Booking last minute holidays can be a stressful situation, one that is never made easier by the concerns of how children will get along on the trip, and whether or not they’ll enjoy it. The main difficulty is performing the research and planning what is needed for a family holiday when you’re short on time. So for those that are looking to book a last minute family vacation, here are a few tips to make sure that you’re making the right choice in booking a holiday everyone will enjoy.
Don’t get too picky with the particular destination
Last minute holidays aren’t meant to be like a once in a lifetime trip, so instead of trying to ensure that every particular detail is planned exactly as you would like it, make sure that the basics are in place and that the destination is one your family agrees on and will all enjoy. As long as there are activities available for all – beaches, historical sites, culinary delicacies to explore —then your family are bound to have a great time.
Be open about the duration of your stay
Depending on how far you have to travel it is a good idea to be open to the possibility of staying at your destination for a longer or shorter period of time than you normally would. While it is silly to travel halfway around the world for a three-day weekend, a five-day trip as opposed to a week-long one, or ten days as opposed to two weeks is something that you should be open to booking.
Look for something off-season
Last minute holidays can be extremely expensive, and if you’re looking to head to a prime destination in-season it can make it an even more costly trip. If you can’t find any options for a holiday to one of your top choices, then consider heading somewhere that is outside off peak-season. This will save you money and will also mean that you won’t have to deal with huge crowds.
Travel to a nearby destination
Often times one of the most expensive parts of booking last minute holidays are the flights, so a great option is to eliminate the need to fly altogether by booking your holiday in a place you can drive or take the train to. This also gives you the opportunity to book a self-catering holiday, which can provide your family with more quality time alone than traditional all-inclusive resorts.
Whether you’re booking your trip last minute or not, these are great ways of ensuring that you get a great deal on your next vacation. Have you ever booked a last minute holiday as a family?