Solent Sojourn

The Isle of Wight claims to have more sunshine hours than any other UK holiday spot, which makes it an appealing prospect for an early autumn holiday. Wightlink is offering a two-night break at Gotten Manor on the island's south coast for £116 per person. The price includes accommodation with breakfast and return ferry crossings (with a car) from Portsmouth to Fishbourne or Lymington to Yarmouth, on 5 October.

Flights of fancy

The Etihad Airways seat sale continues, with some excellent deals from Heathrow available through Trailfinders for departures until 9 December. Stand-out fares includeMelbourne for £699 return in economy and Bangkok for £1,429 in business class; all flights involve a change of plane in Abu Dhabi. Bookings must be made by Friday.

Get jet, go!

If a deal at The Standard in New York appeals – the nightly rate reduced to £372 from £508 – then consider signing up to the discount luxury travel website This is one of the launch offers of the site, which features discounts of up to 50 per cent on 10-15 hand-picked hotels or experiences (safaris, event tickets) each week. Another bargain is The Bale in Bali, for £210 per night.Deals are available for a week at most.