Dreaming of a winter sun getaway next year?

The Independent has scouted the best travel deals in the Boxing Day and January sales.

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Tour operator Intrepid is offering 20 per cent off new and small-group itineraries booked between 1-13 January 2020. The offer is valid for travel before 31 August 2020.

Highlights include eight days exploring Northern Brazil’s mountains and beaches from £1,148pp (down from £1,435); nine days in Bali from £648pp (down from £810); and exploring the wild landscapes of Jordan, from the capital Amman to the otherworldly Wadi Rum, from £684pp (down from £855).

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Package holiday giant Tui, which also owns brands First Choice and Marella Cruises, has plenty of Boxing Day travel deals.

It’s offering 14 nights all-inclusive in Mexico’s Riviera Maya for under £1,550pp; seven-night holidays to Agadir and Taghazout in Morocco for under £450pp; and seven-night all-inclusive trips to Hurghada, Egypt, for under £800pp.

Elsewhere, First Choice is offering seven nights in Paphos, Cyprus, for under £450pp all-inclusive; seven nights all-inclusive in San Jose Del Cabo in Mexico for under £900pp; and seven nights in Marrakech, Morocco, for under £400pp all-inclusive.

Meanwhile, Marella Cruises is offering its 14-night Enchanting Far East 1 cruise onboard Marella Discovery, which departs Langkawi in Malaysia for destinations including Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Koh Samui, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City, for under £1,500pp.


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Low-cost airline Norwegian is selling transatlantic flights from £134.90 one-way (which includes Boston and New York JFK); flights to South America from £179.90 one-way; and flights to Europe for under £30 one-way in its Boxing Day sale.

The deals are based on select departures until 31 October 2020 and must be booked by 13 January 2020.

British Airways

British Airways’ annual January sale has deals on flights and holidays all over the world, including the popular two-night Europe city break offer for £99pp.

Long-haul deals include return flights to New York, San Diego and Johannesburg from £270, £329 and £539 respectively; while short-haul deals include flying business class to Salzburg or Bilbao for £159 and £170.

Holiday deals include flights and two nights in Prague, Venice, Berlin, Barcelona, Verona and Nice for just £99pp; as well as seven nights in Barbados for £529pp and Orlando for £399pp.

Customers must book by 30 January.

Singapore Airlines

Melbourne from £675 return with Singapore Airlines (Getty/iStock)

Singapore Airlines is offering return fares from the UK to destinations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the US from £375 return.

Highlights include flights from Manchester to Houston, Texas, for £375 return; London to Bangkok from £440 return; and London to Melbourne for £675 return.


Tour operator Kuoni is offering savings and room upgrades on luxury holidays all over the world in its sale.

Highlights include a saving of up to £1,170 per couple for trips to Dhigali, Maldives, based on departures in May and June 2020 (now £1,799pp); a saving of up to £906 per couple for holidays to Koh Samui, Thailand, valid for departures in May and June 2020 (now £1,349pp); and a saving of £607 per couple on trips to Antigua in September 2020 (now £1,599pp).

Ski Solutions

The Ski Solutions January sale, which starts on 27 December, has deals including a 25 per cent saving (£605pp) on a week-long trip from 11 January at the luxury Tschuggen Grand Hotel in Switzerland; 32 per cent off (working out at £420pp) trips to the Mount Royal Hotel in Banff, Canada; and free ski hire on a luxury four-night ski break to Courmayeur in Italy, departing 6 February, at a cost of £725pp (down from £825pp).

Prestige Holidays

Escape to Bermuda with the Pink Sale (Getty/iStock)

Prestige Holidays is offering 50 per cent off holidays to Bermuda in its “Pink Sale”, valid for travel throughout the year when booked by 31 January 2020. Highlights including a saving of £1,326 per couple at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, which now costs £1,972pp for a week departing 24 March 2020.

Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways is offering savings of up to £1,200pp on 2020 European river cruises and 2020/21 southeast Asia river cruises and land tours when its sale launches on 27 December.


Save up to 20 per cent on 300,000 seats and get up to £200 off beach holidays in the easyJet winter sale.

Customers can save up to £100 per adult on seven-, 10-, 11- and 14-night breaks to a variety of destinations including Croatia, Italy, Spain, Montenegro, Greece, Turkey, Morocco and Portugal.

The sale runs until 30 January for travel between 30 January and 2 July for flight-only bookings, and between 1 April and 31 October for holiday bookings.

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin is offering discounted flights to Tel Aviv (Getty/iStock)

Virgin Atlantic has discounted fares across the whole network, with flights starting from £235pp and flight and hotel packages from £369pp.

Best available fares include Heathrow to Boston and New York from £260 return; Heathrow to Tel Aviv from £255 return; and Heathrow to Los Angeles from £297 return.


Family holiday tour operator MagicBreaks is offering a range of offers for attractions including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in its “Mega Sale”, which begins on 26 December and runs until 12 February 2020.

For example, customers who book a Disneyland Paris or Les Villages Nature Paris holiday will receive offers including a free family cinema pass, free £25 Disney Store gift card and free upgrade to Standard Premier on Eurostar packages.


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