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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The day trip

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

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The website

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

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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.

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