Taking a holiday during the actual days of Christmas can be expensive, as the inevitable holiday premium will kick in. However, if this is really what you want to do, a bit of forward planning can make all the difference.
Flights and holidays to Australia are very popular at Christmas, as so many people find it is the ideal time to catch up with family who live on the other side of the world. If you are thinking of doing this yourself, it is essential that you book flights early, sometimes a year in advance. The later you leave it, the more expensive tickets will be, as they invariably rise in price as they decrease in availability. For such a long haul flight, you will need to check out the major schedule airlines to compare their prices. Our flight checker below will give you an idea of prices with Virgin Atlantic and Singapore Airlines, both of whom specialise in long haul flights.
If you donít mind missing the festivities of Christmas, it is also worth considering a visit to a country that doesnít celebrate Christmas. Thailand for instance is a Buddhist country, so it is the ideal location if you simply want to get away from it all for once.
A family Christmas in the sun
If on the other hand, you are tempted to have a traditional family Christmas, but in the sun somewhere, a villa rental may work out the most cost effective option, as the price will cover everyone staying and the bigger it is, the less it will generally cost per person.
Of course, if you are brave enough just to have your bags packed and ready to go, you can always rely on a last minute deal which can be a great way to bag a bargain and you never know where you might end up!