Tips and deals: 29/11/2009
Sunday 29 November 2009
Keen to stem Christmas cancellations, Cumbria Tourism has set up a helpline to ensure potential visitors receive the latest advice about which areas haven't been affected by the floods and are still open for business. Call 01539 825070
Virgin Atlantic has opened its newly refurbished Gatwick Clubhouse for premium leisure travellers, featuring a new Cowshed spa. There's also an entertainment lounge with Wii stations and family space with playground. Go to virginatlantic.com
Aspinal has just launched a new roll-along cabin-sized bag, the Candy Case. Handmade in patent, croc or smooth calf leather, with a silk mix interior lining, the case has a foldaway telescopic handle. Price £595. Go to aspinaloflondon.com
Save £580 on a seven-night skiing holiday in Obergurgl, Austria, this Christmas. The half-board deal with Crystal Finest (0871 231 2256) at the Sport Hotel Olymp costs £615 per person, with flights from various airports to Innsbruck and transfers. Departs 19 December, quote SB1704
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