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.