5 Ways to Get a Cheaper Holiday
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could get away for a cheaper holiday this year? The good news is that there are some really simple ways to do this. The following are some tips to bear in mind when you next look for a cheap break.
Look at a Lot of Different Destinations
If you have your heart set on a specific destination then it could be tough to get a good deal, especially if there is a certain time when you need to travel. By checking out alternatives you might get lucky, though. For example, if want a sunny Mediterranean holiday then it could work out a lot cheaper to look at the countries in the North of Africa rather than the likes of Spain or Italy. Another tip while you are looking at different destinations is to check flights leaving from a number of airports. Your local airport might not offer the best price, so driving a short distance to another one could be a smart move.
Be Flexible with the Dates
The more flexibility you have with the dates the more chance you have of snapping up a bargain. For example, sometimes a midweek departure can work out significantly cheaper than a weekend flight would. It is a good idea to mess around with the travel dates in order to see whether or not it leads to a better price. You might be surprised at how much difference just a day or two can make to the cost of a holiday.
Go in the Low Season
Just about every holiday destination around the world has a high and a low season. The high season is probably when the weather is nicest but it also means that the hotels will be busier and the price will be higher. If you want a lot of sunshine then summer is when you probably plan on taking your trip. However, British holidaymakers are quite lucky in that there are some decent options for a reasonably cheap winter warmer holiday in the south of Spain, Italy, Turkey and other places. It might not be sizzling hot but it is probably going to be warmer than at home. There is also something very special about walking along a practically deserted beach in winter and enjoying some sun on your face.
Look for Last Minute Deals
The search for last minute holidays is something that can be incredibly frustrating but can bring rewards eventually. To find a bargain in this way you will need a lot of patience. In addition, you will also need to be decisive and make your move quickly when you come across something that sounds right. If you are going on a family holiday then getting everyone involved in looking for deals can be fun and will also give you a better chance of finding something suitable.
Try Different Types of Accommodation
If you only ever look at hotel accommodation then you are limiting your chances of finding a good deal. While there are sometimes bargains available on hotel prices, it makes sense to spread your net a little and try looking for alternative types of accommodation. Camping sites and holiday villas are a couple of examples of different ways of staying somewhere comfortable while trying to keep costs down at the same time. If you choose a self catering type of accommodation then you should also find that this helps you cut costs once you get there. Even if you would really prefer to stay in a 5 star hotel, going for something cheaper can help you to get away on a smaller budget.
What other ways have you found of getting a low cost holiday?