Tips and deals of the week: 09/01/2011

Save on car hire

Check out the New Year sale from car rental company Avis. It claims to be making cars available for hire from a very competitive £16 per day out of its 2,800 offices around the world. Book by 9 February for travel up to 31 May.

Go to avis.co.uk

Half-price hotels

Get 50 per cent off a break from January to March at any of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts' 40 UK properties. Free upgrades are on offer, too.

Go to macdonaldhotels.co.uk/winteroffer

Get £75 shopping voucher

Guoman Hotels has launched a luxury London shopping package. Book before next Sunday to get rooms from £175 per night, including breakfast, and a £75 voucher to spend in Selfridges.

Go to guoman.com/shopping

The day trip

Take part in a snowdrop walk at one of the National Trust's gardens around the country, many starting this month.

Go to nationaltrust.org.uk

The website

Travellers with disabilities can now check out accessibility at registered hotels on the Blue Star Scheme's website.

Go to bluestarscheme.co.uk

The magazine

Note the change of name: Which? Holiday becomes Which? Travel from this month. But you can still rely on the revamped version to be filled with solid, reliable advice.

Go to which.co.uk

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