Today: The first Cider Route train sets off in Asturias, northern Spain. Passengers will be able to sample regional cuisine and visit a cider museum, a monastery and nature reserve. Further planned departure dates include 2 and 3 October ( trenesturisticosdelnorte.com).
This week: Tomorrow is International Tiger Day. World Big Cat Safaris is marking the occasion with a 12-day Year of the Tiger safari in India from 18 February to 2 March 2011; £100 from each booking will be donated to tiger conservation projects ( worldbigcatsafaris.com).On Tuesday, The Dorchester Collection's new hotel opens in Ascot. Coworth Park is a 70-room country estate hotel with an equestrian centre, spa and restaurants ( coworthpark.com).
In the diary: The low-cost airline Jet2 is launching a new route from Glasgow to the beach resort of Monastir in Tunisia, starting next spring on 6 April ( jet2.com).