Give the Gift of Green This Holiday Season with's Early Bird Special Emerald Isle Escape

Forget a white Christmas. This season travelers will be dreaming of a green Christmas with’s unbelievable “Gift of Green” escape starting at just $399, inclusive of airfare and four-night accommodations. Deciding on the perfect gift for the holidays is a vision of the past. This Emerald Isle excursion boasts an exclusive holiday perk, allowing travelers until the New Year (January 5) to chose departure dates and select a travel partner with absolutely no change fee. One-time date and name changes are absolutely free! So if Santa gives the gift of Ireland to Aunt Kelly and she can’t go, Uncle Jim can go in her place!

The six day, four night “Gift of Green” package, ideal for those who wish to see a thousand shades of green, starts at just $399 per person, double occupancy, and is valid for travel January 9 through March 31, 2004.* This ultimate stocking stuffer includes roundtrip airfare, four-night accommodations (one night at a Great Southern Hotel in either Shannon or Dublin and three nights in a Farmhouse B&B of travelers choosing), car rental with unlimited mileage and an Irish coffee reception welcome. In order to make holiday dreams come true travelers must book this special by December 23 and have until January 5, 2004 to make a one-time switch on both departure dates and names at absolutely no cost. Booking by December 23 saves early birds over 15% as this same package will be priced starting at $469 after the holidays and no name or date changing flexibility applies. This is sure to be the biggest surprise under the tree and guaranteed to make spirits bright (or green!) this season.

The above pricing reflects departures from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Baltimore (BWI) or Chicago (ORD) and travelers have a choice of flying into Shannon or Dublin. Additional departure cities are available and priced accordingly. For more information or to book this “Gift of Green” holiday exclusive, please visit or call 800.896.4600.

Background on In 1994 The Irish Times was the first newspaper in Britain and Ireland, and among the first 30 in the world, to publish on the World Wide Web. Since its commencement, the range of services and content accessible through the site persisted to grow, and in March 1999, the site was re-launched as The site provides a large range of Internet-based products aimed at those interested in Ireland and all things Irish such as the top stories from The Irish Times and headlines on Breaking News plus micro-sites including jobs, property, motors and weather. Over 17 million page impressions or Web page hits were recorded on earlier this year. That number is expected to increase significantly with the launch of’s extensive travel line.

*Subject to availability. Departure taxes are not included (approximately $70 per person). Weekend travel incurs a $10 additional fee. All changes must be made by January 5 or a change fee will be incurred.

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