Three Ways to Book
1. Tour Operators:
Generally Turkey is the cheapest this year with prices in August for under €400 particularly with WingAbroad.ie – Kusadasi principally
Falcon Holidays also doing Turkey with good selection of all inclusive resorts €700 – 900
Topflight has Lake Garda, mainly half board from €650 - €800
Thomson Holidays Lanzarote selection of half board holidays for 11 nights from €1,000-1,200.
Thomas Cook has some excellent value to Egypt with all inclusive from under €500. Good accommodation too,
Sunway will be brining Morocco back on September 22 with guarnteed sunshine. A week will cost from €449pps.
2. On Line Travel agents who combine flights and accommodation with transfers Clickandgo.com has a four day Italy and Croatia sale with €70 off
Lowcostholidays.ie. – Spain and Algarve for 400-500 per week
But if you can wait until September the prices drop to under €300 for same holidays
Holidaysonline.ie offers for next week are around €550-700 per week to Portugal, Canaries.
3. Doing it yourself
Flights are expensive to Spain and Canaries in August, but accommodation has dropped, less Spanish people taking holidays. So it can work out a bit cheaper. Portugal has a lot of new accommodation in the past few years, so more availability and better prices.
Check out Verona, two new flights mean good fares, even in August and Milan with three airports, means prices are a bit better. Trains in Italy are great so easy to get to Lake Garda area and accommodation prices are coming down for second half of August.
France, look at other airports, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Nantes, Carcassonne and you will find good deals and find accommodation on sites like HomeAway.com and Holidaylettings.com.
Family deals with the ferry Irish Ferries, Brittany Ferries and Celtic Links see some good value crossings this month. Combine with accommodation from PV-holidays.com and VacanceSoleil.com where they have reduced family chalets, mobile homes and apartments by up to 50 per cent for the end of the season.
Prices in Mexico go down from the middle of August and a week all inclusive is available from Tropical Sky from around €1,100.
Guaranteed sunshine in Dubai with 5 nights in a luxury hotels from 1,030 from Travelmood.ie
Deals in the Caribbean with Classic Resorts from €1,200 for all inclusive week away in St. Lucia.
Treat yourself with business class air travel and the five star Meridien Khao Lak resort in Thailand from €2,230pps.
Cruise special offers with MSC cruises with discount every week on Mediterranean and Northern Europe cruises, prices from €700 for a week cruise only, MSCcruises.ie, and through your local travel agent.