pounds 19

(plus pounds 5 tax) you can fly one way from London to Glasgow on champion budget airline Ryanair - 3,000 seats a week are available at this price. For reservations call 0541 569569.

pounds 30

you can become the adoptive parent of the endangered sloth bear at London Zoo for one year. Adoptive parents receive photos, certificates, car stickers and a ticket to London Zoo to visit their sloth bear. Call 0171-449 6262.

pounds 148

per person, you can get across the Channel to Upper Normandy for a two- night weekend break, eating and staying at a 300-year-old inn near the market town of Yvetot. The price is half-board (based on two sharing) and covers ferry crossings for car and passengers. Call Inntravel on 01653 628862.

pounds 269

you can spend seven nights in a three-star hotel in Luxor, southern Egypt, with several departure dates in May. Hot sunshine and ancient monuments are guaranteed. There is a 25 per cent reduction for the second person booking. Flights depart from Gatwick. Call Rising Star Travel on 0171- 813 1833.

pounds 299

you can spend six nights in Havana, Cuba, at the four-star Garden of Eden Hotel, if you are able to travel before 3 June. For dancing, cigars and friendly old revolutionaries you can do no better. Call the Holiday Place on 0171-431 0670.

pounds 436

a family of four can rent a country cottage in Denmark for nine nights (remember that one pound will get you 25 per cent more Danish Kroners than it did last year). The price is based on self-drive, including sea travel. Call Scandinavian Seaways on 0990 333111.

pounds 459

non-fliers and the less intrepid can see Italy in comfort - by road. This coach tour, departing from the Norfolk area, takes in Chamonix, Passignano, Assisi, Florence and Rome. Included in the price are nine nights' half- board accommodation and all travel. Call Harrison Holidays on 01553 774634.

pounds 566

you can fly return to Mexico direct from Gatwick on British Airways in July and August. Included in the price of the fare is two nights' accommodation in Mexico City in a central three-star hotel. Cheap domestic add-on fares are available for Merida, Cancun, Guadalajara and other centres. Call Journey Latin America on 0181-747 3108.

pounds 699

you can travel around the world if you depart before 30 June. Up to six stopovers are possible, including Bali, Australia, New Zealand and Los Angeles. This fare - known as the Super Wanderer and offered by a consortium of airlines - is available from travel agents such as Trailfinders on 0171-938 3366.

pounds 750

you can spend two days at a French motor-racing school, learning to drive a single-seater Formule Renault on a track where speeds of 280 kilometres an hour are regularly attained. This price is for an all-inclusive package covering transport, all meals and wines, as well as equipment and special insurance. Call 0181-883 7314.

pounds 1,340

you can spend 15 days exploring a part of central Asia that few foreigners have seen. Following in the footsteps of nomadic tribespeople, the tour takes in glacial lakes, colossal mountains and the grasslands of Tadjikistan and Uzbekistan. The price is all inclusive. Call Steppes East on 01285 810267.