If you live in Europe or are on an extended vacation in Europe, you have access to some amazing travel deals that will not ever be found in the United States. For instance, while studying abroad in Russia, I booked a round-trip all inclusive resort vacation to Egypt for less that I would have ever imagined possible. It is important to know where, when, and how to look.
If you live in the UK there are many resources specific to you to help you book your travel. And an added benefit to Americans is that these resources are in English, so if you do not know a second language you can book a cheap flight to the UK and then take a vacation from there. Read on for tips about how to book a cheap holiday.
Tips for finding cheap holidays
Here are my favorite (or should I say “favourite”) tips for finding a cheap holidays from the United Kingdom. Remember, even if you don’t live there, most of these tips can be used from wherever you live.
Ask Your Friends and Co-Workers
One of the best sources for finding cheap destinations is to ask around. Post a question on Facebook or ask your co-workers where they took their latest budget vacation.
For instance, one of my friends recently reserved a weekend for a vacation. He waited until the last minute and decided to go wherever there was a cheap holiday package. He ended up in Puerto Rico.
Browse Travel Agencies
Travel agents are great resources for finding cheap vacation packages. Just think – they get bombarded with information every day about where the top deals are.
Even just walking by a travel agency you’re likely to see the best deals hanging on posters in the windows. Brick and mortar travel agencies can still be the best bet for many vacations.
Read the Travel Section of the Newspaper
Newspaper travel sections frequently contain ads for all the best deals. Just remember to pick up a local paper so the deals that you will see advertised will actually depart from your city.
Go with a Trusted Airline Carrier
Do you have a favorite airline? Try browsing their website to see what vacation packages they offer. You might even be able to buy the holiday package using frequent flyer miles.
Use an Online Booking Agency
There are lots of online travel agencies in the UK that feature cheap holiday vacation packages. Many of these companies offer holiday bookings. Currently on one of these types of websites is a company featuring 7 nights at an all-inclusive resort plus round trip airfare out of London to a 4 star resort in Dalaman Turkey for a very reduced rate.
It is a great deal if you ask me. Plus, there are a whole host of online travel agencies out there. If you’re looking for a good deal to a particular place just search “cheap holiday from UK to [insert location here]” and you’ll find the best agency for you.
If you live in the United States, check out our Cheat Sheet for Finding Airline Tickets for great agencies to use.