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Tips and deals of the week: Italian lakes; Madrid; New Orleans and Memphis


Less than £200

From the Mersey to the splendours of Madrid for £137pp. The deal with easyJet Holidays includes three nights' B&B at the simple but central Hostal Nuria and flights from Liverpool's John Lennon airport on 21 May. Holidays.easyjet.com

Less than £500

Soak up the glorious sunshine and scenery of the idyllic Italian lakes. Inghams has a week's half-board at La Limonaia Hotel on Garda for £399pp, including Thomson Airways flights from Gatwick to Verona on 5 May. Inghams.co.uk

Less than £1,000

Travelbag has a trip to New Orleans and Memphis for £829pp. It includes three nights at the Ambassador Hotel in the Big Easy and three at Crowne Plaza in Memphis with car hire throughout and US Airlines flights from Gatwick in May. Book by 19 April. Travelbag.co.uk