Book now: summer beach favourites
If you fancy a balmy beach holiday this summer, don’t take any chances. Last year, with thousands sidestepping Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey in favour of “safer” European options, there was a shortage of holidays in Spain, Italy and Portugal in July and August, pushing up prices and limiting last-minute deals. With Foreign Office advice largely unchanged, it’s likely to be the same this year, so take advantage of early booking offers this month. Thomas Cook, for example, has £400 discounts on selected family holidays with deposits from £25pp, allowing time to save up. Airtours has seven nights in Gran Canaria from £1,685 a family(two adults and two children) staying at the three-star Koala Garden on a self-catering basis, flying from Gatwick on 26 August.

Go now: New York showtime and snowtime
Get two-for-one tickets for Broadway shows and more than 70 attractions during New York’s Broadway Week and Attractions Week; both start on 17 January and, despite their names, run until 5 February. They’re held during the city’s post-Christmas low season – meaning cheaper hotels and airfares. Icelandic airline Wow air has flights from Gatwick to Newark from £304.25 return, with a stopover in Reykjavik on the way back. Booking.com is offering 30% off a three-night stayat the end of January at the Arlo Nomad hotel in Midtown for £355 in a queen room.

Book now: summer beach favourites
If you fancy a balmy beach holiday this summer, don’t take any chances. Last year, with thousands sidestepping Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey in favour of “safer” European options, there was a shortage of holidays in Spain, Italy and Portugal in July and August, pushing up prices and limiting last-minute deals. With Foreign Office advice largely unchanged, it’s likely to be the same this year, so take advantage of early booking offers this month. Thomas Cook, for example, has £400 discounts on selected family holidays with deposits from £25pp, allowing time to save up. Airtours has seven nights in Gran Canaria from £1,685 a family(two adults and two children) staying at the three-star Koala Garden on a self-catering basis, flying from Gatwick on 26 August.

Go now: New York showtime and snowtime
Get two-for-one tickets for Broadway shows and more than 70 attractions during New York’s Broadway Week and Attractions Week; both start on 17 January and, despite their names, run until 5 February. They’re held during the city’s post-Christmas low season – meaning cheaper hotels and airfares. Icelandic airline Wow air has flights from Gatwick to Newark from £304.25 return, with a stopover in Reykjavik on the way back. Booking.com is offering 30% off a three-night stayat the end of January at the Arlo Nomad hotel in Midtown for £355 in a queen room.