India short breaks, cycling camp in Spain, and the Middle East on horseback: Travel agenda

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Saigon stay

The Reverie Saigon opens next month in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The luxury hotel will have 286 rooms and suites, and each will be individually decorated by Italian design houses. There will also be several cafés and restaurants (one Italian-themed), plus a spa and two-storey fitness centre. thereveriesaigon.com

All change

The next round of terminal switches at Heathrow sees British Airways moving three African routes and five North American links from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3. BA flights to Accra, Cape Town, Nairobi, Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, Phoenix and Vancouver will move on 14 October. ba.com

Oz derailed

Australia's long-distance train services are to be drastically curtailed after a reduction in federal subsidies, according to the "Beyond Europe" section of September's European Rail Timetable. The Melbourne-Adelaide Overland service runs for the last time on 29 December, while the Indian-Pacific line, between Perth and Sydney is to be reduced to running just once a week.europeanrailtimetable.eu

Roll up

Millican has a new Maverick Collection of roll packs and duffle bags, made primarily from recycled "Bionic Canvas", with aluminium fittings. A lifetime guarantee means they will be replaced should they break. Prices start at £95. homeofmillican.com

Raise a glass

The new De Koninck Experience Centre opens in Antwerp from this Tuesday. Visitors to the brewery, founded in 1833, will be able to take a self-guided tour, during which they will learn all about the process of making the Belgian beer, before sampling some of the brewery's produce. Tickets €12. dekoninck.be

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Secret Compass' 14-night trip travels through Galilee and the Judaean desert

Saddle up

Take a Middle East trip on horseback, retracing the route of Mark Twain in his travel book The Innocents Abroad. Secret Compass's 14-night trip goes through Galilee, the Judaean desert, Jericho and Jerusalem, and costs £2,999pp. Flights not included. secretcompass.com

Urban India

Western & Oriental has introduced a series of new short city breaks to India, as a result of the country simplifying its visa system by allowing travellers to apply for e-visas online. The new four-night weekend packages will include visits to Delhi from £849pp, Mumbai from £749, and Hyderabad from £999. All prices include accommodation and flights. westernoriental.com

Take a ride

Spanish sports resort La Manga has launched its first road-cycling camp. From 20-26 September amateur cyclists can take guided rides with tracking and assistance vehicles, and attend technical talks. A six-day package is €899pp. lamangaclub.com

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