Following on from our last blog on domestic holidays, this entry will provide a few examples of how to make a holiday abroad more affordable! For many, a holiday abroad may appear out of reach. However, with deals and alternative travel providers increasingly available, it may be more possible than you realise!
Previously, we mentioned the potential benefits of booking your accommodation through Airbnb. Practically all of this information still applies to holidays abroad, with rooms available throughout the world! See our last blog for further information.
There are various Online Travel Agencies such On the Beach, Alpha Rooms and Travel Republic. These providers enable you to build your own holiday by selecting flights, accommodation and transfers separately. This enables you to select prices, times and dates which suit you and your budget; with all the benefits of booking through an ATOL/ABTA protected travel agent. These travel agencies are a good option for those wanting flexibility with times and prices but do not want to book everything on a completely separate basis.
Another option could be websites such as Love Home Swap and Home Exchange. Although this may not be for everyone, the service could provide a much larger and suitable space for families at a significantly smaller cost! As simple as it sounds, this service enables users to swap homes with those requiring accommodation in the UK. The former provides a two-week free trial, so you can see if the service suits you and your family!
Airport transfers can be an expensive and limiting part of planning your ideal holiday. Travel companies often only offer transfers to popular resorts, potentially excluding travellers from cheap accommodation elsewhere. Bla Bla Car enables travellers to reserve seats in a private car at a fraction of the cost of a taxi. All journeys, which the driver would be doing anyway, are covered by Bla Bla’s formal partner AXA. While this service depends on drivers covering the route you require, Bla Bla Car could be an advanced option for some.
Sun Holidays provide an option to book breaks at travel parks in the UK and Europe. The Sun Holiday scheme offers access to holiday parks in France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Austria and Croatia. You have to purchase at least seven newspapers to pay or part pay for your break; this can be done one of three ways: Sun Savers Codes, Sun Codewords or Sun Tokens. Be sure to read all the T&Cs before collecting, to avoid any disappointment!
We hope you enjoyed this blog entry, and hope that it helps you to plan a more affordable overseas holiday. Once again, StreetUK wishes you and your family an amazing summer holiday!