The time is now to get summer started!

At ABTA, we know just how important holidays are – a vital chance to relax and recharge, spend quality time with loved ones and make moments that will last a lifetime.

We also know that finding the best holiday can seem overwhelming, particularly last-minute holidays and family holidays. 

89% of people told us that they are more likely to book with an ABTA member than not and that’s our first piece of advice – rely on the expertise of an ABTA member and let them take care of your holiday plans. 

Whether you're looking for a sunny beach resort, a city break, an ocean cruise or you're not sure where to start, now’s the time to put their in-depth knowledge to use. They can easily guide you through all the options to find your perfect last-minute break, as well as saving you time by doing all the research for you. 

They'll also be on hand to help if things don't quite go to plan and we’re regularly told that booking with an ABTA member gives people peace of mind, so you can rest assured you’ll be supported at all points of your holiday. 

Our member travel companies can help you get the holiday you’re eager to book, for the budget you can afford.

The time is now… make your holiday moments last. 

Top tips for securing your last-minute break in 2024

  1. Book with a travel agent or tour operator to help your budget go further

    Travel agents and tour operators are experts at all things holidays! But that’s not all, they can often get you a better price than booking independently, as they have access to special deals. Plus, they're highly skilled at putting together the best value break for their customers' budgets and seeking out last-minute deals.
  2. Book a package holiday 

    Booking a package holiday is an excellent way to take the stress out of holiday planning – someone else does all of the hard work for you. It is also often cheaper than booking all the elements of your trip separately, as travel companies have access to discounts that are then passed on to you. AND it provides the best form of protection for your travel plans, as your holiday will be protected under the Package Travel Regulations.
  3. Be open to new destinations

    Having an open mind about where you could go on your next break could offer that new or unique experience you’ve been dreaming of. A different resort, region or country to the one you had in mind may deliver the style of trip you’re looking for, and by opting for a lesser known destination, you could bag a fantastic holiday, but with a lower price tag.
  4. Consider going all-inclusive

    Whether you’re dreaming of an exotic far flung destination, or a city break closer to home, booking an all-inclusive is a great option. Suited to your budget, you pay upfront for your holiday and there are no extra costs when you arrive – unless you agree to them! Flights, accommodation, transfers and meals usually come as standard, plus, some resorts also offer a range of activities you can enjoy too.