How to find bargain weekend breaks

Bargain weekend breaks can be yours if you follow our tips! We offer some suggestions to help you find the best deals on weekends away.

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Email alerts and newsletters will give you advance notice of any sales and bargains that may crop up. Sign up with airlines, hotel chains and travel agents.

When you see a bargain, book it!

Most holiday deals are advertised as "prices from..." You'll often find that as soon as demand starts to rise for these holidays, prices begins to rise. So the first ten spots may be £100, the next ten spots may be £150, and the next ten spots may not be so much of a bargain after all. Do conduct a little research before booking, but don't let unnecessary delay spoil you chances of getting a bargain.

Shop around the competition

The travel industry is a competitive market. If one travel agent offers a sale, it's likely that its rival may follow suit. Before you buy anything, it's always a good idea to shop around. This is especially true for holidays, where prices can vary enormously between travel agents and airlines. Websites like Travelsupermarket.com and Skyscanner.net can really speed up the comparison process. And if you find a better deal elsewhere, don't be afraid to go back to the original provider to see if they can match it.

Look in the right places

Some airlines are famous for their sales - for example, Ryanair and Easyjet. Others, like British Airways, rarely have sales. The same is true for travel agents - do your research and you'll soon know the best places to pick up bargain weekend breaks.

Booking in advance is the safest option

Last minute deals are becoming increasingly rare, as the travel industry doesn't want to encourage holidaymakers to delay their bookings. The safest way to get bargain weekend breaks is therefore to book a few months in advance in order to lock in the best deals.

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