With rain, hail and all manner of rotten weather pelting us at the moment, you'd be forgiven for planning your next holiday already. Lucky for you, there are plenty of getaway offers at the moment, to cater for any mood you find yourself in. 

So whether you're planning a family break in the sun, a trip on the biggest cruise ship in the world or you're looking ahead to a winter wonderland, we have tips, news and advice to help.

1. Hit the snowy white slopes for Black Friday

How best to get away from the Black Friday weekend madness than by hitting the slopes? Few things ease the soul as much as cruising across pearly snow and relaxing in front of a roaring fire. Choose from stunning locations such as Andorra, Italy, France and Austria for a range of dates from December to February.

And if you find yourself missing that jolt of energy discount shopping brings, you're in lucky: with Crystal Skii's Black Friday special offer, you can book your dream ski holiday and buy one ski or snowboard hire and get the second free!

2. More Black Friday temptation for the whole family

Black Friday offers aren't exclusive to just clothes, homewares and gadgets, as after Thanksgiving is one of the best times to book a getaway. Find a deal the whole family will love, and choose from a range of destinations in over 70 holiday parks spread across in France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Holland, and Austria.

Get the jump on the holiday rush next year by booking your May or September trip now. 

3. Ryanair launch new Dublin route to Kyiv

If you would like to visit Kyiv, now is your chance! Ryanair has announced today that it will commence a new route from Dublin to Kyiv in April 2019. The new route to Ukraine will be part of the airline's Summer 19 schedule and will operate twice-weekly.

4. Shannon Duty Free claims two major Retail Excellence Awards

Shannon Duty Free, the world’s first and most famous Duty Free, has scooped honours in the Annual Retail Excellence Ireland Awards. The awards are judged and won on the basis of success across 10 pillars of excellence, including design, environment, product range and customer service as set out by Echo Chamber, a leading UK retail advisory group. If you love shopping in the airport then a visit through Shannon Duty Free is a must!

5. The 14th edition of the Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019 has been released

This annual bestseller ranks the hottest, must-visit countries, regions, cities and best-value destinations for 2019. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet’s staff, authors and online community, they present a year’s worth of inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable. Inside Best in Travel 2019, you’ll discover the top ten countries, regions, cities and best-value destinations. The best new attractions for families, the top travel trends and so much more! This could be the perfect gift for someone special this Christmas.