How to Find Last Minute Holidays in the Sun

Travel Agents

A travel agent will often have details of last minute holidays in the sun displayed in their shop window. Whether these are cruises, flights or package deals, the advertised offers will usually be at greatly reduced prices as the agent looks to fill unsold holidays.

It is also worth asking inside the travel agency for last minute breaks and holidays. Their real time computer software links to available deals throughout the industry.


The internet provides users with a huge choice of travel websites. Many of these operate a price comparison search engine. By simply typing in details of required dates of travel, number of travellers and dates of travel, you will be offered a selection of the best deals available.

Teletext Holidays

The company that started displaying last minute holidays in the sun on our TV screens now have their own website. They show the holidays departing within a couple of days, often at huge reductions.

Visit teletextholidays.co.uk for further details.


Launched in November 1998, Expedia.co.uk is the largest online travel provider for the UK. They can help organise flights, hotels, car hire and package deals, either well in advance or as a last minute deal.

Go to expedia.co.uk for further details.


Kayak has an excellent interactive world map displaying lots of the best airfare deals. The site will also compare prices of hundreds of travel websites for last minute holidays, car hire and hotels.

For further details visit kayak.co.uk.


Many airlines offer standby flights. By visiting the sales desks at an airport you can request a seat and wait until one becomes available. These may be at reduced prices as the airlines don't like to travel with empty seats.

With careful planning and a flexible approach, it's possible to make great savings when booking last minute holidays to the sun.

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