A Family Holiday is a Right, Not a Privilege

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A Family Holiday is a Right, Not a Privilege

That’s a bold statement, don’t you think? Despite that, I believe that holidays should be a given right for every family, and not something which gets put on the ‘maybe’ pile.

Time together as a family is important, as well as opening children’s eyes on the wonder of travel, showing them what is out there in the world, and helping them experience new cultures and traditions – basically, travel is an education in itself.

Despite that fact, there is no denying that the cost of going on holiday is skyrocketing, and you also have the problem of not being able to go on holiday inside school term time too; I don’t need to tell you that looking at the cost of going away during the school holidays is much more expensive.

This isn’t all doom and gloom however, as there are ways you can cut the cost of your family holiday, allowing you to ensure that event is a certainty on your calendar.

Plan well ahead

Many companies offer free child places and the key here is to make sure you book as early as possible, because these are always offered on a first come, first served basis. The sooner you book, the more chance you have of grabbing that prized place, and I don’t need to tell you that saving the cost of one child in a family is a big saving indeed.

Put a saving plan into place

Booking early has other advantages too, not least the fact you have longer to save up. You can easily put a little aside every month, and this adds up quicker than you might think. You could also take advantage of a low deposit, which gives you the security of knowing your holiday is booked, and you have x number of weeks to complete your payment.

Look for sales

This is a given, but there are periodic sales you can take advantage of, saving a percentage of the cost of your holiday. If you’re booking a big holiday, this can add up to a major saving for you.

All-inclusive saves money in the long run

The cost of booking an all-inclusive break is generally a little more expensive at the initial booking stage, but when you’re actually on the holiday, you will save massively. Look at it this way, how many times do your little ones want a soft drink or ice cream? You’re going to be sat there worrying about the bill at the end of the day, but when you book all-inclusive you don’t have this concern, because it’s already paid for, leaving you free of one concern at least.

Research your potential destination

Some destinations are cheaper than others, so do a little research into this. Obviously if you want to go somewhere exotic and far flung, then all-inclusive is the way to save whilst you’re away – why not think about somewhere like Cancun or Jamaica? Alternatively, if you want to stay a little closer to home, think about Majorca, or the cheap holiday resorts in Turkey, which are always drenched in sun during the summer months.

Thinking a little outside of the box and planning your time effectively will certainly give you a better chance of adding that holiday to your family calendar this year.

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