The 50 hottest holiday deals for 2017

ISLANDS

NUSA DUA

A 10-night family holiday at the Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali includes accommodation in a Deluxe Garden View Room, return airfares to Denpasar and breakfast daily.

You receive $2250 in bonus value, including a $US1000 Wine, Dine & Spa Credit per room, airport customs and immigration escort, private transfers, departure lounge access and more.

The price is from $1740 an adult and $800 a child quad share, with price depending on Australian city of departure. Select travel periods until August 31 with school holiday stays at surcharge. 

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VANUATU

Air Vanuatu has its Super Special sale on, making a family holiday in beautiful Vanuatu more affordable. 

Fly to Port Vila for $610 a person return from Sydney, or $540 a person return from Brisbane. Or fly to Espiritu Santo via Port Vila from $630 a person return from Sydney, or $580 a person return from Brisbane.

Blackout periods apply and prices are subject to availability. Prices are valid for sale until November 30 and for travel up to June 17. Phone 1300 780 737. 

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FIJI

This seven-night holiday staying at the four-star Yatule Resort & Spa comes with a bonus $FJ1000 food credit. The resort is at Natadola on the Coral Coast and was recently refurbished.

You stay in a Deluxe Beachfront Bure with ocean views and direct access to the beach and receive return airport transfers, a welcome glass of bubbles for each adult, breakfast and more.

The price is $1649 a person twin share and the offer is for one food credit per bure.

It's on sale till November 25 for travel November 20 – December 20, then  January 9 – March 14. Phone 1800 800 722 and quote deal code 154131. 

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PHUKET

Cape Panwa Hotel is a quiet resort at the southern end of Phuket offering luxury accommodation, a private beach, ocean views and tropical setting. 

This offer includes eight nights' accommodation in a Junior Suite, return airport transfers, breakfast daily, four meals during your stay (lunch or dinner) for two adults, one 60-minute Thai massage for two adults at the Cape Spa, one cruise to Coral Island and more.

The price is $665 a person, a saving of $1350 a couple. The offer is on sale till November 30 and valid for travel April 1 – October 31, subject to availability. Phone 131381.

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GALAPAGOS

Lindblad Expeditions is marking the inaugural season of National Geographic Endeavour II with a $500 special discount per guest and a complimentary flight between Guayaquil, Ecuador and Galapagos.

On the 10-day Galapagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II, you have the option to walk, hike, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or Zodiac cruise each day, and have up-close encounters with wildlife.

Priced from $8240 to $18,170, departures are weekly January 6 – March 31. Book by December 31, 2016 to receive the deal. Phone 1300 295 049. 

expeditions.com 

HAWAII

Renowned for its authentic Hawaiian cultural experiences and absolute beachfront location, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is a return-again tradition for many. It offers a variety of complimentary cultural activities and an array of restaurants and bars including the famous Dukes Bar.

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort is offering four nights' accommodation for two adults and two children priced from $1475. Valid for stays February 20 – October 31, 2017. Phone 1800 848 246.

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COOK ISLANDS 

Stay seven nights  at the four-star Manuia Beach Resort Cook Islands with this value package from Spacifica Travel. Accommodation is in a VIP Beachfront Suite and you also get airport transfers, breakfast daily, a bottle of Moet, fresh local fruit platter, gift on arrival, daily newspaper delivery, turndown service, "membership" at the Rarotonga Golf Club and Rarotonga Sailing Club, weekly cultural activities including ukulele lessons and scuba dive tryout, a Wi-Fi starter voucher and more.

The price is $1599 a person twin share, a saving of $1535. It's valid for travel December 22 – 15 March, 2017, with blackout dates applying.

Call 1800 800 722. 

spacificatravel.com 

MALDIVES

TravelManagers has some great deals going for holidays in the Maldives. It is offering return economy class airfares with Singapore Airlines from Sydney to Male for $1181 and from Melbourne $1169 each adult.

Team that with four nights at the five-star Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, priced from $2769 a person (twin share). That's a saving of $2704 a couple. 

Accommodation is in a Beach Pool Villa or a Lagoon Pool Villa with upgrade to half board. Plus there's a meet and greet at Male airport, domestic flight and luxury boat transfer, and 20 per cent off spa treatments if you book ahead.

The deal is on sale till November 30 for travel January 11 – April 15.

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BALI

Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, an award-winning property on 90 hectares of clifftop overlooking Bali's "sunset coast", is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Along with sister property Rimba Jimbaran Bali by Ayana, there's a "20 Ways to Celebrate"   package, providing a three-night Bali stay for two with 20 free additions, such as daily breakfast, sunrise yoga, Aquatonic experience, Balinese massage, a dinner and cocktails at the Rock Bar and more. 

Starting from $1212 a couple at Rimba Jimbaran Bali by Ayana and $1590 a couple at Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, the deal is on sale till December 23 for travel till March 31 with blackout dates applying. 

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TAHITI

This stay at Le Meridien Tahiti is reduced by 35 per cent. Le Meridien Tahiti is a modern and luxurious resort at the water's edge with views of the lagoon, the island of Moorea and coral reef.

You get six nights in an Overwater Bungalow, airport meet and greet in Papeete, transfers, and use of resort facilities including internet in public areas.

The price is $2399 a person in twin share – a saving of $1200 a person. The deal is on sale till December 31 for travel April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018. Phone 1800 800 722 and quote deal code 159962.

spacificatravel.com 

TOURS

 AFRICA

A 31-day itinerary exploring Southern and East Africa includes Table Mountain, Victoria Falls and Africa's greatest national parks. You'll also visit tribal villages pivotal to the region and its history.

As part of Scenic's 30th birthday celebrations, it now includes free international flights, a free night's accommodation pre- or post-tour, and an upgrade at Victoria Falls Hotel for May 17 and September 13 departures.

Saving up to $1990 a couple, it costs from $22,795 a person twin share. Call 138 128. 

scenic.com.au/birthday 

SPAIN

Insight Vacations is offering free flights to Europe with bookings of its 2017 Premium and Luxury Gold journeys of 16 days or more. Tours ranging 11-15 days attract airfares of $699, while bookings of  less than 11 days will have airfares for $999.

For example, fly free on the 18-day Grand Tour of Spain and Portugal, priced from $5495 a person twin share with departure dates from April 1 — to October 21.

Insight is also offering business class airfares from $4499 on itineraries of 16 days or more. 

Offers valid for sale till December 15. Phone 1800 001 781.

insightvacations.com 

VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA

Book APT's 21-day Vietnam & Cambodia Grand Tour before November 30 and get your international return flights free.

Travelling from Hanoi to Siem Reap, this luxury land tour and river cruise includes a two-night Ha Long Bay cruise, stays at Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City and seven nights cruising the Mekong.   

You get all internal flights, tipping, transfers, drinks on the cruise and most meals throughout. It's priced from $10,195 a person twin share. Call 1300 196 420. 

aptouring.com.au 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

When two book Travelmarvel's 15-day Wonders of the South West tour, they receive one return airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Adelaide for free. 

Highlights of this round-trip ex Perth include visits to Esperance, Albany, Busselton's giant tingle trees, Wave Rock, New Norcia, the gold towns of Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie, a Monkey Mia dolphin experience and a stay at Abbey Beach Resort. It includes 24 meals, accommodation in premium hotels and resorts. 

The price is from $5495 a person twin share. Offer available until sold out. Phone 1300 196 420. 

travelmarvel.com.au 

SOUTH AMERICA 

When two book Travelmarvel's 20-day Highlights of South America tour they receive one return airfare from Australia for free. 

It starts in Santiago before an internal flight to Buenos Aires where you stay for three nights, then fly to Rio de Janeiro. From there, it's Iguassu Falls, Cusco in Peru, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca before the tour concludes in Lima. 

It's priced from $9995 a person twin share and the offer is valid till sold out. Phone 1300 196 420. 

travelmarvel.com.au 

JAPAN

Wendy Wu Tours is offering a free Hong Kong stopover on select departures of Japan tours between March and May.

The deal comprises two nights' accommodation, breakfast daily and return airport coach transfers.

One itinerary it applies to is the 16-day Trails of Japan Discovery Tour which includes highlights such as the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo, Japanese drumming lesson, Mount Fuji, the Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani Yaen Koen, the Skinkansen bullet train, a tea ceremony in Kyoto and more.

Departing on May 15, the tour is priced from $10,940 a person twin share, including airfares with Cathay. Phone 1300 815 749. 

wendywutours.com.au 

CHINA

This fantastic deal includes return flights, 10 nights' quality accommodation, a four-night Yangtze River cruise and a chance to see some of China's most famous treasures. Visit Xi'an and see the Terracotta Warriors, enjoy a city tour of Beijing, the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Suzhou and Hangzhou, and walk along the Great Wall. You also visit Shanghai, then take a four-night cruise down the Yangtze.

The price is $2999 a person twin share, a saving of 43 per cent. There are regular departures March – November.

tripadeal.com.au 

PERSIA

This 12-day Iran tour has you on sightseeing tours of Yadz, Isfahan and Tehran. See Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, the Naqsh-e Rustam rock sculptures in Persepolis, the Pink Mosque and Eram Garden in Shiraz, and the Citadel of Karim Khan Zand. Shop in the 7th-century Isfahan Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest in the Middle East. 

With return international flights, nine nights' accommodation, nine meals including daily breakfast and more, the price is $4599 a person twin share, a saving of 40 per cent. There is one departure, on March 2.

tripadeal.com.au 

SICILY

Book APT's 27-day Iconic Italy with Magnificent Europe tour from $16,990 a person, twin share and join a seven-day APT Small Group Discovery Sicilian Treasures tour beforehand for free – a saving of $3995 a person, twin share.  The Sicilian Treasures tour includes a dinner in the home of a Sicilian family in Palermo, an overnight stay and wine tasting in a 12th-century estate in Ragusa and a tour of Mt Etna with volcanologist talk. Limited availability on three 2017 departures: May 9, June 20, September 12. For sale November 30 or till sold out. Call 1300 196 420. 

aptouring.com.au 

CRUISE

INDIA

Book APT's 19 day Incredible India river cruise and land tour before November 30 and fly business class return from Australia for free. 

Travelling from Kochi to Varanasi, the land tour components sees you visit beautiful Kerala, Jaipur, the Taj Mahal and Delhi along the way, before flying to Kolkata to join a lower Ganges River cruise for seven nights. 

See markets, villages, temples, palaces, ceremonies, a cooking demonstration in a local home and more. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included all days except the last. The price is from $18,495 a person twin share. 

Phone 1300 196 420.

aptouring.com.au 

SOUTH PACIFIC

When two people book a stateroom on select Royal Caribbean cruises departing in the first quarter of 2017, one of the fares is half price. This deal also includes a free upgrade to a balcony stateroom.

Fares start from $1349 a person twin share for a Balcony stateroom for Voyager of the Seas' 10-night South Pacific sailing departing March 5. It calls at Noumea, Mystery Island, Mare and Vila.

Phone 1800 754 500.

royalcaribbean.com.au 

THE MEDITERRANEAN

Renaissance Tours has a no single supplement offer going, plus a free cabin upgrade offer for couples travelling on its Mediterranean Opera and Music cruise aboard the classic rigged ship, the Sea Cloud II.

It's hosted by ABC Classic FM's Christopher Lawrence and includes four on-board opera and music recitals, plus a flamenco performance in Mallorca, concerts by Lisbon's Gulbenkian Orchestra and the Valencia Symphony Orchestra and more.  The fare includes all onboard meals with wine, gratuities and sightseeing. 

It departs Lisbon on April 23 and concludes in Nice. The price is from $9950 a person. Offer available for first 20 bookings. 

Phone 1300 727 095.

renaissancetours.com.au  

CARIBBEAN

On this 17-day Caribbean and Deep South USA land and sea package you cruise for seven nights on MSC Divina visiting the Bahamas, St Maarten and Puerto Rico. Back on land, explore Southern cities on sightseeing tours of Memphis, New Orleans, Orlando, Tallahassee and Miami. With return flights, 27 meals including daily breakfast, all transfers and professional guides, the price is from $3999 a person twin share, a saving of 40 per cent. Departures are on May 20 and June 3.

tripadeal.com.au

EUROPE

Azamara Club Cruises is offering Club Verandah staterooms for the price of Club Interior on 2017 Europe sailings if you book before November 30. 

Fares start at $2999 a person twin share for a Club Verandah stateroom aboard Azamara Journey's seven-night Tapas and Wine voyage, departing Barcelona on June 7. You drop into beautiful ports in Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal, visiting ancient villages, old town markets and beaches along the way.

Phone 1800 754 500. 

azamaraclubcruises.com 

SPAIN

Viking is offering a $1000 on-board credit per stateroom for bookings made before January 17.  One of the most important weeks on the Spanish calendar is Semana Santa, meaning Holy Week or Easter. A 2017 departure of Viking's Passage through Western Europe coincides with it. 

This 15-day trip aboard Viking Sea starts in Barcelona, followed by stops in Granada, Seville, Lisbon, Leixoes, Corunna, Cherbourg, Paris, London, Haugesund and Bergen.

It is priced from $9249 a person for the April 16 Easter departure. Add a two-night Madrid pre-extension including top hotel accommodation, all breakfasts, and train transportation from Madrid to Barcelona from $949 a person.

vikingrivercruises.com.au 

SAN FRANCISCO

Cunard's trio of Queens will all visit Australia during their 2017 world cruises. Part of Queen Victoria's global circumnavigation sees her sail on a 25-night voyage across the Pacific from Sydney to San Francisco departing March 11. Ports of call include Auckland, the Bay of Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Honolulu and Lahaina, with plenty of time at sea to enjoy the beautiful ship.  

Under this offer, fares are from $6799 a cabin, meaning the second guest travels free. This deal is valid for booking until November 30.

cunardline.com.au 

TASMANIA

P&O Cruises has a dedicated Dark Mofo cruise in 2017. The six-night cruise on Pacific Jewel will spend three days in Hobart, allowing guests to enjoy Tasmania's annual celebration of the dark.

The cruise includes entry to Tasmania's iconic Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) as well as the return ferry trip and a priority pass to the event's City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast.

Pacific Jewel's six-night round trip from Sydney departs June 13, 2017, with fares from $549 quad share, including $150 onboard credit per stateroom.

pocruises.com.au 

ANTARCTIC

Save $US10,000 on World Expeditions' Ross Sea Explorer voyage to Antarctica.

The 32-day Ross Sea Explorer voyage follows the paths of the early explorers, offering insight into the history of Amundsen, Shackleton and Scott expeditions as well as abundant wildlife encounters including king penguin colonies. 

The deal applies to two departures: January 13, with prices for a quadruple porthole cabin starting from $US19,950 a person, and February 15, with prices for a quadruple porthole cabin starting from $US17,450 a person.

Phone 1300 720 000.

worldexpeditions.com 

EUROPE

This 14-night European river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam comes with free international flights for two.

Cruise onboard Travelmarvel's Diamond, with 41 meals, beer and local wine with lunch and dinner and transfers. Stops and sights include Vienna and its Naschmarkt, Miltenberg, World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle and the Falkenlust hunting lodge in Bruhl.

The price is $5495 a person twin share for the October 16,  2017 departure, including flights. Offer valid for sale till November 18.

 Phone 1300 939 414. 

flightcentre.com.au 

STAYS

NEW YORK

Under the Peninsula New York's Camp Peninsula package, book a one-bedroom suite and an adjoining room and get 50 per cent off the regular rate of the room. 

This family package also includes things for the children such as a personalised welcome card, a  Camp Peninsula Tent pitched inside the suite, a picnic lunch at the glass-enclosed swimming pool, a treat each evening, a  scavenger hunt, unlimited movies, 4pm checkout and complimentary dining for children under 10. 

The price is from $1768 a night. 

newyork.peninsula.com 

CANBERRA

Mercure Canberra has partnered with the National Gallery of Australia to offer a Mercure Canberra Versailles: Treasures from the Palace deal, available for travel from December 9 to April 17.

Located in historic Ainslie, the recently renovated Mercure Canberra dates back to 1927, and features lovely gardens, two dining options and complimentary car parking.

The package includes overnight accommodation for two people at the Mercure Canberra with full buffet breakfast served in the Courtyard Restaurant, two tickets to the "Versailles: Treasures from the Palace" exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, one voucher for 10 per cent off in the National Gallery of Australia Gift Shop, and in addition, Accor Plus members receive 10 per cent off the package price. From $167 a couple. Phone (02) 6243 0000. 

mercurecanberra.com.au 

SYDNEY

Celebrate the Chinese lunar New Year in style at the Primus Hotel Sydney with its CNY Suite Life package.

The package includes a stay in the hotel's Deluxe Suite with complimentary breakfast for two at The Wilmot and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot on arrival. You also get a private two-hour styling session at Westfield, Sydney.

The package is valid for sale until January 9 and for stays January 26 – February 2. It costs $1499 a night. Bookings are prepaid and non-refundable. 

primushotelsydney.com 

SOUTH AFRICA

African specialist 318Africa has a deal going on stays at the boutique hotel The Peech in the Melrose Arch area of Johannesburg, a good place for safari trip stops pre- and post-flights. It offers a modern restaurant serving seasonal local cuisine and an extensive wine list, a library, common lounge area with fireplace and garden areas with a pool.

A two-night stay at The Peech with daily breakfast is priced from $530 a couple. Book before December 31 and receive complimentary airport transfers and a bottle of local sparkling wine as well a free upgrade if there is space available. The offer is valid for travel before March 31, 2017 with some blackout dates applicable.

 Phone 1300 318 318.

318africa.com.au 

MALDIVES

Stay seven nights at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa in an Island Cottage with this package that also includes return economy airfares with Cathay Pacific, speedboat transfers and bonuses.

These include a meal plan upgrade valued at over $1000 a person, seven  breakfasts for two, six dinner at FEAST and one private three-course dinner at Sand Coast Restaurant. 

The package costs $2990 a person (for up to $7990 a person value). Valid valid for travel February 13 – March 21, April 21 – June 25 and July 14 – September 17. 

mymaldives.com.au

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KANGAROO ISLAND

With just 21 suites perfectly positioned on limestone cliffs to take advantage of wild Southern Ocean views, award-winning Southern Ocean Lodge is a must-do for many.

The Remarkable Retreat deal gives four nights for the price of three and in addition to Southern Ocean Lodge's all-inclusive gourmet offering, comes with a selection of treats and spa and adventure credits.

The price is from $3600 a person twin share, a saving of up to $4600 a couple. A twin-share only solo special is also available. The offer is valid for stays May 1 – September 30. 

southernoceanlodge.com.au 

PERTH

The four-star at Novotel Vines Resort is in Perth's Swan Valley wine district and is set in bushland 35 minutes' drive from the centre of Perth. It's set on a golf course and has a pool. 

Stay two nights and receive breakfast for two each morning, free movies on demand and free Wi-Fi throughout your stay – from $199 per night. Or bring the family and stay in a two- or three-bedroom apartment from $420 a night.

Book before December 1 and receive a free Summer Passport which includes a variety of food and dining vouchers valued at $249. Phone (08) 9297 3000. Valid for stays December 1 – February 28. 

vines.com.au 

KUALA LUMPUR

Escape Travel is offering a great-value accommodation package for a short stay in the Malaysian capital.  It's for four nights at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur in a Deluxe Room and it includes buffet breakfast daily. This five-star hotel is in the city centre and close to monorail and LRT lines. Reviews on TripAdvisor are generally good. The price is $289 a person twin share for the four nights. The offer is valid for sale until December 31 and available for travel selected dates until March 31. Phone 1300 799 783 and quote deal code 4360755.

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EAST COAST

Luxico is a collective of luxury private homes for holiday stays in Sydney, Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula and Palm Beach, with Queensland and Byron Bay joining in early 2017.

Book a seven-night stay by November 30 for travel by February 28 at participating properties and receive a complimentary in-home dinner for up to four people prepared by a private chef during your stay.

You select a preferred chef and choose from up to nine multi-course menus. Even the washing up is taken care of. Participating chefs include Robbie Bell from Rockpool and sustainable seafood legend Peter Hilke.

Home prices start from $310 a night and include "hotel-style 24/7 concierge support." 

The offer is subject to availability and to the value of $500. 

luxico.com.au 

THREDBO

Boali Lodge at Thredbo has a special rate going of $360 a night for a family of four in family loft rooms. The package includes all meals - hot breakfast, buffet or packed lunch and three-course dinner. This rate represents a 50 per cent saving for each child. The 14-room Boali Lodge features mountain views, an in-house chef, car parking at the door and a children's games room. It's in the heart of Thredbo village, close to shops, facilities and the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. It has lock-up storage facilities for bikes. Valid for stays till May 31 subject to availability. 

boali.com.au 

FAMILIES 

 ASIA 

Cathay Pacific's Asia On Sale offers special fares in economy and premium economy to 58 destinations across Hong Kong, China and Asia and special fares in business class to 24 destinations in China. Economy fares to Beijing start from $591 return and business from $3397 return. Other prices include flights to Hong Kong from $681 return and Tokyo and Seoul from $818.

Cathay Pacific's Asia On Sale fares are for new bookings made before November 11, for travel between February 6 and August 31 (with some availability in 2016 also).

cathaypacific.com.au 

NEW CALEDONIA 

Save up to $400 on new bookings on Celebrity Cruises. For instance, book the Celebrity Solstice nine-night South Pacific voyage departing March 25. Fares start from $1499 a person twin share for an Oceanview or $1799 a person twin share for a Balcony. You can also choose from four bonus onboard extras: either a free beverage package, complimentary gratuities, US$150 a person onboard credit or complimentary unlimited internet. The cruise calls at Isle of Pines, Mystery Island, Lifou and Noumea.

The offer is valid for sale till November 30. Phone 1800 654 500.

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 EUROPE AND THE UK 

Take 20 per cent off Eurail, German Rail and Britrail passes with this International Rail sale. The Eurail Global pass is on sale until February 24, and must be used within 11 months of purchase. It's usable in 28 countries. There is also a 20 per cent discount on Select Passes and One Country Passes.

Britrail and Britrail England Passes are discounted if purchased before December 29. And the seven-day German Rail Pass is also 20 per cent off if purchased by December 8 with validity for travel until January 31.

Phone 1300 387 245. 

internationalrail.com.au 

 FIJI 

Take the family for seven nights at Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa and kids stay, play and eat for free. This package includes seven nights in a Frangipani Bure, return economy airfares to Nadi for two including 20 kilos of checked luggage each and transfers. My Fiji's $1500 of bonuses includes a FJ$500 Wine, Dine & Spa Credit per bure, meals, a scuba lesson in the resort pool, Wi-Fi for one device per bure and more.

It costs from $1790 a person with prices depending on Australian city of departure. Available for travel select dates January 28 – May 31, and with a surcharge during other select periods. 

myfiji.com.au 

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 BANGKOK 

Save up to 30 per cent on a luxury family stay in Bangkok. Anantara Siam's Family Connecting Room of two adjoining Deluxe Rooms. Or take a Family Connecting Suite, which comprises a Deluxe View Room with a tropical garden or golf course vista, joining a One Bedroom Suite overlooking the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. Stays of three nights or more in either of these options come with the 30 per cent discount, daily breakfast for four, airport transfers by luxury van for up to five, and one 60-minute Traditional Thai Massage for two adults a stay. From $708 a night for a Family Connecting Room and $1146 a night for a Family Connecting Suite. 

siam-bangkok.anantara.com 

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SUMATRA 

An eight-day Wild Family Adventure in North Sumatra is 10 per cent off. Kids get to bathe and care for elephants, trek through the beautiful forests of the World Heritage Gunung Leseur National Park in search of wild orangutans, explore villages, go tubing down the Buluh River visiting waterfalls, hot springs and beaches for swimming or to go picnicking, play soccer with locals and enjoy other connections. You get an experienced local guide and can organise your own departure time any time in 2017. The discount price is just $4050 for a family of four (two children under 16) when booking by November 30. 

rawildlife.com.au 

 MONT BLANC 

Hike with donkeys around the tallest mountain in the European Alps on UTracks' most popular family walking trip, the seven-day Mont Blanc Family Adventure.

Walk along the famous Tour du Mont Blanc route with the family experiencing the spectacular trails and wonderful spirit of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps at a more relaxed pace. Each day the children can take turns leading their favourite donkey while everyone gets to enjoy the famous alpine views.

Book before November 30 to save 10 per cent on the adult price and pay $1071 a person. Children (aged seven to 14) travel for $910 a person. This includes all meals, dorm accommodation in mountain huts, luggage transfers and a mountain guide. Valid for 2017 dates. Call 1300 303 368. 

utracks.com 

 THAILAND 

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach on Bangtao Bay is offering an early bird special for bookings made before November 11, 2016 for stays before November 10, 2017.

Save 25 per cent off the best available rate inclusive of breakfast and also receive a food and beverage credit to the value of 10 per cent of your accommodation. The deal applies to all accommodation categories for up to two adults and two children sharing a room.

A seven-night family deal staying in a Deluxe Lagoon View room starts from THB29,372. 

outrigger.com 

(promo code: EARLYBIRD). 

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SOUTH AFRICA 

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve,  a vast Big 5 wilderness area on the Eastern Cape that is home to a wide diversity of animals, is offering two special offers for 2017. Stay a minimum of four nights at any lodge and receive 15 per cent off your accommodation or one night free for those staying six nights.

Both offers are valid for stays April 1 – September 30.

With the discount, a four-night safari for a family of four at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve staying in one of Ecca Lodge's new family suites (opening January) including full board, a private safari vehicle, guide and tracker and safari activities, costs $AU8265. 

kwandwe.com 

HAWAII 

This five-night package holiday includes a stay at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa in a Waikiki City View Room, return economy airfares to Honolulu with 20 kilos of checked luggage, transfers, plus kids 18 and under stay for free and those under 12 also have lunch and dinner for free.

It also comes with MyHawaii's exclusive package savings including resort fees, an Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor & Historic Downtown Tour, Waikele Premium Outlets Trolley Tour, unlimited Waikiki Pink Line Trolley Pass and lots of vouchers.

Valued at $2690 a person, the price is from $2090 a person. Travel January 20 – March 31 and April 17 – June 30. 

myhawaii.com.au 

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