Travel Resources

Travel Resources for the Best Deals

Since we started the SpainGuides website in 2000 we have used many travel related booking resources to help us plan our travels to and from the UK.

Below we have listed for you our pick of the best travel resource websites that we trust and use on a daily basis. These travel websites and companies have continually provided us with the most competitive prices and the best possible service throughout the booking process. For that we are happy to recommend them to you.

We would like to be clear that some of the links below are affiliate links, which allows us to earn a small commission to help keep the lights on at SpainGuides.com. You will not be charged any extra when using our affiliate links, in some cases  you will receive extra discounts for doing so.

 

Hotels & Accommodation


 

Hotels Combined Hotels in Spain

 

HotelsCombined

Finding the right hotel and the right price is easy using their advanced meta search engine to search more than 2 Million deals on hundreds of websites.  With a couple of clicks the deals are shown from the top travel companies such as booking.com. Agoda. Lastminute.com, Hotels.com and Expedia. This is always our first go-to hotel search platform.

 

 

 

Booking.com Travel to Spain

Booking.com

Booking.com is probably the largest accommodation booking site in the world now, and one we use regularly to source great hotel deals. Currently has around 1.000.000 properties on its books around the world.  Offers a free cancellation policy on most hotel bookings.  Plenty of advanced search options to let you home into that special offer, keep an eye out for the deals of the day normally at the top of the page.

 

 

 

Tripadvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor has become the undisputed king of review website, they review everything from hotels, restaurants and attractions to many other traval related services. With all that knowledge and power it was only a matter of time before they launched their online booking service. Hotels and accommodation van now be booked instantly and of course you get to check the many reviews at the same time. We have found some very interesting deals and so should you.

 

 

 

Trivago Hotel Bookings Spain

Trivago

Another top hotel search comparison website offering over 130.000 hotels in Spain alone.  There are over 100 ways to refine your search to help you find the best deal that ticks all the boxes. The search results are laid out in a clear manner showing thee best prices available from each travel company.  Use the star and review rating and price range options.

 

 

 Flight Search


 

Skyscanner Flight Comparison

Skyscanner

We invariably always head over to the Skyscanner website when searching for the best flight deals. Very user friendly,  with a couple of clicks you will quickly see the best rates and a large number of alternatives.

 

 

 

Google Flights to Spain

Google Flight Search

 

A simple interface as you would from Google with lightening fast results. Well worth searching here specially for long haul flights.

 

 

 

For most people looking for flights when travelling to the Spain from the UK they will use one the low cost budget air companies as they are pretty hard to beat.

» EasyJet 

» Ryanair

Package Holidays


 

 

Ice Lolly Cheap Package Holidays to Spain

Icelolly.com

Icelolly.com is a relatively new on-line travel website but are making a big impact in the holiday travel market offering heavily discounted holidays. It  compares thousands of Spanish package holiday deals from hundreds of travel companies at once, that’s pretty impressive.  There are no online bookings though as you need to call the telephone number quoting a unique reference code which appears by each deal. Calls are charged at local rates including mobile minutes.

 

 

Expedia

Expedia

 

Expedia are one the worlds leading full-service on-line travel agents, located in 31 countries, offering access to over 510,000 bookable properties around the world using over  400 airlines. There are plenty of deals to tempt you on the Expedia.co.uk homepage before you use their search facilities or use of the quick links at the top of the page for beach.

 

 

On The Beach Package Holidays to Spain

OnTheBeach

 

We have often found budget busting deals on the On the Beach website. They offer a wide range of discounted hotels, flights and holiday packages to Spain.  On the Beach do not actually sell holidays rather they let you piece together packages from other travel suppliers. They offer a variety of deals including  self catering, B&B, all Inclusive or half board and healthy savings on last minute deals from airports all over the UK. Low deposits with the balance 2 weeks before your holiday departure dates make it very interesting, specially if you are part of a large group. Comes with a price match promise which is very fare.

 

 

 

 

Car Hire


 

Holiday Car Hire

Holiday Autos

When we travel around Spain we nearly always hire a car which gives us the freedom to explore every corner of the country. As avid golfers we often book the Renault Kangoo which easily fits our golf bags and luggage. We are always out to find new and exciting places around Spain that we haven’t yet visited and car hire is perfect and economical for that purpose.  We have had many good deals from Holiday Autos, it is very easy to see the best deals when searching on their website, try it and see for yourself.

 

 

 

 

Travel Insurance


 

Travel Nomads Insurance

World Nomads

Word nomads is another popular company specialising in travel insurance.  They offer some very good plans to suit just about every kind of trip. If you are looking for the extra cover for luggage and cancellations then it would be well worth getting an instant quote off their website.

 

 

 

Big Blue Travel Insurance

Big Blue

We have used Big Blue Insurance on numerous occasions and even had the odd claim which was dealt with efficiently. As we travel mostly from the UK to Spain, Big Blue offer a level of cover which is ideal within the EU area.  We would highly recommend the economy single trip policy with  £10 Millions pounds worth of medical cover  ( most online provides offer £5 Million ) , and £1000 each for cancellation and luggage, and its well worth keeping the low excess to make the premiums even cheaper.  Next time you need travel insurance get a quick quote via the Big Blu website, you will be very pleasantly surprised!

 

ATOL Logo

 

Make sure your holiday is protected

And one of the best ways you can do this is to ensure which ever travel company you book through is ATOL protected. All the companies we have referenced above are fully guaranteed by the ATOL protection scheme.

But who and what is ATOL ?

ATOL is a financial scheme set up by the CAA  ( Civil Aviation Authority )  to protect the rights of travellers that once the holiday has been paid to an ATOL member a traveller will not loose the money or be left stranded in a foreign country due to the travel agent going bust.

What bookings are protected by ATOL ?

Bookings related to an air holiday package (a flight plus accommodation/car hire reserved within the same booking is termed as a “Package”)

OR

A  flight and related car hire or accommodation booked for the same trip, on the same calendar day, the day before or the day after the booking of the flight  –  this type of reservation is known as a  “Flight Plus”

AND

And provided that the Package or Flight Plus booking contains a flight departing from United Kingdom to a non-United Kingdom destination and for a duration of over 24 hours.