Money saving travel tips & great value destinations
The pound has recently hit a 7 year high against the euro, making it a better than ever time to travel to Europe. £1 is currently exchanging for €1.40 on average, giving you about 15% extra to spend whilst away. Lovely! Watch out for fluctuating rates and exchange your holiday money now to secure those extra euros. Need some ideas for what to spend your extra holiday money on? Here you go…
This got me to thinking, what other ways can I (and you) save extra pennies on this year’s holiday? Read on….
Avoid weekend flights
Weekend flights are usually more expensive than midweek ones; if you can, wiggle your dates a bit and travel Wednesday to Wednesday instead of Saturday to Saturday. Flexibility with which time of the month you travel can also make a difference to how much you’ll pay.
Look out for early booking discounts
Every year we have delightful early booking discounts on offer, some of which include free stays for kids or board upgrades. Take a look at our latest Sol deals and discounts which are due to end March 31st – book now and don’t miss out!
£10 deposits and payments in instalments
If you’re booking 4 weeks or more before your departure date you can secure your hotel with a £10 deposit and pay off the balance in instalments that suit you (available on most rooms). Spread the cost and commit to putting a little extra spending money aside each time you make a payment towards your balance.
Newsletter deals and discounts
By signing up to our newsletter email you’ll receive exclusive deals and discounts before anyone else. It’s a fab way to stay in the loop of all the latest and best prices and offers. Have you seen the shiny new sign up box on our homepage? Just enter your email address and you’re on the list for some amazing savings.
Do your research
Okay. so 4 and 5 star resorts can be very tempting. But before you go spending all your hard earned money, do some research using our website reviews or those on TripAdvisor (which we link to on our hotel pages). You might stumble across a 3* gem with incredible rates and even more incredible, 5* reviews across the board. Everyone loves value for money and this is one sure-fire way of finding cheaper hotels that have rave reviews.
Weigh your bags before you fly
Avoid unwanted baggage fees at the airport by weighing your luggage (and removing any heavy, unnecessary items) before you leave the house. A simple but effective way to save some extra money.
Great value destinations
*Prices per room based on 2 adults sharing from April 16-23rd 2015