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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1905 on: June 11, 2019, 11:35:03 AM »
Anyone got any experience of booking last minute holidays during the summer for a family? 2 Adults and 2 kids 4&7 going early August.

The problem I have  is that because of a work commitment I do not know exactly what  day I will get off until probably 2 weeks before so my exact holidays could move by 4-5 days either way. To make it worse I have a family wedding early August so if the project at work drags on I would not be able to go at all which is the reason why I do not want to book now. Happy to fly from either Belfast or Dublin but not sure what is the best way to go about looking for somewhere decent. Money is not the concern, its more about getting somewhere good for the kids that late in the day. Should I be ringing travel agents directly when I know the dates or just look online as normal? I have had a few people tell me that normal travel search websites will only have the dregs left that late in the day.  :(

Haven't used a travel agent in years. All our holidays have been booked online, even at a late stage.
Using a particular website or just booking flights and hotel separately yourself? We're thinking of going on a cheap sunny holiday in Europe, just myself and herself, for a few nights if anyone has any recommendations.

To be fair I have used a number of different sites to book holidays, even taken non ATOL risk booking flights, hotels separately (when it was really last minute) . I usually start on Travel Republic and if i find something decent I will then price it elsewhere to see if I can get it even cheaper.  Just give yourself a few hours online browsing time and a bit of patience (and the obligatory trip advisor review check).
Handy hint dont get bogged down trying to save yourself a tenner on a holiday. If you like the look of it then theres a fair chance someone else will to and snatch it.

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1906 on: June 13, 2019, 10:28:28 AM »
Jet2 Holidays probably the best way to go if you want all inclusive with the kids that young.  You cannot book it cheaper yourself separately as i have looked into that option.