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How to maximise your annual leave for 2020

2020 is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead. The 2020 calendar is set up with plenty of bank holidays to capitalise on. Find out how to make your annual leave go further in the new year…



There will be two bank holidays in April, one on each side of the Easter weekend. You could enjoy an 11-day holiday by booking only five days off (9th & 14-17th April). The perfect time to enjoy a family holiday or escape the long UK winter.

Club Med Cefalu

Why not escape to this 5 Trident exclusive resort, surrounded by stunning Sicilian coastline. Set on rustic rugged cliffs, this resort offers the ultimate luxurious getaway with breathtaking panoramic views out over the Mediterranean Sea.


May bank holiday

There are two bank holidays in May, so there’s opportunity for a long 18-day holiday by booking just 10 days annual leave. Take 11th – 22nd May for a total holiday duration of 18 days. If you want a shorter break, why not book the 18th – 22nd of May for a 10-day holiday (only using five days annual leave).

Mark Warner Paleros

Surrounded by mountains and lush gardens, this resort is just a 30 minute walk from the small town of Paleros, where you'll find authentic Greek tavernas and traditional seafront bars, along with the nearby beautiful island of Lefkada, famous for its incredible beaches.

Cox And Kings Grand Tour Of The Balkans

Visit the highlights of the region including Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Mostar, and Sarajevo, where the influence of European, Ottoman and Slavic culture is evident in the ornate palaces, cathedrals and mosques. Meanwhile, the Bay of Kotor and Plitvice Lakes National Park offer spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque waterfalls. 


August Bank Holiday

The bank holiday at the end of August means you could take four days’ annual leave and enjoy nine consecutive days off. Simply book the 1st-4th September off, ideal for an autumn getaway!

Headwater Classic Swiss Alps Walk

This eight day walking holiday uncovers the very best of the Swiss Alps. A walker's nirvana, full of stunning natural beauty full of turquoise lakes, rugged peaks and emerald green foliage.


APT Passage Through The Rockies

Immerse yourself in the majestic scenery of the Canadian Rockies with this 13-day tour with APT. Travel through Jasper and Banff National Parks, visit the famous Grizzly Valley, explore Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria and Whistler.



You could enjoy 16 days holiday over the Christmas period, by using just 7 days annual leave. Christmas falls on a Friday next year and Boxing Day bank holiday will be recognised the following Monday. Simply book four days off during the week of Christmas, and three days off the following week. As New Year’s Day falls on a Friday, you won’t be back at work until January 4th 2021.

Club Med L'Alpe d'Huez

Located in one of the largest ski areas in Europe, at the crossroads of the six valleys of the Oisans, this fantastic ski-in/ski-out resort offers easy access to 237km of sun-kissed ski slopes and a host of activities for all the family. Club Med Alpe d’Huez invites its guests to try out the sliding sports to experience the thrills of the longest black run in Europe, lively apres-ski, and you can even relax in the indoor heated pool.

Collette Iceland's Magical Northern Lights

The “land of fire and ice” is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular Aurora Borealis – or the Northern Lights. Travel in Iceland will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise. 


  • 19th December 2019
  • Katie Kibbler