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Destination Tintin tours
Billions of blue blistering barnacles! Quality tour operator On the Go Tours has teamed up with Moulinsart, the publisher of the Tintin stories, to put together journeys following in the footsteps of Herge’s globe-trotting reporter. Taking place in India, Egypt, Jordan and Tintin’s home city of Brussels, the tours are led by Tintin experts and members of the Moulinsart team to ensure an authentic Tintin experience while discovering places like the City of Jaipur, the Valley of the Kings and Petra. From £1,579 per adult.

Fun for families in St Lucia
Travel company Trailfinders is offering a family package to the Cotton Bay Village resort in St Lucia that amounts to a saving of £3,300 per family. Sitting on the east coast of the island, Cotton Bay Village is a luxurious collection of private villas with a state-of-the-art spa, beach club bar and fine-dining restaurant, as well as the purpose-designed Hummingbird Kids club and another club for teenagers. Trailfinders offers seven nights from £1,199 per person in a two bedroom villa with private pool. Kids under 12 eat for

Half price in Mauritius
Shanti Ananda is an opulent resort in Mauritius with an enormous spa, and it’s offering 50 per cent off room rates until October. When you head there you can bliss out in the 75,000 square foot spa, transform yourself by indulging in any number of beauty and body treatments and chill out by the palm-fringed beach. If you’re of a more active bent, there’s a panoply of watersports to get stuck into, as well as helicopter rides, turtle watching and zip-line adventuring. From £1,460 per person for seven nights, including flights.