Tips and deals of the week: 13/06/2010

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Take a punt on Cambridge

Try the new Punting and Picnic Package at Doubletree by Hilton in Cambridge from £65.95, including picnic and one hour's punt hire.

Go to doubletreecambridge.com

Silver surfer savings in Ireland

Tourism Ireland has launched Silver Surfers Summer Savings for visitors over 66 years of age, including free rail travel across the Republic.

Go to discoverireland.com

Save £250 in Croatia

Thomson is offering 14 nights in Croatia for £564 per person, saving £250, departing Manchester on 22 June. The deal includes half-board and flights.

Go to thomson.co.uk

The website

Go to footprinttravelguides.com, the guidebook publisher's new website. It's offering a new iPhone app, too, bringing travel content direct to your phone.

The gear

Try this poncho for size, the joint creation of Sun Resorts and the fashion brand Issa London, inspired by the colours of the Maldives.

Go to issalondon.com

The festival

A new arts festival takes place in Broadway in the Cotswolds until 20 June, featuring works by John Singer Sargent.

Go to cotswoldculture.com

The competition

Win a chance to make a film for the National Geographic Channel with Gap Adventures and World Nomads.

Go to gapadventures.com/travel-scholarship

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