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
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