The first month of the year might not be over yet, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t already booked your holiday for 2020 yet.
In fact, if the dreary wet weather and dark nights have motivated you to arrange your annual adventure, you wouldn’t be alone, as 6.4 million people across the country have either booked or will book their trip before January comes to an end.
If you don’t believe us, research from Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Insurance reveals that January is the most popular time of the year to organise a break, possibly as a way to beat the New Year blues.
Unsurprisingly, 40 per cent of those booking a trip plan to go somewhere with sun, sea and sand, which would be a big contrast to the dismal weather that is typical of this month.
If this sounds appealing, you’d be interested to hear that Los Cabos in Mexico is one of the most popular destinations for a long-haul beach holiday this year, if Good Housekeeping is to be believed.
Another tropical destination that will prove a hit with holidaymakers is Jamaica, particularly after James Bond’s latest instalment No Time To Die comes out in April, as some of the scenes were filmed on the Caribbean island.
Those looking for a city break where they can carry around a hipster camera bag and snap lots of artistic photos could head to Vienna.
This year, the European city marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and there are likely to be a lot of celebrations taking place as a result.