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Beat Blue Monday With A Budget Break

21st January 2011 • Posted in Winter Sun

'The Most Depressing Day of Year' (24th January*) is fast approaching, so Jet2holidays is urging the people of the UK to banish the blues with a package holiday.

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After the excesses of and full on festive cheer of Christmas, many people find themselves feeling flat, fat and cash strapped in January. Booking a holiday enables people to have something to look forward to – a light of the end of the tunnel of the dark, cold winter days.

'Holiday doctor' Steve Heapy, Jet2holidays' managing director, prescribed: “January is the worst month of the year for all of us – doses of sunshine, fresh air, fun and fresh experiences will lift the spirits, improve immunity and inspire people to get lean and lovely in the lead up to the trip, and whilst on holiday.”

Release endorphins and burn calories – Take a workout on a beautiful cycle route around Lanzarote. It won't feel like exercise with year round sunshine and average temperatures in January of 22 degrees!

The 3 star Lanzarote Paradise in Costa Teguise boasts two pools, mini market and pool bar. Close by are watersports such as windsurfing, jet skiing and snorkelling for energetic fun in the sun. Offer: Seven nights self-catering, including transfers and 22kg baggage, just £341 per person leaving Newcastle International Airport on 23 January 2011 with Jet2holidays.

Be a water baby: Explore the Red Sea Riviera with a holiday to Sharm el Sheikh - regarded as one of the top diving locations in the world. The 3 star Luna Sharm in Hadaba is set in tranquil gardens making it the perfect location to sit back, relax and soak up the rays. This resort has become renowned for its stunning coral reef and crystal clear waters, teeming with tropical fish. Offer: Seven nights bed and breakfast, including transfers and 22kg baggage, just £339 per person leaving Manchester Airport on 5 February 2011 with Jet2holidays.

Feel great on the green: The most popular golf destination in Europe is the Portuguese Algarve with over 30 courses on a beautiful 85 mile stretch of coastline. Top up your tan, practice your putting, soak in a spa, and treat yourself in one of the many beautiful boutiques in the Algarve. Alternatively head to the old town where there is a daily market selling local produce. The 3 star Aparthotel Albufeira Jardim is set in beautiful garden surroundings offering fantastic panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and of Albufeira old town. The hotel is also close to the beach. Offer: Seven nights self-catering including transfers and 22kg baggage, just £191 per person from Edinburgh Airport on 24 February 2011 with Jet2holidays.

Stock up on your vitamin D: Tenerife is the jewel in the Canary Islands crown. Boasting year round sunshine, this island is firm favourite with holidaymakers looking for winter sun. With lively nightspots to more sedate sunny villages Tenerife offers something for everyone. The 3 star Neptuno Apartments, are located close to the resort of Costa Adeje which boasts an abundance of stylish designer boutiques, upmarket restaurants and sophisticated bars. After dark, a moonlit stroll under the stars along the seafront promenade is a must, before heading in to one of the many classy restaurants, bars or traditional tapas bars. Offer: Seven nights self-catering, including transfers and 22kg baggage, just £294 per person from East Midlands Airport on 28 January 2011 with Jet2holidays.

Every holiday booked with Jet2holidays earns points towards free flights with sister company leisure airline Over aquarter of a million people are members of's free loyalty scheme MyJet2. Those who have already accumulated points can redeem them against any future flight bookings.

Visit or call 0800 408 5594 to book a blues banishing bargain break for further information.

*  24th January 2011 – Most Depressing Day of the Year:

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