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Twitter Q+A

On Friday, we hosted our first ever Twitter chat, all about travel next year. Lots of our followers joined the online discussion -- and in case you missed it, here’s a selection of tweet-sized responses from our panel of Deal Experts.

Q. Any tips for off-the-beaten-track destinations in 2013? I fancy something different next year.
A. How about Brazil? Beat the rush before the price hikes that will come around the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup.

Q. What deal tempted you the most this week?
A. Our publisher picks this Nepal deal. "I’ve wanted to visit for ages and it's a very good rate," he says.

Q. When’s the best time to book flights to Australia for next Christmas/New Year?
A. Look for flight sales at the end of the year, although Christmas is always going to be pricey because of high demand.

Q. I'm off to China (Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai) in March. Any advice for my trip?
A. In Xi’an, hire bikes and enjoy a slow cycle around the ancient walls. You get views across the whole city.

Q. What is the best time to visit Crete? Are there any deals on all-inclusive packages?
A. We'd recommend shoulder season, from May-June -- not too hot and before the crowds arrive. Try this offer.

Q. If travelling back home in January, 2014, will I have to wait until January, 2013, to book the return flight?
A. Flight seats are released 11 months in advance, so you will need to wait until February, 2013.

Q. Any deals to New York coming up?
A. Keep an eye out for the Top 20 this Wednesday, when we plan to feature one of the best-value NYC hotels we’ve ever run.

Q. I want to go to Istanbul in 2013. Any tips?
A. Visit Sultanahmet but don’t stay there -- you’ll be ripped off. Stay in the far hipper Beyoğlu district.

Q. I've got a honeymoon to plan, hopefully in 2013. Where would you recommend for May/September travel?
A. Our Deal Expert Kryssy went to Bali & the Gili Islands in September and says the weather was amazing.

Q. I was wondering if you had any great ski deals for 2013?
A. How about Italy for £344? Or look out for the Top 20 this week -- we have a cracking Canada deal. 

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Deal Expert, London
Thursday, 6 December 2012
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