While many people choose to book their holiday many weeks or even months in advance, there are others who simply cannot do this, because of work or family commitments. In such circumstances, what have become known as last minute holidays have come about to address that need. But it’s not only the last-minute nature of these breaks that are so appealing; they can also be very cheap. Here’s some of the destinations on offer;
Last Minute Holidays
The beach holiday has become a key part of many families’ lives, but when you book a holiday at the last minute you can also enjoy a beach getaway. It’s never good to have capacity that isn’t being used, and this ethos is why hotels and airlines prefer to sell off un-booked rooms and plane seats at discounted prices; a small profit is better than none at all.
You can book beach holidays in all the same places as someone who books in advance: the beaches of southern and south-eastern Spain, the islands of Greece or the dramatic coastline of Turkey. You can book last minute getaways of this type with various travel agents, including Thomas Cook.
But the classic beach holiday isn’t the only option. There are of course planes going to city destinations across Europe and further afield, and there are plenty of hotels in these places. All of them regularly have extra capacity, and the notion of a last-minute getaway with its inherent reduced cost can offer a great way to sell such capacity off. You can choose from all manner of famous cities, from the chic charm of Paris, to the incredible depth of history found in Rome. If you’re looking for nightlife, why not sample Berlin, offering as it does a truly unique night time experience.
But as well as holidays in Europe, you can find discounted breaks to destinations across the world, including places like Egypt, the USA and Asia.
You can arrange a cheaper last minute getaway by yourself, by choosing your own airline and finding a hotel, but often you’ll discover that it’s cheaper to have the whole thing organised by one travel agent, as they have the power to offer greater discounts.
Last minute breaks have become very popular with both travel firms and tourists, which is understandable since both get to benefit. One gets to sell their hotel rooms and flights, the other gets to have a fantastic holiday at a great price!