Spring is finally here and Summer is on its way, which can only mean one thing: it's time to start thinking about holidays!
For most of us, a holiday must come within a certain budget. If you have one main holiday a year, the chances are you can splash out a little more than those that allow themselves the luxury of several holidays across the summer, and perhaps even the winter too. Even so, in these difficult times where the cost of living seems to be rising by the day, even those with a fairly fluid budget will often need to rein in their spending to make sure they can holiday within their means.
If cheap holidays are on your agenda this year, you will find some great deals by scouring the main tour operators' websites. All of the main package holiday agents provide a fantastic array of special offers throughout the year, so it's well worth spending some time comparing tour operators and weighing up the options available.
Last minute holidays continue to offer low-cost escapes to lovely locations across Europe, and for many different types of holidays too - including family holidays, beach breaks and clubbing holidays. The best way to find a late deal is to search for holidays departing within the next few weeks as this is when the price of package holidays are typically reduced, offering even better value for money.
If you're planning a getaway for next year, you will often find a good range of early bird deals on holidays departing in six, nine or 12 months' time. Along with early bird deals, holidays booked well in advance typically give customers the chance to pay off the booking in instalments, which also gives you longer to save some spending money.
So wherever your holiday wish-list takes you, there's almost always a bargain to help you get there!