Cyber Monday Discounts of Up to $3,180 per Couple Offered on Vacation Packages by Central Holidays

Leading travel company Central Holidays presents a one-day mega sale featuring Cyber Monday travel deals on tours and river cruises.

Central Holidays Cyber Monday River Cruise Travel Deals

Tour the world’s rivers with Central Holidays

Travelers can expect to save as much as $3,180 per couple on some of the company’s most popular river cruises and up to $1,099 on tour packages.

Moonachie, NJ (PRWEB) November 28, 2013

Central Holidays and its family of travel brands are kicking-off the holidays with huge savings of up to $3,180 per couple valid on travel packages for bookings made on December 2, 2013. The mega-sale features exclusive discounts on exciting vacation packages to destinations around the globe. These special rates are available for one day only!

Travelers can expect to save as much as $3,180 per couple on some of the company’s most popular river cruises and up to $1,099 on tour packages to Italy, France, Portugal, Greece, Israel, and Turkey — or to new destinations the travel brands are introducing in 2014 such as Sardinia, Morocco, Argentina, and Peru. Travelers who make a deposit on any of the selected tours on December 2, 2013 will have the entire month of December to pay the balance on their purchase.

The discounted travel deals on tours and river cruises are as follows:

— Select River Cruises – Save up to $3,180 when you cruise the world’s waterways: Hungary – Slovakia – Netherlands – Spain – Czech Republic – Germany – Portugal – Austria – Switzerland- Italy – France – Egypt (call for details)

— 11-Day Castles & Lakes of Italy – Save up to $696 per couple

— 11-Day Flavors of Southern Italy & Puglia – Save up to $571 per couple

— 7-Day Sardinia’s Rugged Beauty & Luxurious Lifestyle – Save up to $618 per couple

— 7-Day Bordeaux & Basque Country – Save up to $968 per couple

— 8-Day The Wines of Portugal – Save up to $931 per couple

— 8-Day Cruising the Adriatic – Save up to $414 per couple

— 10-Day Turkey’s Discovery Star – Save up to $205 per couple

— 7-Day Treasures of Greece – Save up to $282 per couple

— 11-Day Majestic Morocco – Save up to $425 per couple

— 10-Day Classic Tour of Israel – Save up to $527 per couple

— 12-Day Patagonia with Cruise – Save up to $1099 per couple

— 14-Day Exotic Peru – Save up to $931 per couple

Tour Cyber Monday Travel Deals: 12 percent discount on pre-selected programs to Italy, France, Portugal, Croatia, Turkey, Greece, Israel, Morocco, Argentina, and Peru applies if a deposit is received on December 2, 2013 and tour is paid for in full by December 31, 2013. Offer is not combinable with any other offers/discounts/promotions. River Cruise Cyber Monday Travel Deals: Discounts of up to $3180 per couple on pre-selected river cruises if cruise is booked and paid in full on December 2, 2013. Call for details. Commission cap for travel agents on these offers is limited to 10 percent. From prices are per person based on double occupancy. Offers are is not combinable with any other offers/discounts/promotions.

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About Central Holidays:
Founded in 1972, Central Holidays offers superior travel programs, value, and service to enchanting destinations across the globe. Destinations include Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, and Croatia. The company also offers dozens of Mediterranean and European river cruise itineraries, worldwide ski programs, religious pilgrimage travel, as well as people-to-people educational exchange travel to Cuba! The company’s sister brand, STI by Central Holidays, presents novel travel opportunities throughout Central and South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Central Holidays and its family of travel companies remain at the forefront of the global tourism and travel industry, offering the most diverse range of travel programs that support brand promises of reliability, expertise, and flexibility. For more information, contact Central Holidays at 1-800-935-5000 or visit

Cyber Monday Discounts of Up to $3,180 per Couple Offered on Vacation Packages by Central Holidays

Moody upgrades Greece’s debt rating –

Moody upgrades Greece’s debt rating

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Moody’s, the international rating agency, has upgraded Greece by two notches, reflecting good progress with fiscal consolidation despite continued recession and fragile political stability.

The upgrade from Caa3 to single C with a stable rating still leaves Greek sovereign bonds deep in junk territory, but supports the coalition government’s forecast of a primary budget surplus this year before debt repayments, rising to 1.5 per cent of output in 2014.

“Moody’s expects that the government will achieve (and possibly outperform) its target of a primary balance in 2013, and record a surplus in 2014 in accordance with the adjustment programme,” the agency said.

A senior finance ministry official said on Friday that on the basis of 10-month revenue figures, Greece could achieve a primary surplus of close to €1bn this year.

An improved medium-term outlook and lower interest payments following last year’s restructuring of privately held Greek debt also contributed to the upgrade, Moody’s said.

The economy is bottoming out but will shrink by another 0.5 per cent in 2014 before growing by 1.0 per cent in 2015, it said. The EU and the Greek government both forecast an earlier recovery with growth of around 0.5 per cent next year after six straight years of recession.

The finance ministry official said the “troika” of bailout monitors from the commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank had postponed a planned visit to Athens until after December 9 because of continuing differences over “two or three structural reforms and a few small fiscal issues.”

The government still hopes to wrap up a deal that would unlock another €1bn of bailout aid before the end of the year but must first overcome strong political opposition to the troika’s insistence on reforms of the real estate sector, which threaten to split the governing coalition of the centre-right New Democracy party and the PanHellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok).

The socialists have rejected the troika’s proposal to lift a ban on home foreclosures that has encouraged “strategic” defaults on mortgages by solvent borrowers and blocked the possibility of a housing market recovery.

Resistance by New Democracy lawmakers to a new unified real estate tax that will include agricultural land for the first time has already forced the finance ministry to reduce the amount to be paid by farmers, leaving a €400m gap in next year’s budget to be covered by additional spending cuts.

Talks with the troika have dragged while the government seeks concessions that would ensure it can push both reforms through parliament. The coalition has seen its majority shrink to just four seats following a series of defections by lawmakers opposed to reform.

Moody upgrades Greece’s debt rating

Greece’s ultra-right party stages protest –

About 1,000 supporters of Greece’s Golden Dawn party have staged a protest outside parliament against the pre-trial detention of their leader, Nikolaos Mihaloliakos, on charges of forming a criminal organisation.

Clad in black clothes, the protesters marched on Saturday carrying torches and Greek flags while shouting slogans such as “hands off Golden Dawn, don’t jail nationalists” to the sound of Greek folk and marching songs.

Riot police kept watch over the protesters, making sure they did not come into contact with counter-rallies by rival leftist groups nearby.

The demonstration was the ultra-right party’s most high-profile public action since a government crackdown against it in September, following the killing of an anti-fascist rapper by one of its supporters.

But the poor turnout of just a few hundred sympathisers showed Golden Dawn is still struggling to recover from the action of the authorities.

Rejecting accusations

Thirteen of Golden Dawn’s 18 legislators are either in pre-trial detention, face charges, or have had their parliamentary immunity lifted, as prosecutors build a case that its leadership was involved in paramilitary-style attacks against political opponents and immigrants.

The party has rejected accusations of violence, and all Golden Dawn legislators who have been charged or are under investigation deny the allegations against them, saying they are being persecuted for their nationalist beliefs.

Golden Dawn came out of nowhere in elections last year to win parliamentary seats, capitalising on a rise in anti-immigrant sentiment amid record unemployment in the austerity-hit country.

The party lost about a third of its support immediately after the rapper’s death, according to opinion polls.

But it recovered some of those losses in October, after the revenge killing of two of its supporters by a previously unknown, anti-establishment hardliner group.

A poll published on Saturday in newspaper Kosmos tou Ependyti showed Golden Dawn’s support steady at 8.8 percent from 9.0 percent in October.

Greece’s ultra-right party stages protest