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Is it time to start planning for your summer holiday? Are you worried that you won’t be able to afford it? Well, you don’t have to be! Here are a couple of simple tips to keep in mind while planning your next family trip. Also why not check out this great graphic that show cases some more.
One of the biggest pieces of advice when planning your trip is to plan way ahead. Don’t wait until the last minute to try and secure a great deal because you probably won’t get one; not where you want to go anyway. The earlier you book your flight, the better deal you will get. It’s that simple. Airlines have a set number of tickets that they can sell at the lowest price. After those are sold, prices begin to increase. If you want to save money, don’t procrastinate.
Hotel costs can seem quite expensive when traveling. Well, that’s because they are. Luckily, getting a hotel room isn’t your only option. With some simple research you can find a holiday rental that will help you save money. Along with the savings, there are a few other perks with this way of holidaying.
First off, you get a full kitchen just like at home. Now you don’t have to eat out every day. Instead, you can have a nice, homemade meal. Along with that, you get the feeling locals get. You will feel like you fit in more, which will add to your enjoyment.
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Take Advantage of Rewards/Deals
Credit cards offer a huge array of travel rewards, including: airline miles, free petrol, etc. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of these rewards. They can be of huge help when it comes time to plan for your trip. Make sure you pay attention to the terms and conditions. Also, e-mails can help a ton. Major airlines will send newsletters with deals through e-mail. Don’t hesitate on these, either! These airlines give away amazing deals, so take advantage of them!
If you have trouble saving for holidays then consider spreading the cost. Direct Line Holiday offer their customers a scheme whereby you pay a deposit, usually £39 per person, and then pay off your holiday over the months approaching your departure. This is a great way to take the stress out of the trip.
If you’re a frequent flyer, you are aware that excessive baggage fees take a big wad of cash out of your spending money. When packing for your trip, pay attention to how much you are packing. Do your best to travel light and reserve room for anything you buy on your trip. Another tip when packing is to weigh your bag before you get to the airport. This way, you know for sure that you won’t get any scary baggage fees.
Compare All Forms of Transportation
When planning a vacation most travelers rarely look for a mode of transportation other than flying. The downside to that is flying is usually the most expensive way of getting to where you want to go. Do some research and compare all of your options. Options include: train, driving, bus, flying, etc. Also, if you think about it, taking a train or bus can be an adventurous start to your holiday. You will get the joy of amazing scenery on your way to your destination.
Don’t let cost ruin the build-up and aftermath of your holiday. With a little time, effort and thought you can save yourself a bundle.