Cyprair Holidays (071-388 7515): 19 August Heathrow to Larnaca, seven nights bed and breakfast in four-star hotel, pounds 365.

Meon France and Italy (0730 261926): 20 August Dover to Calais for seven nights self-catering in a house that sleeps four in south Brittany, pounds 299, including return ferry crossing for car and passengers.

Multitours (071-821 1976): During August Heathrow to Moscow and St Petersburg, seven nights full-board in three-star hotels, including all transfers and excursions, pounds 399.

Sunsites (0565 625555): From 4 to 30 September, three-week camping holidays for the price of two at selected sites in France; prices start at pounds 279 for a family of two adults and up to four children (aged under 14), including a short-sea ferry crossing.

Travel Club of Upminster (0708 225000): 29 August Gatwick or Stansted to the Algarve, 14 nights self-catering in a one-bedroom apartment near the beach of Praia da Luz. Cost is pounds 474 per person (based on two sharing).

Tropical Places (0342 825123): 21 August Gatwick to the Seychelles, 13 nights bed and breakfast at the Vista Bay Hotel, pounds 989.