Looking for an injection of fun and excitement for January? Look no further, as Global Luggage brings you the most beautiful and wallet-friendly destinations to start off 2018 with a bang.

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January doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom! Why not take advantage of the January sales and book yourself a cheap holiday? Whether you fancy an exotic escape to a tropical paradise or a cultural trip to a fascinating European city, many of the top airlines and travel companies are slashing their prices for last minute escapes to destinations all across the world!

We’ve scoured the best cheap holiday offers and shared with you our top five favourite deals below. Of course, no holiday is complete without a luxurious travel companion, so we’ve suggested a stylish suitcase to accompany you on each trip. Buh bye, January blues!

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7 Nights in the Dominican Republic, All Inclusive for £967pp

The words Caribbean Holiday Sale are enough to snap anyone out of a January induced depression. Who wouldn’t want to swap miserable January weather for white sands and azure seas? Where is this sale we hear you cry! Over at British Airways. These lovely chaps are offering cheap holidays across the globe if you book before the 30th January. One of the best deals we’ve found is an all-inclusive holiday to the Dominican Republic for 7 nights on the 30th January for only £967pp. In case you missed it, that’s ALL INCLUSIVE. Wow.

This amazing offer includes accommodation at the 4.5 star Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa, which is situated on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, in Uvero Alto. Set in luscious, palm tree-dotted grounds, the stunning hotel boasts the Dominican’s largest freeform swimming pool, which winds through the gardens and all the way down to the beach.

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If palm trees and cocktails aren’t relaxing enough for you, the hotel’s luxurious spa is sure to help you unwind after the Christmas chaos. Sweat out all those toxins from New Year’s Eve in the Swedish saunas and steam rooms or revitalise yourself for the New Year by taking a dip in the cold plunge pool. If all that seems like too much effort, treat yourself to an outdoor massage whilst taking in the magnificent sea view. Bliss.

 

All inclusive, 7 night holiday at Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic, flying from London on the 30th January, £967pp, British Airways

 

Travel Companion: Sympatico Large Expandable Suitcase, now £423.20

 

What better suitcase to travel to the Caribbean with than the vivid, marine blue Sympatico? Its vibrant hue and metallic sheen are sure to dazzle all who encounter it. Plus, a 25% expansion system means you can stock up on plenty of souvenirs for your loved ones!

6 Nights in New York for £610pp

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January boring? Not in New York, it ain’t. If you’ve had enough of all the “veganuary” and “dry January” rubbish then jet over to the Big Apple and live it up American style. Virgin’s epic Holiday Sale is offering a 6 night New York trip for £610pp. And yes, that includes flights AND hotel!

Accommodation is at the ultra-modern and hip Row Hotel, which is situated in Midtown. You can’t get more central than that. Perfectly placed for checking out New York’s most famous attractions such as Time Square, Broadway and the Empire State Building, you can literally roll out of bed and be at the Rockefeller centre in less than five minutes.

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When your neck is hurting from all the skyscraper gawping, escape to the world famous Central Park for a relaxing stroll around the 843 acres of sprawling urban oasis. Just make sure you bring a faux-fur coat and woolly hat in case another “bomb-cyclone” hits!

 

6 night holiday at the Row Hotel, New York, flying from London on the 30th January, £610pp, Virgin.

 

Travel Companion: 19 Degree Aluminium Suitcase, now £756.00

 

This cool, industrial-style 19 Degree Aluminium Suitcase will stand out spectacularly against the concrete jungle. Its rippling silver shell balances lightness with strength, whilst a TSA lock is essential for travel to the US.

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10 Nights Bed & Breakfast in Phuket, Thailand for £1066

If the idea of a New York snowstorm has you shivering and exotic beaches are more your style, then Virgin’s Tropical Beach Sale is for you! How does the magical Thailand island of Phuket sound? Amazing? Thought so. It sounds even better when you discover the flights and hotel only cost £1066 for 10 nights, if you set off on the 29th January! Hurry, book now before the prices change!

 

Where will you be staying? At the Village Coconut Island – now, doesn’t that sound like paradise? It is. Jungle gardens, palm-fringed beaches, cascading pools and beachfront bars are just a few of the magical hangouts that will make January feel a million miles away. Fancy something more adventurous? No problem, the resort offers thrill-seeking water sports, such as kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing for all the adrenaline junkies out there.

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Breakfast is included in the awesome price, plus the resort offers world-class Thai and Asian cuisine meaning you don’t want to travel far for lunch and dinner. If your body is aching from all the water sports, head to the Turkish Hammam Steam Room, hydrotherapy pool or Scandinavian sauna to ease those sore muscles. Could there be a more heavenly way to spend January?

 

10-night bed & breakfast holiday at the Village Coconut Island, Phuket, flying from London on the 29th January, £1066pp, Virgin.

 

Travel Companion: Baseline Large Expandable Suitcase, Now £399.20

Think you need a bulky suitcase for a 10-day trip? The Baseline proves otherwise. Sleek and minimal, with a chic olive hue, the Briggs & Riley case effortlessly accommodates long-haul packing thanks to its 26% expansion feature.

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5 Nights in Barcelona for £215pp

January is a brilliant time to spend sightseeing in a European city. Why? Because the streets are quieter, the weather (usually) milder and it’s super, super cheap to fly and stay there! Get this - British Airways are offering flights and 5 night’s accommodation to Barcelona on the 26th January for only £215pp! Wow – the hotel must be a low star rating for that price, right? Wrong! The Gates Diagonal is a 4-star establishment and boasts beautiful architecture and interiors designed by renowned Barcelona architect Juli Capella. Located next to the spaceship-like Agbar Tower, the hotel offers breathtaking views of Barcelona’s magical architecture.

 

We couldn’t think of a better way to start the year than exploring Gaudi’s masterpieces, snacking on gambas pil pil and swigging an Estrella. Speaking of Gaudi, his most famous creation, the Sagrada Familiar, is only a 20-minute walk away and is an absolute must-see. Other mind-bending Gaudi buildings that should be on your list are the Casa Mila and Palau Güell, whilst the historical streets of the Jewish quarter provide an atmospheric backdrop for tapas tasting.

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If you don’t want to travel far, the Gates Diagonal boasts plenty of stylish eating and drinking spots. Head to its hip Beergarden for craft beers and tasty Spanish appetisers, or if cocktails are more your thing, the hotel’s rooftop terrace, with spectacular 360-degree views, is sure to impress.

 

5 night holiday at the Gates Diagonal Hotel, Barcelona, flying from London on the 26th January, £215pp, British Airways.

 

Travel Companion: Limbo Multiwheel Small Suitcase, £589.00

Barcelona is renowned for its arty vibe and pioneering attitude, so why not take a suitcase to match? Rimowa’s Limbo impresses with its midnight blue hue, exceptional strength and light as a feather construction. Guaranteed to turn heads as you roll down the Passeig de Gracia.

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5 Nights in Prague for £376pp

Would you believe us, if we said you could jet off to Prague on the 27th January, for 5 nights, and stay in the 5 star Hilton Hotel for only £376pp? Don’t take our word for it, check out Super Break’s Super Sale, which offers hundreds of cheap holidays to top European cities! But if you have a penchant for baroque buildings, bohemian art and old-fashioned bars, this deal is made for you.

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You’ll be staying at the futuristic Hilton Prague, which is housed in a glistening glass building on the bank of the Vltava River. The enigmatic Old Town is within walking distance and is home to gems such as the St. Vitus Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady. After a day sightseeing, why not unwind in the hotel’s Cybex Health Club & Spa and indulge in a massage or take a refreshing dip in the indoor pool? Finish the night off by heading up to the Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge and take in the panoramic views with a cocktail in hand.

5 night holiday at the Hilton Prague, Prague, flying from Manchester on the 27th January, £376pp, Super Break.

 

Travel Companion: Rosine Medium Suitcase, Now £212.00

A 5-star mini break to Prague calls for 5-star luxurious luggage. This gorgeous Rosine suitcase hits the mark wonderfully with its exquisite floral design. Gem-encrusted flowers, rose gold accents and a breath-taking bird print interior emulate the elegance of this glorious European city.

 

Have you got the travel bug yet? Whether you’re pining for some winter sun or seeking a quick city break, Global Luggage stocks luxurious suitcases to suit any destination. Many of our designs are still in the January sale so if you’re quick, you can bag a cheap holiday AND discounted premium suitcase in one go!