During peak times, such as school holidays you will tend to find travel agents hike the prices up! Don’t let this put you off, there are plenty of cheaper deals at peak times if you book a few months in advance. Another way to holiday on a budget is to put your trip together yourself rather than go for a package holiday through a travel agents. There are many websites offering you a tailor made package, and cutting out the middle man can save you a hefty some! You can easily choose the perfect hotel with flights to suit and a taxi to/from the airport can also be booked in advance if you like to plan ahead. Schools tend to break up late July and start a new term in Early September so it’s during these times holiday packages will peak and in some cases double in price. Booking early enough can cut down on costs, and tailor made holidays cut out the travel agent ‘middle man’ enabling you to book flights and accomadation for you and your familys needs.
Booking your holiday in a self catering apartment or hotel suite may seem the cheaper option, with prices being £100-200 cheaper you will make an initial saving when booking you trip which is great for people who want to explore their location without being tied to the hotel for mealtimes. Eating out, even just for a week can really add up so its worth packing a few essentials in case some of the local supermarkets don’t stock your usual fare. A few items that will not take up much room and will be very handy: »