Less than £200... Eurostar has launched tickets for its ski services from London St Pancras and Ashford International to the French and Swiss Alps for the 2013/2014 season. Return fares for the French service start at £149; the Swiss service starts from £179. Eurostar.com

Less than £500... DialAFlight is offering four nights in Valencia, home to engaging galleries, a handsome old town and a long sandy beach, for £499pp. Valid for departure on 28 August, the price includes B&B at the five-star Westin hotel and easyJet flights from Gatwick. DialAflight.com

Less than £1,000... Virgin's sale on US airfares lasts until 15 August. Examples of returns from Heathrow include Chicago (£494); LA (£536); New York (£444); San Francisco (£506); and Washington (£484). Travel dates are 15 September-30 March, excluding 13-25 December. bit.ly/VASale