• Our Top Tips: Short Haul vs Long Haul Holidays

    Our Top Tips: Short Haul vs Long Haul Holidays

    Short Haul Holidays

    Dreaming of a relaxing getaway but finding that life is getting in the way? Depressed with the weather and looking for an easy escape to sunny climes? The beauty of a short haul getaway is that flights are quick so it’s easy to fit a holiday into your busy schedule. And short haul holidays don’t have to be restricted to the UK – with many UK airports offering flights to Europe in just a few hours, you could be lying on a sun-drenched beach in no time.

    The advantage of short haul holidays is that they are less expensive than long haul getaways with less planning required. So go on…embark on a short and sweet getaway and come back feeling relaxed, revitalised and ready to face the world again.

    Top tips

    Keep prices down by arriving before or after the mass-tourist season, with many short haul destinations offering warm climates throughout autumn and spring. Or if you feel like going on holiday in the next few weeks, score a great bargain by looking into a late deal holiday to one of your favourite destinations.

    Our favourite short haul destinations

    Intrigued? Why not head to Spain’s two favourite sets of islands – the Canaries or Balearics for a week or long-weekend filled with sun, sea and sand. Both sets of islands are known for their warm year-round weather and sunshine, with the Canary Islands nicknamed the ‘land of eternal spring.’

    For year-round sunshine, the Algarve in Portugal, renowned for having over 300 days of sunshine per year, might be your perfect choice. Or for a great value getaway with an exotic twist, head to one of Turkey’s famous beach resorts in the beautiful regions of Antalya or the Dalaman.

    Undecided? Compare holidays in our favourite short haul destinations!

    Long Haul Holidays

    Discover something new on a long haul getaway – whether you’re inspired by a country’s culture, cuisine, historical sites or huge range of glorious beaches and natural wonders. Long haul holidays are not just about learning something new about your destination – they’re also about learning something new about yourself.

    The best part of long haul holidays is that you have time to embrace your favourite parts of holidaying. Soak up the sun on every beach in the region, try every restaurant in town, hike through national parks or hop between islands. Take the family on a trip they’ll never forget or spend some quality one-on-one time with your special someone. Long haul journeys are equally about the journey and the destination – embrace both for an unforgettable experience.

    Top tips

    Some of the world’s most idyllic resorts are a long haul flight away – book early for great savings and to secure ideal weather conditions and enjoy having something to look forward to.

    Although families with young children might be put off by the thought of a long haul flight, overnight flights can be the perfect choice as children will (hopefully) sleep most of the journey away.

    Our favourite long haul destinations

    Mexico’s crystal clear waters and powder soft white sand offer unbelievable relaxation and adventure, with popular resorts including Cancun offering some seriously legendary nightlife. If you’re all about chilled-out holidays, Jamaica holidays provide the ultimate beach break.

    For up-and-coming destinations, look no further than a holiday to the colourful Dominican Republic, or for an enchantingly unique experience, breathtaking beaches, a rich and vibrant history, Cuba should be at the top of your list.

    Undecided? Compare holidays in our favourite long haul destinations!

    Just looking for the best deal?

    If you’re less concerned about the destination and more concerned about the price, compare your favourite destinations to discover the best savings! We’ve chosen our favourite short and long haul destinations to make it easy – click here to get started.

    Do you prefer short and sweet getaways or exploring far-flung destinations? Comment below and help out your fellow travellers!

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