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From time to time we all need to cut back, and sometimes it can feel as though the holiday budget could be better used elsewhere. But holidays are important for our overall wellbeing and it’s essential to get away from the daily grind every now and then in order to help you fully relax, before coming back feeling reinvigorated and revitalised. Whether you’re after local breaks in the UK or cheap holidays abroad, there are plenty of different tips and tricks to help you find your perfect break.

National Park Jotunheimen, Norway

Firstly, try to book well in advance. This is particularly advisable if you’re booking a scheduled flight, as those low fares only go up in price the closer you get to your departure date. This is a useful tactic for package holidays too, as tour operators will typically offer early bird deals on holidays departing a year or so in advance – especially during new brochure or season launches.
If you’re considering a far-flung getaway such as the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean, Lake Cain Hills holidays in Florida or perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Maldives, booking ahead is most certainly the safest option. That way you get extra time to pay off the cost of your trip, plus you’ll have longer to plan what you want to do and save some spending money too.

Menorca, Islas Balerares, Spain
The alternative where package holidays or hotels are concerned is to book late, and this remains a firm favourite among many holidaymakers. Late deals can present huge savings on the original cost of the holiday, but availability is obviously limited so you will need to keep an open mind and be flexible in order to go with the best deals.
However you book, there are plenty of bargain breaks to be had both home and abroad. Which one will you choose?

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