Holiday Competitions

Looking to travel more without spending more? I am a big advocate for entering holiday competitions to try to win a holiday. Over the past 18 months, I have won a trip to Barcelona, flights to Iceland and various other day trips. Winning holiday competitions are a great way to travel more without spending any money, and while you may not win them all (or any to start with!), it goes without saying, the more travel competitions you enter, the more chance you have.

On this page, I will round-up all the best holiday competitions I find on the internet, from city break competitions, UK holiday competitions to once in a lifetime holidays. They will all be opportunities to win a holiday, all you need to do is follow the instructions to enter and think positive thoughts.

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Win a holiday competition tip: I find I have better chances with ‘effort competitions’ or ‘creative competitions’, this means competitions where you have to do more than just sign up for something for entry. The reason behind this is because fewer people enter as a lot of people cannot be bothered. The more effort you put in, the better your chance of winning.

The Newest holiday competitions to enter:

The newest travel competitions will be at the top of the page and will be updated with new holiday competitions every other day, so be sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back. 

Please note, due to my location, most competitions will be for UK applicants, however, check the competition terms and conditions to be sure.

May the odds be ever in your favour!

Win a family Safari holiday worth £10 000

The competition, in association with the Zoological Society of East Anglia (ZSEA), owner of Africa Alive! at Kessingland and Banham Zoo, will see a family of four jet out to stunning South Africa for an 11-day holiday of a lifetime.

Two adults and two children will fly to Cape Town and enjoy nine nights in carefully chosen accommodation followed by two nights in the privately-owned Garden Route Game Lodge, fully escorted by an experienced tour manager. Competition closes January 26th 2019.

Win a family holiday to Orlando, Florida

This Magical Prize by Metro Radio for 2 Adults and 2 Children Includes

– Flights
– Accommodation
– Car Hire
– 3 single day/single park theme park tickets to your choice of Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando or Universal Orlando
– Family tickets to see Magic Orlando v New York Knicks on April 03rd
– VIP family tickets to a Newcastle Eagles game of your choice

Competition closes February 13th 2019.

Win a weekend campervan break in Scotland

One lucky reader will win a long weekend road trip from Inverness in a campervan, all thanks to The Scots Magazine and Highland Campervans just by answering a simple question. Competition closes February 12th 2019.

Win a European city break for two during Winter

Enter the Thorntons competition for a chance to experience the sights and smells of a real winter market. One lucky winner will win a break for two people to a European city of their choice. Ten other runners up will win a box of  Continental Winter Market chocolates. Competition closes January 31st 2019. 

Win a Eurocamp family holiday worth £1000

Netmums have teamed up with family holiday specialists Eurocamp to offer one lucky winner a holiday of a lifetime – at the destination of their choice. At present Eurocamp have over 800 destinations across Europe from Crotia to Costa Dorada and even Lake Garda! The Prize is a seven-night holiday for two adults and up to four children (aged 17 and under) or four adults at a European park of your choice. Competition closes January 31st 2019.

Win an all-inclusive holiday to St Lucia for two 

Fancy a luxury all inclusive holiday on the beautiful island of St. Lucia? I thought so. Hotel Chocolat is offering one person to win the ultimate luxury trip including:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation for 2 people in a Luxe Lodge on our all-inclusive package
  • Return flights to Saint Lucia from London Gatwick
  • Complimentary Bean-to-Bar Experience for 2
  • Complimentary Spa Treatment per person
  • Boat Trip
  • Airport transfers in Saint Lucia

Competition closes March 31st 2019.

Win a luxury weekend in London plus movie prizes

To celebrate the release of Stan And Ollie – the untold story of the world’s greatest comedy act, Rupert and Buckley are giving you the chance to win a weekend break to London. This fantastic prize includes:

  • Return train travel, for two, from UK mainline train stations (£100pp)
  • Return private transfers from London station to hotel
  • Overnight stay 5* at the Martin Lane’s Hotel
  • £150 spending money
  • £50 spending money theatre/cinema tickets
  • Two Buckley Bundles

Competition closes January 31st 2019.

Win an adventure holiday to Thailand worth over £1500

Thailand is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and what better way to see it then by a guided adventure tour. The prize includes:

  • 13 day tour
  • Return flights to Bangkok
  • Upgraded boutique accommodation
  • Small group & expert guides
  • A Thai cooking class in bustling Bangkok
  • Jungle trekking in Khao Sok National Park
  • Kayaking & bamboo rafting
  • Discover the paradise sands of Koh Phangan
  • Visit gorgeous elephants in a sanctuary
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Sail and snorkel around Koh Phangan
  • A night in an incredible jungle treehouse

Competition closes on January 31st 2019.

Win a 8-day Golden Triangle trip in India

Always dreamed of seeing the Taj Mahal? How about Jaipur? G Adventures are giving one lucky person the chance to join one of their 8-day Golden Triangle tours, giving you the opportunity to explore Agra, Delhi and Jaipur.

Competition closes on January 31st 2019.

Win a years worth of holidays

Destinology are planning on banishing the January blues by giving you the chance to win a years worth of holidays to some of their favourite luxury resorts! The lucky winner will win –

  • 5 night family holiday to Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas, Crete
  • 10 night family holiday to Atlantis, The Palm Dubai and Trou Aux Biches, Beachcomber Resort & Spa , Mauritius
  • 3 night city break for 2 to New York

Pretty epic right? Competition closes February 28th 2019.

Win a trip to the Maldives 

Vegetarian Recipes Magazine have teamed up with Kandima Maldives to offer one lucky reader the chance to win the trip of a lifetime – a 4 night stay for two in the Maldives. You’ll stay in a studio apartment overlooking the twinkling blue Indian Ocean. You’ll enjoy delicious and nutritious vegetarian options in your complimentary breakfast, dinner and soft drinks for the entirety of your stay. Competition closes January 24th 2019.

Win a trip to Tokyo 

Hawkins and Brimble are sending one lucky winner on a trip of a lifetime to Japan.

Taken from the Hawkin and Brimble website:

Touchdown in Tokyo and ‘Breakthru’ as you go faster than ‘the speed of light’ on a bullet train to the stunning town of Osaka! Feel like the fifth band member of the band as you check in for an overnight stay in the exclusive ‘Rockstar Hotel’ and sleep in a room decorated with a painting of Freddie himself!

You’ll also get the rockstar treatment and feel as though you’re ‘Made In Heaven’ as you enjoy a luxurious session at a top spa! Head back to Tokyo and take your seats for traditional Japanese tea in the same hotel gardens that Queen visited during their 1975 tour with mind-blowing views of the legendary Tokyo Tower! Then, ‘Break Free’ as you bring your favourite Queen songs to life at an iconic karaoke bar, before asking ‘is this the real life’ as you witness the ultimate live performance with a concert at the iconic Nippon Budokan where Queen performed their epic live gig in 1975!

Competition closes May 30th 2019.

Win a family holiday to Los Angeles

Win a blockbuster family holiday to LA, the week long trip will include premium economy flights, a stay in the Hilton hotel, VIP Warner Brother tour tickets as well as lots of goodies. Competition closes February 25th 2019.

Win a 7 night holiday to Barbados 

You could win seven nights including breakfast at the stunning Saint Peter’s Bay Resort & Residences on Barbados’ stylish south coast, including flights. Competition closes on February 9th 2019.

Win a holiday to Mauritius

Conde Nast Traveller are giving away a week-long stay at La Plantation d’Albion in Mauritius, a luxury Club Med hotel in the Indian Ocean! The prizewinner and a guest will spend seven nights in a Superior Room, with the sound of the Indian Ocean crashing just a few feet away with all food and drink included. Competition closes February 18th 2019.

Win a three-night stay at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi

Enter the prize draw for the chance to win a luxury trip to Abu Dhabi, flying Business Class on Etihad Airways, and staying at the five-star Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. Competition closes on 24th January 2019.

Travel competition tip: A lot of competitions will ask you to sign up for their newsletter in order to be in with a chance of winning. To combat your inbox being filled with emails, create a new email just for comping, this way all emails will be in there and not your main email.

Win a spring break with Visit Norfolk for two

And we’re offering you the opportunity to win a 4-night stay in the beautiful north Norfolk countryside in our lucky prize draw. The Loose Box at Barsham Barns, a cosy two bedroom barn conversion with a sunny courtyard, is nestled in a quiet rural location, where the noisiest sound to be heard is birdsong. It’s the perfect venue to enjoy a break In Norfolk. Competition closes January 20th 2019.


Holiday competition tip:  For email entries, draft and save a template email with your name, email, address and telephone number, so you can fire it off quickly. Remember to leave a space for the answer.

Win a luxury stay in Wales

The winner and a guest will enjoy two nights in a Best Sea View room, full Welsh breakfast each morning, a three-course dinner on each evening with a bottle of house wine, a 90-minute thermal suite session each per day, and a bottle of Champagne and petit fours in the room on arrival. Competition closes January 31st 2019


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Remember to check back weekly for new travel competitions! If you do win a holiday which you have found through a travel competition on this page then I would love to know. Please be sure to send me a tweet at @yokomeshiuk so I can find out all about your win and next adventure.

Travel competitions I have won:

Return flights for two to Iceland with Wow Air – won via a tweet saying where I would like to go.

An all-inclusive city break to Barcelona with spending money – Creative competition with a photo.

An eco-friendly travel accessories gift bag worth over £50 – Guessing a destination on Instagram.

Tickets to a beer festival in Germany plus exclusive camping – Answering a question via Instagram.