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How to make the most of a budget holiday

Posted on January 07, 2021 by Andreas
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Many of us are struggling with our finances at the moment due to being off work or a loss of trade during the Covid pandemic. This pandemic has also had a massive effect on the holiday and tourism trade with many of us having holidays cancelled or severely delayed last year. We were hoping that 2021 would bring some hope or a return to normality but with the UK in a third lockdown, the first half of the year is not looking all that great. It may be that by summer time we are able to start going on holiday again. This could be a holiday abroad that has been delayed or maybe you decide to stay local and have a budget holiday this year. It could be that holiday prices soar this year with a lot of competition likely for resorts, campsites and hotels. Often the cheapest type of holiday you can go on is a camping holiday in a tent. All you need to pay for is your grass pitch and possibly electric hook up. Just because it a budget holidays doesn’t mean it can’t be as enjoyable as a more... Read More

Are you still planning a Christmas getaway?

Posted on December 07, 2020 by Andreas
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Some people like to go away over the Christmas period often allowing them to go somewhere warm, not have to have the awkward choices to make over who to see when and allowing them to truly enjoy this time of year. If you were planning a holiday this Christmas then you may be in two minds as to if you can or should still go. At present no one knows exactly what places will be in what tiers and what travel restrictions will be in place but if you are staying within the UK you are likely to be ok to still go. You need to bear in mind that it may not be like previous years as there are likely to still be restrictions in place on pubs, restaurants and some entertainment venues. IF you are renting a cottage or a home and are happy not to do much then you will still be able to enjoy your time away, if however you are going away and wanting to go out and do different activities each day and enjoy Christmas drinks in the local pub with friends then this may not be possible.... Read More

Are your travel documents protected?

Posted on November 20, 2020 by Andreas
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The quantity of paper documents that you need to take with you when you go on holiday abroad has reduced massively in recent years as the majority of travel companies, hotels and airlines accept documents such as booking confirmations and check in documents that are saved on phones or tablets however there are still some travellers that prefer to use paper documents and obviously passports have to be carried at all times whilst travelling and produced when required. There are a number of ways to make sure your documents are kept secure whilst still being easily accessible if needed. A simple solution is to buy a plastic A5 size zip close wallet to hold your documents. All your paperwork, passports, holiday confirmations and insurance documents can all be kept in one place and should fit easily into a handbag or a pocket in your hand luggage. Additional documents such as boarding passes can be added to the plastic wallet when they are issued ensuring that they too are kept safe.... Read More

Enjoy a relaxing break at a holiday park this autumn

Posted on October 25, 2020 by Andreas
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Some people have been unable to get away on holiday this year unfortunately because they have been shielding due to the Coronavirus regulations in their area but it could be that now is a good time to fit in a break away before tighter restrictions come into force once more. Many holiday parks in the UK are open all year round and even if some of the park attractions such as swimming pools and bars are closed it is still possible to visit the local area and enjoy a walk in the countryside or along the beach. The accommodation on the holiday parks is usually a static caravan or chalet but do not be put off because they can be a cosy bolthole if the weather is bad and you cannot get out and about. Bedding and towels can often be provided if necessary and an online shop delivered to your holiday accommodation makes for a stress-free start to your holiday. Fantastic deals are available at this time of year with one week’s holiday for less than one hundred pounds. It really... Read More

Pricing up your next holiday abroad

Posted on September 08, 2020 by Andreas
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Holidays can be expensive especially if you have a large family, so it is always better to budget to allow yourself time to shop around for the best deal knowing what you must spend. Although some holidays offer you the opportunity to pay in instalments, most holidays need to be paid in full by six to ten weeks in advance. The cheapest way to go on a holiday abroad is usually self-catering but you will need to by all your food and drink when away, therefore will be required to save money for that too. If you do not want to take much spending money with you then why not try to make your own breakfast and lunch in your hotel room either to eat there or take with you to the beach etc. Many people spend a lot of money on alcohol, again buying drink to keep in your room will allow you to have one or two before you go out, saving you money. If you are renting a villa, it may be that there is a BBQ on site that you can use. This can be a great way to have a cheap night and still... Read More