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Finding a Discount Holiday
Booking a fun and relaxing holiday should not cost you an arm and a leg. If you know where to look, there are plenty of ways to find discount holidays that are incredible value for the money. As long as you are flexible with your dates and destination, there are many cheap options available for holiday packages, flights, accommodation, and car hire.
Choose Your Holiday
The first thing you need to decide before looking into discount holidays is what type of getaway you want to embark on. Package holidays are great value because they include your flights, accommodation, and transfers for one set price. If you want to book your flights, hotel, and transportation separately, you may pay a bit more, but you also have more options to choose from.
Where to Look for Holiday Discounts
A quick look on FlySearch will bring up many affordable holiday packages. In addition, FlySearch bookings are ATOL protected, so you can book your holiday with peace of mind. As of April 30, 2012, ATOL consumer protection extends to separate flights, hotels, and car hires as well. However, you must book them with the same ATOL protected company and the bookings must be made within a day of each other.
When to Book to get the Best Holiday Deals
One thing to note is that you get cheaper discount holidays if you book no more than 8-10 weeks before departure. If you are open to where and when you travel, it is worth waiting to book up until one week before you want to leave, as you are likely to see huge discounts. This is great for people who have a general idea of they type of holiday they want, but are not fussy about the details. If you have special requirements such as facilities for children or specific hotels, dates, or destinations, it is not recommended to leave your booking so close to the date of departure.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the time of year will greatly affect the price range and availability of holidays. For example, flights and accommodation go up in price during school holidays and other busy times of year when people like to travel.
Let us Help You Find Your Next Discount Getaway
Your best bet to find discount holidays is to be open to where you go and when you want to travel. Package deals offer the best value, however, you can still find great prices on separate flights, hotels, and transportation if you are willing to put in the time to search with an ATOL consumer protected search engine. Our easy-to-use, ATOL protected search engine can help you find a wide range of affordable travel options for your next discount holiday.