Travel Agenda: Hastings week; SpiceJet; The Savoy; Rajasthan International Folk Festival

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Today: In Hastings it's the start of a week-long programme of events marking the 944th anniversary of the Norman invasion. With an irony that will not be lost on the townspeople, it culminates in a bonfire and firework display on the beach next Saturday (

Travellers in the sub-continent could benefit from the first link by an Indian low-cost airline to Sri Lanka. SpiceJet starts flights today from Chennai (formerly Madras) to Colombo for fares around Rs2,000 (£27). (

This week: The Savoy opens tomorrow in London after a three-year refurbishment that has restored its decadent Edwardian and Art Deco glory. New additions include a tea atelier, Grill restaurant by Gordon Ramsay and an ambitious recycling scheme (

In the diary: The Rajasthan International Folk Festival takes place in Jodhpur on 21-25 October. More than 200 musicians perform at the Blue City's enormous hilltop Mehrangarh Fort (