The weakened pound has made it increasingly expensive to go on holiday. Yet, that should not stop you from setting out on an enjoyable trip. To ensure that your next holiday does not break the bank, consider the following tips:
- Research, research and research. Prices for flights, hotels and hire cars can change from day to day. That is why it is a good idea to begin researching flights, hotels and hire cars in order to find the best deal. Generally, booking costs are the lowest on Tuesdays.
- Take an indirect flight. By taking an indirect flight, you can save up to 50 per cent.
- Avoid unnecessary frills. Skip the airport and in-flight frills—such as headphones, alcoholic beverages and in-flight entertainment—to save some money.
- Travel overnight. You can save on the cost of a hotel for a night if you travel overnight.
- Explore by foot. One of the best ways to experience any city is exploring the city by foot. In addition, seeing the city this way helps you save on bus, tube and taxi fares.
- Keep the minibar closed. Generally, whatever spirits, liquors and refreshments that are stocked in the minibar are far more expensive than what the hotel bar would charge for the same drink.
- Buy travel insurance. The unexpected could happen while you are on holiday—such as the airport losses your luggage, a family member has a medical emergency or inclement weather negatively impacts your travel plans—but with travel insurance, you can recoup some or all of those losses.