Tips and deals of the week: Bangkok, Val d'Isère and India


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The temperature

It's set to be 33C in Bangkok today, which contrasts with a blustery 10C at Heathrow. Thai Airways flies between the two twice daily.


The snowfall

Over 200cm of snow has fallen in Val d'Isère this week; Neilson offers six days of ski lessons there from £405.

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The exchange rate

The Indian rupee has weakened substantially against sterling. Compared with two years ago you get 20 per cent more, with the rate currently Rs81 to £1