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Bag a Holiday Bargain

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If you’re looking for a low-cost break this year, you won’t have to look too far to find a cracking escape that ticks all the right boxes.

Everyone has their favourite way to find an affordable holiday. Maybe you like to book your own flights and hotel, DIY style, to cut out the middle man and take more control over your trip – and your spending. Perhaps you prefer to book nice and early so you’ve got extra time to save money and you can take advantage of early bird deals too. Or you might stick to self-driven holidays so you can forget flights and keep things simple. Whatever you prefer, there are plenty of ways to save money on the cost of going away.

One of the most popular methods when it comes to bagging a holiday bargain is to book a last-minute break. Late holiday deals are frequently found approximately six weeks prior to the holiday departure date. This is the point at which many mainstream tour operators will drop the prices of selected package holidays, as this helps to pull in those last few customers – of course this is often the preferred option, rather than letting the holiday pass by unsold. For tour operators unsold holidays present a loss, as in most cases they have already paid for the hotel rooms and flights, so empty seats and rooms are highly undesirable.

Therefore it can be hugely worthwhile to play the waiting game and book a late deal in the weeks leading up to the holiday departure. While availability is usually low, you will often still have plenty of choice. Check out some of the late holiday deals available here – www.co-operativetravel.co.uk/holidays/late-deal-holidays/ – and you’ll find an impressive range of holidays with discounted prices to some of the world’s most beautiful locations.

So, how will you bag your next holiday bargain?

Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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