With the summer and end of term nearly upon us, it’s time to start thinking about that all-important summer holiday. Now, we know what you’re thinking, holidays can be expensive, especially on a student budget. Well, did you know there are tonnes of student deals and packages out there to help bring the cost down?
Around the world/multi-stop trips
Can’t choose a single destination? Then why not consider an around the world or multi-stop trip. This way you can see as much as you like and tailor a package to suit you. For example, if you are a student under the age of 26, travel agents like Sta Travel often discount the price of your ticket. Plus, by combining your tickets like this, you’ll be saving money compared to buying them individually.
Another way to cut costs on your student holiday is to get creative!
Flights abroad too expensive? Why not stay in the UK! You can arrange coach travel, campsites and hostels as you make your way around the country. Not sure where to start? TripAdvisor and The Telegraph can help you there!
Also, have you got a 16-25 railcard? If not, invest in one- they cost £30 and means you can secure a third off all your rail fare. Although you are paying a little upfront, you quickly make the money back by saving money on your trips.
Or, why not road trip it and hire a camper van? This is the perfect solution as your campervan is your transport and accommodation all in one. Plus, with NUS offering 5% off rental with Spaceship campervans for students, it saves you money too.
If you like this idea but don’t fancy sticking around, you can hire campervans in Europe and across the world from Sta Travel.
To extend your trip and fund your travel while on the move, get a job! Work in tourism, hospitality or agriculture (fruit picking is quite popular in some countries). Or you may consider a summer camp programme or teaching English as a foreign language.
There are many discounts and packages available, so get savvy and take advantage when the opportunity arises! For example, Thomas Cook offers deals to Corfu, Ibiza and Zante from under £200. Go all inclusive from just £260!
Also, researching your trip is key. Not only will this mean bagging the best offers, but maybe even getting resources such as maps and travel guides for free online.
Here are some great resources for planning your student holidays: