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When is the Cheapest Time to book your Holiday

Booking holidays can be stressful when you don’t know what you are doing.

Booking too late can cost you a lot more than it should and when it comes to holidays, we all want to save as much as we can. The more we save on the booking, the more spending money we have when we are out there.

Here are some tips to help you book your holiday and save some money.

Cheapest time

Booking your holiday can be tricky if you don’t know the best time to book. The beginning of the year is when everybody is thinking about going on holiday. Tour operators at this point will have many offers for destinations all over the world. Due to the fact that January is the peak time holidays are booked, tour operators will be battling with each other to get the punters in. In other words, you will find the best prices around this time. Although prices are low, do not always go for the first deal you find. Tour operators will always try and squeeze as much money out of you as possible, so the first price is not necessarily the best price. You may notice that tour operators will sometimes give different prices for the same packages on different websites. Therefore, it’s a good idea to browse through a couple of websites to ensure you get the best price. Last minute travel deals can also save you some money.

What’s the best day?

Choosing what day you want to fly out can make a difference to the price. If you want a weekend flight, the prices that you get will be considerably higher. Weekend flights are usually very popular because most people would be working throughout the week. If you can plan your holiday to fly out during the week, you will most likely see a drop in the price you pay for the package. Statistics have shown that flights on Tuesday and Thursday are usually cheaper than any other day. Although they are awkward days to fly out on holiday, when it comes to saving money, you need to be one step ahead to get the best prices. 

Flexibility

Where you want to stay and the dates you pick can make a huge impact on the prices you get on your searches. When it comes to booking your holiday, flexibility can sometimes save you a bundle of cash. Sometimes flying out on a specific day can be more expensive than others. Some websites have the option of giving a rough date with room for movement. The website will automatically give you the dates that are cheaper to fly out and help towards cheap holiday deals.

Room flexibility can also save you some money as everyone is after certain rooms such as sea view rooms. Hotels need to fill up the rooms which forces them to give unwanted rooms at cheap prices. So, if you’re not too bothered about your room, make sure you leave room preference box blank. This will ensure you get the cheapest price available.

Best way to book

Searching for holidays can take hours or even days. Sometimes you may notice that the more you look for holidays the prices seem to rise day by day. In some instances, the prices change due to the demand but in other cases it’s because of your search history. If you have a been searching for a couple of days, you most likely have visited countless number of websites looking for the best deal. This could actually cause your prices to rise day by day.

Some websites actually use your cookies and browser history to spike up the prices. This is a tactic that is used to bring you to a panic, which would then cause you to book at a high price. When searching for your next holiday, ensure that you use private browsing to look for your holiday. Private browsing will not save any of the websites you visit or any of the cookies. It’s almost as if you are visiting the website for the first, which is why the prices will hardly ever change.

Wherever you fly out to, whenever you fly out and no matter how much you pay for your trip, always make sure it and you are protected with travel insurance.

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