There’s always one lucky person who didn’t take enough during the year and could, in theory, take off the rest of the year and the first week of January as a result. Jealous? Us?

Then there’s everyone else. Are you trying to figure out whether you can sneak in another quick break with a few days’ annual allowance? Well – worry no longer! The good people of Qwerty Travel have come up with a couple of options for you…

Escape Christmas entirely and relax for a week in the Sharm sun:

Annual leave needed: Four days

Book four days off to get a week’s all-inclusive relaxation in the sunshine over Christmas in Sharm el Sheikh.
Prices start from £649 for a seven-night stay at the five-star Royal Holiday Resort Sharm in Naama Bay, and flights depart from Gatwick on December 19. The resort boasts a range of international cuisine including Indian, Italian and Japanese and four bars.

New Year in Krakow:

Annual leave needed: Two days

Book off New Year’s Eve and head off to Krakow for two nights to see in the New Year in the heart of the city.
Prices start from £349 for a two-night stay at the four-star Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, including breakfast, and flights depart from Gatwick or Stansted on December 31.