You can save hundreds on winter sun holidays by travelling just after New Year’s Eve – The Sun

HOLIDAY experts have revealed how you could save hundreds of pounds if you wait just a couple of days to go on holiday for some winter sun.

You could save up to £1,000 per person if you travel after New Years Eve.

Ian Crawford of Holiday Hypermarket explained that Christmas is the peak period, making it much harder to find a bargain.

It is great news for anyone looking to get away in 2020 without spending too much money,.

He explained: "Christmas is a peak period for the travel industry and even breaks that depart on Christmas Day can be expensive, but if you can wait for a few more days prices drop considerably.

"With this tip, couples can save hundreds of pounds per person – often more than £1,000 for two travelling."

Here are just some of the holidays you can book for a fraction of the cost if you travel a few days later.

Tenerife – save £1,000pp

A seven night holiday in Tenerife could be nearly £1,000 cheaper if you change your departure date.

For example, a holiday at the 4* Clubhotel Riu Buenavista will set you back £1,600 if travelling on December 29.

Book your flights on January 1 and prices drop to £614pp.

The island has temperatures of 20 degrees in the winter, making it an easy winter sun destination.

Gran Canaria – save £400pp

Head to the Canary Islands on January 1 and you could save over £400 each.

Stay at 4* resort Labranda Playa Bonita Hotel, when travelling from Glasgow, and it will set you back £1,105pp if departing on December 30.

Wait two days and the price drops by almost half, costing £677pp on January 2.

Cyprus – save £600pp

Cyprus is another perfect destination for some winter sun.

Departing just three days later could also see you saving over £600 per person.

A week at Louis Ledra Beach Hotel in Paphos costs £438pp when travelling on January 1 – the same break costs £1,087pp if you leave on December 28.

Egypt – save £300pp

A holiday to Egypt from London Gatwick could be much cheaper if you leave a few days into 2020.

A seven night trip to 4* Suneoclub Reef Resort is just £534pp when travelling on January 2.

If you choose to travel straight after Christmas on December 26, this costs £851pp.

Dubai – save £800pp

Dubai is popular with Brits wanting cheap holidays and guaranteed good weather.

A seven-night all-inclusive holiday at the Doubletree by Hilton costs £1,475pp on January 1.

Avoid travelling just a few days earlier – as prices are a staggering £2,277 on December 29.

Skyscanner also revealed its list of affordable destinations for winter holidays.

However, January is often the cheapest time to go away with savings up to £300 per week compared to August.

You can double your annual leave in 2020 by using just 28 days holiday to have 60 days off.

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