If you’re feeling the pinch, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the holiday of a lifetime. Everyone should be able to enjoy at least one break per year, no matter who they are or what they do. Even so, many people are putting it off lately, due to the sheer cost of flights and accommodation. To help you out, we have some refreshing tips to save money so you can still enjoy the holiday of a lifetime! Try them, and you’ll get your break for a fraction of the cost…
Use a Cheap Flight Finding Site
Don’t just look for your holiday on any old site – go for the one that finds the cheapest flights. There are loads you can try, including Skyscanner, Travel Supermarket, and Kayak. These sites help to find the cheapest flights out there, and can get you huge discounts. If you don’t want to go on a land holiday and would rather go cruising, you can even find cheap cruises here.
Make Sure Your EHIC is Valid
If you’re travelling within Europe, make sure your EHIC is valid before travelling. It doesn’t guarantee you’ll get free treatment, but it will get you discounted treatment and perhaps free treatment depending on where you are. You’ll be treated the same as a local, so it’s essential in emergencies. Apply by the official link to get one for free – just remember that it shouldn’t be used in place of travel insurance.
Get Free Translation for 50 Languages
You can easily turn your Android smartphone into a free translator. Simply download the Google Translate app for free, so you can translate words and phrase into your chosen language.
Don’t Pay Airport Prices for Travel Essentials
If you need to get adapter plugs, eye masks, or travel cushions then you’ll definitely pay extortionate prices if you get them at the airport. Don’t pay airport prices, and instead buy them cheaply at pound shops.
Take Your Own Snacks on Board
Liquids are banned when going through airport security, but food isn’t. The food sold on planes is so expensive and you can easily undo any savings you made on your ticket. Take your own sandwiches and snacks instead.
Don’t Wait to Exchange Your Money
Exchanging your money at the airport is always a bad idea, as the exchange rates are never as good as travel agents. Check online to see where’s cheapest and do it before you go.
Check Both Package and DIY Holidays
In some cases, package holidays can be cheaper, but in others, DIY holidays are cheaper. If you’re planning on being away for a standard amount of time and heading to a popular place, then package will likely be cheaper. Either way, check both before booking.
Pay By Credit Card
Your flights and accommodation will likely come to more than £100, so to make sure you’re protected, use your credit card. Big purchases made on a credit card offer extra protection incase anything goes wrong!
These tips will all help to save you money over the course of your trip and give you a little extra for spends – have fun!