Taking some time out from your busy life to enjoy a holiday is for most people a highlight of the year. From luxury hotels to jaw dropping cruise liners, there are so many options to explore when you’re planning a holiday.
Between flights, accommodation, food and excursions, vacations can be expensive, so it’s great to take advantage of discounts whenever you can find them to help your budget stretch that little bit further.
With the help of online offers and deals, you can take advantage of great savings that you might otherwise never have known about. There are lots of websites online that specialise in finding and comparing the best holiday deals on offer, as well as providing incentives and discounts of their own for everything from package vacations to secret hotels.
Tips to save money
With a little creativity, saving money on holiday has never been easier. If you’re travelling on a strict budget, try and keep everything else as flexible as possible – if you are not fussy about when you travel or where you stay, you can take advantage of the best deals as they happen. Many travel providers offer off-peak sales and last minute offers, many times offering discounts for more than half price.
If you need to exchange currency, plan ahead and watch for when you can get the best exchange rate. Some currency converters will also offer their own discounts, so if you plan ahead you can buy or sell currency when it’s at the optimum rate.
Many busy cities will also offer their own discounts for travellers, so before you leave home check to see if there’s anything that might be useful to you – travel passes, city cards and restaurant discounts are just a few of the offers you might find directly from a city or country’s official tourism website.
The best of online offers
Finding the best deals and offers is easier than ever online. Some great places to look are…
TravelSuperMarket – TravelSupermarket is a great place to compare prices of flights, package holidays and hotels all in one place. You can search for last minute deals, and the website also offers solutions for extras like ferries and airport transfers.
Silversurfers Travel Offers – From our website you can find a list of the latest travel offers from our carefully selected partners. Choose from an exciting list of deals that includes luxury holidays and singles cruises.
Expedia – Expedia has an entire section of its website devoted to discount holidays, so it’s a great place to search for deals on everything from flights to activities. The website also specialises in creating travel packages by finding the most affordable combination of flight and hotel, so you can be confident you’ve saved money right across the board.
Lastminute – If you’re looking for a hotel on a budget but also want to stay in a nice place, check lastminute.com. This website specialises in ‘Top Secret’ hotel rooms, where you book a luxury hotel room without knowing where it is. This allows the luxury hotels to sell rooms at a much lower price, so you can get a great room at a great price too.
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