Tips and deals of the week: 06/06/2010

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Bargain deals to treat dad

Thistle Hotels is offering family rooms at its properties across Britain from £80 per night, including breakfast, to celebrate Father's Day. Go to

Save £331 in Austria

Spend seven nights in the mountain resort of Zell am See for £349 with Inghams from 12 June, with return flights, transfers, half-board and activities. Go to

Last-minute St Lucia

Get seven nights in St Lucia for £619 with Travelbag if you book by Tuesday for a holiday by 30 June. Includes return flights and accommodation. Go to

The guide

Just published, Time Out's new guide, India: Perfect Places to Stay, Eat & Explore, promises to deliver you to the hot spots in this vast country. Price £14.99.

The boat

Explore the Thames aboard the new Spirit of Chartwell, a luxury riverboat from the Magna Carta Steamship Company. Go to

The routes

The AA has got together with sustainable transport charity Sustrans again to create eight regional cycling guides. Price £9.99. Go to

The gimmick

Fill your G&T this summer with ice cubes made in the shape of countries and continents with the Global Warming Ice Cube Tray. Price £6.99 from