Tips and deals of the week: 09/05/2010

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Barcelona for £173


Take a three night break in the Catalan capital of cool, staying at the four-star HLG Sant, for £173 per person, including return flights. Departing 22 May: lastminute.com

15 per cent off ferry bookings

To mark National Ferry Fortnight, Stena Line (stenaline.co.uk/ferry) is offering 15 per cent off bookings made 8-22 May, for travel up to 31 December 2010.

The flight

New flights from Manchester give England's north west a low-cost connection to the Portuguese island of Madeira; £70 one way with jet2.com.

The 'tent'

Book a Podpad (podpads.com) for this year's festivals. Try new Luxpads, smarter versions of these heated, furnished beach huts. Sleeps two from £375.

The opening

Sanctum Soho founder opens country hotel, Sanctum on the Green, bringing urban gloss to rural Berkshire (sanctumonthegreen.com). Doubles from £105.

The child seat

Holiday Autos and Bubble Bum team up to offer deals on portable, inflatable booster seats this summer. From £24.99 each; holidayautos.co.uk

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