Beat the squeeze, holiday edition! From free child places to the cheapest time to go, how to afford a fab family break - from the experts

With the rising cost of living, family holidays (and the quality time that comes with them) can be the first thing sacrificed. But there’s no need to miss out – there are still plenty of ways to enjoy a relaxing trip abroad together without breaking the bank.

By changing the time of year you travel, considering all-inclusive packages, low deposits and flexible payments, you can keep control of your spending while enjoying the holiday you deserve.

Jet2holidays is the Which? Travel Brand of the Year for 2022. Travelling to more than 50 European destinations from ten UK airports, Jet2holidays gives you a choice of the best hotels and resorts, ranging from two-star value to five-star glamour.

Beat the squeeze, holiday edition! From free child places to the cheapest time to go, how to afford a fab family break - from the experts

Glorious place to have fun with the family: Zafiro Ca’n Picafort in Majorca has it all

Then wrap up that choice with flights, 22kg baggage, and even airport transfers to create a fantastic bundle with a great price tag. As Holiday Saving Experts behind the TripAdvisor’s number one UK airline, according to voters, Jet2holidays colleagues have shared their top tips to help you save the most this year.

Beat the squeeze, holiday edition! From free child places to the cheapest time to go, how to afford a fab family break - from the experts

David Parkes recommends choosing an All Inclusive hotel

Opt for an All Inclusive

Never tried an All Inclusive package? It can be cheaper than you think and still offer amazing variety.

Jet2holidays Product Manager David Parkes says: ‘Choose an All Inclusive hotel, and you’ll have meals, drinks and snacks included.

‘And so many All Inclusives offer much more, like activities, à la carte dining and premium drinks.

‘Look for one that’s part of our Experience More collection to get tickets to a top attraction thrown in, too.’

Take advantage of low deposits

Beat the squeeze, holiday edition! From free child places to the cheapest time to go, how to afford a fab family break - from the experts

Steve Heapy says his best tip is to take advantage of the £60pp deposit

You can make the most of Jet2holidays’ low deposits to help you spread the cost of your adventure.

Their CEO, Steve Heapy, says: ‘The best tip I can give anyone is to take advantage of our low £60pp deposit*.

‘We offer this to make our holidays affordable for everyone – it’s the classic buy now, pay later, which really helps with budgeting.’

Beat the squeeze, holiday edition! From free child places to the cheapest time to go, how to afford a fab family break - from the experts

Hollie Jones says you can save by travelling in spring or autumn

Avoid the summer crowds

Save money by avoiding the summer months, when fantastic weather has everyone rushing to the pool.

Jet2holidays Product Executive Hollie Jones suggests: ‘If you can holiday in the spring or autumn months, you might be surprised at the savings you can make.

‘Destinations, such as Turkey and Greece, are still sunny but not too hot at these times of year, so are more relaxed.’

Plan ahead

Booking early can help you save money too, helping you spread the cost (and giving you more time to look forward to your holiday).

Beat the squeeze, holiday edition! From free child places to the cheapest time to go, how to afford a fab family break - from the experts

Jack Molloy advises planning ahead to fix your holiday price

Jet2holidays Senior Revenue Executive, Jack Molloy, explains: ‘We all know prices can be unpredictable, so it pays to book early and fix your price, so it’s protected from future cost increases.

‘We won’t add any surcharges, either.’

Children go free!

Travelling as a family can be cheaper when you get your ducks in a row early on.

Jet2holidays GM Holidays Revenue Alex Eddleston says: ‘We’re the Home of Free Child Places**, so be sure to get in early and snap one up – they fly out fast!

‘Use our Free Child Place** finder on our website to see only the holidays where your little one can go free, so you won’t miss this great cost-saver.’

Best value destinations this winter

From winter sun savings and small deposits to Free Child Places** and All Inclusive packages, you’ll be amazed at the options when you travel with Jet2holidays.

Take your pick of these best-value destinations and expert tips to make every moment count on a holiday where you’ll enjoy more for less, every time…

The sun-splashed Algarve

A whitewashed Old Town, flower-filled squares, golden beaches and vibrant bars make Albufeira in the Algarve a top destination for families all year round.

At the modern AP Victoria Sports & Beach hotel, you’ll soak in crystalline pools, savour included buffet feasts, and relax in bright and spacious apartments with stunning sea views.

Beat the squeeze, holiday edition! From free child places to the cheapest time to go, how to afford a fab family break - from the experts

Top destination for families: Albufeira in the Algarve  offers whitewashed charm and golden beaches

Top tip: ‘With the resort just 800m from the beach, in the summer you have the relaxation of a family resort but without the bustle of Albufeira resort centre, which is just a taxi ride away. Of course, the Algarve region enjoys beautiful weather year-round, so it’s perfect at any time.’

Gary Brown, Destination Manager, Jet2holidays

Majorca’s pristine coast

The perfect place to sunbathe in sandy coves and set sail on glass-bottom boats, Zafiro C’an Picafort enjoys a relaxed atmosphere in a low-key resort town.

Beat the squeeze, holiday edition! From free child places to the cheapest time to go, how to afford a fab family break - from the experts

The most beautiful beach in Majorca: Families will love a low-cost day out on the white sands

Beat the squeeze, holiday edition! From free child places to the cheapest time to go, how to afford a fab family break - from the experts

Audrey Murphy recommends dolphin-watching expeditions

Flanked by mountains on one side and the warm Mediterranean on the other, enjoy glistening pools, a splash park, fun-filled activity schedules for the children and à la carte dinners for mum and dad.

Top tip: ‘At the C’an Picafort beach, recently voted the most beautiful beach in Majorca, families can enjoy a cheap day out on white sand and turquoise water. 

‘Stretching 14km and with shallow waters, it’s perfect for little ones. 

Try a snorkelling trip, a dolphin-watching expedition, or ride horses down the beach. If your stay is All Inclusive, ask your hotel about a picnic lunch to help keep costs down.’

Audrey Murphy, Resort Customer Helper, Jet2holidays

Captivating Kalamaki

Enjoy picturesque harbours, pristine beaches and the vibrant nightlife of Zante, Greece. Staying at Caretta Beach Resort & Waterpark, you’ll explore cobblestone villages, dine in authentic tavernas and laze on golden sands.

The comfortable suites, al fresco dining, and soothing spa experiences keep the grown-ups occupied, while the children will love the playgrounds, the kids’ clubs, and the exhilarating slides in the aqua park.

Beat the squeeze, holiday edition! From free child places to the cheapest time to go, how to afford a fab family break - from the experts

Fun for adults AND kids: Caretta Beach Resort & Waterpark in Kalamaki, on the island of Zante

Top tip: ‘From the pools and water park to the in-house entertainment and free beach shuttle service, everything is included at this family-friendly resort. 

You’ll stay in a great location too, close to the main town of Zakynthos and home of the Caretta Caretta turtle, where volunteers can provide more details about these amazing creatures. We even offer a turtle-spotting trip to add to your adventure!’

Heather Poxon, Destination Manager, Jet2holidays

A Turkish delight

Verdant palm groves, powdery sands and spectacular sunsets await at Turkey’s Belek Beach Resort.

At this stylish and cosmopolitan resort, bright colours and modern furnishings combine with traditional elements and rustic decor to create the perfect exotic getaway. Savour an à la carte dinner in lavish surrounds, then watch a vibrant sunset over the shimmering pools and verdant gardens.

Beat the squeeze, holiday edition! From free child places to the cheapest time to go, how to afford a fab family break - from the experts

Powdery sands and beautiful sunsets await those who holiday in Turkey’s Belek Beach Resort Hotel

Beat the squeeze, holiday edition! From free child places to the cheapest time to go, how to afford a fab family break - from the experts

Can Ulusoy, Resort Team Leader Customer Helper at Jet2holidays, recommends the Turkish Belek Beach Resort Hotel

Top tip: ‘With an on-site aqua park and pools galore, Belek Beach Resort Hotel is a great, cost-effective way for families to enjoy the beautiful area of Belek. 

‘And now with the All Inclusive Plus option and Free Child Places** available, get in quick to keep prices down and have a ‘funtastic’ time in Antalya!’

Can Ulusoy, Resort Team Leader Customer Helper, Jet2holidays

Plan your family trip with these  top tips from the Holiday Saving Experts at Jet2holidays and you’ll be surprised at the savings you can make.

Keep holiday costs under control this year, and still enjoy the quality time and relaxing retreat that your family truly deserves.

Find out more and book your holiday at jet2holidays.com 

*£60 per person deposit is applicable on holidays departing 10 weeks or more from booking date

**1 free child place per 2 paying adults. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply, please see Jet2holidays.com for further details. 

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