Holiday Guru tackles traveller queries from best snowy destinations to booking flights to Orlando


What are the best snowy destinations with non-ski activities and when is the best time to book flights to Orlando? The Holiday Guru tackles traveller queries

The Holiday Guru is always on call to answer your questions.

This week’s topics also include how to travel to Turkey for the Nomad Games and how to book tickets and fly to the Australian Open tennis. 

Q. Can you recommend a multi-generational family trip in a snowy destination with non-ski activities?

Lynn Butler, via email.

Salla, pictured, located in Finnish Lapland, where visitors can  go on sleigh rides and snowmobile trips

A. How about Salla, in Finland, where reindeer sleigh rides, snowmobile trips, husky rides and ice-fishing are offered? A week’s self-catering in a cabin with sauna is from £680pp with Gatwick flights/transfers (crystalski.co.uk).

Q. I want to travel to Turkey to attend the World Nomad Games this year. Can you help?

Bev Clough, via email.

A. No date has been set for this year’s games, which feature horse racing, wrestling and ‘kok boru’, a team game involving a goat’s carcass. They will take place in Iznik, but Turkey’s tourist board could not confirm when. Best to keep an eye out on the internet.

Q. My dream is to go to the Australian Open tennis. Can you recommend how?

Anita Shirly, via email.

The Rod Laver arena in Melbourne during the Australian Open. Prices are yet to be released for the next tournament

The Rod Laver arena in Melbourne during the Australian Open. Prices are yet to be released for the next tournament 

A. Prices are yet to be released for next January’s tournament, but you can register interest at sportsnet holidays.com, or buy flights independently and book stadium tickets via ausopen.com.

Q. When is the best-value time to book flights to Orlando departing December 18?

Lesley Steers, via email.

A. Flights from London for ten-day trips are currently from £900 with Norwegian, or £1,180 with BA (see google.com/flights). However, Tui Airways (tui.co.uk) releases flights seven months before December 18, and these could be less.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP

The Holiday Guru is here to answer your questions and provide tips. Send questions to: holidayplanner@dailymail.co.uk, or write to Daily Mail Travel, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT — and include your contact details.

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