Everyone enjoys taking holidays but the expenses related to doing this are often so high that many families cannot afford to take a much deserved break.

Here are five tips to help you save on travel this year so you and your family can relax and enjoy a fun holiday without clearing out your savings account.


1. Use a Travel Agent

Most travel agents are free to use and they can help you find great deals on every aspect of your holiday. They are paid from the companies they work for and are privy to many special deals.

2. Eligibility For Discounts

Many travellers do not realise the discounts that they are eligible for. For example, many tourist destinations offer discounts for senior citizens and veterans. If you belong to an automobile club or other type of savings card, they may also offer deals on airfare, hotels and car rentals. You may also be eligible for discounts through your employer.

3. Know When To Fly

The best day of the week to fly is Wednesday. The second best day is Tuesday. Do not fly on Friday or Sunday. These are the most expensive days to travel. As much as possible, be flexible with your travel plans to save money.

4. Book An All-Inclusive Resort

Staying at an all-inclusive resort is a great way to save money. One couple that stayed at an all-inclusive resort ate all their meals at the resort. The meals averaged £31 each, and at three meals a day, that is nearly £100 a day you can save on food. Plus, they offer many free activities for you to enjoy.

5. Book A Courier Flight

A courier flight is when you a receive a reduced price on your ticket for delivering a package to a certain destination. The British Airways still occasionally offer these flights. One traveller reported saving nearly £600 on her flight using this option. Once you have delivered the package, you have no further obligations.

By utilising these tips, you can save a bundle on your next holiday. Remember, the more money you save, the more money you will have to spend on fun activities. Enjoy!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Peter has received many accreditation's including many from the Times Online. As founder of You Could Save (2005) and What Stationers (2007) Peter regularly helps consumers and national organisation ‘save money’. He believes that the only successful way to bring people together online is to provide an open marketplace where people can all work together in a friendly, unbiased environment. You can contact Peter Millikin either through his Google+ account or via his websites.

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