Let’s face it, we all love booking holidays, and there is nothing quite like being able to save a bit of money along the way.
Travelling expenditure can quickly add up, especially when you take into account the cost of flights, additional luggage, transfers and even spending money.
It can therefore make a huge difference if you are able to make savings and TravelSupermarket has released some tips on how to do just that.
Best time to book
Timing is everything when it comes to booking a holiday, especially if you’re looking for a destination on a budget. It goes without saying, that the more flexible you are the better chance you have of finding a holiday that is right for you.
A general rule championed by TravelSupermarket is to try and plan in advance, as this will give you a bit more time and choice, especially if you’re looking at specific dates, such as around half-term.
You can also save a bit of extra money by travelling when others wouldn’t – for example, most people are unable to travel mid-week so you should be able to find a cheaper flight if you hunt around.
Plan some activities
The price of your holiday can quickly rise when you start purchasing various activities on your holiday, but that doesn’t mean you should do without them – after all, you’re there to enjoy yourself.
Planning ahead early and comparing prices online is a great way to find the best deal, and you’ll discover that a lot of companies will provide a discount if you’re prepared to book in advance.
The same can also be said of additional extras, such as insurance and vehicle hire, as starting earlier often brings with it more choice and improved prices.
Type of holiday
All-inclusive breaks have grown in popularity in recent years – an all-inclusive holiday under £400pp for a week is the most popular search on TravelSupermarket – and for good reason, as you don’t have to worry about how much money you’ll need for food and drinks, which can mean big savings.
If you don’t have room for that type of holiday in your budget, then it is best to research online and find out where the locals in the area shop and eat. These location tends to be a bit cheaper than most tourist areas.
If you’re planning on booking a holiday this year, make sure you save money on your travel and car rental insurance by getting a quote today!
Date Created: 10/01/2018