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pounds 29.99

fly with a friend to Dublin. Ryanair is giving away 500,000 free seats on flights within its European network during the Friend's Fly Free promotion. Buy one flight and get another identical flight free. This offer is valid until 25 March 1999 and covers routes from London to Dublin, Glasgow, Cork, Knock, Kerry, Lyon, Toulouse, Pisa, Venice, Rimini, Oslo, Stockholm, Malmo. There are also flights from Glasgow to Paris and Dublin. Ryanair (tel: 0541 569569)

pounds 99

spend two nights in Paris. This deal is valid for travel between 14 January and 14 March and includes B&B accommodation in budget hotels and travel on off-peak Eurostar trains. Upgrades to two-, three- and four- star hotels are available. Paris Travel Service (tel: 01992 456 025)

pounds 315

explore North America, Kerouac-style. Departing 31 January, this one- week "Hawaiian Paradise" tour takes in Honolulu, Kauai and Oahu in a custom- built van, with six nights' camping and one night in a hotel. The trip includes domestic flights, accommodation, entrance into state and national parks, and tour guide. There is a pounds 40 per person kitty for food. International flights are not included. North America Travel Service/Suntrek (tel: 0181-881 8822)

pounds 561

fly return to Darwin or Perth, down under. Departures must be made before 31 January 1999; the return flight is valid for up to one year. Bookings entitle passengers to 10 per cent discounts on accommodation from the Qantas Holiday brochure. There are also flights to other Australian destinations for pounds 614. Qantas Holidays (tel: 0990 673464)

pounds 680

amateur botanists can discover the French Alps with David Bellamy. During the weeks commencing 3 and 10 June, Professor Bellamy will be leading an informal tutored group around the Upper Tarantaise Valley. This six-day tour includes return flights, transfers and full-board accommodation in the medieval Alpine village of Sainte Foy. Amin Momen (tel: 0171-371 9111)

pounds 1,029

Valentines can spend 14 February visiting Old Delhi and its ancient Red Fort. Departing on 13 February, this nine-day trip to India takes in Agra, the Taj Mahal, the bird sanctuary of Bharatpur and the pink city of Jaipur. The price includes half-board five-star accommodation, comprehensive sightseeing and a group guide. Bales Worldwide (tel: 01306 885991)

pounds 3,500

welcome in the new millennium - twice. Those itching to make exotic plans for the definitive New Year bash can time-travel: to Tonga for the first celebrations, then across the international date line to Western Samoa to continue the party. The 11-day tour includes flights, three- and four-star accommodation and two gala dinners. Jetset Tours (tel: 0161 236 6657).

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