heathrow.

For more information, please visit http://www.hayesandjarvis.co.uk.

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