10 minutes to... book A Last-minute holiday
We don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but there are only a few weeks of summer left. Here’s how to get the best last-minute holiday deal for less…
1 Timing is Everything Tuesday to Thursday are the best days to fly, so bear that in mind for your last-minute deals. it will also be much easier to scoop a bargain in off-peak months: may, June and October.
2 GET SOCIAL ‘I’d recommend joining our Flying Club programme and you’ll be sent the best offers, but also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as our sale fares are always posted to these as soon as they’re released,’ a spokesperson from Virgin Atlantic tells us.
3 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION if you’re flexible, you’re bound to get a cheaper deal. Try using sites like teletextholidays.co.uk which has functions to search ‘anywhere’ and allow you to see which destination’s cheapest on the cheapest date.
4 shop Around specific Websites Finding a bargain getaway is often time consuming, but shopping around is essential. Sites are good, but apps are also amazing for figuring out the best ‘ASAP’ deals.
5 use THE phone Always check for online discounts with specific tour operators, but once you’ve found the cheapest dates try booking over the phone to negotiate a price. happy haggling!