We answer your questions about package holidays including pricing and what’s included in a traditional package holiday.
How do you work out a holiday price – and what are the prices I see
Holiday prices vary for a number of reasons, time of the year, departure airport, accommodation type, board basis, airline, flight times to name a few of the main ones, and of course all holidays are available at the time of advertising, so to clarify exactly what prices you see please follow the following guidelines:
The price you see – is the price you CAN pay
Although sometimes its difficult to understand how a holiday price is made up – Teletext Holidays want to make sure you understand how to look at the costs, what is and isn’t included in that price, so that when you call, you understand the process.
This isn’t about hiding costs or selling more, this is the way that modern travel is “packaged” together, and how to avoid feeling you are paying too much for your holiday.
The law states that a package holiday includes at least two of the following:
- Tourist services, such as a tour representative or day trips
Therefore the majority of Teletext Holidays trusted partners sell at least two of the above – a flight and accommodation – to bring you the best prices, our partners work with a large range of popular hotel and accommodation and providers, and a wide range of flight companies.
They buy the two parts of the “package” put them together and advertise through us. This is classed as a dynamic package – “dynamic” as our travel partners can build the holiday to suit you.
This means that these prices are the most competitive in the marketplace, and you will be able to buy this at the price you see advertised – for any reason this is not possible – please see our compliance page.
If you require other parts added to your package – you will have to pay additionally with our travel partners who will be able to offer you all types of support.
Although this seems necessary – the lighter traveller wins out – baggage is sometimes included within the price – and this will be stated on the offer page, however – a lot of holidays now use low cost airlines that do not include this fee, therefore this will be added to the booking.
To and from your destination airport, as with baggage, some operators will offer transport in resort, but as a good majority of holidays are built to get you the best price – this also may need to be added and where it is it is stated on the page.
You may have your own insurance cover which is adequate for the holiday you are booking, but if not all our travel companies offer a range of deals which can be added to the base price of a holiday.
Alternative flight or flight timings: if you prefer alternative flight times or departure airports to those advertised, this maybe a higher (or lower) cost, our travel partner will be happy to advise you of what the deal was based on, and the cost of other airports or timings at the time of enquiry.
Where there are charges for using different methods of payment it will be stated on the page.
So please speak to any of our travel partners and discuss the price before confirming your holiday, what it DOES and DOES not include.
The below prices are an indication of additional costs at the time of writing, but please speak to the travel partner or go to the relevant website.
Please check baggage fees when you call as they differ between low cost carrier’s. For a guide you can check the following websites:
Transfer Costs (Based on a typical family price of 2 adults and 2 children to Alcudia, Majorca in June)
- Shuttle Bus: £81.60 (Average £20.50 pp)
- Mini Bus: £151.21
- Private Taxi: £267 per Vehicle
- Tour operator Shuttle (Most Included in Price): Thomson £20 pp
- Tour Operator (Flight Only): £20pp
Insurance (Based on a typical family price of 2 adults and 2 children to Alcudia, Majorca in June)
- Prices range from £18-30 per family cover per trip.