Tips and deals of the week: 04/04/2010

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Save £450 on Barbados

Get 40 per cent off a week at the Colony Club in Barbados with Prestbury Travel. Price £1,065, including flights, transfers and B&B.

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Save 10 per cent on car hire

Holiday Autos is knocking 10 per cent off the price of car hire at selected locations in France if you book by 30 April for travel until June.

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Get £50 off a cottage in Dorset

Dorset Coastal Cottages has cut £50 off seven nights' self-catering at Sawyers Cottage for the week of 10 April. Sleeps four, price £410.

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The hotel

Shoreditch House, the London members' club, will be taking bookings for its inn-style Shoreditch Rooms from Friday.

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The app

Can't speak the local language? Try SMP's novel, picture-based language app, price £1.19.

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The blogs

Check out the new blog by our own travel editor, Kate Simon, at And for more online travel news, go to

The tour

Learn the art of making gin on the Master Distiller's Private Tour, launching at the Plymouth Gin Distillery on Tuesday.

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