Tips and Deals of the Week: 31/01/2010

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The Tips

The website is offering holidays to UK shoppers for the first time in association with Octopus Travel. It says more than 50,000 deals will be on offer from 99p.

The guide

Bradt is publishing its first guide to Abruzzo, the less-explored mountainous region of Italy. On sale now, price £14.99. Go to


Ski Club of Great Britain has launched a handy new DVD titled "Skiing Gear, the ultimate equipment guide", price £9.95. Go to

The spa

Six Senses rue de Castiglione has just opened its doors in Paris. The luxury urban spa will feature new organic products. Go to


The Deals

Two for one to Heathrow

Heathrow Express is offering two for one return travel between Paddington and Heathrow from 11 to 16 February. Go to heathrow and tap in HXLOVE

Easter in Italy for £379

Long Travel is offering seven nights' half-board at Hotel Gabbiano in Basilicata at Easter for £369 per person, based on four sharing, with flights. Go to

Save on romantic suites

Leading Hotels of the World is offering 20 per cent off some of the best suites it features in more than 300 hotels across 35 countries. Go to