If you're looking for a fabulous getaway this summer that won't break the bank, there are scores of scintillating destinations out there to consider - and more than a few ways to keep the costs down too.
Turkey is a traditionally affordable holiday destination with a relatively low cost of living, which is ideal if you're planning to rent an apartment and keep things simple. You can pick up some wonderful ingredients in the local markets and whip up a storm in your apartment kitchen, or enjoy delicious, zingy Turkish cuisine in a local restaurant. It helps to reduce the cost of living and means you've got more money to spend on other things - like day trips and seeing the sights.
If you're looking for cheap Turkey holidays, you'll find a fantastic array of low-cost getaways by searching for late deals. The best way to do this is to search for holidays departing within the next few weeks, and you'll often find that prices have been slashed to try and tempt in those last few customers. It doesn't work with every holiday, as it's all down to the tour operator's priorities and not every package will be reduced - but you'll often find some great deals that are too good to miss.
If you fancy trying somewhere else, like Greece or the Algarve, you can snap up a bargain by booking late. Or if you're not such a spontaneous person, you can usually grab a good deal by booking well in advance. When you book early and secure your holiday for next year, you will often be privy to some great early bird deals from tour operators, meaning you can snap up all manners of different discounts from low cost Algarve holidays to affordable Greek getaways, which all helps to make things that little bit easier.