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The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Cover Story -

Keep an eye on the air­lines, which tra­di­tion­ally slash air­fares in Jan­uary. For ex­am­ple, Eti­had has fares from $1033 for Euro­pean des­ti­na­tions on sale un­til Jan­uary 24; We­b­jet’s UK & Europe Sale un­til Jan­uary 18 in­cludes re­turn flights to Lon­don from $1172 on Emi­rates (de­part­ing Mel­bourne).

Those who love to ski in the north­ern hemi­sphere should lock in their next year’s trip this month, as prices typ­i­cally rise again in Fe­bru­ary

Travel out­side of peak pe­ri­ods

Bar­gain on price, you may be sur­prised

Ne­go­ti­ate ex­tras such as an up­grade

Com­pare on­line deals with what a good travel agent can of­fer you

Book early — some com­pa­nies of­fer ex­tra dis­counts for early book­ings

Some travel agents of­fer fur­ther dis­counts or in­clu­sions if you book di­rectly through them

Al­ways read the terms, con­di­tions and re­stric­tions, es­pe­cially in re­la­tion to travel dates

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