pounds 6.99

you can try out an alternative to travel-sickness pills. Sea-Bands are wrist bands which operate on the ancient Chinese principle of acupressure to restore calm and balance to the body. Apparently they work. Available from chemists, airports and ferry terminals.

pounds 28

per person (based on four sharing a self-catering apartment) you can enjoy a three night special cabaret weekend (6-9 June) with Max Bygraves topping the bill, at Holiday Club Pontin's Brean Sands Centre in Somerset. Call Holiday Club Pontin's on 0990-331199.

pounds 29.60

per adult you can enjoy a two-night, half-board weekend break at Lynton in North Devon, staying in YHA accommodation. This is just one of many YHA special deals this summer (you will need to buy the YHA annual membership for pounds 9.50). Call YHA on 01727-855215.

pounds 89

return you can get a seat on a unique express coach service operating three times a week during July and August between London and various Swiss towns including Interlaken. The coaches are laid on for scouts and guides and unsold seats are available for travellers. Uniform is not required. Call Venture Abroad on 0113-258 6474.

pounds 199

you can get a two-night break to Rome staying in a friendly, family run pensione. This price, which is applicable all year round, includes return scheduled flights from Luton. Call Italy specialist Room Service on 0171- 636 6888.

pounds 330

you can take your partner on the weekend of his or her racing dreams. Two people can stay two nights (with breakfast and dinner) just by the Donington Park Race track. For two days the car-lover of the pair gets expert instruction and practice in precision race car driving. Call 01332- 810649.

pounds 340

you can enjoy a five night cycling holiday in Denmark, a 120-mile tour of northern Sealand starting and ending in Copenhagen. The land is flattish and beautiful. Price includes half-board accommodation, a seven-gear bicycle and luggage transport between hotels (but not transport to and from Denmark). Call the Danish tourist Board on 0171-259 5959.

pounds 595

four people can share a superb manor house for a week in the north of Portugal, with four bedrooms (all with en-suite bathrooms), several reception rooms, a swimming pool and barbecue in the garden and a maid. The offer is available from 21 June, and does not include flights or transport. Call Vintage Travel on 01954-261431.

pounds 799

per person you can spend the longest day north of the Arctic Circle in Norway, where you can see the midnight sun. This seven day break, departing June 20, takes in Tromso and the fabled Lofoten Islands as well as a night on the coastal steamer. Call Inntravel on 01653-628862.

pounds 899

you can get a great deal with the highly reputable independent travel company Trailfinders, by flying to Australia this winter (not December) and taking one week's free car hire. The car offer is based on two travelling. Two stopovers are permitted anywhere on the BA/Qantas network. Call Trailfinders on 0171-938 3939.

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