Tips for bagging a brilliant half term deal
There’s plenty of ways to snap up an October half term holiday without breaking the bank. If you’re wanting to keep the purse strings tight after a hectic summer, or make sure you don’t overspend before the run up to Christmas, here’s our top tips to ensure you bag yourself some family fun in the sun at a fantastic price.
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Be flexible – you’ll be surprised how much difference selecting an alternative airport can make. If you’re willing to change things up and depart from somewhere different, you could potentially save hundreds on the total cost of your holiday. It’s certainly worth playing around with!
The dates you choose to fly on can also have a big impact on the cost of your booking too. Taking into account the two weekends over the October half term, you have around 10 days to play with – so try browsing the flights available leaving on the Friday the kids break up, in comparison to any Saturday and Sunday flights. You might be able to save yourself a substantial amount just based off that tiny tweak!
The other way you can be flexible is by being open minded with your destination. Certain regions or countries might have more discounts featured than others, so if you’re not set on going to a particular place and you’re happy to head wherever the sunshine is, then you’ll more than likely save plenty of pounds!
Keep in mind that unusual durations can often cut the cost of your holiday too – instead of just searching for your standard seven nights, try playing around and testing out five or six night durations, or even 10 nights if you can time the flight times right for getting the kids back to school. You might be able to bag a longer holiday for less!
And last but not least, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for Free Kids Places. Many of our holidays give you a free child place with every two full paying adults, which is a sure-fire way to scrimp on those pennies!
Children between the ages of 2-16 qualify, but sometimes your board basis can determine the eligibility of your child – with All Inclusive hotels capping a child’s age at 12. The terms and conditions for Free Child Places vary, so the best way to find these places is by using our handy search tool to filter your results and highlight those applicable to you.
Simply search for your desired holiday at the top of our website as normal, make sure to enter the ages of your children and then filter by ‘free child places’. Then bam! Your search results will automatically pull out the best deals with free places included. It’s as easy as that!