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 booking that much-needed break and securing good value for money is more important than ever, and starts with turning to a trusted travel company that can find the holiday you’re looking for at the price you want to pay.

We understand that every trip’s important, meaning you deserve great service, delivered by people you can trust. Our members are there to make finding your perfect trip so much easier. Whether you want to spend a week on the beach, jet off on a weekend city break or enjoy a thrill-seeking adventure holiday. They’ll look after you every step of the way, from saving you time by doing all the research and finding the best holiday for your budget, to giving you the latest advice for your destination and being available to offer support if needed. Booking with an ABTA member gives you peace of mind.

Watch the video below to find out why these customers chose to book with an ABTA member.

Top tips for securing a great value break this year

  1. Book early for the best prices and choice
    Booking early is one of the best ways to secure a great price for your next break and allows you to lock in your holiday at today’s price. You’ll also have access to the widest choice of accommodation and resorts before others snap them up.
  2. Look out for deals and discounts
    Take advantage of deals such as free child places or room upgrades, which can make a big difference for a family break or turn a break into an even more special trip. Many tour operators offer these during the peak booking period – which is now – so don’t wait to book or you’re at risk of missing out. 
  3. 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, AND it provides the best form of protection for your travel plans, as your holiday will be protected under the Package Travel Regulations. They are 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. 
  4. Consider going all-inclusive
    Booking an all-inclusive is a great way to manage your holiday budget, as you’ll get one, upfront cost 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.
  5. Try to travel outside of peak periods
    If you can, travel outside of a destination’s peak period, or during particularly popular times of year like the school summer holidays, to take advantage of cheaper prices and fewer crowds. If you can travel mid-week, you’ll also find prices tend to be lower than over the weekend.
  6. Buy now, pay later
    If you book a package holiday in advance for the summer you will only initially have to pay a deposit with the balance not due until later in the year. This will help your finances under pressure after Christmas and give you a chance to budget effectively.

Once your trip is booked, you can simply sit back and look forward to heading off on your well-deserved break. And, the further in advance you’ve booked, the more time you’ll have to enjoy the excitement of heading off on your holiday!