How To Holiday On The Cheap

Holidaying Abroad

Holidaying Abroad

The sluggish UK economy and high unemployment are forcing many Brits to rein in their spending. However, holidays are ring fenced. There is no way you are going to get the average Briton to give up their annual family holiday, however hard you try and whatever financial crises you throw at them. You can affect where, when and how they go on holiday, but not actually the notion of the holiday itself.

The types of holiday Brits are choosing, where they are going and when and by what means they travel are changing however. In 2012, holidays will focus on offering exceptional value for money, including activities, food and entertainment. People will look at new, emerging destinations and old favourites inside Europe that have been struggling economically due the floundering Euro.

But we don’t want to look just at 2012. We want to look into the future to make out holiday money stretch as far as possible. A little money spent now can pay dividends in the future. Here are some tips on how to holiday on the cheap year after year.

The British Seaside

The British Seaside

Buy a holiday home

There are several ways of going about this and don’t think a holiday home has to be built out of bricks and mortar. In Sweden for example, people stay in log cabins perched on lakesides. These low-impact homes often don’t have running water and only limited electricity, but they offer a real form of escape; something that will be popular well into the future. In the UK you can buy a static caravan at one of the UK’s many campsites. Park Resorts lists a huge range of used caravan sales where you can pick and choose between the campsite and the caravan itself. You can get great deals with these used caravan sales and benefit fully from all the facilities the park has to offer. For more information on picking the right caravan and campsite, visit the National Caravan Council’s website.

Invest in equipment

Skiing and snowboarding holidays are rising in popularity, but they are renowned for being expensive. One of the biggest single costs is all the equipment hire. Buying your own gear is an easy way to save money in the long term and benefit from more comfortable boots and better quality goods. You can pay around €30-€40 per day for a pair of boots and a snowboard; this is €180-€240 per week. You can buy a complete set up for €400. The same applies to other sporting equipment

Travel as a group

There is safety in numbers, but there’s also a lot more fun and plenty of savings too. Your family will grow up, but if all of you want to make your holiday budgets stretch as far as possible you should travel together. Group discounts apply to hotels, transportation and even activities and entertainment.

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