Cheap Holiday Packages to Thailand
Depending on what you are looking for and how long you are going to Thailand for, two options for cheap holidays to Thailand are package holidays or backpacking. Package holidays usually have flights and accommodation included and if you want to stay in one place, then this tends to be cheaper than booking flights and accommodation separately. It is worth checking for discount holidays at short notice. Sometimes holidays to Thailand can be bought for ridiculously cheap prices a few days before the departure date.
South East Asia is a popular destination for independent travellers. It is possible to buy round-the-world tickets which take in South East Asia and this can be a relatively cheap way of buying flights. Another option is to buy a one-way ticket into Thailand and buy ongoing flights there as it is usually cheaper buying flights in Asia than it is in the West.
Travel agents are a good place to start as they usually know of any special offers or discounts on flights. It is cheaper to get a non-direct flight with a stopover than a direct one - this option may suit travellers with plenty of time to spare, rather than those on a two-week break from work.
Accommodation, food and public transport is very cheap in Thailand making it ideal for a traveller on a low budget. The standard of accommodation tends to be pretty good apart from in very touristy areas with a lot of demand at high season, in which case you may end up paying over the odds for substandard accommodation. People who are travelling round Thailand independently rather than part of an organized tour can save a lot of money by arranging their own activities directly with the locals and using public transport.
Prices for holidays tend to vary according to what activities are included as well. Basic holiday packages including flights and accommodation in a beach resort can be relatively cheap, particularly for families. Single travellers may find it hard to get a single room in Thailand and may end up having to pay for a double or twin. Some packages specify a single-person supplement. However holidays that include activities such as trekking, diving or golf will end up being much more expensive.
Many of the resorts do have a peak season. Beach resorts in the south are subject to the monsoon which affects the west coast from May to November and can also affect the east coast but to a much lesser degree. Booking a holiday for low season can save money and even during rainy season, most places do not get much rain.
For cheap holiday's to Thailand found online, see Travel House or Expedia.