Tourists staying in Alicante over the Christmas-New Year period will be able to enjoy direct-flight getaways to Milan and Ibiza with Vueling Airlines.
The Barcelona-based airline company has scheduled special flights from Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport to holiday hotspot Ibiza on December 20, 23, 27 and 30 December and 3, 6 and 10 January, and to Milan Malpensa on 18 and 27 December and 3 and 8 January.
Ryanair Cards for Gift-Giving Stragglers
Meanwhile, it’s that time of the year when mild panic sets in as you realise you’ve forgotten to buy a Christmas gift for a family member, friend or “Secret Santa” colleague – and there’s no time to go shopping before the party or dinner.
One option to help calm your nerves is a Ryanair gift card. Starting at £25, the cards are conveniently delivered to your inbox, can be personalised with a greeting of your choice, and cover more than 230 destinations across Ryanair’s network.
“This year,” says Ryanair director of marketing Dara Brady, “more than ever travel will be on the top of people’s Christmas wish list. Following two years of on-again-off-again travel restrictions, the Ryanair gift card is the perfect go-to gift for the wanderlust-filled friends and family in your life.”
According to Ryanair, the gift cards “are also a perfect gesture for corporates looking for a way to bring their employees a bit of festive cheer and reward them for their hard work over the past year”.
Winner of Jet2 Christmas Card Competition
In November we published details of a children’s Christmas card competition organised by Jet2.com and Jet2Holidays, and now the company – a major operator at Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport – has revealed the winner.
She is 14-year-old Keani Hughes from Gomersal, whose winning design (pictured above) showed Santa Claus sitting on a beach enjoying an ice cream, as elves sprinkled hundreds and thousands from a Jet2.com aircraft in the sky.
As part of the prize, Keani’s design is being used by Jet2.com and Jet2holidays as their official Christmas e-card for 2021, and she also receives a £1,000 voucher to go towards a family holiday.
“I’m over the moon to have won the competition,” said Keani, “especially as we haven’t been anywhere sunny for a couple of years now. I can’t wait to get on a Jet2.com plane again and go somewhere warm and sunny. We’re thinking of putting the holiday voucher towards a villa break in Spain, which I am really excited about.”
Added her mother, Lisa Hughes, “I saw the competition and knew it would be an activity Keani would enjoy doing, so suggested she enter. Keani does a lot of drawing at home and makes birthday cards for all the family. The brief for the design was ‘Santa on a beach’ and when she thinks of a beach she automatically thinks of ice cream. Not only is she a great artist, Keani is also a fantastic baker. Keani thought it would be fun to have Santa’s elves sprinkling hundreds and thousands from a Jet2.com plane.”