Tips and deals of the week: 04/07/2010

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Save 25 per cent in Sardinia


Get seven nights' half board at the four-star Hotel Flamingo in southern Sardinia from £741 per person, including return BA flights.



Go to sardatur-holidays.co.uk

Discount DIY Tour de France

Canvas Holidays is offering 40 per cent off multi-centre breaks this summer. For example, a nine-night tour of Brittany costs £788 per family.

Go to canvasholidays.co.uk

Half-price Barbados

Save 43 per cent on seven nights at The House, Barbados, before 30 September, with return Virgin flights and a daily meal at Daphne's. Price £1,535.

Go to caribtours.co.uk

The website

Looking for a hotel with an interesting history? New site hotelsthatwerenot.com features a variety of properties with an intriguing former life.

The hotel

Now officially open, the Royal Mansour Marrakech is welcoming guests at its complex of 53 individual riads in the medina.

Go to royalmansour.ma

The app

The search for the next available ferry crossing has now been brought to our fingertips, thanks to a new free iPhone app available at aferry.co.uk

The luggage

Samsonite is celebrating its centenary by slashing £50 off its Aeris range of suitcases, available for £99 in pink, black and turquoise until stocks run out.

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