One of the first ways many holiday makers look to save money on their holiday is by turning to the budget airlines, skipping the inflight meal and any other extras that may be available but the truly frugal don’t stop there! Here are some tips everyone should consider following in order to get their dream holiday at a fraction of the cost! You may even save enough and decide to move from economy to business class for your flight!
Plan Your Booking
Flights particularly offer great discounts for those who book several weeks in advance as well as other tickets for transport such as rail however there can be significant discounts available if you book certain parts of your holiday at the very last minute, this is particularly relevant when it comes to hotels. There are now websites available that list 4 and 5 star rated hotels with spare rooms available but do not list which hotel it is. If you don’t mind a surprise then these secret hotel websites may be a great way of saving money (up to 70% off the cost) without skimping on the luxury accommodation.
Daily Deals Websites
There isn’t much that isn’t on offer on the many daily deals websites that are all over the internet now and many are suitable for those planning a holiday. From the holiday’s themselves, to hotel stays, things to do, tickets to theatre shows and other events it can be worth checking out the site relevant to your destination to see what bargains are currently available. Always check the expiry dates before you purchase, some may not stretch if you’re booking in advance.
Plan a rough itinerary for your holiday ahead of time, this will give you the opportunity to search for discount coupons that you can print off and take with you. An example of such are those available from SmartSave.com for attractions such as the Legion of Honor Museum in California, USA. These can give you 20% off both adult and child entry fees when you present the coupon on arrival. In addition to coupons for attractions there are an array of coupons for discounts on meals at some specific restaurants. As food is often one of the main expenses of a holiday it is easy to plan ahead and make significant savings in this area.
Free Things To Do
In addition to coupons for discounts on the cost of entrance to attractions there are lots of things to do in the popular tourists areas that offer free entry and for a family this would result in huge savings. London for instance has several museums that are completely free and provide a fun yet educational day for all of the family, without spending a penny!