Cheap Holidays in August 2010, 2011 and 2012

Cheap holidays in August 2010

The peak summer months of August and July are traditionally the most expensive for booking summer holidays. However, there are ways to spend less on a summer break.

When To Travel

Holidays with flights leaving at a sensible hour are more expensive than flights that leave late at night. Also, avoid Monday mornings and Friday afternoons as these times are popular with business travellers and will cost a premium.

Try to avoid flying at weekends as this is a popular tourist time to travel and flights will cost more.

The last week in August is usually cheaper than the beginning of the month, whether travelling abroad or in the UK.

Book Direct

By booking direct with an airline or cottage owner you may avoid paying hefty third-party charges.

Payment Method

Most airlines and holiday company's charge for booking a holiday online and using a debit or credit card. By law, they have to offer a free option. Find out in advance what the free option is and open an account at the respective bank to obtain their debit or credit card.

Last Minute

Keep an eye on the travel agents window for August holidays. Most agents advertise their late deals in the window and are often at greatly reduced prices.


There are many online travel companies. These offer the user the freedom to pick dates and destinations and compare prices.

Expedia.co.uk is one of the oldest online travel agents and can help organise flights, hotels, transfers and car parking.

Kayak.co.uk has an interactive world map with up to date flight offers for various destinations around the world.

Co-opholidays.co.uk offer discounted holidays if booked early. As of September 2011 they are offering 7 nights in Benidorm, staying on a bed & breakfast basis in a twin or double room, for £372.89 per person reduced from £392.51.

Barrheadtravel.co.uk offer low deposits on their holidays and discounted prices for booking early. A visit to Corralejo, Fuerteventura for a family of 3, departing on 4th August 2012 for 7 nights, self catering is being advertised for £1289.00 (price correct as of September 2011 from barrheadtravel.co.uk).

For cheap holidays in August 2010, 2011 and 2012 follow the tips above.


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