Late Deal Holidays – Whatever holiday companies would like you to believe, late deals are more often than not the cheapest way to get away. How late is late ? well about six weeks before arrival is a good time to start looking. This is when the holiday companies start to get cold feet, and unless they have got ice in their stomach then prices of holidays will start heading south. It is possible to leave things too late and even if there are empty seats left on the plane, the hotel beds are returned to the hotel and it’s not possible to book a package anymore. This just varies by destination and also depends whether the holiday company has already paid for the hotel rooms and apartments in advance. Both Thomson and Thomas Cook tend to contract a certain proportion of their hotels and apartments on 100% commitment basis – this is the late deal bookers best opportunity for a great deal as whatever price they can get for these holidays in the late market is seen as “better than nothing”.

Late Deals aren’t just for holidays overseas however, you can also get last minute reductions on holidays in the UK, take a look at Blue Chip Vacations, Haven Holidays and Hoseasons for example. And if you only need a hotel in the UK try Late Rooms and also check out our booking hotels online guide. The one type of holiday you can’t typically get good last minute deals on is flight + hotel city breaks. You can get good deals even a few weeks before departure but leave it any later and the flight prices will be too high.

Cheapest Beach Holidays departing 2018

Back to beach holidays then, to see how low prices can go have a look at these examples of flight + hotel beach bargains from sunshine.co.uk. Please click on the deal for more information, flight times etc.