Top Tools for Last Minute 2017 Holidays

Leaving it a little late in the day to book that much needed break? Here are a few recommendations for catching a last-minute sun filled break before 2017 is out. It is always a bit of a dilemma when deciding if you will get the best deal booking your holiday in advance or last minute so if you decided to go for the latter and now you are desperately sun seeking here are a few tips to help you out.

A really obvious one: If you aren’t taking any school aged children with you on your holiday then avoid October half term dates or when the kids break up for the Christmas period as (if you hadn’t already noticed) the prices do tend to soar in the school holidays.

A flexible option: So if you are super calm about your breaks, savvy with tech and happy to do a bit of the leg work yourself there are some fantastic options out there to put your own last minute deal together at a fraction of the price. Use tools like Sky Scanners flexible bar chart to easily find the cheapest flights.

Then move over to sites like Trivago so you can compare hotels across the board, you might even want to take a look at Youth hostels and Air BnB for some great accommodation options you wouldn’t find elsewhere. Then it’s down to things like Holiday Extras to compare deals for things like airport lounges/transfers and insurance.

Packaged Up: So if you would rather someone else put in the leg work for you then its looking for the good old package holiday, although it doesn’t offer as much flexibility there’s often some fantastic deals especially if you have your bags packed and can board that plane at the drop of a hat. Teletext is still well known for some fab last minute deals in the holiday department. If you’d like the convenience but you want something a bit more exhilarating than the usual all-inclusive then think about researching some tour companies and contacting them for advice.