Summer is definitely one of the best times of the year; the weather is getting warmer and with any luck a summer getaway is on the horizon. If you’re looking to book a great summer holiday on a tight budget, then check out these top money saving tips and have the perfect low-cost experience that the whole family will love.
Firstly, if you’re not using a price comparison site for flights and hotels then start now! These websites, such as Skyscanner or Trivago, make finding the cheapest possible option for your summer break a breeze. A little known tip: make sure that when you’re looking for great deals that you use a private browser window and clear all your cookies before switching sites.
Try booking your hotel separately using a specific hotel booking site website like Booking.com or Alpharooms. In most cases you can secure your accommodation for just £1 on Alpharooms and for no upfront cost on Booking.com, the cost of your room or apartment can then be paid in instalments or when you arrive. If you book your hotel and your flight separately, but within a day of each other on the same site, you are still protected by ATOL too.
If you don’t mind where you go as long as the weather is warm and the drinks are flowing, then last minute deals are a great option to consider. The full works, even all-inclusive deals, can very often be severely discounted days or sometimes weeks before the travel date. Just have your budget set, bags packed, be ready to go and a whole multitude of exciting destinations await!
If you prefer a holiday package deal then they can still be king, especially if you keep an eye out for places that offer kids go free places. Just be sure to check the small print as sometimes a ‘kids go free’ place can then be subject to an under occupancy charge. If you’re booking with a travel agent ahead of time, particularly if there is a large group, haggling really comes in handy and often works incredibly well.
Lastly, if you’re not entirely sure where to take your holiday this year and are in need of some serious inspiration then try checking out some gorgeous travel blogs. Or you could try signing up for a drool-worthy summer holiday inspiration subscription box that will deliver art, literature and treats from a new destination every month that will definitely give you some great ideas your next trip.
Hopefully these tips will help you to plan and book the holiday of your dreams this year without breaking the bank. Here’s to a gorgeous summer holiday for you and your family this year!