When the thought of crystal clear water and the sun radiating on our back arises, places like Greece and Spain come to mind, and with good reason. They have some of the best beaches and scenery the world has to offer, but unfortunately a hefty price usually comes along with it. Instead, take a trip to the East instead, where your dollar goes much further. For instance, Thailand has some of the most scenic beaches in the world with weather to match, and a stay there costs half of what a comparable trip to Spain would cost you.
Once you have figured out where you want to go, it’s time to take care of how to get there affordably. In order to get a really cheap holiday in 2014, be flexible in your travel dates. Airplane tickets will be cheapest during the week (Tuesday-Thursday). Also, subscribe to as many airline rewards mailing lists as you can. While your inbox might be flooded with emails, the airlines offer deals to their rewards members before anybody else.
Since you have to pay for the flight and accommodations anyway, you might as well get something in return. Credit card companies are hungry for new business, and as such they run promotions where if you spend a certain amount you receive a deal in return, such as airline miles. If you get the right card, you can get a free flight just from buying your tickets!
The internet really has revolutionised the way we buy our holidays, and with the amount of discounts popping up online in this ‘January Sale’ season, you should find it easy to get a holiday for the fraction of the normal price.