Tips and deals of the week: 08/08/2010

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Cheap and healthy in the Alps

Esprit Holidays is offering a week's full board in the French or Swiss Alps for £599 for a family of three this summer, excluding travel.

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Save on a late summer villa

James Villa Holidays has launched its end-of-summer sale with between £150 and £500 off villas if you book by tomorrow.

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Get discounts on cowboy trails

Save £131 per person on a riding holiday at the Goosewing Ranch in Wyoming with Ranch Rider. Seven nights costs £1,175 per person.

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The tour

A three-day tour of the waters around volcanic Montserrat has just been launched by Extreme Marine Scuba.

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The e-book

Lonely Planet has launched its Discover e-books for the iPad. Titles include Britain, Italy, Spain, France and Ireland.

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The gear

JVC's HA-NC120 foldable headphones come with up to 88 per cent ambient noise reduction and dual plug adaptors for in-flight use.

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The event

Join the stargazers at the Brecon Beacon National Park Visitor Centre on Thursday from 7.30pm to see the Perseid meteor shower.

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