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The next holiday season is just around the corner and travel agents around town have started spruiking their upcoming Christmas specials. Whether you want to escape to a warmer climate or explore more of the Middle Kingdom, there’s something for everyone to feel festive about in this edition of Travel Deals.

Ski Japan

Dubbed 'the Whistler of Japan', Niseko ski resort in Hokkaido is repeatedly rated the best in Japan, if not Asia. Niseko caters to skiers and boarders of all abilities, and with its 30 lifts and gondolas, three ski fields and 46km of pure white slopes, there's room for everyone. The resort has an abundance of beautifully groomed runs and powder-laced learning slopes. Hotels provide a 'ski-in, ski-out' facility, to make your stay on the slopes as convenient as possible. A five-day stay at the Japan Skiing Hokkaido Niseko Resort starts from RMB 15,250 per person.

Country Holidays. Tel: 3222 0616. Web: Email: [email protected]

Orient Express

Travel in style with Orient Express to the Lincoln Christmas market – Europe's largest 'traditional' festive market, enjoying brunch and a Bellini on the outward journey and a sumptuous four-course dinner with Champagne on the return leg. Twinkling fairy lights, carol singers and the scent of mulled wine combine to transform this historical city into a winter wonderland. Browse the market's 300 stalls, or visit the impressive Lincoln cathedral, before climbing back on board. Price per person is GBP 350, departing 3 December from London Victoria. Return flights from Shanghai to London Heathrow start from RMB 5,520 with Virgin Airlines.


 Balinese Bliss

Escape the cold this winter and spend Christmas in the sun in exotic Bali. Great West Travel have some great deals on Christmas packages, including return flights with Singapore Airlines, seven nights accommodation with breakfast and return transfers, starting from RMB 8,400 per person (valid for travel between 20 and 27 December).

Great West Travel. Room 1602, Guo Li Plaza, 1465 Beijing Xi Lu. Tel: 5212 2065.


Beautiful Boracay

If the winter chill leaves you hankering after some sun and sand, then the beautiful Filipino island of Boracay is hard to beat. The island is renowned for its white sandy beaches, and crystal clear water, and tourists are well catered for. There’s an abundance of restaurants, bars and shops around the island’s Tourist Centre and if it all gets too much, you can unwind in one of many luxurious spas. Classic Travel are offering return airfares, four nights stay at the 

Boracay Grand Vista resort, including daily breakfast and airport/hotel transfers for RMB 7,490 per person.

Classic Travel. Tel: 6416 0808. Web:

White Christmas

Winter in Tibet is a sight to behold. Stunning natural scenery and enchanting local culture make it one of the world's most alluring destinations and no trip would be complete without a visit to Lhasa. While away the day in one of the city's intriguing bazaars, take in some history at one of the many monasteries, or simply kick back and enjoy the spectacular landscape. Lhasa is at its colourful best during the winter months, as mountain nomads gather in the city. Four days in Lhasa with Country Holidays start from RMB 9,980 per person.

Country Holidays. Tel: 3222 0616. Web: Email: [email protected]


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