When booking your family holidays, there are many options for you to choose from and it can feel a little confusing. How do you make sure there is something for everyone, it’s at the right time of the year, it’s somewhere everyone wants to go, and it’s all for the right price?
If you need some help planning your family holiday, have a look at these tips:
Be As Flexible As You Can Be
Ok, so sometimes being flexible isn’t an option when you are dealing with the school holidays, however, it’s still a good idea to be flexible in other areas if you can. If you can’t be flexible with your dates can you be flexible with accommodation, destination, activities, and more? You will able to get a much better deal if you are flexible in as many areas as you can be. Yes, traveling outside of school holidays may be the cheapest way to travel, but it’s certainly not always possible when dealing with school holidays.
Choose Your Budget
Your budget is going to be controlled by many things. If you have been saving for a while you might have a good budget however if you are planning on going soon, your budget might be a little tighter. Either way, you need to set a budget and stick to it. Once you know your budget you are able to look more closely at other areas of your holiday such as looking at luxury holiday villas to rent or looking for camping spots that are local.
Look At Comparisons
When shopping around, it’s best not to stick to just one holiday vendor or just one option. You should compare prices as much as possible. Accommodation with one company might be significantly cheaper than with another. It might take a little bit of time, however, it’s certainly worth it to shop around as much as possible. Come up with your top three choices and choose between those. It could be three different locations or three different accommodations in the same location. Once you have these, sit down with the family and choose which option is the best. You can then start the official holiday countdown!
Whether you are going self-catering or staying in a hotel, try to think like a local. You will find that you become more culturally immersed as well as save money doing it. Get taxis or local buses to get around, shop like a local for food, and eat in the local restaurants. It can be very easy and tempting to eat in busy centralized restaurants but you might find that these places hike their prices just because they are convenient. Try going to the place where the locals eat instead. You will probably find that you enjoy the food much more.
These tips will definitely help you to save some money on your next family holiday. Do you have any other tips that could help? Please share a few in the comments below.