Now... Christmas shopping in Boston

Depart on 27 November to experience Thanksgiving in Boston and the "Black Friday" shopping sales. Virgin Holidays is offering three nights, room-only accommodation at the Midtown Hotel for £599pp, with Virgin flights from Heathrow.

Soon... Off-season luxury in Venice

Citalia is offering the chance to sample Venice from the five-star luxury of the Ca Sagredo Hotel – an opulent palace on the banks of the Grand Canal. Travel on 15 December and the price is £389pp for a three-night stay, with breakfast included and BA flights from Gatwick.

Later... A big trip Down Under

Book by 29 November and Flight Centre has a fly-drive to Western Australia for £915pp. The package includes 11 days' campervan hire and flights from Heathrow to Perth between 3 February and 24 March. Spend time in the state capital, then hit the road to explore wild coastal scenery.