Time for a holiday with an online loan from LoanPig
Well it’s certainly beginning to feel like autumn! Back to School is almost forgotten as families everywhere are firmly back in the daily grind. Despite the sunshine there’s a crispness in the air, and the evenings are getting dark again.
For many families it’s now basically the countdown to Christmas – with a few autumnal events like half term, Halloween and Bonfire Night to break things up a bit.
But if you do not have children at home, this is your golden hour!
Now is a brilliant time to get away on a break. Wouldn’t it be great to get a bit more lovely sunshine before autumn really settles in? And the really good thing is that now the kids are back at school, there is a much greater choice of availability and holiday destinations are much quieter than during school holidays. Even better, you are likely to be able to snap up a real bargain.
So where do you start looking for that ideal autumn break? We suggest three ways:
Your local travel agent
It is always a good idea to visit a travel agent if you are open about where to go on holiday. They will have information on a huge range of destinations that you may never have heard of, and will be able to recommend the best combinations of travel and resorts.
Many agents have special deals and offers that may not be available online; and at this time of year they will be particularly keen to get your business so may be able to use their contacts to secure you a real bargain. Also don’t be afraid to negotiate: there may be room for manoeuvre in the initial price you are offered if they are desperate for your business.
So even if you don’t end up booking your holiday through an agent it is definitely worth using them as a starting point to get ideas about potential destinations and comparative prices.
There are so many websites out there that it can be difficult to know where to start. Simply enter something along the lines of “last minute bargain holiday” into Google and millions of results will come up. How do you narrow them down?
If you did start off with a travel agent, this is where you will be glad that you did a bit of research first. You can narrow down your search for the destinations and types of holiday that are of interest to you and this should return more relevant results.
All the major travel companies have their own sites, and there are also various other sites that can compare deals for you from a number of different suppliers. Some of the more well-known websites of this type are:
There are also several lesser known websites around that may have just the holiday you are looking for. If you are prepared to look at something a bit less mainstream then take a look at:
With all the above, you are likely to get a better deal if you can be a little flexible about your arrival and departure dates. So for example if you aim for a ten day holiday anywhere within a two week window and can travel at very short notice you could snatch a bargain. So make sure that you are packed and ready to go – and have travel documentation at the ready – in case this does happen.
Word of mouth
As with any other area of life, it really does pay to ask around. If you mention to friends and family that you are planning a holiday you may find out about a destination or resort that is highly recommended but you had not thought of. You may even find that someone has contacts in the travel business, or with a holiday home to rent out. Anything could happen! It can be so annoying to find out afterwards that there was some amazing opportunity just waiting to be grabbed – so do put feelers out with people you know and see what happens!
We hope that the above ideas help you to find your ideal holiday and that you come back all fired up for autumn and winter. If you need some financial help to make this holiday happen, then LoanPig may well be able to help. We offer a range of short termonline loansthat may be just what you need, so do get in touch with us and you could be on that beach before you know it!