AS the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, why not keep the winter blues at bay by planning next year’s summer holiday.
And the good news is that planning ahead could help you bag the best deals for cheap flights.
To give you a helping hand, we’ve selected the best deals for long-haul destinations available right now.
All the deals included in our round-up are for a family of four travelling during the school holidays between July 18 and September 1.
Bear in mind that prices are usually cheaper if you can be flexible and are able to travel outside of school holidays.
Here’s our guide to where to go:
Book a week-long holiday in Marrakesh, and stay at the four-star Labranda Targa Club.
Costing £510 per person, the deal is for a family of four leaving London Gatwick on July 18.
With a range of swimming pools and a mini-golf course, there will be plenty to keep your children occupied at the hotel, while you treat yourself to a traditional massage.
If you’re looking to experience some Moroccan culture during your stay, make sure you head into the nearby villages, where you’ll find souks for those souvenirs and bargains.
Give your kids a treat by booking a week-long trip to Florida this summer, costing £574 per person with LoveHolidays.
The Sunshine state has long been a popular holiday destination for families thanks to the world-famous theme parks, warm weather and endless sandy beaches.
Leaving London in July 20, you’ll stay at the three-star Avanti Palm Resort situated right in the heart of Orlando.
All rooms at the hotel are equipped with a work station, a 50” HD TV and a private bathroom.
For ultimate relaxation, you can also unwind by the outdoor pool lined with palm trees and complete with loungers and parasols.
If you are on the lookout for doing something different, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful places to visit.
As the new filming location for Love Island’s winter series, there’s plenty of things to see from vineyards to natural beauty spots.
Expedia is currently offering a week-long holiday to the city, costing £706 per person including flights from London Heathrow.
You’ll be staying at the Kay West 417 apartments located a few steps away from the beach.
The apartment sleeps four guests and is equipped with a balcony, a flat-screen TV and a kitchenette.
Spend a week in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic thanks to this deal from LoveHolidays.
You’ll stay in the Vista Sol Hotel Punta Cana Beach Resort & Spa, on an all-inclusive basis, meaning you won’t have to break the bank once you’re there.
The hotel is located on the shore of the famous “Playa Bávaro”, chosen by Unesco as one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world.
The facilities also include three pools, five restaurants, a nightclub and a theatre as well as a Kid’s Club to keep your little ones entertained.
Leaving London Gatwick with British Airways on August 25, the deal costs £802 per person
Cancun has everything you could want for a dreamy family break.
The city is known for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue waters and tasty Mexican food.
Located in the centre of the city, the four-star Smart Cancun Oasis offers comfortable accommodation, a stylish pool area and an indulgent on-site spa.
The deal from OnTheBeach, costing £988 per person is for flights leaving London Heathrow on August 19.
Looking for something closer to home? We’ve rounded up the best deals for beach holidays in Europe next summer including the Algarve and Costa Brava from £169 per person.
And if you want to experience something magical this Christmas, check our ultimate guide for finding cheap Northern Lights holidays.
For the best bargains, check out our round up of holidays under £100pp.