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

We also know that finding the best holiday for your budget can seem overwhelming, particularly if you're looking for a last-minute break. That's why our number one piece of advice is to rely on the expertise of an ABTA member.  

Whether you're looking for a sunny beach resort, a city break, an ocean cruise or you're not sure where to start, with their in-depth knowledge, they can easily guide you through the deals on offer to find your perfect 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.

Watch the video below to find out why these customers chose to book with an ABTA member and read on for ABTA's top tips to help you stretch your holiday budget.

Top tips for securing a great value break this year

  1. Book with a travel agent or tour operator to help your budget go further
    Travel agents and tour operators can often get your 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 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. It’s also an excellent way to take the stress out of holiday planning – someone else does all of the hard work for 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 will help you to secure the best deal and could offer a new or unique experience. A different resort, region or country to the one you had in mind may deliver the style of trip you’re looking for, but with a lower price tag.
  4. …and be as flexible as possible 
    Flexibility is key when it comes to keeping costs down, whether that’s choosing to depart mid-week rather than over the weekend, at a less popular time of day, or from a less in-demand departure point. If you can travel outside of your preferred destination’s peak period, or during particularly popular times of year like the school holidays, you’ll get the added bonus of fewer crowds as well as lower prices.
  5. Consider going all-inclusive
    Booking an all-inclusive is a great option for budget conscious travellers, as you pay upfront for your break and won’t need to worry about extra costs when you arrive. Flights, accommodation, transfers and meals usually come as standard, but some resorts also offer a range of activities you can enjoy too.