There are many cheap holidays abroad to be found by shopping around since booking agents offer the same deals but often at hugely varying prices. Reports in the news are that there has been a surge in late bookings for the bank holiday weekend. Apparently around 2 million Brits will head abroad so they can secure some summer sun since the outlook for the UK this weekend could go either way.
There are many cheap holidays abroad where you will almost be guaranteed to feel the sun shining in your face, popular destinations for this weekend will be short breaks for the families however if you don’t have the constraints of sticking to school holiday terms then you can venture further a field for bargain holidays for this summer period and look to fly after this weekends bank holiday. If you are booking your flights and accommodation separately then it would be wise to book after Tuesday at the very least and if possible in mid September to avoid high flight prices.
Experts have previously advised the cheapest holidays abroad would be in countries outside the Euro zone such as Turkey and Bulgaria since the exchange rate dive bombed and almost hit a one euro to one pound exchange. However the exchange rate has improved greatly for those using sterling pound and there are many countries using the Euro where hotels are offering massive discounts off room prices which offsets the slightly higher costs of holidaying there.
If you are seeking a beach holiday add Spain, Portugal (which have suffered significantly from the downturn) Greece, and Turkey to your list of destinations and for city breaks there are bargain vacations to be found such as travelling to Rome and Barcelona and even New York.
I’ve heard of massive discounts off hotel prices of up to 50% for hotels in Spain and in New York. You will be able to afford a holiday this year or enjoy a luxury four star hotel!
Remember to shop around, use the internet to compare deals and visit your travel agent to see what there offers are. If you have found great deals on the internet it can be worth bargaining with the high street travel agent to see if they are willing to match or beat your deal.