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Flights;
  • As a general rule flights are usually cheaper on Tuesdays and wednesdays. Avoid flying on weekends if possible.
  • If you’re flying with a budget airline, make sure you know the proximity of the airport to the resort centre. For example, Ryanair fly to more than one airport for Barcelona, they don’t however mention that one of them in over 100km away from Barcelona.
  • Take into consideration how much luggage you will be travelling with when you choose your airline. Some offer more weight and less restrictions on hand luggage sizes and prices differ on hold baggage.
  • Use comparison sites such as skyscanner.net to compare flight prices but it’s always a good idea to check with your local travel agent to see if they can offer you a better deal, this goes for the whole package of your holiday too.
  • Prices change by the minute so don’t be surprised if you see a cheap flight one day and check back to find it has gone up by £50 the next day and don’t fall for the “only 2 seats remaining” text you might see, it’s just incentive to get you to book at that time.
  • Look at departing from different airports, if the difference in cost is more than it would take you to travel to another airport, you can save.
 Resort & Accommodation;
  • Obviously not going away in school holidays. Going to a resort in it’s “off-season” has it’s pros and cons…not all amenities may be available but things will be much cheaper and if you’re hiring a car parking will be much easier.
  • If hiring a car, booking with a rental company based in the resort rather than the airport will generally be much cheaper and many of these companies will let you pick and drop the car off at the airport anyway.
  • If you find a hotel you like, search the price on other sites before booking as they can vary widely and deals are given to travel agent’s and websites so it will almost always be cheaper than booking directly through the hotel.
  • The further out of a resort you get, the cheaper things will be, this is easy if you hire a car or have your own transport, think about where the locals eat and shop.

If you follow these guidelines it shouldn’t be a problem to get a weeks holiday in spain/portugal form Jan-April for under £100 pp for flights & Accommodation.