Booking holidays in advance is a great way of securing a budget holiday, better than waiting for last-minute bargains. Why? Because as soon as you’ve booked and paid your deposit, it’s a reality. You’re actually going so you can stop dreaming and start looking forward to your special time in the sun. Plus, you can save money by snapping up the cheapest holidays and book-early offers. To get you started, here are some of the best destinations for budget travel in 2020.
Lanzarote and Costa del Sol for family deals – www.holidayhypermarket.co.uk
If you’re after a family holiday on a budget, our advice is to go all-inclusive for the best family value. Benefits such as free child places can be limited, so it’s best to book sooner rather than later. Check out family-friendly resorts such Arrecife and Playa Blanca in Lanzarote, or Costa del Sol in Spain. As well as a huge choice of budget hotels, they’re renowned for family-friendly beaches, water parks and lively resorts.
These tried-and-trusted destinations are visited by Brits year after year for good reason. You can enjoy a week or two in guaranteed sunshine for incredibly low prices, especially if you’ve opted for an all-inclusive package with food, drinks and entertainment included.
Cape Verde and Morocco for winter sun – www.telegraph.co.uk
If you’re not tied to school holidays, the best budget travel options in 2020 will be either side of the popular summer season. Winter-sun holidays can take you to quieter resorts, more unusual places and inject some much-needed warmth into the long winter months. You may need to fly for longer to reach reliable sun, but this will bring you to fabulous resorts such as Agadir in Morocco and Boa Vista and Sal in Cape Verde. Basically, you can look at all-year round options and book your budget adventure here, for lovely warm sunshine and a wonderful winter escape.
Egypt and Thailand for long-haul bargains – www.insightguides.com
The exotic sun-kissed resorts along Egypt’s Red Sea coast have drawn holidaymakers beyond Europe for years. As well as year-round sunshine, fascinating history and gorgeous beaches, the marine life here is a Mecca for divers and snorkellers. The destination of Hurghada is, surprisingly, only about a five-hour flight from the UK, and boasts fabulous water sports, a modern resort centre, beautiful beaches and an old town for cultural visits.
Or, why not book a budget holiday to Thailand for 2020? Phuket is well known for experiencing the cheaper side of Thai life and there’s a huge choice of hotels for those looking for a bargain. Alternatively, you can try Krabi – a bustling resort on southern Thailand’s west coast. Expect a fantastic range of hotels if you book early, and look forward to mouth-watering cuisine, hot sunshine and breathtakingly beautiful beaches.
Majorca and Greece for Mediterranean deals – http://www.visitgreece.gr
You’ll find budget holidays and savings galore across these two Mediterranean hotspots. Some of the best-value hotels and fun-filled resorts are located across the Balearic Islands, mainland Greece and her islands.
Majorca offers the best of Mediterranean holidays at inexpensive prices. Alcudia, on the northern tip of the island, is one of the top resorts for budget travel in 2020, bursting with great-value hotels, lively resorts and fabulous beaches – and all just a short flight from the UK. Corfu is another great choice for bargain holidays in 2020. There’s everything here you could possibly wish for from a Mediterranean holiday, including beautiful seas and beaches, enchanting old-town streets and shops, historical sightseeing trips and nightlife if you want it.
Discover Bulgaria – www.nytimes.com
Because it’s off the beaten Mediterranean track, you’re more likely to find your dream holiday here for less money – but don’t think it’s a compromise. Expect stunning scenery along the Black Sea coast with wild forests, beautiful beaches, lively cities and great hotels, all at attractively low prices for 2020. Key resorts include the alluringly named Sunny Beach in the Bourgas region, where family-friendly beaches and Balkan water-sports adventures await. You can also try Golden Sands in the Varna region. Welcoming hotels are surrounded by pretty coastal scenery, forests, lakes and beaches as beautiful as the resort name suggests.
Booking in advance can save you money. So, instead of waiting for last-minute deals on holidays no one else wants, why not snap up your ideal budget holiday for 2020 and book in advance? Whether you’re looking for winter sun, all-inclusive family packages or long-haul adventure, the destinations listed above are fantastic for cheap holidays. Some tour operators even offer direct-debit payment schemes, to help spread the cost of your escape to the sun.