Choosing a Mediterranean Holiday

A Mediterranean holiday is highly popular, as there is good weather, beautiful views and lots of good destination to visit. Families, couples and groups of friends alike can all enjoy a Mediterranean holiday and make the most of the destinations on offer. Here are some of the best:

  • Spain and Majorca. Spain has so many options, one reason why it has remained popular for so long. Enjoy some culture in cities like Barcelona and Valencia, or enjoy a seaside break on the Costa del Sol or Costa Brava.
  • Greece and the Greek islands. Greece can boast beautiful weather and beautiful scenery as well. The capital, Athens, has a lot of history to explore, as have islands like Crete.
  • Cyprus. This is a great place to party as well as to relax. Ayia Napa is known the world over for its nights clubs and bars, but the beaches are beautiful too.

What Kind of Holiday is Right for you?

The world is full of fascinating places to see and explore. There are so many places to visit, how do you decide where to go next? Here are some ideas to help you decide on the perfect holiday for you:

  • Think about what you like to do on holiday. For example, if you enjoy walking you may be better off going somewhere with a mild climate that isn’t too hot. If you like food, drink and culture, find a city that has all your favourite things.
  • Consider your budget. Some destinations will have lots of expensive resorts and will inevitably have much higher prices to go with them. If you are looking for a more budget holiday, see if there are cheaper areas you can go to.
  • Do your research on destinations. Check travel websites and books to look at what a destination has to offer you. Once you have a good overview, start looking more in depth and find hotels/ flights/ activities.

Planning your 2017 Holiday

It really is never too early to start planning. Even if you don’t decide to book anything just yet, you can start thinking about your holiday as soon as possible – it’s rather exciting to do it this way too! Here is a step-by-step guide to help you plan the perfect 2017 trip:

  • Make a list of destinations. This should be made up of the places you most want to visit in 2017.
  • Check the travel prices. Keep these saved in a document so that it is easy to amend it and make sure it is up to date.
  • See how much holiday you can take from work. Some trips will need more time, especially if there are multiple flights that you will need to take.
  • Once you have picked a destination based on travel requirements, research it thoroughly. How easy is it to get around? Will you be staying in a hotel that is close to all the sites? What do you want to do when you are there? Again, it might be worth making a list to decide on your itinerary.

Checking what’s included in holiday prices

We all love a good holiday but it can be a huge expense that many of us have to save up for or spread out over months. When looking for a holiday deal it can be easy to be tempted by very low price holidays but are you really getting a good deal?

After researching many low cost holidays, it seems that many of them are cutting corners in order to keep the costs down but this can mean that the buyer ends up with a less than adequate holiday or having to fork out for more than they planned later on down the line. Often if flights are very cheap it is because they include very little or no luggage allowance. Going on holiday for a week or two with little or no luggage is virtually impossible and with luggage allowance costing upwards of £30-£50 it can very quickly bump the price up.

Before booking a low cost holiday be sure to read through all the small print and find out what exactly what is included in the price, check for luggage allowance, transfer and any meals / drinks as you may find that none of this is included and by the time you have added that all on the holiday will actually cost you more in the long run.

Holidays for 2017

If you are looking to book your holiday for 2017, then you may be able to get a deal by doing it now. With holidays you often get a discount by booking far in advance or by booking last minute. Although you may save more by travelling last minute it can be quite stressful and you will need to be very organised.

There are many advantages for booking a holiday early, and often you will be able to pay by instalments, spreading the cost of the trip. It also allows you time to sort out passports, time off work and someone to look after your pets.

By booking in advance you may worry about the risk of the company going out of business during this time. You need to ensure that your holiday is ATOL protected and ideally pay on credit card which often offers you more protection than paying with debit card or bank transfer.