101 Holiday ideas

Uncertainty means cheaper holidays

With bookings down across the board, many hotels and tour operators are being forced to cut prices. That’s great news if you’re ready to book your next holiday. Here’s my pick of this week’s best deals with up to 54% off regular prices.


– Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays


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101 holiday ideas

54% off five-star Thailand

Winter is the perfect time to visit Phuket. Seven nights B&B at the five-star SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort costs £1,129 per person (saving £1,350 pp) including flights and transfers between 1 November and 31 March. The hotel has two pools, spa, gym and suites with open-air bathroom and full-size outdoor bed on the balcony. Book by 31 October. Details: Tropical Sky.


101 holiday ideas

31% off Lapland in December

Lapland is staggeringly beautiful in winter – and there’s a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Seven nights half-board at the four-star Ylläs Saaga Spa Hotel costs from £699 pp (saving £320 pp) based on four sharing including flights departing Gatwick or Bristol on 1 December and transfers. Details: Inghams Holidays.


101 holiday ideas

Boutique Wales: 2-nights-for-1

Stay two nights for the price of one at The Drawing Room in Powys, a charming country house near Bulith Wells with just three double bedrooms, two cosy drawing rooms and a gourmet restaurant. The offer applies until 22 December with two-night stays from £73 pp (was £145 pp). Details: i-escape.


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20% off Italy for couples

On the Italian island of Ischia, Garden Villas is a stunning boutique resort set in 30,000 acres of gardens with bars, beaches and the restaurants of Lacco Ameno within easy walking distance. Seven nights half-board based on two sharing and including private transfers from Naples airport costs £775 pp (saving £194 pp) anytime until 28 May 2020. Flights are not included. Book by 31 January. Details: Expertoitaly.


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42% off half-term on Cornwall coast

Spend half-term week in a luxury lodge at Gwel An Mor in Portreath, Cornwall. A four-night break in a Lowena Lodge (sleeps 5) costs £385 (saving £280) including free bottle of wine, soft towels, fluffy robes, hot drinks and fresh milk. Plus get 50% off activities including archery, climbing and sea scooters. More details. To book, you must phone 01209 842354 and quote “HT101”.


101 holiday ideas

30% off Sri Lanka winter sun

Get 30% off stays at the stylish Fortress Resort & Spa near Galle in Sri Lanka in January – March 2020, including February half-term week. The beachfront hotel has an excellent spa, restaurants and gym. You must book by 18 October. Flights are not included in the offer. Details: Fleewinter.


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25% off five-star Tenerife

Seven nights B&B in a senior suite at the five-star GF Victoria, Tenerife costs £1,599 pp (saving £542 pp) including flights in March, plus airport lounge pass and private transfers. Details: Classic Collection.


101 holiday ideas

* We usually quote prices from London airports, but often other departure airports are available. You can sometimes book without flights, and arrange your own. All packages including flights are ATOL protected. Ask the tour operator for details.


101 holiday ideas

Know when you want to travel? Click on a month for my detailed tips: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.


101 holiday ideas

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