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you can attend the Independent Travellers' World at the G-Mex Centre in Manchester on 22-23 February. This is the place to pick up information on all aspects of travel, and hear talks on special related subjects. All talks are free on the day (but space is limited). Call 0117 908 3300 for more details

pounds 115

(including breakfast and VAT) per night two people can stay in a deluxe double bedroom at the intimate Pembridge Court Hotel in Notting Hill Gate London. Offer available for Easter period (end of March). Call 0171- 229 9977

pounds 129

per person you can enjoy a two night break at the Van Zanen Hotel in the Hague, Holland to witness the famous Spring Flower Parade on 26 April. If millions of tulips are your thing, call Amsterdam Travel Service 01992 456056.

pounds 158

you can take advantage of the introductory offer from the Stena Line for its new high-speed sea service from Harwich to the Hook of Holland, starting 2 June. This price is for selected sailings, if booking is made before 28th February. Crossing time will be under four hours. Call Stena Line 0990 707070

pounds 169

per person, the very far-sighted among us can book bargain ski trips one year in advance. Ski Airtours offer seven nights at the Forum/Foret, Flaine for this price in January 1998 if you book now. Call 01706 240077

pounds 209

you can take a seven night, self-catering cruise from Tannay to Decize through rural Burgundy in France. The price incudes ferry crossings on a self-drive basis (your car is delivered to you at the end of the cruise). Call Headwater 01606 48699.

pounds 570

per person (based on two sharing) you can do a week's island hopping in Scotland on a bicycle: price includes seven nights B&B, hire of 21- speed bicycle. The tour can be independently taken any time from May to September. Call Sherpa Expeditions 0181-577 2717.

pounds 659

you can spend a fortnight at the idyllic Coco Beach Resort on Mindoro Island in the Philippines - plus two nights at the Holiday Inn, Manila. Price is based on room only plus all flights and transfers.

pounds 826

you can have a whole castle, housing up to ten people, to yourselves for a week before 22 February. Roch castle, in Haverfordwest, has its own dungeons and is perched on a rocky outcrop dominating the land for miles around. Call Blakes Cottages on 01282 445097

pounds 1,271

you can enjoy a 13 day fly-cruise at the end of April, following the footsteps of Marco Polo from Israel to Istanbul, via Egypt and Greece. Call Orient Lines on 0171-409 2500 and book before end of February.