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Weekend Wishlist: December Deals & Competitions

Happy weekend! And welcome back to my new feature of all the best travel deals and competitions I’ve seen!

Since I made my last deals & comps post, I’ve had tons of competitions coming up on my Facebook, which only serves to provide YOU guys with more! But I’ve found some brilliant deals too, including £250 return to NYC, under £500 return to Australia, and a £9 side trip to the Azores!

Let’s begin, shall we?

Win a Hogmanay break in Scotland

Let’s start off with Scotland! What better time to visit Edinburgh than for their epic Hogmanay celebrations? You can do just that with VisitScotland’s competition to win a week-long break in Scotland! You’ll get 3 nights in the Radisson Blu hotel in Edinburgh, two tickets to Hogmanay’s Concert in the Garden, followed by a two night trip to the Scottish borders including spa treatments and meals, and finally polished off with a 2 night stay at Indigo hotel in Glasgow. Plus you’ll get car rental to get yourself around.

For a chance to win, click here!


Return flights to New York for under €200

SecretFlying is one of my favourite deal websites, but this is one of the best I’ve seen for a while! You can fly to New York from Europe for under £250 return with Norwegian Air!! The catch? The €184 flights only go from Stockholm, but I’ve found some seats with Norwegian from the UK for just £65 return, meaning the £250 return cost could include a little exploration of Scandinavia! Hurry though, because seats are understandably selling fast. My sample dates of Feb 3rd – Feb 11th only had one seat left at that price.

For a full list of dates and departures (Stockholm works out the cheapest from the UK but they also have Oslo, Copenhagen and even Berlin), check out SecretFlying’s page!

Manchester to Peru for under £400 return

Flights to South America are pretty steep so I was amazed to see this deal from £388! This is another SecretFlying deal, so check out all the details and dates here.

There are also flights from Glasgow to NYC for under £350 return for SUMMER flights, which is pretty insane! Details on that here.

And for US citizens, there are plenty of deals to Europe such as $349 return to Spain and $332 return to Switzerland.


Win a VIP trip to Paris

Vente-Privee are giving away a VIP trip to Paris, including one night in a hotel, a gourmet meal, and £250 spending money on their website.

To enter, click here!

Return flights to Australia for UNDER £500!

This is a CA-RAZY price! You can fly from Manchester to either Sydney or Melbourne for just £484 RETURN with Etihad, who are reputedly one of the best airlines to fly to Oz with!

For more info on available dates, check out Holiday Pirates (another of my favourite deal websites!).

Win a trip with Intrepid

Intrepid have a competition on their Facebook where you can choose between an absolute ton of different trips! Iceland, Botswana, Boston, Vietnam, Madagascar, Scandinavia, Turkey and that’s just the start! Which one will you choose?

To enter, click here!

Win a trip with Geckos Adventures

Geckos Adventures are also running a competition to win trips with them! They include a trip through northern Thailand, north India and a trip to Machu Picchu.

To enter, click here!

Win a trip with TrekAmerica

TrekAmerica are giving away one of their trips too! Trek is one of my favourite travel companies for the USA, and you can choose from some of their “plus” tours, which means you get loads more activities included, good meals outs and hotels rather than camping. The only downside is the tours are bigger (the camping tours are a maximum of about 12).

To enter, click here!

Return flights from Porto to the Azores for under €10

You read that right – RETURN flights for under €10! Unfortunately this does mean you have to be in Porto to begin with, but easyJet run flights there for under £70 return, and the Azores would be an amazing little side trip!


Win a shopping trip to Barcelona

Barcelona Tourism is giving away a shopping trip to Barcelona, including flights, meals, two nights accommodation and discounts on your shopping!

To enter, click here!

Win a trip to New York for the UN Women Experience

Always are giving away 3 trips to New York for the UN Women Experience for a week. You have to upload a video at least a minute long about overcoming a challenge as a woman and why you think you should win.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, enter here!

Win a spa break in fairytale Wales

Wales has been gaining momentum as a destination this year, and what better excuse to go than VisitWales giving away a spa break?

Visit the fairytale town of Portmeirion and enjoy two nights of luxury. All meals are included, plus a full body massage.

To enter, click here!

Win a holiday to Barbados

Win a 5 night holiday to Sandals’ newest resort in Barbados! Only drawback? The competition ends in APRIL. That means one of you may get a very nice surprise in a few months…!

To enter, click here!

Win a trip to Andorra

Not many people think of taking a trip to Andorra, but now’s your chance to do it for free and go off the beaten path! You can even choose the type of trip you want to take (family? foodie?) with VisitAndorra.

To enter, click here!


Win a holiday to Sydney

Want to experience one of the most iconic places in Australia? Destinology is giving away a 7 night trip, including 3 nights in Sydney, 2 nights in vineyard country, and 2 nights in Port Stephen’s. You’ll also get a lunch cruise in Sydney, as well as all your return flights, transfers and car hire. All you have to do is answer a quick question about the Blue Mountains!

To enter, click here!

Win a holiday to the Maldives and Dubai!

And for this month’s ultimate competition, CN Traveller are giving away a holiday to the Maldives and Dubai in conjunction with Emirates. The whole package is worth a whopping £12,000!! You’ll spend five nights in the Maldives plus two nights in Dubai. All you need to do… is identify the location of a mystery destination!

All the details are on this page.

Good luck in all the competitions!! And as always, let me know if you hear of any more great ones in the comments below. 🙂

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