Tips and deals: 13/12/09

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The resort

New luxury sailing resort, Nonsuch Bay, opens this Thursday in Antigua. Featuring 62 apartments and 18 villas, guests can book a package including half board and sailing from £800 per person per week. Go to

The website

Log on to photography, a new website by photographer Ewen Bell which offers travellers tips on how to take better pictures. He focuses on a variety of subjects, from landscapes to wildlife, and gives easy-to-follow advice.

The route

A new ferry pier is due to provide the first high-speed link to the Westman Islands, site of Iceland's "Pompeii of the North", from July. It will cut the journey from nearly three hours to 25 minutes, making day trips easier. Go to

The bargain

Save £469 on a seven-night ski holiday in Val Thorens. Price £349 per person, based on four sharing, the deal includes return flights from Stansted, transfers, chalet board and three days ski hosting. Departs 20 December with Ski Total. Go to