2017 travel planner: where to go on holiday … and when

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Whether you’re looking for a dream holiday or a last-minute city break, here’s the lowdown on how to find bargains and late deals for all types of getaway from now until December

Book now: summer beach favourites
If you fancy a balmy beach holiday this summer, don’t take any chances. Last year, with thousands sidestepping Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey in favour of “safer” European options, there was a shortage of holidays in Spain, Italy and Portugal in July and August, pushing up prices and limiting last-minute deals. With Foreign Office advice largely unchanged, it’s likely to be the same this year, so take advantage of early booking offers this month. Thomas Cook, for example, has £400 discounts on selected family holidays with deposits from £25pp, allowing time to save up. Airtours has seven nights in Gran Canaria from £1,685 a family (two adults and two children) staying at the three-star Koala Garden on a self-catering basis, flying from Gatwick on 26 August.

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