Tips and deals of the week: 21/03/2010

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50 per cent off in Brighton

Thistle Hotels is cutting room-only rates by 50 per cent between 26 March and 18 April. For example, rooms cost from £65 at Thistle Brighton. Go to thistle.com

Save £130 on a ski break

Ski Weekends is offering a week in Meribel departing 3 or 10 April for £269 and £199 respectively, including five nights' half-board. Go to skiweekends.com

Half-price Danube Express

A special price of £990 is being offered for a three-day journey from Istanbul through Bulgaria and Serbia to Budapest. Departs 13 June. Go to danube-express.com

The gear

A collection of traditional Indonesian and Malaysian Kebaya, embroidered blouses, are included in the latest collection at rebeccalondon.co.uk

The guides

Forty walks have been packaged up as a handy set of cards in the latest Walker's London & South East in a Box. Price £11.99, to be published this spring.

The website

Check out new comparison website gitecompare.com. It aims to find the best deals and information to make the most of a holiday in France.

The collection

One for the well-heeled, Cornish Cribs is due to launch in April, renting multimillion pound properties for holidays. Go to cornishcribs.com

WIN! A weekend for two in Edinburgh

We've teamed up with Hotels.com – the world's leading hotel booking website – to offer a weekend break for two in the Scottish capital. Enter our prize draw and you could be the lucky winner of two nights' B&B in a deluxe room at the five-star The Glasshouse, Edinburgh. Just email your name, address, and telephone number to ios@hotels.com, putting Hotels.com Prize Draw in the subject line, by noon on Friday 26 March 2010. The winner of the weekend in Madrid was Karen Barrett from Huddersfield.

Please write OPT OUT at the top of your entry if you do not wish to receive promotional materials from INM or our draw partners. The holiday will be subject to availability between Sunday and Friday for 12 months, excluding August and New Year. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. For full draw rules go to independent.co.uk/legal.

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