It is almost always when we hear the word cheap that we think of something nasty and not worth our while. At the end of the day we all know the saying – you only get what you pay for. However, in days of recession many companies are competing with each other and are dropping the prices but keeping the quality good so that they can attract more customers. But how to be sure that the cheap holidays we have chosen are really going to be good?
There are no set rules that can guarantee a good holiday; however, if you do a good research and ask all the right questions you can rest assured that you will get what you have paid for. The first thing to do is to choose the desired destination. Then you need to check different forums where people have left comments about travel agents they have used, accommodation they have stayed in and the transportation they chose. In most cases, the opinions are honest and can help you to narrow down your search.
Once you have chosen the destination and the travel agent, you need to choose your package and see what is included in the price. Decide whether you are going for a week or for a weekend and choose accordingly. Ask the travel agent what the best dates you should look at are and whether you can get some last minute deals. If you are flexible with the dates, you will surely be able to enjoy a cheap holiday because the last minute prices are very attractive.
Another advice for your holiday to be cheap is to try and get an all inclusive package. This package will include your flights, your hotel and all your meals and local drinks. In some cases, some of the entertainments are also included. It will be good to have the itinerary of this holiday with you at all times, so that if you are not sure if something is included you can check it.
In some places, for example New York, you will not find all inclusive cheap holidays. So it is up to you to plan everything so that you don’t spend a small fortune. If you are going to such a place, your key point is to explore the best hotels that are far away from the central attractions but have good transportation links. That way, you will not be in the hustle and bustle, but you will be close enough to visit if you want. The food in a place that is further away from the center is also cheaper. Buy a transportation card that allows you to hop on and off the buses or trams at any time, and you can explore the city really cheaply.
The key to cheap holidays is planning. If you plan everything before the holiday, you are guaranteed to have an amazing time and spend very little. Eat locally in small restaurants and you will save on food and will enjoy the local cuisine.
This article is written by Paul Winchester. Paul is a freelance writer with more than 4 years experience and he is interested in various topics like traveling and lifestyle. Paul lives in Denmark with his wife and his son. For even more useful tips and information or if you want to check out what are the latest offers for cheap holidays online from Startour (or as the Danes say billige rejser på nettet fra Startour) check out this web page.