Summer may be on its way out, but that doesn’t mean the end of UK staycations. According to reports, the domestic holiday boom is continuing right through until the October half term – with some parks and campsites extending their opening dates to facilitate travel.
Philip Turner, founder of The Chestnut Group, which boasts accommodation across East Anglia, advises Britons to sidestep travel booking sites and go straight to the source.
Express.co.uk was informed by him that he advised property owners to “go direct and talk to them, and work around their flexibilities.”
Many times, rates are offered at a lower price for dates that are less common, especially mid-week.
Paul Hardingham, managing director of Landal GreenParks UK, told Express.co.uk this can be particularly helpful for those hoping to enjoy a “luxury stay”.
“You can have a luxurious break during off-peak seasons or a midweek getaway when prices are usually lower.”
A tour operator may also offer accommodation at a discounted price to holidaymakers.
Rabbie’s offers small-group tours in Europe and the UK as a sustainable tour operator for coaches.
Heather Reekie, director of marketing and sales for Rabbie’s Tours told Express.co.uk: “A key factor of holidays is accommodation. This can be both a costly and stressful decision.
Book your accommodations as an addition through a tour operator to help you save on autumn and late-summer staycations.
“Frequently, tour operators are able to secure special rates which means that holidaymakers may be able to get a much lower price than booking directly through third-party booking sites.
Ms Reekie said that prices were lower in autumn and winter than during peak summer.
Book a tour anytime between October and April to get lower rates.
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You might try a new type of holiday
During the pandemic, cottage rentals and luxury caravan holidays saw a rise in popularity. Many people are now choosing to stay closer to their home with these options.
This has led to an increase in the price of many stay.
It is possible to think outside the box, and try a different type of vacation.
Ms Reekie from Rabbie’s stated: “Those seeking affordable but rich, rewarding holidays may consider an alternative to the usual B&Bs or city breaks might be interested in a new type of vacation.
Ask locals for suggestions on things to do or places to eat.
It is no surprise that people who have lived and worked in a particular area know it better than anyone else.
Experts believe this is a great way to make substantial savings on entertainment, activities and dining out.
It is a good idea to speak to other campers who have permanent pitches or holiday homes.
Staff at the resort or holiday park will also be available for assistance.
Rabbie’s drivers can provide this information for holidaymakers who are taking them to their destinations.
Ms Reekie said, “A Rabbie’s tour will be led by one our brilliant driver-guides.
They know our guests want the best tour possible and can make recommendations that will help them get the best out of their trip.
Their expertise is unmatched, and they can recommend the top attractions for each guest or share hidden culinary treasures to ensure that you get the maximum value from your trip – culturally as well as economically – possible.
Publited Sat, 11 Sep 2021 at 09:27:05 +0000