4 ways to find bargain holidays

Some people are really lucky when it comes to finding great cheap deals. We all have those friends who jet off spontaneously with a fantastic deal. But it isn't luck! It's down to being a savvy consumer and booking at the right time and place. Follow our advice and start finding some bargain holidays of your own.

travel at the right time

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It is possible to find bargain holidays by travelling at unpopular times of the year. The off-season is an obvious choice in this respect, and is a good way to find cheap off-peak deals. However, to avoid the disadvantages of total off-peak—such as freezing temperatures, empty resorts or out-of-service amenities—it can be prudent to travel in between the high and low seasons in what is known as the 'shoulder season'. This way you can find affordable holidays without the hassle of a deserted resort.

Other ways to get cheaper fares include:

  • Traveling during the week—fares are often cheaper on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Flying during the early hours of the morning.
  • Avoiding school holidays when visiting popular family destinations.