I don't search for holidays as much as I used to, but an unreliable industry seems to be getting more devious by the year. I tend to look for a user-friendly search facility, and Teletext fits the bill.
Searching for a specific hotel on Gran Canaria, very flexible on dates, it was good to find Teletext showing lots of prices but 6 options from £262 to £300, all from Stansted which is ideal.
They seemed a bit too close together in price in actual fact, and offering identical holidays via Media Travel, Broadway Travel, Low Cost Holidays, and Teletext Holidays itself.
Try finding them!!
Low Cost Holidays made me build a holiday with accommodation first, then insurance, then flights and so on, not what I wanted, but ending up at around £400.
Broadway Travel was £355 minimum; after reading about Media Travel I wouldn't even entertain them.
I imagine they just make up the prices to draw potential customers in, then try and sell them something else. Certainly I couldn't get this holiday at anything like the advertised price, and reading the reviews on Low Cost and Media certainly, I doubt I'd have the confidence to trust that they'd deliver what I'd paid for.
I really regret that First Choice now offer only all inclusive, as they were very straightforward to search and book with.