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Deals of the week: Berlin, Niederau, Sri Lanka


Less than £200... Berlin bound

Starting from 3 June, the airports of Birmingham and Manchester will be directly connected with the German city, thanks to new flights from Lufthansa. Visit the Opodo website before tomorrow (26 January)to take advantage of some early booking offers. Return economy fares start at £83; while three-night packages including accommodation areavailable for £186 per person fortravel between 3 June and 31 December. Opodo.co.uk

Less than £500... Alpine ambition

Novices wanting to test out the slopes before the 2011/12 ski season ends, might consider the Austrian resort of Niederau. Situated within the Wildschonau Valley, it offers a mixture of intermediate runs, nursery slopes and gentle blues for shaky-legged skiers. Thomson has a week-long stay at the simple Sporthotel, with half-board accommodation, transfers and Thomson Airways flights from Gatwick to Salzburg on 18 February for £395 per person. Thomsonski.co.uk


Less than £1,000... Time for tea

Spend a week exploring the lush tea plantations, exotic wildlife, sandy beaches and colonial towns of Sri Lanka. Kuoni has seven nights' B&B at the luxurious Jetwing Sea hotel for £754 per person, which includes SriLankan Airlines flights from Heathrow to Colombo on any Wednesday or Friday in May. Located on the west coast near Negombo, the five-star hotel boasts two infinity pools, a rooftop spa and several restaurants. Book by 15 February. Kuoni.co.uk