Tips and deals of the week: 11/07/2010

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Isle of Wight for a fiver

Wightlink is releasing 10,000 £5 day return tickets from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head on the Isle of Wight, bookable online from 1 August.

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Three for two in New York City

Book and pay for two nights' accommodation and get a third night free between 1 July and 5 September at 16 participating hotels.

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Half-price long-haul

Hayes & Jarvis is offering savings of up to 54 per cent on selected breaks for the next three months, including the Caribbean and Indian Ocean.

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The website

Check out revamped website Thelma & Louise, an online community for women travellers that is now free to use.

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The collection

Bales has launched a new portfolio of 10 far-flung adventures for the family to destinations including Borneo and Egypt.

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The competition

Don't miss your chance to enter the IoS/Insight Guide Travel Photography Competition. Closing date is 10 September.

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The app

The Good Hotel Guide has launched an iPhone app featuring its selected hotels and B&Bs, including a new Search Near Me facility. Price £2.99.