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.



Go to espritfamilyadventures.com

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.

Go to jamesvillas.co.uk

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.

Go to ranchrider.com

The tour

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

Go to extrememarinescuba.com

The e-book

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

Go to lonelyplanet.com/ebooks

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.

Go to jvc.co.uk

The event

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

Go to breconbeacons.org

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