Booking a holiday is always an exciting time but it can also be a time when people worry about the amount of money they will spend. Working hard all year in order to be able to pay for a week or two away from the hustle and bustle of city life means that everyone wants to get the most for their money.
There’s nothing better than picking up a great deal that leaves more money in the wallet to spend once you reach your destination. But how can people find these great deals? Are there some ‘tricks of the trade’ that can be used to save money when booking? The simple answer is yes there are!
Here are three fantastic little tips that will help you save money when it comes to booking your next holiday or short break away from home. It’s easy to find cheap holidays if you know how!
Pick a destination where you get more for your money
One of the easiest ways to save money is to head to a place where you get a great exchange rate for your home currency. There are plenty of countries that offer fantastic holidays for all types of travellers. South East Asia is always a good option because you will find that you get a lot more for your money when it comes to accommodation and food. You will also save money if you choose somewhere close to home even though the exchange rate might not be as favourable, for example if you live in the UK then a short trip across the sea to France will save you a lot of money because it is so cheap to get there.
Book early or very late
According to experts in the travel industry, the best time for you to get a great deal is to book around 11 months before you plan to go on holiday. This is due to the fact that if you book 11 months in advance there are still a lot of cheap rooms and promotion rates available for flights. If you’re flexible and do not have your heart set on a particular destination then you can leave booking to the last minute. If you can hold out until around 8 weeks before you want to go away you will often find some amazing last minute deals that will suit any budget.
Holiday at home
This is something that a lot of people don’t even consider, but how many fantastic places are there to visit in your home country? The answer is lots! So cut out the cost of flights, transport and exchange rates by finding somewhere in your own country. It makes thing easier and much less stressful for you because communication, culture and haggling are never a problem. You can also rest easily safe in the knowledge that you will most likely get the best deal available.