Holidays and breaks to look out for on Black Friday, according to Telegraph experts


It’s nearly here. Black Friday, that annual orgy of high street sales and bickering shoppers, is weeks away (November 23). But it’s not all flat-screen TVs and breadmakers, the travel industry is in on the act, too.

What can I expect in terms of travel deals?

Lots. Last year we saw return flights to Auckland for just £399 – with Air New Zeland, no less, half-price Maldives holidays and a week in Florida, peak season, for just £350 per person. There was also a whole raft of impressive hotel and spa offers, cruise deals and ski discounts.

This year, an extraordinary heatwave earlier in the summer – coupled with England’s success in the World Cup – led tour operators to slash prices on last-minute getaways in July, with package holidays going for £260 per person. If some travel companies are still feeling the pinch, it is highly likely they will bring a new round of deals to the table in November.

Anywhere in particular?

It is likely that certain destinations – such as Tunisia, still looking to rebuild its popularity after a Foreign Office-imposed closure to British tourists, or Turkey, a nation in recovery from a period of instability, could feature more than others as holiday operators study the ever-changing European tourism map.

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