We all love cheap holidays, either to Spain, Turkey or even the Caribbean, bargain or cheap holidays have always been great ways to save money on travelling.
Going on holiday to paradise islands is what we love to do at least once in a year.
But with the state of global economy where so many people have been victims of redundancy, it seems cheap holidays is the best and only way to go.
Finding cheap holidays and save money on travels
So how do you find cheap holidays for your family? If you’re dreaming of getting away from it all but have a strict budget, take a look at our ideas for finding a cheaper holiday.
Make the most of your money in the UK or abroad with the tips below:
#1). Be wary of the Euro Zone
Considering the present state of Euro Zone economy, it will be a brilliant idea to think twice if you are planing to go on holiday within the Euro Zone.
Destinations such as Turkey, Egypt, Morocco and Mexico all offer a culture rich, euro-free experience. You can also try Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Poland) who all continue to offer good value for money in comparison to the Euro Zone.
Other really good destinations you can try include Thailand, South Africa, Canada and India. They all remain excellent value, as does Iceland for those seeking adventure and the Spanish Caribbean of Cuba and Dominican Republic plus Jamaica all being locations of value. All these places help your pound go further in resort and have great prices for booking from the UK.”
#2). Explore the countryside
With almost 50 ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ including miles of varied coastline and beaches, see the Portheor beach in Cornwall example in the image above, isn’t it time to explore the great British outdoors? In terms of getting there, you might want to consider travelling by rail.
Huge savings can be made on train tickets if you plan ahead. If you leave it late it’s still worth phoning the relevant train company to see if any advance tickets or deals are still available – even on the day of travel – you may avoid a hefty fare at the station. Another thing to bear in mind is checking to see if two singles are cheaper than one return ticket.
#3). Hire a campervan
If you’re travelling on a budget, hiring a campervan or motorhome could be an ideal way to explore the UK, Europe or beyond. By combining accommodation and transport you can potentially save money while gaining the added freedom of a self-drive holiday, where you call the shots on where and when you travel and where you stay.
This option also enables you to avoid the hassle and charges associated with flying. There are various hire websites offering a range of vehicles to suit different budgets and needs, as well as plenty of advice online offering tips on driving and good spots to visit.
#4). House Swap
It may sound odd to hand your house over to a stranger but when you consider the savings that can be made it does become more enticing. The cost of lodgings and restaurants can often be the most expensive things on holiday, with home swapping these prices are eliminated or greatly reduced.
House swappers avoid pricey tourist hot-spots by staying in a residential area and lament on memorable holidays. The one downside is the work. You need to be prepared to send a lot of emails to find the right houseswap but the financial saving makes it worth while.
#5). Take advantage of price comparison websites
Websites which search for cheap deals such as Travelsupermarket, Travel Zoo, Skyscanner, Kayak and Co-operative Travel may help you find the best deal. It may also be worth looking at travel community websites, such as TripAdvisor, which allow you to search for deals but also inform your decisions by reading reviews from other users who have visited and rated destinations and hotels.
With such a wide range of holiday destinations and holiday choice, it’s vital to shop around to ensure you get a great deal and value for money on your holiday.”