Guest Post: Holiday Deals and Discounts
When you’re hoping to book a low-cost holiday, there are plenty of ways to help keep within budget.
One of the most popular methods of cutting the costs of holidaying is to look for last-minute holidays. Searching for holidays departing within the next few weeks is still a great way to find a bargain, and you may notice that many holidays have had their prices slashed to try and tempt in those last few bookings. Be as flexible as possible when searching for last-minute holidays as availability will be tight, and your top choice of hotel, resort or package combination may not be available. So be as flexible as you can and try to adjust your criteria where possible. For instance, search for alternative dates and consider mid-week departures as this is often cheaper than weekend arrivals. Also, vary your choice of accommodation – for instance, try a self-catering apartment instead of a hotel or consider staying slightly out-of-town.
All the major tour operators advertise late deals online. To get started, take a look at Thomas Cook’s range of last-minute holidays here – http://www.thomascook.com/lp/1×7-last-minute-holidays
Last minute holidays aren’t the only cost-saver. Many holidays departing next year frequently offer early bird bookings, and this can also be a great way to save money. Look out for new season or brochure launches – it might help to sign up to some tour operators’ newsletters – and be prepared to book as early as possible if it means securing additional discounts or special offers. On top of that, booking early means you’ve got extra time to pay off the cost of your holiday, and most tour operators will allow you to pay the cost in installments. Plus, you’ll have more time to save some spending money too – ready for all those things you plan to see and do when you get there.
Disclosure: This post was written and sponsored by a third-party.