I've been looking for a holiday bargain for a while now and am a little wary of using the budget holiday companies and am kind of thinking I might as well do it myself (location wise I'm thinking Cyrus/Canaries/Greek Islands for sunshine in May). Breaking it down from what a typical budget company would offer it doesn't 'seem' that complicated:
Airport parking - Would probably do this direct anyway
Flights/Baggage - should be straight forward enough (flown just flights with ryanair/easyjet etc)
Transfers - This is where it could fall apart using an independant company but I will probably book somewhere close to an airport and grab a taxi if the transfer doesn't work out, we are just a couple so don't have to worry about kids etc
Hotel - i think this is where booking direct will have a massive benefit, no 3rd parties to mess things up or pin blame on, though I understand I wouldn't necessarily be able to get as good a deal
Insurance - Already insured through bank accounts but not difficult to do independently
Do many others book like this? What are your experiences? What should I be careful of/what risks am I taking? Am I missing anything?
Thanks in advance!