Package holidays offer a multitude of benefits to families looking for a cheap, all-in-one holiday. We at Coop Travel offer package holiday deals to the Mediterranean, US and many other popular destinations, with cheap deals available throughout the year.
A package holiday is one in which the flights, transfers and accommodation are bundled together and charged as a single unit. When it comes to late packages, holidays in 4-star hotels are often offered at absurdly low prices, for the simple reason that tour operators need to fill the rooms and plane seats they’ve reserved, so rather than lose money altogether they offer them as cheap package holiday deals, which we then sell online.
Dating from the 1950s, holiday packages reached the height of their popularity in the 1970s. The intervening years saw a shift towards “DIY” travel, but 2009 marked a turning point. The demise of a number of budget airlines and travel firms, coupled with the hidden rising costs of no-frills airlines, made people realise the financial security and value-for-money benefits of package holidays.
It promises to be a bumper year for those looking for last minute package holidays to the Mediterranean, with operators keen to lure holidaymakers away from the appeal of the summer Olympics in London. Cheap package holidays are no longer restricted to beach breaks in Benidorm – nor do they have to be all inclusive. Package holidays range from villas in Cyprus, to hotels in Tenerife, to chalets in the French Alps - yes, now there are ski holiday packages too!
We at Coop Travel are constantly searching for the best deals in package holidays, from all-inclusive resorts in the Algarve to self-catering villas in Corsica, the island where the package holiday industry was born, and which is still beautifully unspoilt today. Long haul destinations include Thailand, Goa, Africa, the Caribbean and Florida - Disneyland package holidays being eternally popular whether they’re booked in France or Orlando