Valencia restaurant week: 5-11 July
Like tapas but want to explore the best of Spanish food further? Combine a week of serious food discovery with a sunny Spanish holiday in Valencia, one of southern Spain’s most beautiful cities, which will be hosting its third restaurant week from 5 July. On offer will be delicious local and international dishes – some from Michelin-starred restaurants – and available from €20 for lunch and €30 for dinner. Ryanair and EasyJet both fly direct to Valencia from London.

BA’s new private jet service
British Airways has launched a new private jet service in conjunction with CitationAir, for customers within North America and the Caribbean. The PrivateConnect service will offer pay-by-the-trip access to a network of private aircraft. An online registration and dedicated phone number allows BA flyers to just pay and go with a credit card, avoiding the long-term commitment and up-front fees normally associated with private jet hire. For more info, go to

Marriott’s new boutique Edition
King of boutique hotels Ian Schrager has joined forces with megalith Marriott to arrive at Edition, where the arty chic of the boutique inn meets the financial firepower of the corporate chain. Edition’s first opening is at Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, but hotels are planned in more accessible spots such as Istanbul, Barcelona and Bangkok. In addition to excellent food and entertainment for holiday-seekers, expect cutting-edge facilities for those on business. Watch this space.