What’s the secret for finding a cheap holiday? Truthfully, there can be lots.
Finding cheap flights, cheap accommodation and a holiday destination that sells cheap food and drink is the obvious answer to the age old problem of finding the perfect budget holiday. Flights, accommodation and food and drink are going to be pretty much ninety per cent of your budget, so cutting down on these will save you heaps. This great site provides affordable apartments to select from.
Easier said than done, but it can be done. Here are a few tips.
This can be a difficult thing to do as most of us only get away once a year, but being flexible when it comes to picking flights and accommodation can be good for the wallet. You don’t always need to fly with British Airways or Emirates when going on holiday because you can have just as comfortable and enjoyable a flight with the likes of easyJet and Ryanair, which are budget airlines and often sell cheap and affordable flights throughout the year. Accommodation doesn’t always have to be traditional, either. Hotels are often the mainstay of the stereotypical holiday maker but there are many other options to choose from. Cheap accommodation can come in the form of hostels and homestays, or even more corporate accommodation such as villas and apartments.
Book in advance
Booking in advance can save lots of money on flights and accommodation. By booking earlier you rule out the mad rush for seats on a plane or beds in a hotel when it comes closer to the time of departure – there is more space and less competition, therefore, cheaper.
Book flights during the week
Again, just like booking in advance for your accommodation, booking flights during the week will mean there are less people on the plane and less competition for places. These flights are generally the least popular and most affordable.
Choose you time of year carefully
No matter what or how many tips you have, you will not be able to save much on anything if you go on holiday at peak times of the year. Everything from accommodation to food and drink prices are raised during peak season so everyone can fill their boots, so missing the peak season can be vital for the budget spenders.
List the local attractions
If you want to recoup some of the money you’ve had to spend on your accommodation, then making a list of all the local attractions is a good place to start. These attractions are generally full of culture, educational, entertaining and best of all, free!
Get off the beaten track
Getting away from everything in a secluded part of town is the best way to cut down on costs. The lesser known places offer cheaper everything from food to accommodation as being on the outskirts of the action means they cannot charge extra for the ‘atmosphere’ and location.