Save on those travel extras

travel add ons

It’s not just about the hotel and flights, once you start to think about airport parking, travel insurance, transfers, it all starts to add up. That’s why we’ve got a couple of hints and tips to help you save more on those travel extras.

Travel card or cash?

This is a tough one. On one hand a travel card is super flexible but on the other, taking cash means you can only spend what you have with you.

Travel credit cards can be a more viable option than your usual credit card, and many providers will offer introductory deals. Many travel cards offer a competitive exchange rate, while you will also be able to cancel it if it gets stolen.

Taking foreign currency means you will be carrying what you have budgeted for, which could prevent you from buying things you don’t need.

Get your holiday finances in order and put a little extra in your pocket with these cashback offers.

Arrange your own excursions

Now this isn’t for everybody and it isn’t always possible depending on where in the world you are. But, you could save a pretty penny by organising your own excursions before you leave.

By pre-booking your day trips online, you’ll usually receive a discount, plus many attractions give you an option to skip the line when pre-booking.

Don’t forget to grab some cashback when you book to help save a little bit more.

Airport parking hacks

If you do need airport parking then make sure you book well in advance, you can save up to 30% by doing so.

As well as checking the official airports website, make sure you check the price of alternative off-site car parks, they can often be much cheaper and not as inconvenient as you may think.

Most off-site car parks will taxi you from the car park straight to your terminal entrance. A service that not all on-site car parks offer and sometimes you can be faced with a 20 minutes walk to your terminal entrance, suitcases, children and all.

If you have an early morning flight then make sure you have a look at nearby airport hotels. A lot of these hotels combine your stay with airport parking for the duration of your holiday and if you’re away for 7 or 14 nights this usually works out a lot cheaper.

Don't forget to factor cashback into your savings.

Airport transfers or public transport?

Your destination can be the true decided on whether to book an airport transfer or use public transport.

If you’re heading from a big international airport to a city then this is nearly always your best bet. Most airports will have signs from arrivals directing you straight to the train station, bus stop or taxi rank - in some airports the train station is actually in the airport!

Most trains, buses and taxis will have a set price for travel from the airport into the city. The best way to decide if this is the right option for you is to do a little research beforehand, check all public transport options and don’t forget to think about the time you’ll arrive in the city - do you really want to be on a rush hour commuter train with suitcases, children and the kitchen sink in tow?

If your destination is a little more remote then an airport transfer is nearly always your best bet. It is essential to pre-book, you could save up to 30% depending on when you book, it also means you don’t have to worry about haggling for rates or run-away taxi meters.

Whether it be a shared transfer or a private transfer, make sure you look around for the best price and don’t forget about cashback.

44% of travellers risk their holiday abroad…

A recent survey we conducted showed that 44% of us are willing to risk our holiday so we don’t have to fork out on travel insurance. We’re all guilty of it but is it worth the risk?

Travel Insurance can cost as little as £9 for basic no-frills annual cover and you may find it cheaper to insure as a whole family rather than on individual policies. Whatever you decide make sure you look around for the best deal and don’t just accept the first price you see.

Remember don’t focus on price alone and always check that the cover offered is sufficient for your needs. We have a whole host of travel insurance providers that you can get cashback on to help you save a little bit more.

We hope our hints and tips will help you save a little on your holiday this year and if you’re yet to book a holiday then don’t wait, read our other handy guide at getting the best bang for your buck and travelling for less.

Posted on 16 Jul 2019  |  Posted in  Tips & Updates, Travel
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