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How far will the pound stretch this summer? What can your clients get for their money? We’ve rounded up a range of ideas to help whet their appetite author: April Hutchinson


£136 Make for Majorca


£67 Tea time This will buy you a pot of the extremely rare Jing 1970s Wenge Loose Raw Puerh tea, now featuring on the new Rare and Seasonal Tea Menu at 45 Park Lane in London (pastries also included!), dorchester collection.com


Spend a night in one of the 11 rooms at the Cap Vermell Beach Hotel, next to the Canyamel beach in Majorca and set within the 49 acres of The Cap Vermell Estate, where the Park Hyatt Mallorca is also set to open next year, capvermell beachhotel.com


£2,229 Tuck into Tenerife Sovereign is offering a gourmet-angled seven-night break to Ritz-Carlton, Abama which has 10 restaurants – including the two Michelin-starred M.B and Japanese- style Kabuki, sovereign.com


£4,185 Flying high Elewana has launched a seven-night SkySafari in Kenya, taking in Amboseli, Meru and Masai Mara, via flights in an executive- class Cessna Grand Caravan, skysafari.com


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Heart of Nantucket Due in December, expect a lot of fanfare to build around director Ron Howard’s latest film In The Heart of the Sea, retelling the story of Captain George Pollard and The Essex, a Nantucket whaling ship - ironically struck by a whale. It’s a sober tale, but the beauty of Nantucket plays a


£6,045 Jet project A seven-day Arctic trip by jet from Natural World Safaris and Victor; Northern Lights and polar bears not guaranteed but likely, naturalworld safaris.com


£6,995 All aboard Billed as Europe’s first luxury en-suite hotel- train, the Golden Eagle Danube Express has now launched. The 12-day Balkan Explorer itinerary runs from Istanbul to Venice. Price also includes two nights at the Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul and two at Hotel Danieli in Venice, danube-express.com


Indonesian residence Nihiwatu, on the Indonesian island of Sumba, is adding three new residences. Puncak Villa, Mamole Tree House and five-villa Raja Mentaka will open this July. A Spa Safari ($450 for the day) is also new, nihiwatu.com


Towering above Try the three-level Tower Suite at Reykjavik’s boutique hotel, Apotek, with views of the old town. The hotel, in the Reykjavikurapotek building, has 45 rooms and a restaurant. Normal rooms from £195, keahotels.is


Constance goes Cristal Avoiding “bill shock” in the Maldives is tough, but can be avoided with an all-inclusive upgrade; Constance Halaveli has introduced the Cristal Ultimate Package, from £120pppn, constancehotels.com


starring role – check out the new White Elephant Loft at 32 Main Street and Anchorage House at the Wauwinet Hotel.


Star attraction Continuing the movie theme, the buzz around Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is building. Expect to see people asking about some of its locations – the recognisable island of Skellig Michael in Ireland’s County Kerry


and the drama of Krafla volcano in Iceland, as well as spots in New Mexico, Abu Dhabi and Scotland.


Go mad for Namibia It’s been 30 years since the last one, but Mad Max: Fury Road has hit the big screens with operators tipping interest in its main location – Namibia. Specialist Gane & Marshall highlights the location stars as the Swakopmund coast, desert of Henties Bay and Walvis Bay’s dunes.


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