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For many people, going on holiday is one of life’s little luxuries. If you are lucky then you might go on holiday once every year. For many however a holiday every two to three years or even less frequent is all that can be budgeted for.

A holiday can be very important to relieve stress and recharge your batteries so that when you come back you are ready to get on with the rigours of everyday life. When looking to book a holiday it is obviously very important to get a good deal so that you have more money to potentially use when you are at your destination. Hopefully these money saving tips will help.


Price Comparison

It’s very important to get quotes from a range of sources. Your local travel agent will be very helpful in trying to get you the best price, just be mindful that some of the travel agents are owned by the larger tour operators and may be inclined to push their own products first. Once you have been given a quote do not book there and then, take the quote home and then phone the tour operator direct to see if they have any discounts for direct customers. It is also worthwhile trying to build the holiday itinerary yourself. Get a price direct from the airline and hotel to compare. Many companies these days have price matching policies and will try to match any price you have whether your price is from one of their competitors or if you have tailor-made it yourself. As long as all of the components of the holiday are the same they will be keen to get your business.


Going All Inclusive

If you have children it may be cost effective to go All Inclusive. This way all of your food and drink will be paid for and unlimited ice lollies will obviously please the kids too! All Inclusive hotels tend to cater better for families so there should be plenty of facilities and activities for the kids leaving you to relax by the pool.

Out in Resort

When out in resort make sure you ask the price of things such as taxi rides before you get in. You may end up going the long way round to your destination and being overcharged. Activities and excursions are often cheaper when bought in packages therefore it’s always good practice to plan ahead what you will be doing during your stay.


Advantages of using a Credit Card abroad

So long as you know your limit and have the funds back home to cover the expenditure it may also be beneficial to use your credit card for all purchases whilst you are away. Using your credit card removes the anxiety of carrying around lots of cash or travellers cheques. It will be also covered if the unfortunate happens and you lose your wallet. Your credit card company may also have an awards or points scheme for every time you use the card so you can happily build up reward points safe in the knowledge that you have the funds at home to pay the balance on your return.