Summer savings in Mauritius
Escape unreliable British weather with a trip to this heavenly Ayurvedic retreat in Mauritius, currently offering savings to the tune of £1,525 per person. If you stay seven nights you get a reduced room rate as well as a free daily round of golf. Seven days from £1,455 per person. Includes accommodation in a Junior Suite with ocean view, breakfast, flights from London with British Airways and private transfers. Valid until 31 Oct 10. Book before the end ofJuly. Call Seasons in Style on 01244 202 002;

...and Thailand
Overlooking a sandy bay on the north-eastern tip of Thailand’s most beautiful island Koh Pha-ngan sits Santhiya Resort & Spa, a haven for families with a range of attractions. There’s dry weather in July and August, so book now for savings of up to £900 per family. Seven nights from £3,249 per family based on two adults and two children sharing, with return economy flights with Oman Air and Bangkok Airways. Valid for travel before 31 July only. Call Tropical Sky on 0845 543 2155 or go to

Kingfisher gets closer to Oneworld
Indian airline Kingfisher has just gained membership-elect status of the world’s premier aviation alliance, Oneworld. Should it make the grade, the Oneworld membership will move India’s leading airline considerably up in the world, particularly thanks to a code-sharing deal with British Airways. Should it clear Oneworld entry requirements, 56 Indian cities will be added to the alliance’s map. Which can only be a good thing for those of us ready to explore hidden gems in the country.