By Daniel Abrahams of MyTravelMoney
How To Save On Your Next Summer Holiday – Quick Tips for Travel Savings
Have you started looking into booking your summer holiday yet? The winter blues and working too hard can certainly make you reach for that travel brochure, but how do you get the best deal on your holiday? How do you find those elusive offers that could save you hundreds or even thousands on your next trip? Today, we’ve invited entrepreneur & Co-Founder of MyTravelMoney for some top tips for travel savings:
1. Book Early
Yes, it’s true there are many last minute deals that will save you big money, but do you really want to take the risks involved with a last minute deal? You might have to compromise on location, accommodation or activities and you could end up regretting it.
We all know about the many holiday and flight price comparison websites available, but there are better services out there that could save you even more money. For example, Skyscanner’s view month feature will show you the best deals on flights to your chosen location over 30 days giving you time to identify the cheapest times to fly and make your move.
2. Avoid The Big Parking Fees
Are you planning on driving to the airport? Parking at large airports can be notoriously expensive and could really eat into your holiday budget. Why not consider parking outside somebody’s house or at a car park that is on the outskirts of the airport? There are many websites where homeowners advertise their driveways or garages for a fraction of the price of airport parking and you could save a considerable amount of money.
3. Choose A Really Busy Flight
This is an interesting one. If you don’t mind postponing your departure date by a day or two,incentive to be moved onto the next flight. These incentives might include a night in a 5-star hotel, free meals or even a first class upgrade!you could book onto a flight that is likely to be oversubscribed. Most airlines sell too many seats on those routes that are the most popular as many travellers either fail to show or turn up too late. Of course, this means some people might not make it onto the flight, and the airline will ask if anybody is willing to take an
4. Don’t Use The Airport Bureau De Change
If you have ever used the 100% commission free airport currency exchange services, you might not have got quite the deal you thought you did. This is because airports, banks and many other currency exchange services don’t give you the best exchange rate. Because they are offering their services without charging ‘commission’ they make their money by creaming off a few points from the exchange rate. That means you get less money to enjoy on holiday. A much better deal can be found by booking your holiday money online. Using such a service will give you access to preferential rates and offer the option of home delivery of funds. A good starting point is to use a travel money aggregator.
There are many ways you can save money on your next summer holiday and it just means spending a little time hunting out the best deals and getting to know the tricks of the holiday trade.
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About the author:
Daniel Abrahams is an entrepreneur, personal finance blogger & Co-Founder of MyTravelMoney – an award winning travel money comparison website. Daniel also mentors tech startups at ABC Startups. You can follow Daniel on Twitter.