During this chilly season, "Discounts range from 30 to 50 percent compared with the holidays and other busy travel periods," says the Times. However, they also note that warm weather destinations like Hawaii still tend to be heavily trafficked, with deals more scarce, but not completely impossible to come by. They name Mexico as a major bargain destination, noting that H1N1 madness and "visitors scared off by reports of Mexican gang and drug violence" make for slashed fares and less crowded resorts.
Hotels in snowy climes, too, are reducing prices—even at Olympic host city Vancouver, which the Times states is "cheap if you go now."
Bottom line: Take these suggestions to heart and do a little research of your own. If one of your New Year's Resolutions is to travel more, then there's no time like the present to start.
· January’s Snows Mean Sales [The New York Times]
· Lonely Planet Predicts El Salvador, Morocco, London Will Be Hot in 2010 [Jaunted]
· Winter Travel coverage [Jaunted]