The world over, there is a fantastic range of holiday destinations to suit everyone from beach and sun-seekers to intrepid hikers and bikers. And if budget is high on the priority list, there’s no need to splash out on a lavish trip with a luxury price tag.
Many beach destinations can fit within a modest budget fairly easily. Take Turkey holidays for instance. This Mediterranean gem has become widely recognised as an affordable destination, not just because of its relative proximity to the UK but also because of its currency – which is not yet part of the Euro. In addition as Turkey’s glorious turquoise coast has become more and more popular among sun-seekers, so the number of holiday resorts have sprung up along the Mediterranean seafront – attracting growing numbers of tour operators and holidaymakers in the process.
Of course competition among travel agents remains fierce, with many frequently dropping their prices to attract new and returning customers – so there are plenty of destinations across Europe and even further afield that can offer affordable holidays. Some destinations such as Sicily, or the Greek island of Santorini remain fairly expensive, but other Greek islands such as Corfu, Crete and Kos are more affordable.
One of the best ways to cut costs on a package holiday is to use a reputable tour operator such as Thomas Cook, and whittle down the options until you can find the best price and value for money. You can find Thomas Cook holidays and book online, and internet bookings are typically a few percent cheaper when compared to the shops too.
Tour operators regularly advertise special offers on holidays so it’s well worth keeping an eye on their websites. Late deals remain a particular favourite for bargain hunters and providing you’re flexible on your choice of destination, style of accommodation and other details such as departure airport, there are certainly deals to be had by booking at the last minute.