If you’re planning a budget holiday, one thing you might want to consider is the correlation between seasons and destinations – and how that correlation affects cost. After all, most travel destinations, whether long-haul or local, have “peak” and “low” tourist seasons – meaning they’re cheapest to travel in at specific times of the year.
For instance, if you’re hoping to arrange an autumn getaway, one great budget travel destination is Nepal. To begin with, you’re likely to find reasonable flights to Nepal for autumn travel. And with the country’s cheap cost of living and travel – including everything from food and accommodation to trekking trips – your holiday in Nepal is sure to be both fulfilling and affordable.
Another fantastic travel destination for autumn is Istanbul. November is considered the first “off peak” month in Istanbul, and the weather is still gorgeous – so it’s the perfect time to take advantage of cheap travel offers.
Planning a winter getaway? Head to London in December, just in time for the city to transform into a winter wonderland. With everything from winter festivals ,events, and German Christmas markets, to festive decorations laid out all across the city, winter is simply a magical time to visit London.
What’s more, numerous tour operator, airlines and London hotels advertise specials and packages during winter and especially around Christmas – so you can enjoy a winter city break without spending out of your holiday budget.
Once January rolls around, you’ll undoubtedly be ready for some warmth and sunshine. Destinations such as Tenerife and Gran Canaria offer the perfect holiday options – not only with regard to setting and climate, but also cost. Many tour operators offer budget package holidays to these destinations around January, helping get the travel ball rolling after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
However, if you’re not quite ready to travel in January, a good option would be to head to Eastern Europe in February. You’ll find a number of budget skiing deals on offer around this time, in destinations such as Kranjska in Slovenia or Bansko in Bulgaria. Marrakech, Morocco is another great holiday option for late February or early March, when tourist numbers are low.
So remember: there are many budget holiday options for you to choose from this autumn and winter. Simply research seasonal effects on travel costs, and you’re sure to bag a great holiday deal.