Flight of fancy

Netflights is offering discounts on a range of flights, from Miami to Melbourne. A little closer to home, Dubai looks good value at £385 per person. The fare is valid for Emirates flights departing Gatwick between 25 April and 15 July; you must book before 31 March. Visitors to the Emirate between 22 June and 31 July should travel out with plenty of room in their suitcases – the annual summer shopping festival is in town.


Island fling

Mauritius's five-star hotel scene isn't all about old-school luxury; a new breed of cool, contemporary hotels is quietly taking hold on the Indian Ocean island. A vibrant example is Tamassa (pictured above) on the south coast and Thomson Tailormade is offering a saving of almost 50 per cent on stays at the resort this spring. £995 per person includes Emirates flights from Gatwick via Dubai on 18 March, transfers and all-inclusive accommodation.


African sun

Sun-seekers after a beach holiday off the beaten track should consider Gambia. This slither of West Africa has a small but thriving beach resort scene where broad sweeps of sand are backed by palm trees. Thomas Cook is offering 14 nights at the three-star Bakotu Hotel in Kotu Beach for just £659 per person. The price includes flights from Gatwick on 4 March and accommodation with breakfast.