Top Destinations 2014
If you’re thinking about where to holiday in 2014 and watching the pennies, now’s the time to do a little planning and research to make sure you get what you want. Here are some great ideas for a brilliant all-round cheap holiday for 2014.
As usual, it usually pays to get your booking done ahead to reap the most attractive prices. Also, keep your eyes open for the deals that come and go with almost hourly regularity. Set up online alerts and subscribe to the Netflights.com newsletter that will feed you with up-to-date information about the best offers.
Of course, it also pays to be flexible in your thinking. So, don’t follow the crowds in peak holiday season, and consider travelling to secondary airports or less well-known resorts.
It’s always worth considering the savings of booking a flight and hotel together, or including tickets to local attractions like the Disney parks in your package, or seeing if meals can be thrown in. As they say, every little saving can help, and give you more money to spend when you’re there.
Apply that kind of approach to Dubai in 2014 and you could be quids in. Dubai’s high season is September to May, because it’s not scorched by the full desert heat. If you are happy with the heat (air-conditioning is almost everywhere anyway), go when it’s hottest.
Don’t be put off by Dubai’s ‘super-exclusive’ image, deals are there to be had, often all-inclusive. Our Dubai Deals page is a good place to start. And, remember, in Dubai there are plenty of cheap local eateries, and free entrance to the public beaches and parks.
British Airways predicts Orlando will be the most popular USA destination after New York in 2014. A strong pound against the dollar, plenty of choice on the accommodation front and all that sunshine makes it easy to understand. Go in February for a cheap school holiday break, or consider the first three weeks of March. Thereafter, the arrival of Easter signals that prices will trend upwards. Keep an eye on our Orlando Deals page for what’s looking good for 2014.
Lanzarote in 2014 is another one of those places that is good pretty much 365 days a year. It’s all sun, sun, sun. And that includes during our winter! More and more flights from local UK airports are heading there, and the choice of accommodation ranges from low-cost apartments, all the way up to superb luxury, but not over-priced, hotels.
Boston in 2014 will continue to deliver its very special blend of history, culture, art and a thriving music scene. Look out for good flight deals and packages to this cultured, educated and sophisticated US city. Do your budget a favour by avoiding the expensive taxis, and go for a self-catering place to stay.
Travel to Sydney in 2014 and you’ll be visiting Australia’s oldest, largest and most diverse city. It’s cheapest to visit in their winter (our summer) and the weather is still pleasant enough to enjoy all that this city has to offer. Look out for freebies like the food samples at Eveleigh Markets at Carriage Works. One million species of plant life are free to admire in the Botanical Gardens, and the buses and ferries are great for cheap city sightseeing.
Whichever of the above is your top destination; one tip worth remembering is to keep your eye on our site for great 2014 holiday deals.