The price of summer holidays abroad is on the rise and it is becoming harder and harder to find cost-cutting ways to ensure you still have an amazing time that does not break the bank! Luckily for you, however, we have listed below our top tips on how you can save money on this year’s summer holiday whilst ensuring you still get the awesome relaxing break that you deserve.
Book Out With Peak Times
One of the easiest ways in which you can save money on your summer holiday is to book outside the peak times. We would recommend checking a website such as Skyscanner which can show you flight prices over a few months, so you can see when it is cheapest to go and book your holiday accordingly. You could also consider taking an indirect flight if you are going further afield as this can save you hundreds of pounds! If you are restricted by school holidays, you will normally find that the latest possible dates available are normally the cheapest.
Book Airport Parking Far in Advance
Airport parking can be extremely expensive, especially if you leave it until the last minute to book! We would recommend booking airport parking as far in advance as you possibly can as this is the best way to get it at an affordable price. What’s more, if you have an early morning flight, check out combined hotel and airport parking deals as this can normally work out cheaper plus you get the added benefit of starting off your holiday a night early in a lovely hotel!
Buying Summer Holiday Clothes
Purchasing new clothes and packing for a summer holiday is one of the most exciting parts of booking a trip! However, summer clothes can be very expensive and this is one of the easiest areas in which you can save yourself some money. Online clothing and accessory websites such as Firefly and Lilies offer a wide range of gorgeous summer clothing such as summer dresses, brightly coloured blouses, beach sandals, hats and bags at very affordable prices!
Arrange Your Own Excursions
Before you go, take a look at the excursions that you want to go on and book these before you go. By doing this, you can sometimes half the cost of your excursions as booking when you get there or through a hotel is normally much costlier. We would also recommend looking at a site such as TripAdvisor to see what the most popular attractions are and the companies who provide access to them. In many popular cities, you can also find great walking tours that only cost you a donation of what you think it has been worth!
Rent A Car
An easy way to save cash is to book your car hire in advance. Car hire prices are on the rise and the earlier you book in advance, the better! What’s more, you should also make sure you take out car insurance before your summer holiday to avoid costly charges from the rental company when you arrive.