French Alps, Carnevale di Venezia, Dubai


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Now... Alpine ascent

Pack your warmest ski gear for a winter sports holiday in the French Alps this weekend. Mark Warner has a week in the resort of Les Deux Alpes for £545 per person, which includes catered accommodation at the Chalethotel Bérangère, transfers and Monarch flights from Gatwick to Geneva on Sunday, 5 February.

Soon... Festival fever

The Carnevale di Venezia starts on Saturday and runs until 21 February. Be part of the masked frivolity with a well-timed city break. Lastminute. com has a five-night stay at the Residenza Cannaregio, including room-only accommodation and easyJet flights from Gatwick on 15 February for £283 per person.


Later... Enchanting emirate

Take in the souks, skyscrapers, sandy beaches and scorching temperaturs of Dubai with five nights in a five-star hotel in June. Travelbag has a deal that includes a stay at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton hotel, with breakfast and Royal Brunei flights from Heathrow for £699 per person. Book by 30 March.