How to find the best holiday deals

Holidays are back on the menu, but how can you find the best deal on a few weeks in the sun (or snow)?

You may not know this but now is the perfect time to book your next holiday. Why? Because travel companies love a January sale. Booking in January also means you’ll benefit from lower deposits with more time to pay it off – and more time to get excited about it.

So, what type of holiday are you looking for?

Adventure holidays

If adventure’s your middle name, G-Adventures are offering up to 25% off tours to great destinations around the world, from wildlife spotting in Africa to kayaking in Vietnam. But hurry, sale ends 31 January.

Perhaps you’d like to see glaciers and penguins instead? You’re in luck. Explore is giving you up to 30% off trips to Antarctica. Plus, there are free upgrades and no single supplements.


Nothing beats having nothing to worry about. That’s why LoveHolidays are offering up to 40% off selected hotels and resorts across the Greek Islands, the Balearics and Turkey. Choose between romantic, beachfront, luxury, or wellness to get exactly the holiday you want.

From European breaks to Caribbean getaways, British Airways are currently advertising all-inclusive holiday deals when you book flights and hotel through their website.

  • European flights + 7 nights hotel from £319pp
  • Caribbean flights + 7 nights hotel from £699pp
  • Middle Eastern flights + 7 nights hotel from £662pp

Family holidays

If you’re looking for something for the little (and big) ones, Virgin Holidays have a sale on destinations across the USA including SeaWorld Orlando. Book by 28 February to receive 20% off accommodation between 1 Dec 2021 - 30 April 2022 and 1 May 2022 – 30 April 2023 when staying 5 nights or more. This includes complimentary transport to Universal Orlando Resort.

Ever thought about a cruise? Royal Caribbean have some great options for families, with everything you need to keep the kids entertained onboard. Cruises start from £199 + 50% reduced deposits in the sale.

There are also some great family package holidays at Jet2Holidays, some of which even offer free child places. Plus, deposits start from just £60pp.

City breaks

From New York to Barcelona to Edinburgh, with Lastminute you can save up to £100 on city breaks in their January sale.

Or, take a look at EasyJet’s latest last minute city break deals with flights and hotel included. Use code BIGSALE for £100 off holidays over £700, £150 off holidays over £1500, and £300 off holidays over £3000.

Other great deals

Love a surprise? Try Wowcher’s £99 Mystery Holiday. You’ll enjoy a getaway to one of 49 worldwide destinations including Thailand, Miami, Iceland, and Corfu.

So, wherever you’re planning to go this summer, there are plenty of great deals to be had – you just have to know where to look.

Happy holidays,


*Information correct at time of publication

  • SMARTY Team
  • January 14th, 2022