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Can you get last minute deals in the school holidays?

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notquitehuman Mon 20-Jul-15 17:38:47

My DS hasn't reached school age yet, so I've never really travelled out of term time before. However, my DH has managed to get next week off and we are thinking of grabbing a last minute deal somewhere sunny. I was just wondering whether any other Mumsnetters have had luck finding a last minute deal in July? Do holiday companies still do reductions to fill their hotels, or will they keep them high knowing that people will pay a premium? I'd be interested to hear opinions and experiences.

Bunbaker Tue 21-Jul-15 08:20:03

I can't comment on the pricing, but we have managed to get last minute holidays in the summer break.

Christelle2207 Tue 21-Jul-15 08:25:02

You will get a holiday but doubt therr will be many good offers at this stage. Unfortunately the good places will have sold out and if somewhere isn't sold out yet for a peak week, there'll be a reason. That said, I hear there are some bargains to be had in Greece. smile

notquitehuman Tue 21-Jul-15 13:06:57

I don't mind Greece actually! Carrying lots of cash would make me nervous though.

I'm glad to hear there will be some availability. I know that we won't get the usual super cheapo deals, but it'd be nice to keep it under a couple of grand.

Christelle2207 Tue 21-Jul-15 13:19:51

Do check out tripadvisor before booking anything

Hersetta427 Tue 21-Jul-15 13:55:33

I suspect there is less around than normal as people (including me) have had to re-arrange their Tunisian holidays. Sure there will still be stuff but maybe not the choice (or quality) there would otherwise have been. I would look at the major tour operators and other such as travelsupermarket.

Bunbaker Tue 21-Jul-15 14:02:58

You wouldn't be carrying lots of cash around once you get to your accommodation as most places have a safe that you can use.

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