PR Log - Jan 17, 2013 - NOTTING HILL, London, U.K. -- How to get the best holiday deal out there is the holy grail of January. As the winter blues kick in and you’re bombarded with adverts tempting you with sizzling sun-drenched beach breaks, it makes parting with your hard earned cash in return for the promise of sunnier climes seem like a jolly good idea.
The travel experts at online travel agent loveholidays.com are determined to make sure that sun seekers secure the very best bargains all year round and here are their five top tips for doing just that:
1. Come and compare – seek value
loveholidays.com sources the best value holidays from its contacts at the UK’s leading operators including Thomson and Thomas Cook, rather than simply displaying a selection of web search results. This means that customers can make their own comparisons using real price information – and secure top notch holidays to suit their budget.
Deal: Price comparison
Portugal, Algarve: loveholidays.com offers a seven night Cosmos package staying at the three star Santa Eulalia Beach Club in Albuferia on a self-catering basis from just £319pp (SAVING £74pp when compared to the same package from Airtours). The price is based on 18th May 2013 departures from London Gatwick and includes 15kg hold baggage and transfers.
2. Bend and stretch – be flexible
Heart set on flying on the 16th? If possible, be flexible with the date of departure – and the airport. Air fares and hotel rates can vary considerably when a couple of days apart and many of the UK’s regional airports provide good value, direct flights to holiday hot spots – and offer easy public transport links and well-priced parking to boot.
DEAL: Be flexible
Turkey, Dalaman: loveholidays.com offers seven nights self-catering accommodation at the four star Club Candan in Marmaris departing Manchester on the 9th July 2013 from just £356pp (SAVING up to £171pp when compared to the same package departing on 8th & 11th July 2013). Price includes 15kg hold baggage and transfers.
3. Grab the lot – go all inclusive
Knowing exactly how much a holiday will cost - especially all the extras like transfers, meals, drinks and activities - can be tricky when booking a flight and hotel package. Savvy travellers are catching on to the benefits of all inclusive: not only does it take away the hassle of finding places to eat and drink, but it also makes it very easy to stick to a budget - always handy when trying to avoid a personal fiscal cliff.
DEAL: All Inclusive
Tunisia, Yasmine Hammamet: loveholidays.com offers seven nights all inclusive accommodation at the four star IBEROSTAR Chich Khan from just £462pp (SAVING £152pp or 25%). The price is based on 7th July 2013 departures from London Gatwick and includes 15kg hold baggage and transfers.
4. Hump day holidays – fly midweek
While charter flights may only operate on certain days of the week, when flying with scheduled airlines be prepared to travel midweek. Flights on Tuesday and Wednesday - the least popular business travel days - are often better value.
DEAL: Tuesday vs. Sunday
Spain, Benidorm Costa Blanca: loveholidays.com offers seven nights self-catering at the four star Terralta Apartments from £426pp based on Tuesday 27th August 2013 departures from London Gatwick (SAVING £112pp when compared to the same package departing Sunday 25th August 2013). Price includes 15kg hold baggage.
5. Be open-minded – go anywhere!
loveholidays.com is the only online travel agent that enables holidaymakers to search for a break anywhere without first having to know where they want to travel; so be inspired by new and exciting places, some of which may offer better value than traditional choices. Best of all, holidaymakers can only see the search results for when they know they can travel, saving a lot of time when in the search phase.
DEAL: Malta vs. Tenerife
Malta, Mellieha: loveholidays.com offers seven nights at the four star Seabank Resort & Spa on an all inclusive basis from £499pp (SAVING £63pp 11%). The price is based on 12th March 2013 departures from London Gatwick and includes 15kg hold baggage and transfers.
Tenerife, Playa de Las Americas: loveholidays.com offers seven nights at the four star Bitacora Hotel on an all inclusive basis from £820pp (SAVING £85pp 9%). The price is based on 12th March 2013 departures from London Gatwick and includes 15kg hold baggage and transfers. Book (loveholidays.com 0800 215 5900)