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Christmas Shopping East Coast Style

Frustrated Christmas shoppers should seize the opportunity to shop in New York and Boston this year. Traditionally hotel prices are at their peak in December and are fully booked months ahead. This year the cities are both affordable and open for business.

British Airways is offering discounted return flights to New York and Boston from £204 including taxes, for bookings until 10 November 2001. The ticket is valid for travel up to 19 December 2001 and must include a Saturday night.

Hotels are also exceptionally good value with many offering reduced rates until the end of the year. Prices for hotels in New York on start from £60 per person per night in a standard hotel and £99 per person per night in a four star hotel.

Shopping is a must in both cities. In New York there is everything from the famous Bloomingdales department store to the fashionable Soho district. In Boston, Faneuil Hall Market Place features arts and crafts and gourmet food and Newbury Street is lined with elegant shops and boutiques. Both cities offer great bargains at the discount stores such as Syms and Filene’s Basement.

For more flight information and reservations call British Airways on 0845 77 333 77, visit the website or contact your local British Airways Travel Shop or IATA and ABTA travel agent.