Finding a workable combination of travel, accommodation, food, activities and holiday treats is the trick with holiday budgeting
London (PRWEB UK) 15 September 2009
With schools around the country now starting back for their new term, the summer holiday season has officially come to a close. 'Staycation' has been this year's buzz word with Britons reportedly staying at home in anticipation of cheaper holidays and a 'barbeque summer'. Massive incentives to head abroad are still being offered by the overseas travel industry, however. According to world-wide hotels specialist Hotels4u.com, hotel deals for under £10 per person per night could be just the thing to tempt holiday-makers away to warmer climes this winter.
The Office of National Statistics recorded overseas travel by UK residents as down by 17% during the first half of the year. In these cash-strapped times the general cost of holidaying has been an obvious driver for the staycation trend, as has the promise of good weather in the UK this summer. To be truly cost effective, though, a good staycation has to offer value across a number of key elements.
"Finding a workable combination of travel, accommodation, food, activities and holiday treats is the trick with holiday budgeting," says Steven Moore, Head of eCommerce at Hotels4u.com. "It may be that this is on your doorstep, but it shouldn't be assumed. For example, staying at one of the many all inclusive hotels in Turkey where accommodation, food and a range of activities are covered all in one hit, could be an option. If you're getting all that for just £10 per person per night, and with the promise of pleasant temperatures and sunshine as well, then you're likely to be onto a winner."
Year-round sunshine destinations, such as Egypt and Turkey, are all offering deals on hotel bookings this winter. These two countries in particular benefit from their location just outside the Euro-zone. Holiday-makers can get more for their money at the moment by converting their GB pounds to Turkish lira or Egyptian pounds. Meanwhile, choosing an all inclusive option helps to make budgeting more manageable, as well as potentially making the holiday more affordable.
Prices for all inclusive hotels in Turkey can be found starting as low as £10 per person per night this October*. Meanwhile, all inclusive hotels in Egypt can be booked for under £18 per person per night for two people sharing a three star hotel room in Sharm el Sheikh*. For those after an even cheaper option, bed and breakfast options at a four star resort in Sharm el Sheikh this November can be booked for just over £9 per person per night*.
For more information on the latest deals and cheap hotels in top winter destinations visit http://www.hotels4u.com
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