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Tips and deals of the week: 15/08/2010

Gap year deals

If this week's A-level results aren't quite what you'd hoped for, check out the gap-year adventures now on offer from Travelmood.

Go to travelmoodadventures.com

Get four to Venice for £199

Thomson Al Fresco is offering 40 per cent off a week in the Marina di Venezia park near Venice for a family of four staying in a mobile home.

Go to thomsonalfresco.co.uk

Half-price Thailand

Hayes & Jarvis is cutting in half the price of a two-week holiday to Phuket. Price £679 including return flights, transfers and B&B.

Go to hayesandjarvis.com

The luggage

Is it a bag, is it a seat? New for children, the BoostApak can be used as both a rucksack and a car booster seat. Price £39.99.

Go to trunki.com

The guide

Europcar and the Guild of Food Writers have produced the Roadside Gastro Guide, on where to eat near major roads around the UK.

Go to europcar.co.uk

The attraction

Visit Castle Sinclair Girnigoe in Scotland, which has just reopened to the public following £700,000 of restoration work.

Go to castlesinclairgirnigoe.org

The kit

Pack an eco-friendly re-usable cup for your travels. Just out, the KeepCup is available in three sizes and costs from £8 to £10.

Go to keepcup.com.au