For many of us, if a holiday deal seems too good to be true, we think it probably is! However, last minute holidays have become a popular choice for those looking to have their cake and eat it. But how much money can last minute holidays really save you? And how can you ensure you bag a bargain that suits your pocket and your preferences?
The Rise in Late Booking
In recent years, travel companies everywhere have been promoting last minute holidays rather heavily, meaning many people are now choosing to book late every time they holiday. There are many reasons why people, including solo travellers, couples and families, are choosing to snap up late deals. But with a notable rise in last minute bookings since the recession, it seems many are still looking after the pounds despite the nation being on road to recovery.
When does it Pay to Book Late?
“For families in particular, the increasing cost of holidaying outside of term time is putting financial pressure on parents everywhere. Last minute holiday booking just before the Easter holidays and in early July before the summer holidays are due to commence has increased significantly. Despite many parents’ aims to book a bargain for the half-term break, it pays to book late at any time of the year.” – Simon at www.cheapbeachholidays.co.uk
How much can I Save?
Unlocking savings when booking a late deal couldn’t be easier, especially if you follow our golden rules…
- Stick to off-the-peg breaks of a standard length of 7,10 or 14 days – customising tends to bring prices up
- Make sure your holiday comes with ATOL or ABTA consumer protection
- Remember last minute doesn’t mean last minute, it simply means booking
- 8 to 10 weeks prior to departure
- Don’t be afraid to haggle, it could save you another 10%!