Online hacks to try when booking your next holiday online

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    Thinking about that next holiday hit but wondering how you can save money and maximise enjoyment? We feel you.

    Whether you’re going on a group holiday or deciding on your holiday destination for this year, we’ve got the tips to help you be one step closer to that vacay state of mind. Wanderlust engaged.

    Holiday hacks

    Turn on private browsing for cheaper flights

    Airlines and booking sites record your search history by installing cookies on your browser, which is why your total package price may suddenly surge in price as you approach the checkout (or if you sit on it and decide to try and book later). Avoid this by turning on your private browsing before you begin searching for deals online.’

    Book your holiday in the off-season

    The average Brit books their summer holiday between June and August and because the airlines and hotels are aware of this, they hike up prices significantly. So, instead, try booking your summer holiday in, say, May where the temperatures are still hot but it’s less busy and prices are typically up to 1/3 less. Another good shout is to check out the best Black Friday holiday deals if it’s the season (yes, even travel companies get in on the fun).

    Download an app so you’re not charged for using your card abroad

    ‘Don’t accumulate fees for using your card abroad or end up getting a rip-off deal from money exchange shops, download a free account from online bank Revolut where there are no fees for spending or sending money abroad. It’s as easy as that, you just get the exact exchange rate going and there are no hidden charges.

    Fly at night for 30% less cost

    Evening flights will typically cost 30% less than daily flights and they will tend to have less passengers on and the queues at your arrival airport will also be minimal – score!

    Sign up to air mile programmes

    Take advantage of air mile programmes like British Airways and Virgin Atlantic for discount flights, priority boarding and discounts on flight snacks and drinks. Signing up to air mile programmes is always free and will only take you a few minutes to complete online.

    Happy holiday!

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