If you’re feeling the pinch but you’re still desperate to go on holiday next year, don’t despair. There’s a whole host of affordable holidays out there that won’t break the bank. It’s just a matter of finding the one that suits you and your budget.
Summer 2013 might seem a little way off, but with a nip already in the air and many shops starting to advertise those dreaded Christmas gift ideas, you can bet your bottom dollar that the next few months will fly by in a whirr of cold dark nights, flashing Christmas lights and hazy New Year celebrations. Before you know it, Summer will be knocking on the door and you’ll be faced with a late deal or nothing.
The best way to save money on your next holiday is to book in advance. Whether you’re after a trip to the Caribbean or a no-frills holiday to Turkey 2013, make sure you book as far ahead as possible. Not only will you get to take advantage of tour operators’ special offers and discounts, you’ll also get longer to pay off the cost of your trip.
Take package holidays with Thomas Cook for example. As a major tour operator they’ve got significant buying power which means they can buy flight seats and hotel rooms in bulk, and pass on the savings to the customer. Most new seasons are launched with great fanfare and in typical travel agent style, this means advertising huge discounts and special offers such as free kids’ places. It might not be as spontaneous - or as cheap - as a late deal, but you’ll enjoy the full spectrum of availability and you’ll have that bit longer to save some spending money.
It’s generally considered the best and most sensible way to book a cracking holiday, and you’ll most likely save some serious money while you’re at it!