How to get the best last minute holiday deals

The days are getting shorter, you might have even noticed some leaves falling from the trees. There is no denying the summer is on its way out and winter and autumn are fast approaching.

It means that barbecues and washed-out cricket games are on the way out and the kids will be heading back to school quite soon. It also means it is the perfect time to look into last minute holiday deals.

There are several companies that specialise in last minute holiday deals. Companies such as First Choice holidays, Thomas Cook and the very aptly named Last Minute.

Traveling during the off season does have several draw backs. You have to consider if local amenities will be open or what the weather might be like. One late trip I took with the family was ruined when my children were disappointed a local water park was not open and the sea was too cold to swim in.

This is why its important to when choosing a late destination. Our top tips are places that have year-round weather and enough tourist attractions at prices that will appeal to even the most thrifty.

Deals such as 7 nights in 3 star self-catering accommodation on Crete for as little as £252 per person. This price is part of Thomas Cook's Late Deals based on two people sharing and exits from Gatwick. Find this deal and more on ThomasCook.com.

7 nights in Altinkum in Turkey for 2 people sharing starts from £303 per person. Flights exit from various locations including Manchester, Liverpool and Luton and this deal can be found on LateDeals.co.uk, check online for latest prices.

LastMinute.com offers something a little more exotic with 5 nights in Dubai from £502 per person. This holiday is in a luxury 4 star hotel with world class facilities including spa, gym and fine dining. The prices is based on two people sharing with flights leaving from Gatwick daily.

For the best prices shop around online on our suggested websites for great last minute holiday deals.


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