With Omicron to contend with, this January is feeling even more miserable than usual.
Dreaming about palm trees and immaculate blue sea seems almost obligatory, but how about visiting them?
This month, travel companies have boosted their offers and discounts to let us get away for less.
So drop everything, get online and then run to your nearest airport or train station.
Great Rail Journeys
Railway holiday specialist Great Rail Journeys is offering big savings on a range of its 2022 trips, with up to £300 off per person valid on bookings made up to January 31.
Always fancied seeing the beautiful temples at Angkor Wat, right, or the iconic rock formations in Ha Long Bay? The 18-day Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia is £2,995pp, down from £3,295 (including flights and accommodation).
What about seeing the US from east to west? Starting in New York, the 18-day America Coast To Coast tour goes through Chicago, Las Vegas and LA before ending in San Francisco, and costs £3,695pp instead of £3,995, including flights and accommodation.
To book and get the discount, use the code NY2022 on the Great Rail Journeys website.
More than 100 destinations are up for grabs at discounted prices with the British Airways and British Airways Holidays January sale, which includes return flights to New York from £324 and European holiday packages from just £119pp.
Tempted by some winter sun? Return flights to Dubai start at £299, while beach-lovers can snap up fares to Bermuda from £498 return.
An idyllic seven-night break in the Maldives costs from £1149pp, while a week in the party island of Ibiza starts at just £229pp.
Book before January 25 on the British Airways website.
EasyJet and EasyJet Holidays’ Big Orange Sale has up to 25% off selected flights between January 18 and September 30, and up to £300 off some package holidays.
Bargains include one-way flights from Gatwick to Palma de Mallorca from £16.99, while package deals include seven nights in Antalya from £485pp all-inclusive flying from Luton.
Book discounted flights until midnight on January 11 and discounted holidays until 10pm on February 2 on the EasyJet website.
TUI’s Live Happy sale is for all summer holidays departing between May 1 and October 31.
It includes savings of up to £300 on package holidays flying with TUI Airways or other airlines with the code SALE, has thousands of free kids’ places up for grabs, low deposits from £60 per person, and zero deposit on direct debit bookings made online.
You could enjoy an all-inclusive, seven-night holiday to Mexico from £967pp, departing from Manchester or a family break to Kos for seven nights, all-inclusive, from £879pp (including a free child place) departing from Doncaster Sheffield.
Book on the TUI website.
St Lucia with Windjammer
With its two iconic peaks, the Pitons, its cocoa plantations, rum distilleries, and not to forget its beautiful beaches, St Lucia should be on everyone’s bucket list.
And it’s not just for millionaires, particularly if you book into the blissful Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, which is offering up to 50 off its villas, private residences and rooms for stays up until the December 18 when booked before January 10.
Set on a steep, 60 acre hillside estate overlooking the Caribbean sea, its facilities include watersports galore – windsurfing, SUP, snorkelling, diving – a luxurious spa and five restaurants.
Book with discounted rates, from £219pn, on the Windjammer website.
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