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Last minute holidays are still an enormously popular and budget-friendly way to go on holiday. If you’re planning a last minute escape, here are a few tried and tested tips and tricks to help you find the best late deals on the market.

Be Flexible

Visit the web page on late holiday deals with The Co-Operative Travel and you’ll see their no.1 piece of advice for booking last minute is flexibility. They advise holidaymakers to be as flexible as possible with dates, destination and accommodation. Keep your criteria open and only search for a top-level destination and a departure date, then you can filter the results by price to see what fits the bill.

Choose Your Dates Carefully

Where possible, avoid flying over the weekend or during school holidays. These are the most popular times to get away and are therefore the most expensive. Try to fly midweek and even consider a less traditional duration – such as opting for 6 or 9 nights instead of the usual 7 or 14. A 9-night stay sometimes works out cheaper than a week-long trip!

Try Other Airports

Last minute holidays are low in availability, so try to leave your choice of airport out of your search criteria. You might have to travel a little further to a bigger airport, but if it knocks a significant chunk off the cost of your holiday, it’s probably worth it.

Try Somewhere New

Like we said, last minute holidays are low in availability. So try to keep your choice of destination open and be prepared to try somewhere new. We’re not just talking about the local resort – it goes for your choice of country too! Why stick to Spain when you could travel to Egypt’s Red Sea, or the Greek Islands, or perhaps the Balearic Islands within budget?

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There are plenty of thrilling destinations on offer – who knows, you might even find a new favorite!

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