Booking a Summer holiday is usually the highlight of the year, but book at the wrong time, and you could be forking out a lot more than you should.
When it comes to finding the best holiday deals, the time of year really does matter. And if you want to make the most of the biggest savings, the month to go away in has been revealed as May.
The team at TravelSupermarket have been crunching the numbers on the 20 most popular overseas’ beach destinations, looking into the locations that British holidaymakers are searching for this summer.
The travel company looked at the average price of a seven night holiday for a family with school aged children, between the dates of 1st May and the 30th September. They found that it is cheaper for a family to go on holiday during the May half-term holiday than it is in August, with prices starting from £280 (per person) during this week.
When zooming in on location, those heading to Spain’s Costa Dorada can save up to 98% by travelling in May, with the best seven-night prices starting at £123 per person.
And it looks like Costa Brava isn’t a bad shout in May either, where a seven-night package holiday in May costs from £247 per person in comparison to £384 in July.
For trips outside of Europe, a week-long holiday from the UK to Dubai is 45% cheaper in May than in July, while Orlando offers the next largest saving with a 44% difference.
So it looks like May is the best time to jet away for affordability. But prices aside, the weather is often great, crowds are smaller and hotels are more likely to offer savings before the school-holiday rush rush hits its peak. And if you can travel outside of a weekend, there’s even better news.
Here is a list showing where the biggest savings can be made in TravelSupermarket’s 20 popular sun destinations next month:
1. Costa Dorada, Spain – save up to 98% in May
2. Costa Brava, Spain – save up to 55%
3. Antalya, Turkey – save up to 46%
4. Dubai, UAE – save up to 45%
5. Orlando, USA – save up to 44%
6. Ibiza, Spain – save up to 44%
7. Zante, Greece – save up to 43%
8. Lanzarote, Spain – save up to 42%
9. Menorca, Spain – save up to 39%
10. Majorca, Spain – save up to 38%
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