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you can obtain the first disability-friendly hotel directory. There are some 50 million people with disabilities in the European Union, 36 million of whom are able to travel. All Go is a region-by-region guide to hotel access in Britain and is the only directory of its kind to be compiled by a wheelchair-user. It is available in bookshops or from Big Group publishers direct, plus pounds 1 p&p (tel: 0171-383 2335).

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clubbers can head to Leeds for VIP treatment at some of the city's top clubs. The price for after-club care is per person and includes a room at the Hilton National, a late brunch instead of breakfast, and a civilised check-out time of 3pm. Speed Queen, The Love Train, The Tunnel and The Majestyk are just some of the participating clubs offering discounted entry and guest-list status when you book through Gateway Yorkshire (tel: 0113 242 5242).

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you can fly return on Ryanair to any of their European destinations, including Venice, Pisa, Stockholm, Oslo, St Etienne and Carcassonne, as well as Dublin, Cork and Kerry. The per person price includes tax, but you must book by 30 November, and travel on weekdays except Friday by 17 December. Ryanair (tel: 0541 569569).

pounds 156

students and under 26s can travel to Paris, Germany and Spain. With the Young Europe Special - YES - pass, you can choose from 122 destinations spread over three flight zones across the globe. The destinations above represent the minimum spend of pounds 156 (four flights). Campus Travel (tel: 0171-730 3402).

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you can spend a weekend in the medieval Swiss capital and find some unusual gifts. During the run-up to Christmas (11-20 December) Bern takes on a traditional Swiss atmosphere when its festive markets sell Christmas edibles and local specialities and handicrafts. The per person price includes return flights, transfers and two nights b&b accommodation at a three- star hotel, based on two sharing. Inntravel (tel: 01653 628811).

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you can take a 12-hour trip by air from Melbourne, Australia, over Antarctica, with lecturers providing expert commentary. Travel Australia (tel: 01603 488664).

pounds 319

you can "doh ray me" at the Trapp Family Lodge in the USA. When the real Baron and Baroness von Trapp left Austria, they settled in Vermont. The lodge and guest-houses are situated in 2,700 acres of quiet meadows and woodland, and Rosemarie von Trapp, the Baron's daughter, often leads a nightly singalong a la Julie Andrews. This per-person price is for one week's fly-drive and accommodation, based on two sharing. New England Vacations (tel: 01727 837100).

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you can explore the Austrian Alps by train. This 10-day escorted journey through the snowy Alps departs 22 December by Eurostar from Waterloo and includes return rail travel, b&b accommodation in three-star hotels and excursions. Great Rail Journeys (tel: 01904 679969).

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per person, you can embark on a six-day Arabian Adventure. Visit the United Arab Emirates and the little-known Musandam peninsula of Oman, and take a 4WD desert safari. This deal is valid from next spring and includes return flights, transfers and four-star b&b hotel accommodation (with lunches en route). Cox & Kings (tel: 0171-873 5000).

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