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Tips That Could Save You Money On Your Summer Holiday

April 23, 2015 admin 0 Comments

Everyone deserves a decent break over summer. The chance to soak up the sunshine, take part in some outdoor activities and to recharge your batteries after a long slog through winter is important for everyone. However, it’s no secret that holidays, especially at the busiest time of year, don’t come cheap. But there are things you can do to deal with these financial concerns, and not allow them to prevent you from enjoying a well-earned break. In this post, we will present you with several great ideas that could save you money on your next summer holiday. Here we go:

  • Aim for the end of the season

The prices for flights and accommodation skyrocket during summer. They are at their highest during the school holidays (usually mid-July to late August). Your best bet for bargains is to book in May, June or September. In a lot of typical summer holiday destinations the weather is warm (some might even consider it hot) at these times of year, so you don’t need to worry about missing the sunshine. And in certain locations, although it may be a bit risky, you can even get away with visiting in early October. But it really depends on how hot you want your holiday to be.

  • Look at small holiday destinations

You will pay top prices for travel, accommodation and other expenses if you choose a very popular summer holiday destination. Use travel blogs and books to seek out quaint and quiet locations, perhaps a little bit off the beaten track, that are less expensive. Not only will you save money, but you could have a better holiday in these lesser known destinations as you won’t have to contend with the crowds.

  • Use the web to it’s full potential

The internet has made it SO much easier for customers to find the best deals on everything, including holidays. I can’t stress enough how valuable it can be to help you save money, no matter where you are going or what you are doing. You may be looking for a cheap flights to Venice, off-site JFK parking deals or good value restaurants in Scotland. Comparison sites, daily deal alerts and other sources can help you find brilliant bargains.

  • The more the merrier

A hotel room for two people for a week is a lot more expensive per person than renting a villa for a week and sharing the cost among five people. The more people you travel with, the cheaper your holiday will be. In self-catered accommodation, you will be more likely to buy and cook your food yourselves than eating out for every meal. This and the cost to hire a car are other expenses that will be far less per head when there are more of you.


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So, the good news is that you don’t have to skip on your much-needed break in the sunshine this year. Yes, summer holidays are expensive. However, by using one or more of these tips you can bring your vacation within your budget.

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