When was the last time you took the whole family abroad for a fantastic vacation? If you’re in the same boat as most families, I’m guessing it hasn’t been for a few years now. Most of us are struggling to save for a rainy day, so an exciting holiday with the family looks completely unaffordable.
But you might be happy to hear that there are a few ways you bring down the overall cost of a family vacation. Read on to find out more!
Start Saving In Advance
Of course, there is no better way to afford a great holiday than by saving up for it. And to make sure you can put as much money as possible towards your getaway, you should start saving as far ahead in advance as possible. In some cases, that might mean saving for a year in advance. Trust me, though, it will definitely be worth it!
Book Well Ahead Of Time
It also pays off to book your holiday as far in advance as possible. This is when you will find the most deals and discounts as the prices usually increase over time. Most flights will go on sale around ten months in advance, but you can usually book your accommodation around a year before you want to travel.
Buy A Package Deal
Instead of booking your flights, hotel, and any day trips separately, you might want to look for a package holiday deal. This is when you pay one price for the whole holiday. You’ll have to travel on set days and stay in the hotel that comes with the package deal, but this shouldn’t bother you too much. After all, wouldn’t you rather benefit from the huge saving that comes with these kinds of deals?
Consider A Timeshare
Have you ever thought about investing in a timeshare? This is when you buy a set number of weeks in a self-catered house or apartment. Other people will be paying for the other weeks in the year. If there are enough people clubbing together for the whole timeshare, you will find that this is a lot cheaper than a hotel. You’ll be able to find potential timeshare owner leads online. You need to research any timeshare really well, as some of them might not work out quite as cheap as you first think. But if you do your homework, you should be able to find a great deal!
Mix Business With Pleasure
If you regularly travel for business, why not take the family with you next time? That way, you don’t have to pay for two separate trips. You will be able to spend a day or two in meetings and with clients while your family lay by the pool or do some sightseeing. Just make sure you spend a couple of days after your meetings so you can enjoy the holiday with them!
So, there you have it. Family holidays don’t have to be super expensive and completely out of your budget!