The Egyptian resort of Hurghada


Red sea escape

The Foreign Office is warning about the dangers in Cairo and elsewhere, but the Egyptian resort of Hurghada is still regarded as calm and safe. ITC Classics has a week at the Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, which offers a private beach, for £799 per person, with breakfast and easyJet flights from Gatwick. Depart from 2 to 16 December.


Pick and Mix

Travelbag has a multi-centre escape, with Cathay Pacific flights from Heathrow to Hong Kong on 19 March 2012, where you'll spend two nights staying at the Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay and two nights in Sydney at the Kirketon Hotel, followed by a 12-night cruise of the South Pacific on full board for £2,199 per person.


Slope off

Start the festive season in style with a pre-Christmas ski break. Inghams has a week in the French resort of Courchevel, with fully catered chalet accommodation at the centrally located Hotel Les Anémones for £430 per person. The deal includes Thomson flights on 9 December from Gatwick.