Tips and deals of the week: 10/10/2010

Three nights in Vienna for £227

Book three nights in the Austrian capital from £227 per person. The city break includes bed and breakfast accommodation at the five-star De France Hotel and return flights from Gatwick. Departs 31 October.

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Save £150 on a ski break

Get six nights' self-catering in Méribel, France, for £239 per person, based on four sharing, saving £150. Departs 9 January from Gatwick or Manchester.

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Half-price in the Maldives

Save 50 per cent on a November break at the Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa. Price £1,349 per person, including flights from Heathrow, seaplane transfers, and seven nights' B&B.

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The brochure

Virgin Holidays has launched a "Worldwide Journeys" brochure dedicated to escorted tours with more than 20 destinations.

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The book

Brush up on your visual skills with the new Insight Guide to Travel Photography, published on 20 October, price £14.99.

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The gear

Hi-Tec has teamed up with the National Trust to create a new environmentally friendly walking boot using recycled materials, called the Altitude IV WPi NT Enviro.

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