Most people aren't thinking about travel this time of year. They are planning family meals, shopping outings, drinks with friends and dropping none-too-subtle hints about what they want to find under the tree. But if you've got some annual leave left -- or even if you are looking for a new year escape from the grey UK -- and consider travel to be the best gift of all, you'll find that the pre-Christmas bargains out there might be a great alternative to another tie clip.
Travel and cruise agents, along with hotels, are looking to reverse the traditional slump in bookings this time of year by offering deals on travel from now till early spring. We found cruises, city breaks, and Caribbean and Red Sea holidays with savings of up to 67%.
Here’s our pick of the best deals, researched by our team of Deal Experts.