How to book a last minute holiday
Responsible Travel is a matchmaking service, so we won't book your holiday. Instead, we'll do your research for you and quickly and put you in contact with one of the 400-plus responsible holiday specialists we work with. That means no spending hours ploughing through hundreds of websites, wondering whether you've chosen the right thing. Between our Travel Team and the holiday specialist, we'll sort the wheat from the chaff and find what’s best for you.
You are never going to lie on your death bed and say to yourself, ‘I really wish I hadn’t taken that last minute holiday to Africa.’ Life is for living.
Unlike Siri, our Travel Team are real people. Although when you start to delve into their extensive knowledge of all the holidays on offer, you will start to wonder if they’re actually for real. They just know their stuff, and they’re jolly, and they’re patient. We know, because the rest of us at Responsible Travel always go to them as our first port of call for anything we don’t know. So rest assured – you’re in the best possible hands. So seize the day, call us – or read on to find out more about how booking a last minute holiday works.
Our Last minute Holidays
Four steps to booking a last
1. Browse our website
Before you call, have a quick browse though our last minute holiday offers. See where you could go now. The holiday companies we work with are good at late availability, because they are used to working in a bespoke, one-to-one way. You could also check our Facebook and Twitter updates for late availability offers. Just remember: a late availability holiday doesn’t always equate with a special offer.
Small operators don’t buy packages in advance and then sell the leftovers off cheap at the last minute like stale buns. They are always fresh and good quality.
The small tour operators we work with don’t pre-book things like the mass tourism giants do. So if they can fit you in on a tour, they will. Small tour operators also offer a lot of small group tours, and if only eight people have booked on a tour which can accommodate 10, there’s your late availability. They might not be offering smash and grab last minute deals, as the companies we work with have a fair pay for all ethos, but they will have spaces ready to go.
2. Call our Travel TeamWhen you call our Travel Team, they’ll talk you through the various late availability options for when you want to travel. And for the budget you have available. They will let you know if there are small group or tailor made tours available, and will give you plenty of food for thought depending on what you’re looking for. Just remember: a bit of flexibility on duration, destination and departure dates goes a long way.
3. Choose a tour operatorOnce our Travel Team has whittled down your options, they’ll put you in touch directly with the relevant tour operator. The specialist holiday company will take over with all the details at that point, as they are experts in their field, and can tell you all the nitty-gritty about what you need to pack, accommodation details, who else will be travelling in a small group with you, and so on. They will also then be able to advise you on flights, or book them for you.
If you'd like to chat about Last minute or need help finding a holiday to suit you we're very happy to help.
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