There’s still some time to grab a bargain flight to somewhere balmy or a sneaky escape from the big smoke – so if you haven’t splashed out on Oxford Street or maxed out the credit card in the Selfridges January event, read on! This is one January sale you don’t want to miss.
January is boom time for travel companies. Britons have barely had time to brush the mince pie crumbs off their collective chins before the adverts start for cheap-ass holiday deals. This is the best time of year to secure a bargain – whether you’re thinking ahead to your summer holiday or want to escape the winter gloom, there’s plenty of great deals out there.
Here are a few ideas to whet your appetite…
Much quieter this time of year and equally charming, Venice is the go-to city for weekend breaks right now. British Airways has a two-day break on sale at £111, to be taken next month. Sorted!
For some cheap winter sun, head to Cairo. Fly to Cairo from just £232 with Alitalia. (I flew to Glasgow from Heathrow last week and it would have been cheaper to go all the way to Egypt!)
Or for a week-long Caribbean chill fest, try Virgin Holidays. There’s an escape to the Dominican Republic in June, self-catered, from £725. Virgin has a big sale on loads of luxury destinations so it’s worth hitting these guys up before the end of the month.
How about Rio Carnival this year? Air France is offering flights to Rio de Janeiro from an amazing £495 return. Carnival would be a sure-fire way to beat the winter blues. If you’d rather have a guide, Tucan Travel are offering up to 50 per cent off group tours in its sale.
There are some great long haul deals around – if you fancy a few weeks in Oz this year, Royal Brunei is offering London to Melbourne flights for £680.
So what are you waiting for?
Make use of the last few days of January and get booking! After all, travelling more is one New Year’s Resolution you’ll actually enjoy sticking to.