Hoping to save money on your summer holiday?

April 26, 2017 • Travel

If you’re hoping to save money on your summer holiday, you’re not alone. When I ask most people why they don’t travel, many of them say that they simply can’t afford to. But by following a few of the tips from My Voucher Codes, you can enjoy your summer holiday without breaking the bank.

Just try some of these tips:

Check your dates

If you’re travelling over public and school holidays, you can expect your trip to cost more. If you don’t have kids in school, and travel while everyone else’s kids are in school you’ll be able to save a lot of money. You’ll also enjoy fewer crowds and shorter lines in popular tourist spots.

It can also be a good idea to start playing around with dates well before you book. The more flexible you can be with your dates the better, as you can then fly on the cheapest days and get better deals for accommodation and tours.

Choose DIY or Package

When you’re booking a trip, you have two main options- a package holiday, or doing it yourself. There are benefits to both of these, depending on how you go about it.

If you’re choosing to DIY your summer holiday, your best bet is to use a number of websites before you choose your flights. Check Skyscanner, Hipmunk, Google flights, and Kayak to get a good idea of all of the different airlines which fly to your destination and which dates are the cheapest.

If you have small children, flying direct can be preferable. However, if you’re willing to make a stop or two, your flight will be much cheaper. You can also work this into your trip by using these stopovers to grab some sleep.

The cheapest flights are typically mid-week, and if you can get an early flight or go in the late afternoon you’ll get a better deal. The earlier you book the better, as the seats on the plane will fill up and you’ll be paying a higher fare. If you’re going somewhere warm, or only travelling for a few days, consider just travelling with hand luggage.

You may not be aware, but you can actually get a great deal on a package holiday. While times and dates are often more restrictive, you can often find a great deal online before going to your local travel agent and asking them to book it. Keep in mind that the cheapest possible prices will typically be advertised- and these will increase based on the dates you travel.

Parking and travel

Getting to and from the airport on either side can add big chunk of change onto your trip. Most people use airport shuttles, but you can compare these online to find the best deal. You may find that public transport is more affordable, while Lyft and Uber will usually be cheaper than a taxi.

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