Half-price Isle of Wight

Red Funnel is offering up to 50 per cent off return ferry travel this month when booked with accommodation. Breaks start from £74 per person.

Go to redfunnel.co.uk

Save £160 in Cornwall

The Lugger Hotel in Cornwall is offering two nights' half-board for £240 on midweek stays until the end of May, including complimentary treats.

Go to luggerhotel.com

Get 50 per cent off in Leeds

Quebecs Hotel in Leeds is offering two nights' B&B for £280 per room, including a free bottle of Prosecco.

Go to theetoncollection.com

The festival

The first annual Chipping Campden Literature Festival will take place in the Cotswolds town from 4 to 8 May.

Go to campdenlitfest.co.uk

The kit

Check out the new Capture Waterproof Case which turns the iPod nano 5th generation into an underwater camera. Price £69.95.

Go to h20audio.co.uk

The energy

The Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers is producing energy for the hotel through its gym bikes, rewarding guests who use them with a meal.

Go to ichotels.com

The competition

Win a holiday in Malta and a commission for this paper in the 2010 IoS/Bradt travel-writing competition, ending 14 May.

Go to independent.co.uk/travel