5 Fantastic Ways To Snap Up A Cheap Holiday
The term ‘cheap holiday’ doesn’t have to mean no-frills. Nor does it need to be a holiday from hell so that you can tell people that you’ve been to a specific destination! You probably don’t know it, but there are many legitimate ways to drive down your next holiday's cost.
When it comes to booking the holiday of a lifetime, you’d feel much happier knowing you’ve saved a few quid off the cost of flights, accommodation, and transfers. With that in mind, take a look at these mind-blowing ways to snap up a cheap holiday:
Did you know that it isn’t always cheaper to book flights, accommodation, and transfers separately? Sometimes, tour operators on the High Street and online have partnerships with airlines and hotels.
That’s why it makes sense to check for packaged holiday deals before you spend time looking at prices for things separately. You may find that many tour operators at the moment are offering mouthwatering discounts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Check for packaged holiday deals
2. Check for late holiday deals
If you’ve got some time booked off from work, one way to grab a bargain holiday is by seeking out late holiday deals. There was once a time where the general consensus was to book as far in advance as possible to get the lowest prices.
These days, you can often take advantage of holidays where flights depart in just a few days! It's something that you can always check throughout the year and isn't limited to any particular season.
Many major airlines, such as Qantas and Emirates, have a variety of websites with content tailored to customers from different countries.
Let’s say you wanted to book the holiday of a lifetime to Australia. Naturally, you’d check for flight prices in British Pounds from the Qantas UK website. But, it’s worth checking the prices from the Qantas Australia site, as they’re sometimes cheaper for the same flights!
3. Check flight prices from an airline’s local website
4. Use holiday search engines
You know about Google and how it can help you find virtually any answers online. There are holiday search engines like Kayak and Skyscanner that do the same but for flights and accommodation.
You can use those sites to check flights and accommodation availability from a variety of different sources. What’s more, those search engines can do broad searches to show you when are the cheapest dates to travel.
Lastly, it sometimes pays to deal with local, independent travel agents. They are usually more inclined to find you a good deal than national High Street travel agencies. Plus, you’ll get a more personal service, so you’ll end up with a holiday tailored to your needs.
All travel agents have direct connections to airline booking systems like the Galileo GDS, a global reservation system for flights, accommodation, car hire, and more. Don’t avoid independent travel agents just because they aren’t a national brand.
Thanks for reading - and good luck!