MAKE SURE YOUR HOLIDAY IS ALL THAT YOU WANT IT TO BE.
I have looked at many Holiday Auctions and quick breaks advertised on eBay and other internet sites, but all that glitters is not gold. In many cases, when you book "accomodation only" even if you use your credit card to pay, if something goes wrong you will not be covered by your insurance. You must tell your holiday insurance company that it is not a package deal holiday, and that it is booked seperately from the flights.
Also you may spot a great late package deal which suits your pocket. Please, please find a good holiday review site and look for any customer reviews for the particular hotel before you go ahead an commit. I have met many unhappy holidaymakers that did not take any time to have a look for customer reviews on their chosen holiday. Find one like the "holiday watchdog" web site, where people give their own honest opinions. One persons ideal holiday may not be good for another, but you will get a rough idea on the quality of the hotel from the reviews left by others. Also if you cannot find the resort you have chosen, ask someone on the review site and they will try to help you if they can. Do not jump at a bargain and then read the reviews. Make sure you are as informed as possible before you make a decision, and also ask about any hidden charges that may crop up once the booking has been made.
VERY IMPORTANT.. MAKE SURE THE COMPANY YOU ARE BOOKING WITH ARE BOTH COVERED BY ABTA AND ATOL...
Recently lots of people who booked cheap holidays on the net have been scammed and lost thousands of pounds plus lost the holidays they have saved for all year long,