Top tips on keeping your travel costs as low as possible

Top tips on keeping your travel costs as low as possible

Ironically, the sun has decided to put his hat on and come out to play just as most of us gave up on the UK and decided to go in search of some overseas sun. Nevertheless, what you can gain in a tan you can lose in pound sterling, as travel costs often reach astronomical heights. It’s time to trim back on expenses and concentrate on spending more fun in the sun for less of the cost.

Sky high flights for low sky prices
It can be the case that the sooner you book your holiday, the better the deal you get. Work out when you want to go on holiday as far in advance as possible - it could save you a few quid as a result. However, keep in mind that leaving your booking to the last minute can also secure you a brilliant deal. If a flight is looking a bit sparse, airlines can slash their prices for the sake of filling seats. 

Travel money woes
When changing your money up make sure you shop around for the best currency deals. You may prefer to change your money in a certain shop or a particular bank, but it pays dividends to do your research and compare the rates on offer. Look online. There are hundreds of currency exchange suppliers online, and some even deliver to your door free of charge! This frees up more time to sort the rest of your holiday.

Get on top of travel insurance costs
Going abroad without decent travel insurance is crazy, as a quick shop around can find you excellent cover at competitive prices. Avoid travel agents and tour operators as they push their own travel insurance very hard and it’s often hugely overpriced.

Cut the car cost
Hiring a car can be a good way to get around on holiday but car hire companies are notorious for adding on extra costs. It’s important to know what you’re paying for. When booking a car you’ll likely be sold insurance too, but don’t let salespeople make you buy more cover when you pick up the car at the airport.

Remember: it is imperative that you do your research. If you’re travelling to Europe, look out for the best euro rates around and start saving those pennies early.