One example I read about recently highlights the importance of shopping around.
There was a cheap holiday abroad found, this time to Costa Blanca were flights were found for less than £40 return and a search for a three star hotel came back at around £400 for a one week stay there.
The person in question then visited his local travel agent to ask how much it would be for a one week package holiday for two; the total came in at £1,600, around double what could be put together separately.
It is more important than ever not just to ensure you are getting the cheapest holiday abroad but to ensure that you aren't been ripped off! Travel agents are obviously struggling at the moment and sadly August and September are when they are mostly likely to go under so do be careful when you book your next holiday especially if it is around this time.
When you do book your next holiday and any holiday really, it is important to protect yourself by ensuring that you book through an ATOL protected business.
To find cheap holidays abroad make the most of the internet by searching for holidays on comparison sites and then compare them to travel agents deals.
Having a good idea of the type of holiday you want before you go and consideration of locations and budgets will help you narrow down your searches and make it easier when contacting the travel agent.
The Euro has also dropped to a five month low against the pound so if you are still looking for cheap holidays abroad now then those cheapest holidays abroad will be in countries outside the euro zone.
There are still bargain holidays abroad to be found so follow the rules, shop around, compare with other websites and agents buy from an ATOL protected business.
Look out for limited cheap holiday deals that come up now and again too.