Package Holidays 2021/22

Package holidays are great, whether you’re after an all inclusive holiday, a relaxing beach holiday or a last minute city break.

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At, we understand how important package holidays are and how essential it is to find the right deal. With so much choice, it’s not just about snapping up the cheapest deal, it’s about finding your perfect destination.

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  • Suitable for Couples 89% 89%
  • Suitable for Groups 81% 81%
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Booking Package Holidays

So, what exactly are package holidays? It might sound simple – you’ve probably booked plenty of them over the years – but actually, the definition is quite important, especially when it comes to your rights. Here’s what you need to know about your package holiday.

A package holiday is defined as a combination of any two of the following:

  • accommodation (a hotel, apartment, villa etc)
  • transport (most commonly flights, but trains, coaches and ferries are also included)
  • car hire
  • another service (for example, a tour that forms significant part of the holiday)

In addition, the package must involve an overnight stay or at least cover a period of 24 hours.

They can also be sold in different ways:

  • a holiday that has been pre-put together by a travel agent – for example, flights and accommodation – for a single price
  • a tailor-made trip – for example, where you choose from a range of services and pay for them as one
What about payment?

Bear with us, this part can be a little tricky. How you pay for a holiday also plays a big part as to whether it’s a package or not.

So, if you paid a single price in one payment, were charged an inclusive price for all of the services you bought, or agreed to pay for a combination of services that you selected, then it’s a package.

Additionally, if your travel company sold you a service – for example, flights – and then transferred your payment details to another company, with whom you booked another service within 24 hours, this also counts as a package.

And last but not least, a holiday is classed as a package if it was advertised or sold using the term “package” or similar wording.

What is ATOL?

Ever wondered what ATOL – that funny little acronym that appears on most reputable holiday sites – stands for? Well, it’s Air Travel Organiser’s Licence, a financial protection scheme run by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that covers package holidays.

Most UK tour operators and holiday companies should have a valid licence. Without it, they might not be able to legally sell air travel. This means that if your holiday company fails – for example, ceases trading suddenly – you are entitled to support and financial cover through ATOL.

Basically, it ensures:

  • you don’t get stranded abroad if your holiday company fails while you’re away
  • you don’t lose out financially if your holiday company fails before you travel

Rest assured that when you compare package holidays through BUKAHOLIDAY, they are covered by ATOL. We compare thousands of individual package holidays from more than 25 leading travel companies and all of the holiday companies on our site are protected by ATOL.

Booking All Inclusive Holidays

The ultimate in stress-free holidays, with an all-inclusive break all you need to worry about is deciding on your dream destination. When you arrive, all of the essentials are included allowing you to budget before you’ve even boarded the plane. Get ready to relax!

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Booking Summer Holidays

The classic summer holiday is almost a must for many Brits. But if you need to travel at peak times, it can be pricey. Fortunately, we make comparing summer holidays side-by-side and snapping up a deal simple. So shop around now to find a bargain.

Booking City Breaks

For a dose of culture and a slice of adventure, you just can’t beat a city break. From Rome and Paris to New York and Dubai, we compare breaks to the world’s most exciting cities, no matter what your budget is. Get ready to explore!

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Booking Family Holidays

Family holidays are the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with those you love. Whether you want to splash about in the sea, show your budding historians the sights or discover the fun side of a new city, make booking your next family break child’s play.

Booking Couples Holidays

Whisking the other half away on a romantic city escape? About to book your first beach holiday together or an anniversary adventure? Whatever you’re after, we can help you to make it super. Get ready to earn some serious brownie points.

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BUKAHOLIDAY Essential Holiday Packing List
Hand luggage

Travel documents

  • Passport
  • Visa (if necessary)
  • Plane tickets
  • Travel insurance documents
  • EHIC card
  • Any other holiday documentation – for example for your hotel, hire car, transfers or your itinerary
  • Driving licence
  • Student card/senior concession card – for discounts on holiday


  • Travel money/overseas credit card/prepaid card
  • Valuables such as iPad, iPod, mobile phone and camera (plus headphones and a memory card)


  • Any maps, directions or instructions for arrival in resort
  • Useful contact numbers – for your bank, travel insurance provider, contacts at home, etc
  • An umbrella
  • A clear plastic bag for any toiletries
  • Any medicine you need (plus your prescription) – but remember, you have to stick to the 100ml rule
  • Tissues/wet wipes
  • A notebook and pen

Entertainment and comfort for your journey

  • A lightweight jumper and socks – in case it gets chilly on the plane
  • Books, magazines or games
  • A guidebook to your destination
  • Painkillers
  • Lip balm
  • A sleep kit for long flights – an eye mask, a travel pillow and ear plugs
  • DVT flight socks
  • Travel sweets
  • A reusable water bottle (which you can refill for free at airport water fountains)
Hold luggage
  • Clothes
  • Underwear
  • Sleepwear
  • Shoes
  • Chargers – for your mobile phone, camera and any other electrical items
  • Travel adapter
  • Toiletries
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream/Aftersun
  • Beach towels
  • Beach bag
  • Books/e-reader
  • Plastic bags – for wet swimwear/dirty clothes
  • Rehydration salts
  • Razor and shaving gel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Hairdryer
  • Accessories: Hats, scarves, belt, etc
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Swiss Army knife
  • Mini sewing kit

Travelling with children? Don’t forget…

  • A change of clothes for the journey
  • Snacks and travel sweets for the journey
  • Wet wipes
  • Nappies
  • Enough baby food/milk for the journey (you will have to taste these when passing through security)
  • Toys, games and books to keep children entertained
  • Any medication your children will need while away (plus their prescription)
  • Dummies/comfort blankets/soft toys

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