Air fares, train tickets and many other kinds of transport you may use are always at their cheapest if you buy them way ahead of schedule. You may have heard people talking about waiting until the last minute to get even cheaper travel deals, but this is obviously a bit of a gamble (that might not pay off!) so booking things early is usually your best bet for the cheapest fares.Go in-direct
You may have got used to simply flagging a taxi when you leave the airport at your destination, but pre-booking your transfer can save you a lot of money and time spent waiting around when the airport is particularly busy. There are several companies out there that provide pre-booked transfers, and most have taxi and shuttle services for parties of all sizes. Alternatively – research whether Uber is in use at your vacation destination – this can saves loads of money over the course of your holiday.
Keep an eye on foreign currency
Seen as you’re going to decide on where you want to go early in the year, you’ll have a lot of time to check the value of the currency you’ll be using abroad. Set little, regular reminders for yourself, and only change your money when your currency is at a low point.
Many travel agents, such as Going Places and Thomas Cook, offer all-inclusive packages which give you unlimited food and drink in a lot of hotels in their destinations. This is a great way to keep cost down over the week as a whole, and you can have a stress free (money free) vacation once you get there.
Believe it or not, you can live without Facebook, and turning off your phone for the week will cut down on the nasty financial surprises you may otherwise come home to. I actually find this helps me enjoy my holiday a bit more too…Save air miles
Like countless other people on these schemes, you may already be taking this step. If not, it’s an excellent way to cut down the cost of your flights, giving you more to enjoy yourself when you’re away!