Looking for a cheap January getaway? There’s a hack for that

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  • Christmas is just around the corner, and this year it’s all about the countdown – think beauty advent calendars and cheese advent calendars (yep, it’s a thing). As temperatures drop, it’s time to tuck yourself up in a blanket on the sofa, pour yourself a glass of mulled wine and enjoy the Harry Potter movies playing every weekend.

    However, once all the festive fun is over there’s that weird block of time between Christmas and New Years where you’re sick of eating turkey sandwiches and Celebrations, and no one knows what day it is.

    It’s tempting to book in a nice little getaway to distract yourself from the fact that you’ll be back at work before you know it. But if you are thinking of going away after Christmas there’s one thing you can do that will save you a lot of money. And by a lot, we mean almost £1,000.

    Travel expert Ian Crawford from Holiday Hypermarket explains that if you’re after some sun over the festive season it’s best to wait until New Years Day or slightly after.

    He told The Sun: ‘Christmas is a peak period for the travel industry and even breaks that depart on Christmas Day can be expensive, but if you can wait for a few more days prices drop considerably.’

    ‘With this tip, couples can save hundreds of pounds per person – often more than £1,000 for two travelling. In fact, you could save up to £1,000 per person if you travel after New Years Eve.’

    According to Crawford, holiday prices to places like Dubai, Tenerife, Cyprus and Gran Canaria could drop by £1,000 if you decide to jet off in the days after NYE as opposed to the week before.

    So before you whip your credit card out and splash the cash on a pricey holiday at the very end of the year, wait until the first few days of 2020 if you want to nab yourself a nice bargain. Of course, it does mean you’ll have to use up some of your holiday allowance – but who doesn’t want to start the new year on a nice beach sipping a strawberry daiquiri?

    Happy holidays.

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