Tips and deals: 20/12/2009

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The books

Top luggage company Tumi has joined forces with Hg2, the hedonist series of travel guides, to produce a new, stylish range of books on cities from Paris to Buenos Aires. The boxed set of eight Tumi Hg2 guides costs £125 and is available from London's Tumi store and Harrods

The operator

The luxury lifestyle group Quintessentially is launching its own tour operator, Quintessentially Travel, in January. The service, which will be available to both members and non-members, aims to create tailor-made experiences for leisure and business travellers. Go to

The bargain

Turkey's Letoonia Resorts is introducing trekking and diving for 2010, now available to book at a 10 per cent discount. A seven-night diving holiday at its Fethiye resort starts at £650 per person, including transfers, all-inclusive accommodation and a three-day diving course. Go to