Article by Bernice Burgess
Have you always dreamed of spending Christmas on a sun-soaked beach? It’s not too late to turn it into a reality this year.
Hays Travel still have availability on Christmas and New Year holidays to some of the planet’s sunniest spots. As the UK’s largest independently-owned travel agency, Hays allow you to build your own holiday with the perfect flights and accommodation to suit you, or book a conventional package holiday with a huge choice of tour operators. Their independence means they can bring you a wide selection of holidays at brilliant prices.
For a great value festive getaway, consider booking an all inclusive holiday, where meals, snacks and drinks are included in the cost of your escape. This means you won’t go overboard when it comes to celebrating once you arrive in resort. Some of the most affordable all inclusive hotels are in destinations such as Egypt, Cape Verde, Cuba and The Dominican Republic. All of these destinations bask beneath amazing weather while Britain shivers in the cold. Imagine stepping out of your hotel room on Christmas morning and on the golden sands.. perfect!
Gambia and the Canary Islands are also popular choices for Christmas and New Year holidays. The Canaries are around four hours away from the UK and offer sunny days and cooler evenings, whilst the Gambia is a little further away at six hours, but offers tropical heat virtually all year round.
Closer to home, there are many cheap Christmas and New Year holidays available in destinations such as Spain, Tunisia, The Algarve and Cyprus. Whilst these areas won’t be as hot as their Caribbean counterparts, the weather’s likely to be much milder than it is in the UK, which makes for a pleasant break from the harsh British winter.
Another great value way to enjoy Christmas in the sunshine is to book a cruise. Hays Travel have access to hundreds of deals on cruise holidays, from all the best known cruise lines. Enjoy a magical getaway, calling in At multiple destinations, with excellent food and entertainment included in the price. Whether you’re looking for the grandeur of Cunard’s famous liners, the fun-packed atmosphere of Carnival, the laid-back vibe of Norwegian cruise lines, the brilliant activities on Royal Caribbean’s Ships, the exclusive perks of Silversea or the easygoing, informal Thomson cruises, there’s a Christmas cruise to suit you.
Hays Travel’s long haul experts specialise in sourcing exclusive deals on holidays to the world’ most exotic locations. With great prices on holidays to destinations such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, Goa, Dubai and The Maldives, Hays have got Christmas and New Year holidays in the sun covered. For family fun, take a look at Hays Travel’s deals on Holidays to Orlando, where you can spend an unforgettable Christmas soaking up the Floridian rays with Mickey, Minnie and friends.
Of course, not everyone wants to spend their Christmas with sand between their toes. For plenty of festive atmosphere, head to snowier climes. Hays Travel’s ski website offers a staggering choice of great deals on ski and snowboarding holidays. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced skier, Hays can find the perfect resort for you and help arrange equipment hire and lift passes. Choose from self catering apartments, catered chalets and luxurious hotels in favourite ski resorts throughout Italy, France, America, Canada, Bulgaria, Austria and beyond.
For the ultimate wintry family getaway, take the children to meet Santa and his elves on one of Hays Travel’s Lapland trips. Or spend Christmas in Disneyland Paris, where Christmas and New Year are especially magical.
Whatever your dream Christmas / New Year holiday, Hays Travel can help it come true.
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Hays Travel have been established for over 31 years and are experts in providing quality family holidays at great prices.