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Banff bound

Work off the excess of Christmas in the Canadian Rockies. Fly out on 11 January from Heathrow with BA flights to Calgary and spend a week at the Banff International Hotel (room only), for £690 per person. It's centrally-located with a Jacuzzi and sauna, plus there's the backdrop of majestic peaks to admire.


Virgin sale

Book by midnight on 31 January for discounts to Asia, the Middle East, America and beyond. Deals include a week in Mauritius with flights from Heathrow and half-board at the Coin de Mire hotel for £845 per person; or a week in Antigua at the Halcyon Cove by Rex hotel, with flights from Gatwick, for £659 per person. Travel dates vary.


Italian summer

Citalia has a week in Sardinia, at the Hotel Le Ginestre, with half-board for £516 per person. Located in the heart of the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast), the hotel stands in secluded parkland, with a large pool overlooking a peaceful bay. The deal includes easyJet flights from Gatwick to Olbia on 6 May.

Deals of the week

Less than £200:

Burns Night

Celebrate the birthday of Scottish bard, Robert Burns, on 25 January. The event is being marked at Cameron House Hotel throughout the week of 22-29 January, with an overnight stay, breakfast and a special Scottish Market Menu at the hotel's Cameron Grill for £199 per person. Overlooking the pristine waters of Loch Lomond, just north of Glasgow, this traditional retreat boasts idyllic surroundings, along with rooms with open fires and tartan throws.

Less than £500:

Roman holiday

How about a four-night city break to the magnificent Italian capital, with bed and breakfast at the stylish Hotel Twenty One for £235 per person? That's the tempting offer from easyJet Holidays. This modern boutique hotel has a city-centre location which is helpfully close to St Peter's Basilica and Vatican City, with the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Piazza Navona a short distance across the Tiber river. The deal includes easyJet flights from Gatwick on 24 January.

Less than £1000:

Value Vietnam

Rich history and low travelling costs combine to make Vietnam an appealing prospect for those wanting to explore the wonders of South-east Asia. Travelbag has a deal to the central coast with a 10-night B&B stay at the Ana Mandara Hue hotel for £879 per person. It is valid for travel throughout January and includes Vietnam Airlines flights from Gatwick to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, with connecting flights to Hue. Book by this Saturday, 31 December.