The research has uncovered five tips that consumers can use when booking a trip online that could potentially save them hundreds of pounds, euro or dollars without needing to compromise on where they go or what they do.
Package prices often fluctuate throughout the week, so it’s best to avoid booking on weekends.
The priciest day to book Saturday. You can save 5% by opting to book on a Wednesday instead.
This might not sound like much but would save you £213 on the average price of a 4-star, all-inclusive 7-day package trip to Spain in August for a family of 4.
Travel on a Tuesday Research carried out by Norton Finance finds early/ or mid-week flights (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) have the cheapest price tag.
Flying on these days saves an average of 12%, but savings can often be much higher. By the same token, air fares also differ depending on the time of day.
Choose All-in All-inclusive and full board if offered. It makes it easier to stick to a budget as there are little or no extra costs. Be sure to check the terms and conditions as what’s included as deals can vary between hotels.
The average dinner for two in Spain is €44, so opting for an all-inclusive package can eliminate these additional costs.
Thrifty holidaymakers prefer packages booking independently often allows more flexibility, but packages tend to work out cheaper overall once extras like airport transfers and insurance are factored in.
Packages also tend to offer more protection if things go wrong. A study by which found that prices can increase as much as 76% when booking separately instead of a package deal.
As reported in Travel Daily News Media the peak in online booking searches in the UK for ‘cheap holidays’ reflect the public’s desire to make travel plans in 2023 without causing financial difficulty.