The day out
A new £10 ticket is being offered to visitors to York. It covers admission to two top attractions, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum, and is valid for unlimited visits until 26 November 2013 (bit.ly/YorkTenner).
The rental property
Cornish Secrets has introduced a new house to its portfolio. West Place House is close to Porthmeor Beach in St Ives and has two contemporary-chic bedrooms and a roof terrace with beach views (cornishsecrets.com).
The latest attempt to offer "long-haul, low-cost" flying is Rouge, created by Air Canada. Three flights a week from Edinburgh to Toronto begin in July. A typical return flight for travel that month costs £960. (aircanada.com).