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Winter Sun Deals Draw Brits Abroad, Say

LONDON, October 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

-British tourists seek holiday offers in warmer climates after wet summer and autumn-

Mourning the end of summer? Leading online holiday specialists suggest Cuba, Egypt and India as the best bets for a sunshine getaway this winter.

As colder weather draws near, have seen an eight per cent jump in searches for cheap holidays to Cuba. Winter weather in Cuba is perfect for the beach as light trade winds keep temperatures around 26° C and the Caribbean Sea is as warm as bathwater. Explore Cuban culture and dance through the historic streets of Havana during the Havana Jazz Festival in December and the Cabildos Festival in January, when holiday packages are available from £759 pp.

For holiday deals closer to home, Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt enjoys a balmy average high of 22° C in January. Rain-weary Brits can bet on dry skies as well, since the desert region only expects one mm of rain throughout the whole month. Cheap holiday deals to Egypt are heavily discounted in the off season, making them a great gift; for example, a seven-night full board Nile Cruise in late winter is available from only £329 pp.

For serious winter heat, a holiday to Goa, India, delivers tropical beaches and high temperatures in the 30s. As temperatures drop in the UK, price comparison experts have seen a 26 per cent jump in interest in flight deals to India - especially since flights start from £394 pp*. February is an ideal time to visit as the weather is dry and the famous colourful festivities of the Goa Carnival take over the region.

Mark Attwell, MD of, comments: "After suffering through the wettest summer and September on record, we've seen a strong uptick in interest in winter sun holidays. November to March is the best time of year to visit tropical destinations since the heat is comfortable but not stifling, and off season is a great time to find deals on flights and holidays. We recommend that travellers book early to make sure the best deals are still available."

*All prices correct at time of publication and subject to availability.

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