Tips and deals: 18/10/2009

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The advice

Show your photographers to the judges of the 2009 Insight Guides and IoS Travel Photography Competition at Stanfords in London on 27 October. Email juliaspence .pr@gmail.com to book a slot from 8pm-9pm.

The website

Check out the new website sports-outlet.co.uk. Specialising in the Scott brand, it has launched for the winter sports' season and is offering 50 per cent off 2009 ski and snowboard kit and clothing for both men and women.

The luggage

Millican has added a utility roll-top bag to its range of travel-friendly gear. Inspired by the original messenger bags that would once have carried mail, the quirkily named Stewart the Courier Bag costs £140, available from homeofmillican.com

The bargain

Take a break in Stockholm and Gothenburg with hotels from £64 a night, flights from £67, and packages from £112. Create your own itinerary or snap up one of 13 specially themed packages on a new website created by local tourist groups, visitsweden .com/citybreaks

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