Tips and deals of the week: 12/09/2010
Sunday 12 September 2010
Cheap half-term hotel breaks in the UK
Book before 19 September to snap up a cheap short break courtesy of Thistle Hotels. Prices start at £39 per double room per night at selected hotels across the country for stays between 8 October and 7 November.
For more details, go to thistle.com
Prices slashed in Thailand
Get a 13-night twin-centre break to Bangkok and Phuket with Travelbag for £599 per person, including return flights and B&B accommodation.
Book by this Tuesday at travelbag.co.uk
Sail away with no single supplements
Orion Expedition Cruises, operators of expedition cruises in Australasia, is waiving single supplement charges on most Orion sailings between 16 September and 21 December.
Go to orionexpeditions.com
Sort out your packing in style with the colourful new Bag & Co set of drawstring bags with handy porthole. Price £30.
Go to quirkybags.co.uk
The night out
Museums Night sees some 300 venues across the British Isles open their doors after dark from 14 to 16 May.
Go to culture24.org.uk/museum
Eight new train tours have been added to the summer 2011 Europe brochure from Great Rail Journeys, out now.
Go to greatrail.com
The new edition of The Travel Book from Lonely Planet, a photographic journey through every country in the world, is published this month. Price £40.
Go to lonelyplanet.co.uk
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 2 Vivienne Westwood says 'Yes' to Scottish Independence by declaring: 'I hate England'
- 3 Welcome to Cameroon, where drinking Baileys can lead to imprisonment
- 4 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 5 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
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