Holidays are something we all look forward to and work hard to pay towards every single week, so it’s only right that we find some deals and save money when we spend our hard-earned cash.
Here are some tips to help you save money on your next big trip:
Avoid excess luggage fees
Firstly, cutting down on excess luggage is the key to keeping costs down since that can be a pretty big surprise if you aren’t careful. But there are plenty of other ways you can bring the costs of a holiday down and make sure you get on that plane sooner rather than later – read on for more.
Time of year
We all know that at certain times of the year children aren’t in school, these are the times holiday prices skyrocket.
So if you can be careful about the time of year and go on holiday at the right time, you can save hundreds, if not thousands.
There are also more expensive seasons and cheaper seasons for various areas in the world, so with a little bit of forward planning, you will end up getting more bang for your buck.
Avoid the extras
Some of the added extras on holiday can really add to your overall experience but sometimes these extras can be expensive and unnecessary, so do your research first.
These extras usually start at the airport and don’t end until you’re back on home ground. Decide which ones are perfect for you (hotel upgrade?), but otherwise be careful not to get carried away. If you plan to eat in restaurants most nights, then maybe skip on the full-board option at the hotel, for example.
Discount sites like NetVoucherCodes.co.uk really help you gain some amazing discounts from various tour operators, so you can now sit at home searching for your own deals and gain an unbiased view of exactly what your money will buy you.
Sometimes you can save hundreds on your ideal holiday, or a significant percentage just by visiting these discount sites and searching for your destination. Saving money before you even get on the plane is a great way to start.
When booking your destination, it might be worth having a look at Google Maps to see how close you will be to local amenities and supermarkets. Saving a lot of money on taxis and buses will leave you with some extra pennies to spend on that particular evening meal with a loved one. As with anything, you will save money by being prepared.
Leave the minibar
Convenience is always tempting, and after a long flight, it’s nice to dip into the minibar. But think about the consequences, as it can be incredibly expensive to take down a vodka late at night. If you’ve budgeted for it then go ahead, but if not,t take a step back and wait until you’ve stocked up or made your way to dinner.
Before you leave the country, it’s always a good idea to give your telephone network a call and find out exactly what charges you might face if you use your phone abroad.
It’s uncommon to be stung with a massive bill after a holiday now, but you will be better off double-checking and ensuring your phone will actually work when you get to your destination.
Between everything else you have to sort out for your big holiday, it’s hard to keep track of the small changes here and there. But they all add up, and rather than paying off large bills when you get home, you will only have the laundry to worry about if you follow these little tidbits of advice.