When it comes to going away, sometimes it can feel like a holiday is one financial step too far. After all with the cost of living continually on the up, we’re all feeling the pinch – so should you really splash out on a holiday? Well, we can’t make that decision for you. But the truth is, everyone needs a break from time to time and a holiday is a great way to recharge your batteries.


It might surprise you to know that you can often find holidays abroad that cost the same, sometimes less, than holidays in the UK. Thanks to the huge range of sensibly-priced package holidays available through tour operators like The Co-operative Travel, be it cheap holidays to Malta or low-cost escapes to Spain, holidaying abroad doesn’t have to take up the lion’s share of your savings!


One particular destination that’s often associated with affordable holidays is Malta. It’s a popular island that’s served by most major tour operators, so that means competition is high – and prices are often favourable. Look carefully and you’ll often find plenty of cheap holidays to Malta throughout the year – the best time to look is outside of the peak summer season, and particularly outside of school holidays.


You can also find low-cost deals to Malta by looking for last-minute departures. Holidays departing within the next 4 – 8 weeks are often reduced in price, which means you can snap up an affordable holiday without compromising on value. Similarly, look for package holidays departing well in advance to take advantage of early bird booking deals.


There are regular scheduled flights serving Malta from the UK, so you can also save money by booking your own choice of flights and accommodation. This way, you could stay for just a few days and opt for a full board or all inclusive hotel to cut down on spending in resort.


There are plenty of ways to enjoy a low-cost holiday in Malta – so why not treat yourself?