Best January travel deals available online

Start the new year on a high by locking in one of these hot travel deals for 2017.

There’s nothing more exciting than having a holiday to look forward to and when the new year comes around so do some of the best travel deals and sales. Excited? You should be!

From local getaways and staycations to well-deserved overseas escapes, here are some of the best flight, holiday, car rental and hotel deals available for January.

Ringing in the new year never felt so good.

Top January holiday specials

Searching for a January vacation deal? With the peak Christmas season almost over, there are stacks of specials going around that let you cash in on the last of the summer holidays. Here are our picks of the mix:

Hotels in Europe from £29

Valid for stays until 15 May 2017. Must be booked through Travelodge UK website to avail room offers. Excludes hotels in Northern Ireland, Ireland & Spain.

Up to 20% off hires

Valid for pick-ups on Sunday, Monday or Tuesdays in Australia until 31 March. Blackout dates apply. See site for details.

15% off hires of five days or more

Valid on rentals until 15 December in Australia and New Zealand. Blackout dates apply. See site for details.

Lunar New Year Special: Up to 30% off Millennium Hotels, Singapore

Valid for stays from 20 January - 9 February 2017 at Millennium Hotels, Singapore. Only valid for all Singapore hotels except Orchard Hotel Singapore. Includes complimentary buffet breakfast for 2, complimentary WiFi and welcome drink, unlimited mobile internet and local calls, extra 10% off for my millennium members and up to 30% discount on Food & Beverage outlets. T&Cs apply.

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Qantas USA Sale: Fly to Los Angeles from $1,137 economy, return

Valid on flights from 23 January - 15 June 2017. Sample fares include Sydney - Honolulu for $848 return, Melbourne - Los Angeles for $1,137 return, Sydney - Los Angeles for $1,150 return. Other destinations include San Francisco, Dallas and New York.

$1200 & up return flights to Europe, Middle East and Africa

Valid on flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide until 30 November. Sample fares include Melbourne to Beirut for $1,200 return, Perth to Cairo for $1,225 return. Sample destinations include Dublin, Ireland, Istanbul, Turkey, Oslo, Norway, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Venice, Italy, Barcelona, Spain, Paris, France and London, England.

Save up to $948: The Flaming Deal Packages

Book now and save up to $948 on flights and hotels at Wotif. T&Cs apply.

Up to 30% off for Chinese New Year

Valid on stays until 12 February at select hotels in Thailand, Malaysia. Deals on stays, room upgrades, airport transfers, dining credits and many more.at Compass Hospitality . Conditions Apply

20% off sailing adventures

Valid on departures between 1 April - 10 May. Destinations include Thai islands in Asia, Greece and Croatia in Europe.

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Free breakfast with stays at Australia hotels

Valid on stays until 31 March in New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia and stays until 30 April in Queensland and Northern Territory.

Europe from $1,154 return

Valid on flights from 1 February - 31 March, 22 April - 31 May and 1 October - 30 November. Sample fares include Perth to Dublin for $1,154, Melbourne to Dublin for $1,164, Brisbane to Milan for $1,219 and Sydney to Edinburgh for $1,307. Other destinations include Munich, Manchester, Frankfurt, London.

Qantas flights to Europe from $1290 return

Valid on flights to Europe from 16 January - 30 November. Sample destinations include Milan, Rome, Athens, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt and London.

Up to 30% off Oaks resorts

Stay three nights or more and get up to 30% off stays at 43 participating Oaks Resorts in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, India and UAE.

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$30 off car hires

Valid on car hires in Australia until 10 April that are five days or more. Valid on car groups B, C, D, E, F, P, V, K, W, L, G, H & S.

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Fly to Europe from $1299 economy return

Valid from 20 January to 13 December. Sample fare includes Perth-Milan for $1299, Melbourne-Milan for $1369, Sydney-Milan or Brisbane-Milan for $1379

$60 off return flights with China Southern

Simply use the code to get $60 off China Southern international return flights. Offer is valid per booking, available for travel anytime and valid for departures from Australia, international return. T&Cs apply.

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10% off all Asia tours

Valid on all departure dates. Destinations include Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan and more.

Global Sale: Europe from $1289 return

Valid on select dates January until November. Sample fares include Perth to Amsterdam for $1289, Adelaide to Amsterdam for $1289, Melbourne to Amsterdam for $1359 and Sydney to Amsterdam for $1369. Other Europe flights available. Flights to Southeast Asia and New Zealand also on sale.


5% off all tours and activities bookings

Get an instant 5% off all bookings with Voyagin.

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Up to 50% off activities and tours in Bali

Sample discounted tours include 50% off white water rafting, 35% off Nusa Dua theatre tickets, 25% off snorkelling trips.

Up to 50% off day tours and activities in Thailand

Sample discounts include 50% off James Bond Island tours, 45% off Phi Phi Island day tours, 15% off Mae Ping River Cruises.

Up to 40% off Singapore attractions and tours

Sample discounts include 40% off Jurong Bird Park Singapore, 40% off Skyline Luge at Sentosa, 34% off Cable Car Singapore, 30% off Singapore Zoo entry.

10% off USA and Canada tours

Save up to $677 on 2017 tours including Grand Southern, Grand Northern, Best of USA and Boot, Scoot N Blues.

$999 China tour with flights from Australia

Departures available from Melbourne and Sydney, Brisbane and Perth available for a surcharge. Includes international flights, eight nights' accommodation, some meals and sightseeing.

2-for-1 tours in Croatia, Turkey, Morocco and more

Valid on tours to Croatia, Turkey, Morocco, Russia or Spain departing before 30 November. Solo travellers can get a 45% discount.

$150 off 2017 tours

Valid on all tours departing in 2017 that are $1000 or more. Sample destinations include Asia, South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Central America, North America, Oceania and Polar Regions.

Up to $330 off package holidays

Valid on select dates from November until January. Dates and pricing vary by destination and departure point. Departures available from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide to Melbourne,Gold Coast, Cairns and Phuket.

Up to 30% off stays in Europe

Valid on stays until 27 February 2017.Conditions apply

Up to 30% off stays in Europe

Valid on stays until 27 February 2017.Conditions apply

Up to 40% off hotels

Valid on stays until 9 April. Global hotel sale with discounts available in Australia, South Pacific, Asia, America and Europe.

10% off Croatia adventure cruises

Valid on Croatia Coastal Cruising Adventure only, all available cabin types, Dubrovnik to Sibenik or reverse, all 2017 departures: Discount excludes Private Groups. Discount applies to new bookings made and deposited between 9 Dec 2016 and 27 Feb 2017.

Up to $200 off flights to the Americas

Valid on select Air New Zealand flights booked with Flight Centre before 30 January to destinations including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver or Buenos Aires.

10% off Australia summer tours

Valid on select tours departing before 30 April 2017. Sample destinations include Kangaroo Island, Great Ocean Road and the Red Centre.

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Up to 70% off hotel stays and vacation packages

Destinations include Gold Coast, Port Douglas, Bali, Phuket, Fiji, Vietnam and Hawaii. Sample packages include a 5-night stay in Surfers Paradise for $299 (Regularly $579) and a 5-night package to Fiji for $999 (Regularly $2101),

Worldwide sale: Hotels from $13

Sample destinations include Bali from $13, Fiji from $20, Phuket from $30, Singapore from $46, London from $62, Canberra from $67,Gold Coast from $96.

Up to 25% off stays at Hyatt

Valid on stays until 15 March at more than 160 Hyatts around the world in destinations like Paris, Zurich, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Dubai, London and Singapore.

Up to 20% off summer stays

Valid on stays until 31 January at select Travelodge and other TFE hotels including Adina, Vibe and Rendezvous.

Up to 20% off summer stays

Valid on stays until 31 January at select Vibe and other TFE hotels including Adina, Travelodge and Rendezvous.

Up to 20% off summer stays

Valid on stays until 31 January at select Rendezvous and other TFE hotels including Adina, Travelodge and Vibe.

Up to 50% off Europe tours

More than 550 tours to Greece, Italy, France England and more countries in Europe discounted from companies like Contiki, Topdeck, Trafalgar, Insight and more.

Last-minute tours on sale for up to 25% off

Find deals on tours departing within the next couple of months.

Up to 25% off on last-minute deals

Booking late? It's worth the wait with these slashed prices for last minute travellers.

Get up to 20% off

Book a last-minute tour for up to 20% off the regular price

Up to 30% off last-minute Europe tours

Valid on select tours departing until 19 December. Book select Europe tours for up to 30% off. Includes European Discovery, Simply Italy, Austria Ski Plus, Mediterranean Highlights, Winter Wanderer and Spanish Spree.

Up to 30% off last-minute USA and Canada tours

Valid on select tours departing until 16 January. Includes California Highlights, Southern Adventure, Western Highlights and Eastern Discovery.

25% off ibis hotels in the UK and Ireland

Get 25% off ibis hotels in the UK and Ireland. Valid on stays from 5 December until 17 April. Le Club members get an additional 5% off. Conditions Apply

Who offers January travel deals?

Travel deals are a dime a dozen, but in January some providers stand out from the rest. These include:

  • Flight Centre: These travel specialists often feature special January holiday packages for every holiday style.
  • Expedia: Renowned for offering some of the best deals online, Expedia is your one-stop shop for travel sales in January.
  • lastminute.com.au: Only thinking of that January holiday now? Bag a bargain at the very last with lastminute.com.au.
  • Hamilton IslandRevel in the January sunshine in one of the most idyllic spot in Australia. January is one of the best times to catch the sweetest deals here.
  • Virgin Australia: This Australian carrier never ceases to have a holiday break worth snapping up. January is especially ideal for Australian Open offers.
  • Webjet: A hub for flight deals, Webjet has bargains on trips to Bangkok, Beijing or the USA.
  • MSC Cruises: Cruise the Caribbean for cheap with MSC. Its January cruise deals are already out!

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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