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CLUB Med has sav­ings of 40 to 50 per cent off re­sorts in Asia, Mau­ri­tius and the Mal­dives if you book be­fore Feb 26. For ex­am­ple, five-night stays at Club Med Cher­at­ing Beach in Malaysia have been re­duced to $685 an adult, twin share, if you travel be­tween Jan 29 and March 30. Fivenight stays at Kani in the Mal­dives are avail­able from $1950 an adult for travel March 1-Oct 12 and Mau­ri­tius (pic­tured) from $1299 an adult and $503 a child for a six-night stay. Prices in­clude air­port trans­fers, all meals and snacks, kids clubs for chil­dren aged four to 17 and more. Ph 1800 258 263 or see clubmed.com.au FOL­LOW­ING the end of the civil war in Libya, Travel Di­rec­tors is pre­par­ing to re­sume its fully es­corted tour to the coun­try – at sig­nif­i­cantly dis­counted prices. The 21-day trip be­gins in Tu­nisia be­fore mov­ing on to its North African neigh­bour, Libya. The price has been re­duced by more than $3000 to $13,847. High­lights in­clude Ro­man ru­ins, souks, the oa­sis city of Ghadames and palm-fringed, in­land desert lakes. It also vis­its the Mediter­ranean is­land of Malta, Si­cily and the moun­tain re­sort town of Taormina. It de­parts all cap­i­tal cities on April 21. Ph (08) 9242 4200. RE­CEIVE three free nights in Lon­don when you book an 11-day Jew­els of Italy tour with Rail and Cruise Travel by Fe­bru­ary 16. Priced from $3999, it vis­its the cities of Rome, Mi­lan, Siena, Verona, Venice, Florence, Pisa, As­sisi, Lake Garda and Lucca. Price in­cludes the ser­vices of English-speak­ing guides, ac­com­mo­da­tion and many meals. The price in­cludes re­turn air­fares from Ade­laide with Emi­rates, 10 nights’ ac­com­mo­da­tion, trans­fers and all tour­ing. De­par­tures for the tour are avail­able in April, May and Septem­ber. Ph 1300 813 391 or see rai­land­cruise.com.au per­son, twin share, and re­ceive two bonus nights at Sher­a­ton Im­pe­rial Kuala Lumpur Ho­tel. Price in­cludes flights from Mel­bourne, ac­com­mo­da­tion in a su­pe­rior room at Sher­a­ton Langkawi Beach Re­sort, a $500 wine, dine and spa credit per room to use at the re­sort’s din­ing and spa out­lets, plus two nights at the Sher­a­ton Im­pe­rial Kuala Lumpur Ho­tel with an up­grade to a deluxe twin tow­ers-view room. Buf­fet break­fast daily and re­turn pri­vate car trans­fers are in­cluded at both re­sorts. Book by Feb 29 for travel Feb 2-Nov 15. Ph 1300 696 252 or see www.my­malaysia.com.au

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