THE latest travel updates...
Austravel (0800 988 4834/austravel.com) has launched a brochure featuring some fabulous itineraries throughout Australasia.
Journeys includes everything from island getaways and coastal escapes to culinary breaks and wildlife experiences. Among treats on offer is the chance to take a nine-night Gibb River road trip exploring the Kimberley region of Western Australia (right) and Mitchell Falls National Park from £1,782pp.
easyJet (easyjet.com) has launched a partnership with Unicef. From this week, the airline's Change For Good scheme comes into play.
Passengers flying with easyJet across Europe will be given the chance to donate spare change through special pouches handed out during flights. Every penny given will go towards saving the lives of children worldwide. More info: unicef.org.uk
Forget Sunday blues; instead make a full weekend of it by extending your time away.
Premier Inn (0871 527 8000/premierinn.com) is offering 50,000 rooms at just £19 for Sunday night stays between July 22 and September 2. You can choose from more than 600 hotels around the country.
The Colombians are coming to London and it has nothing to do with the Olympics. Proexport Colombia, the country's tourism body, is hosting a month-long event at the National Geographic Store in Knightsbridge to showcase the nation's rich architecture, awe-inspiring landscapes and warm hospitality. The programme, from July 19, includes photographic exhibitions, coffee tastings and dancing.
More info: colombia.travel/en/natgeo-colombia
The Big Apple is getting greener. The surprisingly cyclist-friendly city of New York this month launches a new bike-share scheme. Citibike (citibikenyc.com) will feature more than 400 self-service docking stations situated on sidewalks throughout Midtown and Lower Manhattan.
Take in iconic sights such as Central Park and the Empire State Building, or test out the bike lane that winds its way around the perimeter of Manhattan island. More info: nycgo.com