The average cost of a two week holiday abroad is over £4,000 for a British family of four. The team of experts at Travel Lens told how Brits can save on holiday costs.
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Do not book on the weekend
“The weekend often brings free time and the chance to plan for the coming months, which can often lead to a holiday being booked.
“If you want to save money, choose to book a holiday on Monday or Tuesday, as demand is much lower than on weekends, so prices can be cheaper.”
While the weekend may be the most convenient time to fly, tickets are often the most expensive.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays are usually the cheapest times to fly and there can also be fewer queues at airports.
Compare airport prices
“It makes perfect sense that when booking a holiday you choose to depart from the nearest airport, but it’s worth comparing prices first.
“Not all holidays are the same price to fly from all UK airports so do some research to see if you can save money by flying from an airport not so close to where you live.”
If there is more than one airport within easy distance, British tourists can shop around for the best price.
Some airports generally have cheaper prices than others, which can help save money for the vacation budget.
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“Clearing the cookies will make the website see you as a new user, potentially saving you money.”
Websites can track searches using cookies that allow tourists to be offered more expensive flights.
British tourists can try clearing their cookies or use an incognito browser to search for flights.
Book your holiday in advance
“Last-minute vacation deals are better suited to couples or families with savings to spare.
“Booking your vacation at least a year in advance will not only help you budget for the payments you need to make each month, but you can also take advantage of seasonal offers, especially over the Christmas period and into January.”
Some vacation companies offer great deals for tourists who are willing to book their vacation well in advance.
Other companies may have holiday sales after Christmas where there may be good bargains for tourists.
Don’t be fooled by UK temperatures
“July and August are known to be the best holiday months due to the high temperatures, but don’t be put off by going abroad later in the year.
“While November is cold and often wet in the UK, the same cannot be said for destinations like Lanzarote and Tenerife, where temperatures can still reach 28 degrees and it will be less crowded compared to other months.”
The Canary Islands enjoy warm weather during the winter months and Turkey is also a good winter option.
Destinations in southern Spain and Greece will also be warmer than the UK and tourists may be able to strike a deal.