After months of cold and wet weather, followed by an Easter weekend washout, many of us will have no doubt started to think about where we’d like to go on holiday this summer. However, with purse strings tight for many this year, we offer some tips on how to save money on your trip and how to get a good deal.
- Think about the timing of your booking - If you are looking to take school age children away during the school holidays, always book ahead to get the best price. These dates sell out quickly and will rarely go down in price
- If you can be really flexible on departure date and even your destination, why not look out for a late deal when holiday providers drop their prices by up to 50 per cent
- Consider the peak demand dates, especially with events such as the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics on the horizon
- Do as much research around your holiday as you can, including speaking to friends and family who have travelled. Use the internet to search for the best price but also to read reviews and resort information provided
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- Look for special offers and reconsider destinations you may have not visited for years or have never even considered. Many have changed and updated their image and facilities to draw tourists in
- Use price comparison to search out and compare offers on flights, hotels and car hire. For flights it generally pays to book early for the best fares. And for hotels many have non-refundable early booking deals that can save a lot of money off last minute rates. The same applies to car hire which is always cheaper to book as early as possible.
- Consider all travel options to keep costs down. Why not look at getting away by ferry or taking a cruise holiday?
- Another thing is to compare packaged prices as well as flights plus hotel or DIY holidays. This can often uncover an unexpected deal
- If you are looking at going on holiday abroad, staying all-inclusive will help control costs and may work out cheaper than a week in the UK. An alternative is to stick to self-catering and plan food costs to keep your bill down
Factor in the cost of living in any destination you look at including the cost of eating out, activities and entertainment
You should always sign up to e-mail newsletters from your favourite travel brands. These will let you know as and when there are special offers, additional discounts, seat sales and other such offers. A great way to be first out of the blocks when there are deals to be had
- As you get closer to departure, don’t forget to organise your travel money before you get to the airport. Travellers who leave it until last minute could be paying well over the odds for doing so and missing out on significant savings by not planning ahead and shopping around. Look out for online deals which offer a same day airport collection and benefit from the internet rate and no airport commissions
- Airport parking is another extra where holidaymakers can easily save, simply by booking ahead for either a long stay or off site space
- Finally, don’t forget to arm yourself with travel insurance, wherever you are going. Most policies will cover off everything from travel delay to curtailment of your break due to unforeseen circumstances
These tips were provided by price travel comparison site, TravelSupermarket.com. Use the site to compare prices on hotel accommodation. Visit to comare prices www.travelsupermaket.com to compare prices