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Tips and deals of the week: 20/06/2010

Summer savings in Cornwall

Get £137 off a week at Merrose Barn near Portscatho in Cornwall, plus discounts on local sailing. Total price for the week, £411, sleeps six.

Go to cornwallscottages.co.uk

Save 46 per cent in Thailand

Travelmood is offering 10 nights at the five-star Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas in Krabi for £749, including return flights with Thai Airways.

Go to travelmood.com

Get money off UK city breaks

City Inn is offering 15 per cent off its flexible room rates at its hotels in London, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.

Go to cityinn.com

The flight

British Airways will start a new route to Cancun, Mexico, on 3 November. Flights will depart from Gatwick twice weekly.

Go to ba.com

The kit

New optical swimming goggles with different strengths in each lens are now available from Butterflies Healthcare.

Go to butterflies-healthcare.co.uk

The book

Swot up on your photography skills with Travel Photography Masterclass, a new book with advice from the experts. Price £20.

Go to aurumpress.co.uk

The project

Help to map out how our seas are being used with a new interactive map launched by the Marine Conservation Zone.

Go to mczmapping.org