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Tips and deals of the week: 27/06/10

Rest your head for £7 a night

Taking a walking break this summer? Check the Independent Hostels UK network to bag a bed from a mere £7 per night.

Go to independenthostelsuk.co.uk

Half-price hotel breaks

Macdonald Hotels is offering 50 per cent off summer breaks across the country plus a £15 voucher per room per night if you book by 4 July.

Go to macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Bargains for active families

Esprit Family Adventures is offering active breaks in the Swiss Alps from £699 in total for a family of four, excluding flights and car hire.

Go to espritfamilyadventures.com

The flight

CityJet has just launched a new flight from London City airport to Deauville, departing four times a week. From £59 each way.

Go to cityjet.com

The tour

Cycle Tours is expanding its holidays for pampered pedallers into the UK, with a new range of guided, customised cycling holidays.

Go to cycletoursuk.com

The gear

LisaT Cashmere has launched a luxurious travel kit, including eye mask, socks and throw. Prices from £215.

Go to lisat-cashmere.com

The book

Bradt and Sawday's have released a new series of "Slow Guides" to Devon & Exmoor, Norfolk & Suffolk and North Yorkshire. Price £14.99.

Go to bradtguides.com