Advice on Finding Cheap Holidays

Holidays don’t have to cost the earth to be enjoyed. While Britain has some lovely retreats of its own, there are also plenty of budget European breaks to be found online. Cheap holidays abroad are extremely easy to come by, just as long as you know what you’re looking for.

While it may have subjected to bad press over the years, the Spanish destination of Benidorm has recently been praised by The Guardian.  Dubbed as the ‘costa del cool’ by the review’s writer, the piece stated that "times had changed" and that there’s plenty of luxury to be found in this popular holiday destination.

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What’s more, one and two-week holidays to Benidorm are pocket friendly, especially when booked early. Holidaymakers looking to spend a week in the Spanish resort are advised to book any time between September and March for seven days in the sun in June, July or August.

Popular money-saving websites send daily deals directly to your inbox, which can include anything from holidays to dining opportunities. It’s well worth signing up to sites like this in order to receive the best offers when you’re going abroad.

The best bet when booking a budget holiday is to decide on the week you’d like to go, say June or July, and head online to book a last minute trip. Fellow holidaymakers’ cancellations will ensure you bag a great deal, saving hundreds of pounds on everything from far flung exotic destinations to cheap European breaks.

Research an area or country you’d like to visit, taking into account all the travelling essentials you’ll need, including currency and simply book a destination on impulse just days before you fly!

Booking a holiday a long way in advance is also a fantastic way to spread the cost. While it may seem like a long time to wait, organising next year’s holiday this year will ensure you have more time to save and much more time to get together the things you need to take.

All inclusive family packages also save money in the long run, by enabling you to travel with less cash and enjoy the break without worrying you’re going to run out of funds. After all, little ones can be very demanding on holidays. This way, they’ll get all the snacks, ice cream and drinks their little bellies can handle, which means everyone’s happy.

It’s also worth choosing a holiday destination that’s pocket-friendly once you’re actually there; it’s no use getting a good deal only to find food and drinks prices are sky high. Spanish holidays are generally budget breaks, especially if you book to go all inclusive, while big cities like Paris and Milan can see you forking out up to £5 for one pint of lager!

Shop around to get the best offers and deals and enter different dates into holiday sites to see if flights and hotels are cheaper at different times of the year. For instance, weekend flights tend to be pricier, so remember to take this into account. The holiday of a lifetime could be just around the corner.

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