Great Getaways: This Week's Deals - Thailand, South Africa, Venice and Cornwall


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Thomas Cook Signature has an eight-night break at the beach resort of Pattaya, on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, for £729 per person.

It includes B&B at the Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya with Etihad Airways flights from Heathrow to Bangkok via Abu Dhabi for travel between 15 April and 24 May.

South Africa

Travelbag has a multi-stop package to South Africa for £969 per person. It includes four nights' B&B at the Ocean View House in Cape Town; three nights' B&B at the Batavia Boutique Hotel in the winelands near Stellenbosch; and one night at the Aquila Game Reserve, on full board with safari drives included. Five days' car hire (starting in Cape Town) is also part of the package, plus flights with Qatar Airways from Heathrow via Doha. Book by 31 March for travel between 9 April and 30 June.


The annual Carnevale gets under way in Italy's lagoon city from 11 February. British Airways Holidays has a deal which takes you there for the last two days for £129 per person. It includes two nights at the Centrale Hotel on a room-only basis and BA flights from Gatwick on 20 February.


Beach Retreats has a three-night stay for two people at any of its self-catering properties on the north coast of Cornwall for £295. It includes a five-course tasting dinner at Jamie Oliver's restaurant, Fifteen. Stays must be taken before 9 February.