If you’re in need of a holiday but can’t afford to break the bank, we have some serious inspo for you.
One savvy Brit managed to book a three-day holiday to Spain, all for under £100.
Callum Ryan, 22, a social media content creator from Milton Keynes, managed to get a return flight from London Stansted Airport to Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport for just £54 – the biggest expense of the trip.
To save money, he split a twin room in a hostel with his friend, with the pair paying just £30 each.
Callum also spent £13.50 on parking and £1.87 on a bus from the airport to the city centre.
In total, he spent £99.37 on flights, accommodation and parking, which are often the largest costs of a holiday.
Admittedly he did take an extra £150 for spending money, but he’d have been spending something on food and drink at home anyway. The total cost of his trip was under £250 and he kept costs down by spending (free) time on the beach and sightseeing.
‘I was surprised that we found somewhere so cheap,’ said Callumn, who often tries to find travel bargains.
‘We decided to book the trip the day before and to get a full holiday for less than £100 last minute.
‘I thought it would be impossible. It was a fun and enjoyable trip. The best thing for me was meeting the locals.
‘It was out of season and we mainly chilled with the locals – we have made friends for life.’
This wasn’t Callumn’s first rodeo: he also managed to snag flights to Spain for £10 earlier this year, and even flew to Dubai for £64.
How to find cheap flights
- Use comparison sites such as Skyscanner, Kayak, Google Flights or Momondo
- Fly during off-peak times (September for domestic flights, January for Africa or Oceania and January or September for Asia)
- Book your flight on a Sunday – which research has found is the cheapest day of the week
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