Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Your Guide to the Specialists; Dream Safaris, Budget Ski Trips and Inspired Ideas for Families ... There's a Holiday Company out There with Just What You needSun Ski and Sand

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Your Guide to the Specialists; Dream Safaris, Budget Ski Trips and Inspired Ideas for Families ... There's a Holiday Company out There with Just What You needSun Ski and Sand

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Byline: SARAH TURNER

FOR CARIBBEAN DEVOTEES Caribtours (020 7751 0660, www.caribtours.co.uk), which is gearing up for its 25th anniversary in 2004, features 19 islands and more than 80 hotels and resorts, from giltedged Sandy Lane ([pounds sterling]3,062pp B&B for seven nights) to the more budgetfriendly all-inclusive Cocobay in Antigua, which costs [pounds sterling]1,131pp for seven nights.

FOR FAMILY SKIING Esprit Holidays (01252 618300, www.esprit-holidays.co.uk).

Pampers the little ones, with English nannies and cocoa sessions, while soothing parental pockets with earlybooking discounts, including some aimed at single parents, usually the pariahs of the holidaying world. It also provides free lift passes for children and entry to swimming complexes.

FOR ALPHA-TYPE SKIERS Ski Weekend (01367 241 636, www.skiweekend.com) applies executive-style time management principles to skiing holidays.

Specialising in the Alps, and particularly transfer-easy Chamonix, Ski Weekend seeks to maximise skiing time with late-night scheduled flights, lift-passes delivered to the hotel and off-piste guides.

SMART ABOUT SAFARIS Abercrombie and Kent (0845 070 0611, www.abercrombiekent.co.uk) has been running safaris to Africa since 1962. It has an enviable range of camps, guides in seven African countries and newly extended programmes in Zambia and Namibia. Frankly, if A&K's safaris are good enough for Bill Gates, they're good enough for us.

ON A BUDGET Thomson (0870 165 0079, www.thomson.co.uk). Its image may appear to be low on glamour, but when it comes to budget skiing, Thomson has seven-night ski packages to Slovenia for under [pounds sterling]400pp. For those in search of some sun, seven-night tan-topping trips to Fuerteventura start at [pounds sterling]259pp.

Thomas Cook (0870 010 0437, www.thomascook.com) has early booking winter sun discounts for the Canaries, Turkey and Mexico. Airtours (0870 238 7788, www.mytravel.com) has ski holidays for those on shoestring budgets - and currently has early booking offers on lift passes.

DIFFERENT FOLKS, DIFFERENT STROKES Regaldive (0870 220 1777, www. …

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