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From the Dylan Thomas Trail and villas in Zanzibar to new Birmingham-Dhaka routes

1. Water world

Outrigger Resort & Spa is set to open in Mauritius this month. The 180-room retreat is located in Bel Ombre on the south coast, with three restaurants, a spa, kids' club and aquatic activities to lure you on to the Indian Ocean, including kayaking, windsurfing and glass-bottom boat tours. outrigger.com

2. Poetic licence

A new website helps travellers navigate around some of the key Dylan Thomas sites in Wales to mark the centenary of the writer's birth. Walk the Dylan Thomas trail through Laugharne, where he lived for the final four years of his life, or stop at Fishguard, where scenes for the 1973 film adaptation of Under Milk Wood were shot. dylanthomas100.org

3. Broadway hit

Tickets go on sale on Monday for New York City's "Broadway Week". Organised by the tourism board, it offers the chance to book two-for-one theatre tickets for 26 shows between 21 January and 6 February, including Jersey Boys and The Lion King. nycgo.com/broadwayweek

4. Dane out

Copenhagen Cooking takes place from 1-28 February, when Torvehallerne market will become a huge pop-up restaurant, serving a five-course set menu (Dk495/£55) and Michelin-starred Nikolaos Strangas will be dishing up a three-course menu at the Dessert Boutique (Dk695/£78). copenhagencooking.com

5. Spice of life

The White Sand Villas opens next month on Zanzibar. Located on the spice island's east coast, the resort will have 11 villas with outdoor bathtubs, rain showers, private pool, plus a fine-dining restaurant serving freshly caught fish and a spa that offers treatments amid tropical gardens. whitesandvillas.com

6. Photo finish

Next month, Steppes Travel will be hosting an evening with the photographer and explorer Jimmy Nelson, who captured some of the world's remote tribes in his book Before They Pass Away. The event will be held at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 4 February, with proceeds from the £20 ticket going to ActionAid. steppestravel.brownpapertickets.com

7. NY resolutions

Lonely Planet has devised a new ebook to help you achieve your 2014 travel resolutions. The free 52 New Ways to Experience Planet Earth guide, offers inspiration and advice, from Jordanian cooking to yoga in the Indian city of Rishikesh. lonelyplanet.com/travelresolutions

8. Midlands link

Two new routes, operated by Biman Airlines, will connect Birmingham with Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, and New York from this spring. The launch follows the completion of a new £40m runway extension at the East Midlands hub. Tickets go on sale later this month. biman-airlines.com

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