How to bag a bargain on your summer holiday

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If the gloomy British whether is making you want to jet off to sunnier climates then here are a few top tips for keeping the price down.

Go for 10 or 11 nights

You may be dreaming of a fortnight in the sun, but knocking a couple of days off your break could have a significant impact on the price. According to holiday giants Thomson and First Choice, a 10 or 11 night break could be the perfect option; longer than a week but not as pricey as two, especially when it comes to spending money.

Travel mid-week

Which? research has shown that flying mid-week can save you considerable sums, with Tuesday being the best day to board a plane. Flying on a weekend may be convenient but it will be pricey.

Check what’s included in the price

When comparing holiday prices, it’s easy to just opt for the lowest headline price, but make sure you check exactly what you are getting for your money. A holiday that’s a couple of hundred pounds cheaper may actually be more expensive in the long run if you have to spend more on food, drink and entertainment. An all-inclusive break may have a hefty upfront cost but you can keep control of your finances once you're there.

Look for child free places

If you’re heading off on a family break, keep your eyes peeled for free child places. Many of the big holiday companies are currently offering free child stays in hundreds of destinations this summer, so make sure you’re not paying over the odds for your little ones.

What bargains are available?

Holiday companies are advertising their best summer deals at the moment, so keep your eyes peeled. 

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Hitachi Hints and Tips is intended to be informative and interesting. It does not constitute financial advice, and you should always do further research when making any financial decisions. All information was correct at date of publication.


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