Tips and deals: 08/02/2009

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The trail


Get on your bike in South Wales with the help of Sustrans and Pocket Mountains' new pocket-sized guide to 'The Celtic Trail', which lets you enjoy this part of the National Cycle Network on day rides. Price £6.99, go to sustransshop.co.uk.

The festival

Michael Palin, Colin Thubron and Alexander McCall Smith are among the star names appearing at the Travellers' Tales Festival, 28 February to 1 March. Our own travel editor, Kate Simon, will also be speaking at the event. Go to travellerstalesfestival.com.

The book

Dubliner Paul Kilduff travels to places 'he never knew he wanted to visit' to offer a wry look at no-frills airline Ryanair in his book, 'Ruinair', published tomorrow by Collins. Price £0.01* (*price excludes fees & charges of £8.98, full price £8.99).

The bargain

Spend five nights at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai's spectacular new hotel, for £779 per person, a saving of £180. The deal through Kuoni includes return flights and B&B for departures in June if you book by 28 February. Go to kuoni.com.

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