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British Airways (0844 493 0787/ba.com) has launched new flights to Algiers from London Gatwick. The year-round service to Algeria's capital offers seven flights a week. Return fares from £263.
A green travel scheme has been launched in the Lake District. The GoLakes (01539 822222/golakes.co.uk) programme encourages people to use environmentally-friendly transport when visiting the area.
The scheme, devised by Cumbria City Council, Cumbria Tourism and the Lake District National Park, is focused on busy spots such as Grasmere, Ambleside and Coniston and aims to cut car use by seven per cent in the next three years by improving cycleways and bus services.
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Passengers sailing to Ireland with Irish Ferries (0871 730 0400/ irishferries.com) can connect to the internet free of charge.
Free Wi-Fi services have been extended to all passengers travelling on Ulysses and Dublin Swift which both sail between Holyhead in north Wales and Dublin.
The service is also available between Pembroke in south Wales and Rosslare.
Travel presenter Simon Reeve who brought us the epic BBC series Tropic Of Cancer will be making guest appearances at various Kuoni stores around the country.
Simon will share experiences of his adventures from his new series Indian Ocean which starts next Sunday on BBC2.
The Kuoni tour launches in Bath on May 1 and travels to Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Canterbury, London, Nottingham, Guildford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes.
A limited number of tickets are available. For details visit kuoni.co.uk/simonreeve .
If you're a Tesco Clubcard customer you can now redeem your Rewards Points towards car hire with Europcar (0871 384 1087/ europcar.co.uk).
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Exchange vouchers accumulated with your weekly shop for car rental tokens for your next holiday. Elsewhere, Alamo Rent A Car (0871 384 1086/alamorentacar.co.uk) is fitting all its vehicles with breathalyser kits.
The move is in response to new anti-drink-driving laws coming into force in France on July 1 making it mandatory for all cars to carry the equipment.