Posted on 5th June 2015 at 11:48am
Cheap Holiday Tips Put More Money In Your Pocket
If you are anything like me, then you do not want to pay more than you have to on products and services. Let’s face it companies no matter who they are make a great deal of profit, especially holiday companies.
Airlines and travel agents want consumers to believe they do not make much money on package holidays, but in reality they do. If you read the newspapers or research the Internet, then you will read some shocking stories on how hotels are being forced to sell their rooms to travel agents for a lot less than they would like to. A hotel makes more money by selling direct to the consumer than they do through a travel agent, and for us that is good news.
We are always putting together tips to help you save money on holidays, which includes cheap flights, travel insurance and, of course, airport car parking, so here are our latest cheap holiday tips.
When you book a flight with a travel agent, they will put their commission on top, which makes the flight more expensive. You can reduce the cost by booking online or direct with an airline of your choice. That could include easyjet (please see our tips on getting cheap easyJet flights http://www.ukairportcarparks.co.uk/blog/how-to-find-cheap-easyjet-flights-for-your-holiday/), or you could check the prices of different airlines by using a cheap flight comparison site.
A cheap flight comparison site will allow you to find all the available flights to your destination and see the ones that offer the best value for money.
Compare different airports for a cheap flight
Although it is more convenient to travel from a local airport, it could be more expensive. It is important to compare different airports for the prices of cheap flights. A lot of airlines have different prices for different airports, so try playing around with different airports to get the best price.
Cheap Airport car parking
A lot of holidaymakers make the mistake of booking their airport car parking through a travel agent, or paying the first price they come across. That is wasting money. The best way to save money on parking a car at an airport is by using a cheap airport parking comparison site (http://www.ukairportcarparks.co.uk).
We have helped people save a great deal of money, and most people find they can save up to 60 per cent off the price of parking a car at an airport. Those airports include Manchester Airport, Gatwick Airport and Doncaster Airport.
Be flexible on the dates and time you can travel with a cheap flights airline
When choosing a cheap flight to Spain and other countries, the price of the flight can vary on the time of day you travel. A lot of airlines reduce flights that fly first thing in the morning or late at night. They also offer different prices on different days of travel.
The most popular days to travel are a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, which means, flights can be cheaper on a Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Book accommodation direct with the hotel
If you would like to save money, then you can avoid commission charges and book directly with the hotel. By checking online with the hotel, you can see their prices and you may find that most of the time they are better prices than a high street travel agent will offer you.
Choose a less popular day to start your holiday to save money
As mentioned, everyone wants to go away on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, which means these days are more expensive than other days. If you can be flexible and book a hotel starting on a less popular day, then you could save money.
Compare travel insurance
It is important that you do not forget to buy travel insurance; it is something that could save you a great deal of money if you have an accident abroad. However, that does not mean you should buy the most expensive insurance there is. By using a travel insurance comparison site (http://www.ukairportcarparks.co.uk/search-insurance), you can find all the best deals.
A travel insurance comparison site will look at all the travel insurance prices and find you the best deals. That means you are not overpaying for your cover.
We provide all the latest tips and advice on saving money for holidays abroad so keep coming back to our blog. If you are looking to take a family abroad, then read our cheap family holiday tips http://www.ukairportcarparks.co.uk/blog/tips-to-reduce-the-cost-of-a-family-holiday/