If you’re keen to take advantage of some summer sun, but don’t want to break the bank, you’ll be pleased to hear there are plenty of low-cost options to pick from!
Travel Supermarket has found a handful of wonderful cost-effective destinations that are ideally suited to a low-cost family summer trip.
The study focused on specific locations to find the prices associated with a median seven-night family trip during the summer holidays, giving an ultimate per person per night cost.
Kotos, in Corfu, Greece, was found to be the cheapest summer holiday destination for this year, at £56.25 per person, per night.
This was marginally less than the next least expensive location, Golden Sands in Bulgaria, where a summer trip was priced at £60.29 per person, per night.
A trip to the Costa Brava in Spain, Sidari in Corfu, Greece, and to the Neapolitan Riviera in Italy completed the top five low-cost destinations, all costing between £61 and £64 per person, per night.
Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria, Malia in Crete, Valencia in Spain, Bourgas in Bulgaria – more commonly known as Sunny Beach and Nesebar – and Spain’s Costa del Sol all cost between £64 and £68.50 per person per night.
Meanwhile, you can also travel to Laganas on the Greek island of Zante, Sicily in Italy, Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote and Benidorm in Spain for less than £70 per person per night.
Widespread currency fluctuations and uncertainty surrounding Brexit have both had an impact on summer holiday bookings, increasing the prospects of finding an inexpensive trip for all the family.
Going short-haul wasn’t always the cheapest option though, as some long-haul destinations were found to cost less than staying closer to home.
Ibiza was one of the most expensive destinations in the study, costing £114.57 per person per night, for example – nearly double the cost of the most low-cost destinations!
Finding a low cost-trip could help to free up funds for some holiday mementos, or for other practical items such as car hire or insurance.
Should you wish to hire a car, you could enhance your insurance cover by opting for car hire excess insurance via a third party – and often for a fraction of the cost of the cover offered at the rental desk.
Car hire excess insurance covers the excess that you would need to pay should your hire car be damaged or stolen, which could amount to hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The add-on provides peace of mind and while you do need to pay the excess initially in the event of a claim, you can then claim it back via your policy.
Date Created: 29/07/2019