Tips and deals: 06/12/09
Sunday 06 December 2009
London Paddington has become the first UK railway station to offer international flight check-in services. Heathrow Express has installed flight information screens and self-service check-in at the station. Go to heathrowexpress.com
The ski break
Mark Warner has launched special adult-only ski weeks in January at Val d'Isere and in March at Tignes. The idea follows the success of a summer initiative and will include extras such as social events and excursions. Go to markwarner.co.uk
To mark Tokyo overtaking Paris as the city with the most Michelin-starred restaurants, Japan Journeys is running its first Gourmet Tour of Japan. Departing next May, bookings can be made now for the 10-day group itinerary. Go to japanjourneys.co.uk
Book now for a reviving post-Christmas break at Stoke Park. The one-night stay includes breakfast and dinner, two spa treatments, use of the pool, gym and sports facilities. Valid from 4-10 January, price £160 per person, based on two sharing. Go to stokepark.com
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