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Are your thoughts turning to a summer holiday? Desperate to source some sunshine and escape from the everyday? If this is true for you then you might be thinking about your 2018 holiday plans. The only trouble when it comes to planning holidays, particularly if you have a family to think about, is that it is going to cost you a considerable amount. So, how do you save money and still have a great holiday?
There is some good news, there are some holiday destinations that will give you sun, whilst saving you money too. Like many things, this can depend on when you travel. Cyprus is a great destination for off season sun even with comfortable temperatures in February and November. Another great choice is Southern Spain, which is not only beautiful, but also boasts some lovely weather too.
If you really do want to go abroad, then there are ways that you can save yourself money. The time you travel and when you book your holiday can have a huge impact on the amount of money you end up paying. If you are happy to travel when the weather isn’t quite as hot as it could be, such as November and December and you can get yourself a bargain.
Another way to save money is to try and book your holiday as close to the wire as you can. Last minute travel can really save you money. Flexibility really is your friend when it comes to holiday travel.
You can also save money on your accommodation too. This is particularly true if you are happy to travel in a group. Booking a villa over a hotel is always going to save you money, but you will have to factor in that there are other things that you will end up paying out for.
Of course, one of the best ways that you can save money on a holiday is to book a staycation rather than a package holiday abroad. Staycations can be great fun, particularly if you head to one of the many coastal towns and resorts in the UK. However, of course, when you stay in this country you may not have the weather that you have in Spain, Italy or Greece. That said, if weather isn’t the be and end all of your holiday, and you are just as happy to have some fun in the possible rain as you are the sun, then this could be the perfect option for you.
As you can see, there are some ways that you can have a wonderful holiday with your family and still keep to your budget. Sometimes it just means that you need to be flexible with your travel dates, think about off peak breaks and even consider trying out a holiday destination a little bit closer to home.