Package holidays make booking a holiday easier as the different parts of the holiday are packaged together so you pay just one price to one company. The flight and accommodation will be organised by the tour operator and sometimes includes additional services such activities and car hire.
The package holiday business has certainly matured into a very competitive market with the big tour operators competing to get consumers money, the main sector being family package holidays.
There is an array of package holidays to choose from in addition to family holidays like skiing, safaris or cruise package holidays which vary depending on the options and standard that you want. Tour operators offer the same destinations for package holidays, popular destinations include Spain, Greece and Cyprus for family holidays, as flight or accommodation only holidays, the hassle of paying different companies and making the arrangements is avoided.
There are a number of outlets to find package holidays. The traditional method would be to go to your local high street holiday travel agent. However more and more people are using the internet to find their summer holidays. The obvious benefit to searching on the web is you can research your holiday, the destinations and read reviews of other holidaymakers in your own time.
Always look out for the Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (ATOL) protected sign before booking your holiday. This means should something happen to the provider then ATOL will offer financial protection so you have peace of mind that your are booking with a reputable company.
Once you have decided where you want to go there are many comparison sites that will search the package holiday market to find you the best deal. Many even have the option to let you book travel insurance through them, letting you tick another item off your list.
Package holidays take all the hassle out of making the arrangements for your holiday as well as offering additional services so you can make the most of your holiday like excursions so you can experience the local cultures and traditions. This means you can concentrate on enjoying your holiday. All you’ll need to do is make sure you have your passports and pack your bags – remember the sun cream!