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Getting ready for a summer holiday

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Andreas
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With the summer holidays only a week away many parents are busy booking last minute getaways. If you are planning on staying in the UK for your family holiday then you may be tempted to wait until you can see what the weather forecast is before booking but this may mean you struggle to book the place you want to. Some booking companies allow you to book in advance and cancel up to the day before arrival without incurring a charge. This is usually in hotels or B and B’s. This will allow you to secure a place but give you the option of cancelling if the weather looks like it is going to be bad. Even if you wait until you can see the forecast for the week ahead there is no guarantees that it will stay as predicted. Very often the weather forecast changes and what may have looked like a beautiful sunny week can end up very mixed. Ideally try and book somewhere which has plenty of activities to do come rain or shine. Sometimes just getting away is all you need regardless of the... Read More

Advantages of going on a self-catering holiday

Posted on June 23, 2019 by Andreas
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You may think that all-inclusive holidays are the gold standard. They often cost more than self-catering and include all your meals, drinks and snack. This can be great for people who are looking to pay for their holiday and not have to spend much when they are away, but they can be quite restrictive. You may find that if you go to a resort which is located in a busy area, there are many beautiful places to eat and drink in the town. If you have already paid all-inclusive and can seem a bit of a waste of money, if you are then going off the resort to have meals and drinks. If the food or drink at the all-inclusive resort isn’t great then, you will have to fork out of your own budget to eat elsewhere. This can very quickly add if especially if you have a family to feed.   It may be worth considering going half board which often includes one main meal at your hotel, allowing you to venture out and explore when you want to without being restricted to hotel meal times.... Read More

The stresses of booking a holiday

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Andreas
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You would think that booking a holiday would be an exciting time but for many people it can be quite stressful and you may doubt as to whether it is all worth it. First you need to decide the dates you can go and your budget. You may be flexible on where you want to go, but location definitely has a massive effect on the price. If you want peace of mind that you have not got to save a load of money for drinks and food then going all-inclusive is your best bet. The only downside to this is if you have paid for the food and it is not very nice you will then have to find somewhere else to eat and pay again. Sometimes prices will fluctuate within a day, so if you see somewhere you like, it is best to book it as soon as you can. Always read reviews for a hotel and don’t just go on the star ratings as these are often set by the tour operator and sometimes do not reflect the view of the public. If you find that you are getting over whelmed with the choice of holidays then take... Read More

Enjoying your holiday come rain or shine

Posted on April 22, 2019 by Andreas
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In the UK we cannot often predict what the weather is going to be like, which can make booking a holiday harder. It seems as time goes on, the seasons are becoming more and more confused and often the summer holidays are not always that sunny! If you are thinking of booking a holiday in the UK then you cannot rely on the weather. You need to try and book a holiday that allows you to enjoy it whether it’s raining or blazing sun. Finding a place that has an indoor swimming pool, arcade, bowling alley or cinema can give you a number of options for things to do on those rainy days. If you don’t mind braving the rain, a walk on the beach or through the forest can still be enjoyed as long as you have come prepared. If you really want to get away in the sun, then you should try and book last minute when you can check the weather forecast a few days before but leaving it until late to book, especially during school holidays may mean that you cannot go where you want to and have very... Read More

How to pay for your holiday

Posted on March 15, 2019 by Andreas
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If you are looking to book a holiday for this year then you may wonder how you are going to pay for it. If you have already saved in advance then you will probably pay for the holiday at the time of booking, but many people prefer to make monthly payments to spread the cost. Most holidays have to be paid in full at least 6 weeks prior to departure. With this in mind, if you are booking a holiday for the summer holidays, it will likely need to be paid for in May or June. This does not give you long to spread the cost, so you may end up paying quite a bit in the months running up to it. The other way you can do it is to put it on a credit card. Ideally you will want to use a 0% or low interest credit card to avoid additional costs. If you do this, work out how much you need to pay off each month to clear the balance before the interest free period finishes. It is important to check if you have any cover should you need to cancel the holiday. Some companies offer their own... Read More