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Party Your Way through 2014 with Student Flights

29 January 2014

Party Your Way through 2014 with Student Flights

Struggling with a case of the post-holiday blues? Dreaming of an overseas adventure where you can let your hair down? From tomato fights and dance festivals to paint throwing and beer, there is something around the globe to suit everyone.

With a line-up that will make you drool, the team at Student Flights has pulled together their picks of the best festivals around the world.

LA TOMATINA; ITALY
The world’s largest vegetable fight - La Tomatina takes place annually on the fourth Wednesday in August in the Valencian town of Bunol. While no one is entirely certain how the event actually originated, one of the most popular theories is that disgruntled townspeople attacked city councilmen with tomatoes during a town celebration. Aside from the tomato fight - the festival runs for a week and features music, parades, fireworks and dancing. A word to the wise – book your accommodation early. Approximately 20,000 to 40,000 visitors come to the small town of Bunol for this festival every year!

GET THERE: Student Flights has return airfares to Valencia from $2,485* ex Auckland, per person.
*Prices are correct as at 28 January 2014, are subject to availability & are subject to change without notice. Valid for sales until 15 Feb 2014. Travel from 01 Mar - 30 Sep 2014.

HOLI; INDIA
The religious spring festival that is celebrated by Hindus, Holi is primarily observed in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and countries with large Indian populations. The festival involves throwing vibrant colours at each other and dancing in the streets – imagine the largest paint fight you’ve ever experienced and multiply it!

GET THERE: Student Flights has return airfares to Mumbai from $1,809* ex Auckland, per person.
*Prices are correct as at 28 January 2014, are subject to availability & are subject to change without notice. Valid for sales until 31 Jan 2014. Travel from 31 Mar - 11 Apr, 28 Apr - 27 Jun, 07 Jul - 19 Sep 2014.

OKTOBERFEST; GERMANY
Munich’s famous beer festival is one of the largest and most well known in the world. The party is estimated to attract over six million people every year who consume an estimated 1.5 million gallons of beer, 200,000 pairs of pork sausage and 480,000 spit-roasted chickens during the beer and meat extravaganza.

GET THERE: Student Flights has return airfares to Munich from $2,695* ex Auckland, per person.
*Prices are correct as at 28 January 2014, are subject to availability & are subject to change without notice. Valid for sales until 15 Feb 2014. Travel from 01 Mar - 30 Sep 2014.

COACHELLA; UNITED STATES
Often referred to as one for the bucket list, Coachella is in a world of its own. With a desert setting, the annual music and arts festival features a variety of music including rock, indie, hip hop and electronic music, as well as large sculptural art. Tie it in with a road trip across the US and you’ve got yourself a dream holiday!

GET THERE: Student Flights has return airfares to Palm Springs from $1,895* ex Auckland, per person.
*Prices are correct as at 28 January 2014, are subject to availability & are subject to change without notice. Valid for sales until 15 Feb 2014. Travel from 01 February - 31 Mar 2014.

GLASTONBURY; UK
Perfect for all of those Kiwis that are heading to the UK on their big OE, Glastonbury is the most well-known and popular festival in the UK and is an absolute must for anyone that loves music and the outdoors! Starting on a farm in 1970, Glastonbury typically attracts over 150,000 fans every year. Part of the appeal is that the event donates millions of pounds to various local and international charities each year and aims to be among the greenest and cleanest events held throughout the world.

GET THERE: Student Flights has return airfares to London from $2,339* ex Auckland, per person.
*Prices are correct as at 28 January 2014, are subject to availability & are subject to change without notice. Valid for sales until 17 Mar 2014. Travel from 01 Feb - 30 Jun, 01 Sep - 30 Nov 2014.

FULL MOON PARTY; THAILAND
Koh Phangan is famous for its Full Moon Party, held every month on the night of the full moon, attracting thousands of party lovers to the island. Relax under the coconut trees on a white sandy beach by day and enjoy the party atmosphere at night with over 12 major sound systems running the length of Had Rin beach.

GET THERE: Student Flights has return airfares from Auckland to Bangkok from $1,425* ex Auckland, per person.
*Prices are correct as at 28 January 2014, are subject to availability & are subject to change without notice. Valid for sales until 31 Jan 2014. Travel from 02 Feb - 31 Aug 2014.

CREAMFIELDS; UK
If you enjoy energetic dance parties then Creamfields is the one for you! A two-day festival held in Warrington, Creamfields has been named the Best Dance Event by the UK Festival Awards. Held in August over bank holiday weekend, it has gained a reputation as the closing party of the summer, with a consistently impressive array of world class live acts and DJs.

GET THERE: Student Flights has return airfares to Manchester from $2,389* ex Auckland, per person.

*Prices are correct as at 28 January 2014, are subject to availability & are subject to change without notice. Valid for sales until 04 March 2014. Travel from 01 – 10 Apr, 28 Apr – 31 May, 01 Sep – 30 Nov 2014.

FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL; AUSTRALIA
The annual Australian music festival is held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth throughout March in 2014, featuring local and international artists. Dubbed one of the top festivals of the year, it’s the perfect destination for a whirlwind weekend with mates. Make it a long one so you can take some time out across the ditch as well.

GET THERE: Student Flights has return airfares to Sydney from $359* ex Auckland, per person.
*Prices are correct as at 28 January 2014, are subject to availability & are subject to change without notice. Valid for sales until 15 Feb 2014. Travel from 01 Aug - 30 Nov 2014.

TOMORROWLAND; BELGIUM
Kicking off towards the end of July, Tomorrowland is one of the largest festivals in Europe. With almost 20 different stages and crowds reaching close to 200,000, the festival will be celebrating its 10th year in 2014 so is guaranteed to go off with a bang.

Stay on site at DreamVille, the official camping ground, complete with stalls selling the best of local Belgian cuisine, a supermarket and a bakery serving fresh bread.

GET THERE: Student Flights has return airfares to Brussels from $2,345* ex Auckland, per person.
*Prices are correct as at 28 January 2014, are subject to availability & are subject to change without notice. Valid for sales until 18 Feb 2014. Travel from 01 Feb - 30 Jun 2014.

For more great deals around the globe, contact Student Flights on 0800 255 995 or visit www.studentflights.co.nz

About Student Flights
Student Flights is the youth and adventure division of the Flight Centre Limited and focuses on travel for students, young people and anyone who seeks adventure, either at home or abroad.

Student Flights has a network of Student Travel Specialists in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the UK and are able to assist with everything from student travel or an OE, through to a working holiday or teaching and volunteering overseas.

Student Flights currently has five New Zealand stores located in Auckland, Dunedin, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington and is growing rapidly.

Student Flights is a division of Flight Centre (NZ) Limited, New Zealand’s largest travel agency.

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