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The Dubai Mall: The Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 kicked off right after Christmas and will roll on to the end of January. FOTOSEARCH

The Dubai Mall: The Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 kicked off right after Christmas and will roll on to the end of January. FOTOSEARCH 

By Michael Otieno

Posted  Saturday, January 7   2017 at  12:30

In Summary

  • For the travellers who maintain a tight grip on their purse strings, be on the lookout for deals as you are guaranteed some pretty amazing offers over the next couple of months.

The Lamu Art Festival is a must attend for me this February coupled with bird watching in Nyungwe Forest.  

If you are looking to travel outside the region, Johannesburg awaits with the annual Jo’burg Shopping Festival running until the end of January 2017. An extension of your trip to Cape Town, renowned for its wines and culinary delights coupled with the Cape Town Motorshow 2017 and Cape Town 10s 2017 would make the travel experience complete with fun, food and sport to accompany the shopping.

The Dubai Shopping Festival 2017 kicked off right after Christmas and will roll on to the end of January. The shopping and holiday experience is guaranteed to be worth every penny. Watch out too for the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2017 on February 22-24.

You can expect affordable airfares lumped with visa offers and accommodation from airlines. Perhaps a chance to sample some of the five star airlines from that region.

Those considering Europe and Northern Hemisphere destinations may have to just wait a little bit longer as weather is a key determinant, but after May it begins to get busy. You can however expect the airfares to be palatable.

As always recommended, don’t forget travel insurance as you plan your off-peak travel and look out for one-time events at your preferred holiday destination that could drive up demand.

Michael Otieno is an aviation consultant based in Nairobi. Twitter: @pmykee143, Email: [email protected]   

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