The government advises that people should still avoid foreign travel at the moment, but there’s nothing stopping you from soothing those itchy feet by planning an awesome trip for 2022 or late 2021!
There are so many travel sites out there - from traditional travel agents to dynamic packaging sites (where the company search for flights and hotels separately, then put them together for you to pay in one place).
We've got a keen case of wanderlust here at Ocean, but as with anything, we like to keep the costs down. These are our top travel deal sites:
No matter where it is you’re flying from, Holidaypirates will hand-pick you the most affordable package holidays on the market.
For example, we've recently seen a 10-night Tenerife holiday for just £198 per person (based on two sharing). Or if you’re willing to wait until the beginning of 2022, you could get yourself a flight to Orlando, Florida with 14 nights accommodation for just £549 pounds per person (based on two sharing).
Top tip: If you're travelling in a bigger group, you can often save even more!
Finding bargain package holidays abroad - including early bird deals for 2022!
Jacks Flight Club
Jack is a guy who loves to travel the world cheaply. His ethos is that travelling should be possible for anyone, on any budget. That’s why he’s made it his mission to seek out the cheapest flights the internet has to offer and then alert his subscribers via a weekly newsletter.
It’s free to become a member of Jacks Flight Club. Once you’ve entered your email address, you’ll receive two emails per week letting you know the best flight deals currently on offer.
Finding error fares and super-affordable flight deals.This is ideal if you prefer to package your own holidays together.
Secret Escapes are dedicated to finding their customers luxury deals for low prices. If you have high-end taste but a mid-range budget - this is the site for you. Most of the hotels on sale are 4-star or 5-star and the deals are limited availability.
You can search by inputting the destination, the dates you’d like to travel and the kind of holiday you’d like it to be (all-inclusive, beach, activity etc). Once you’ve done that, Secret Escapes will let you know the cheapest options available to you. Since the coronavirus pandemic, they now also have a section specifically for refundable stays.
Booking hotel stays abroad - we've seen some amazing stays at top hotels in Venice, resorts in Thailand and villas stays in the Maldives.
With Travelzoo you’ll find deals on hotels, flights, holidays, cruises, entertainment, spas and restaurants.
Travelzoo is unrivalled in finding the most affordable breaks in the UK, which is perfect for those who’d rather not travel abroad until next year. Most of their deals are packaged up with lovely little extras like dinner, a bottle of wine in the room or breakfast included.
For example, they’re currently offering a fully refundable voucher for an overnight getaway in historic Bath, including afternoon tea and Prosecco for two, for just £89 - with dates into 2022.
Treat-worthy getaways in the UK. Think city breaks with pals or a romantic country escape with dinner - there are also loads of options under £100.
Skyscanner is a brilliant tool for finding cheap flights. All you need to do is input where you’re flying from and to, the dates you wish to travel, which cabin class you’d prefer and how many people will be travelling. Once you’ve done this, Skyscanner will give you a list of options that best match your search - an easy way to find the cheapest option.
The best thing about Skyscanner is its search 'Everywhere' feature. If you’re not sure where you’d like to go, this feature will provide you with the cheapest destinations listed within the past eight days.
Cheap holiday inspiration - you know you need to get away, but you're unsure where to go!
At Wowcher, they pride themselves on offering the ‘hottest’ deals on the market, including discounted travel deals.They have an entire page dedicated to Staycations, offering up-to-date, affordable deals on breaks across the country.
Budget breaks in the UK - especially coastal escapes.
Hotelscombined is a comparison site for hotels. As you would on any hotel search, input your travel dates and destination - the site will then show you the price at multiple online travel agents (including all the big names like Expedia, Hotels.com and Booking.com). Making it super easy to ensure you're getting the best price on the market!
Finding the best hotel price in any destination.
OnTheBeach offers you the chance to book cheap holidays with deposits starting from £30 per person. They also offer flexible payment plans where you can spread the cost of your holiday over multiple weeks, up until four weeks before you’re due to fly. As the name suggests, they specialise in beach breaks, so if you want to get something booked for next year but spread the cost - this is the site for you.
Low holiday deposits.
Great Little Breaks
Great Little Breaks specialise in affordable UK breaks and offer up to 70% off their last-minute deals. They offer specially curated trips, like a west-end theatre getaway or a sightseeing tour to find the most popular city landmarks.
All-in-one UK breaks with activities.
Not keen on planning a holiday yet but want to treat yourself? Check out these surprisingly interesting (and affordable) at-home date night ideas or discover our top tips to (free) self-care.
Disclaimer: All information and links are correct at the time of publishing.