Tips and deals of the week: 18/07/2010

Get 20 per cent off hostels

HostelBookers is cutting 20 per cent off normal rates at 28 selected hostels across the world. Book by 31 July for travel by 30 September.

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Discounts on self-catering

Sunparks is offering up to 25 per cent off family friendly self-catering breaks during August at its European holiday villages.

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Late availability in the UK

Check out the last-minute deals at, such as East Green Farm Cottages in Suffolk, sleeping four to six people, from £225 to £645 for a week.

The beach hut

Bournemouth has given one of its beach huts a child-friendly makeover, with the help of Ikea. It's available for rent, from £55 a week, by calling 01202 451781.

The kit

A new range of travel essentials from House of Bath includes a Travelo Atomiser for decanting your favourite perfume. Price £9.95.

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The tour

Two new wine cruises have been launched by Arblaster & Clarke, around the Galapagos Islands and the Mediterranean.

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The website

Check out findsyouaplacetostay .com, a new site which lets users post where they want to stay in the UK and be directly contacted by accommodation providers.