pounds 173

students and under-26s can fly to Chicago between 1 January and 31 March 1999. USIT Campus (tel: 0171-730 2101).

pounds 254

over-50s can revise their rock 'n' roll dancing skills on holiday in Bournemouth. This price is for a one-week full-board holiday in November or February, including daytime excursions and night-time dancing classes. Saga (tel: 0800 0565880).

pounds 269

you can fly return from London to Los Angeles, non-stop, with Air New Zealand, if you stay over a Saturday night, complete your travels by 18 December and book by 10 October. US Airtours (tel: 0181-559 7721).

pounds 299

you can take your partner on a luxury day-trip to Paris, travelling first class on Eurostar on Saturday or Sunday (with breakfast and dinner on board), to enjoy a champagne lunch at Les Ambassadeurs (two stars and five red knives and forks in the Michelin Guide). This per-person price also includes a Seine river cruise. Kirker Holidays (tel: 0171-231 3333).

pounds 321

you can take a two-night Christmas-shopping break in New York, staying for two nights in the two-star Ramada Milford Plaza. Price includes flights from London, Birmingham, Manchester or Glasgow, with Continental, from 1 November to 12 December. Airline Network (tel: 01772 727272).

pounds 699

you can enjoy a two-week all-inclusive holiday in Goa, India, departing 31 October, just in time for India's best weather. This price includes return flights, transfers and 14 nights full-board accommodation. Advantage Travel Centres (tel: 0870 909 0070).

pounds 1,300

you can rent an ultra-stylish villa in Greece for a week in October. Villas available include the Whitehouse, on the island of Hydra. Suitable for one or two people, it has its own sizeable plunge pool and extensive views over the local port and the Aegean beyond. This price does not include transport. International Chapters (tel: 0171-722 0722).

pounds 4,071

you can take a 10-week escorted journey through South America, starting in the Venezuelan city of Caracas, and passing through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile (including Patagonia) and finally to Buenos Aires in Argentina. This price includes return flights, all transfers and hotel accommodation. Journey Latin America (tel: 0181-747 8315).