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How to Get Great Holiday Deals for Summer

Holidays can be expensive, but there are a few things you can do to keep your dream trip affordable with various holiday deals on the market. Planning a holiday can be very fun but also time-consuming if you’re unsure where to begin. Looking for great deals can be a way to save money as well as go on your dream vacation.

Not sure what you can afford? Try one of the many budget planning apps to work out what you can spend on your holiday.

Shop Around for the Best Deals

First things first, shop around. Comparison sites, high street travel agents and smaller firms are all worth checking before you buy a trip, change currency or purchase travel insurance. The more places you ask the more likely you’re to bag a bargain.

Book your tickets at the right time. Find the best time of year to get cheap holiday deals. If you’re flexible on dates, comparison sites can help you work out the cheapest time to travel.

Don’t forget to Haggle

Haggle with high street operators. You might get them to offer you something cheaper than an online deal. Package holiday vs DIY. Package holidays include flights, accommodation and sometimes food and drink. They can be cheaper, but less flexible than holidays where you book everything separately.

Match your trip to your budget. It’s no fun spending the rest of the year worrying about money after going on a holiday you can’t afford. If money’s tight why not consider a cheaper trip, or a ‘staycation’? If you’re really stuck in a financial crisis, maybe one of our short term loans can tide you over to get you back on track saving for your next holiday.

Try to Choose Off-Peak Dates

Peak season also means peak prices, so getting creative with your choice of destination can deliver better value in the long run. That could mean choosing a destination that’s slightly off the beaten track, a less popular resort or searching for cheap all-inclusive package deals that deliver plenty of value.

However, if you have kids it may be hard to arrange the time away from work and their schools for a holiday. So this may be difficult when looking for off-peak destinations.

Thoughts?

To summarise, there are a number of sites and companies that can offer you great deals on holidays whether they are close by or abroad, but remember the main common sense rule, only spend what you can afford. Tailor your holiday to your budget and if your budget doesn’t stretch to that holiday you want, then wait until it does.