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Summer Holiday Savings for the Newbie Traveller.

Summer Holiday Savings Tips for the Newbie and Smart Traveller. 

With spring literally flying we are seriously excited about summer. And as you know, we plan our base family vacations before the year ends. But for most people Summer holiday savings must come into play to take a holiday.

If you are new to travel then you are in for a treat. After all with over 20 yrs of travel we definitely have some savvy tips that could have you spending way less. And having more money in your kitty for a fab vacay. 

Start with our Smart Travel Tips right here.

Then dig into out off the charts tips on how to save for a vacation. 

Okay now let’s dive in…

 

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY SAVINGS FOR YOU

These are our best tricks to find those deals for your tan top up or summer safari. Who doesn’t want a Bargain? 

#1. Summer Holidays Savings – Preparation is 80% the battle

If we are taking a 3 weeks or less trip, we don’t take an airport taxi. 

In order to save on a £100 round trip airport taxi, we shop around the www for Airport parking promos. We leave our car at the airport and the last trip we took, it cost only £29 plus bus to and from the terminal. With the car already fueled we didn’t spend more on that. But for this purpose, we fueled our car for £35.

Making a total of £63 and we keep control of our travel. Making a saving of £37. 

We find offsite car parks cheaper and give a more personalized service. 

For deals and discounts in U.K. For airport parking, we check out sites like:

 

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#2. Summer Holiday Savings – Don’t be scammed 😳

Okay, I get it, you are excited about getting away, so you found this deal online that’s super affordable….Right? Well we thought so till we were scammed by a pay only £250 flight deposit and pay balance of £257 per passenger before travel… 

At the next payment, 2 months before travel, we were told our flight was fully booked! And if we wanted to still travel on same day we would have to pay an extra £490 per passenger!

 

We asked for our deposit back and trouble ensued! 

 

We couldn’t get them to confirm that other flight one way or other. And we didn’t get a clear email on our deposit. It took us numerous phone calls to get our deposit back less an admin fee of £50 ☹️😱😭 

 

Thank God we paid via credit card…this is a must. 

Hold on to your bootstraps. Get that super deal website link and head on to ‘Reviews.com‘ or even a simple google or Trip Advisor search with name of “Company +Scam.” See what comes up.

 

Check for a clear customer support service and refunds policy. This should include phone numbers and contact email. Plus postal address.

Also we learnt from fellow travellers hideous stories that: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Do they have a social media presence with at least 70% good reviews? 

Once you have paid, you must get a receipt with details of your purchase. Did we say Use a Credit card? Good! 

 

 

#3. Summer Holiday Savings – when to fly out.

Okay 👌 we don’t believe in reinventing the wheel. So for a detailed plan on when to book your flight and best days to fly, check out our post right here. Where you will find our research on best days to bag best fares and when to book. Which little known websites we find amazing flights and hotels deals, etc. 

 

UNDERSTAND that long haul flights demand longer booking times to get the best deals. Short haul can be last minute bookings. 

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The winning Planner by Julie Sylvia Kalungi and Dr Paul Kalungi

 

#4. Summer holiday savings – All about the SALES. 

 Of course we want you to bag summer vacation deals asap so sales  are in. 

We have found that we get better deals for standard holiday days e.g. 7, 10, 14 days. Holiday companies may be your best bet to bag a deal and save some cashola. 

It is advisable to get on the travel sites mailing lists. Sites like holidaypirates.com 

Also Summer Holiday Savings - all airlines do give ridiculous deals via their sales promosClick to Tweet, which go to their mailing lists. 

 

Alternatively, …

For hotels airlines and all deals companies, a social media follow esp. on Facebook can get you amazing deals DURING their promos. So follow them. 

Example: Ryan air tweeted their .99 pence deals and they were gone in seconds! 😂

Specific hotels, do lots of social media promos. They also have loyalty schemes like:

  • Marriott club
  • Hilton Honours
  • Holiday in club etc. 

When you join, you could even grab a free hotel stay. 

Summer holiday savings go to the diligent. We suggest that even with them deals, Google the hotel name + discount codes for further savings. 

Not forgetting to check out Airbnbs for some super home comforts and quirky real estate. Grab £25 off your first Airbnb booking, use link above. 

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#5. Summer Holiday Savings – Cash Back is sweet 

Imagine you pay for your vacay and get some moolah back! That’s exactly what you might get if you use a site like: 

Topcashback.co.uk 

To book your flight, cruise, or package holiday. You have to be a member though and you could get up to 13% cash back. 

Our favourite site though for cash back and great deals is Booking.com 

And there you have it, our super saver tips for summer holidays cash 💰.

How about you? What do you do to bag them bargains and even save more on your holidays? Do share below. 

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140 thoughts on “Summer Holiday Savings for the Newbie Traveller.”

  1. Dalene Ekirapa

    The idea of booking for a vacay and still getting cashback is so much welcome- anyone would want that! And also, scammers can really be on the lookout for newbie travelers- that’s why whenever I’m visiting a new place first, I’d rather go with a touring company.

  2. Wow, you have given such amazing tips. I didn’t know about any of them. No wonder, travelling always costed a lot. Would follow these. I hope would be able to save some.

  3. I am sure, travelling with these smart hacks will help a lot.

    Thanks for sharing the information.

  4. Bindu Thomas

    Great Tips. Its absolutely necessary to do some research to avoid falling prey to scams.

  5. Amy-Lynn Denham

    A lot of places have discount coupons, too. For example, we use WagJag where I live and it helps us save a lot when we go to Toronto or Niagara Falls, etc.

  6. Mudpiefridays

    love these tips! every single one of them is important and could help those first time travellers. Thanks so much for sharing

  7. Crystal Carder

    These are all great tips! As a family of five, we love taking as many trips as possible and are always looking for new ways to save.

  8. I am always trying to travel more on a budget so I really appreciate these money saving tips! I need to try some of these ideas!

  9. Lavern Moore

    These are some great tips for holiday travel. I certainly don’t want to get scammed and these tips help!

  10. Saving money while traveling is amazing! I will definitely keep these tips in mind. Thanks for the information!

  11. I love how detailed your posts are. Thanks for sharing and I’ll keep those tips in mind next months when I start my travel. I hate being scammed and can’t easily let it go when it happens.

  12. Wow, thanks for sharing these tips, I will be sure to follow each one of them! I really don’t want to end up broke after summer holliday.

  13. Great tips, I love travelling but can’t always afford it so if I try your advice maybe I might be able to manage a few more trips!

  14. Many people take for granted cash back. When it accumulates, who knows and it can be a bonus trip guaranteed from those.

  15. These are greta money saving tips! I agree that cash back is sweet and I always make sure I am getting some when I book travel!

  16. These tips and resources are absolutely great! I would definitely try some of these the next time we are planning to travel. Thank you for sharing!

  17. Patricia Chamberlain

    These are great tips. I love to travel, but we do not have tons of spare income, so I always plan around sales.

  18. I’ve had some pretty sweet deals using cashback – I like to pay with specific credit cards, get the cashback offered, and then pay up the credit card in full to get the best bang for my buck.

  19. We do a lot of traveling during the summer, so it always helps to know how to find the best deals. We end up doing a lot of road trips because it’s cheaper than flying for four people and we aren’t as limited on the luggage we bring.

  20. Kate Loves Travel

    These are great tips! We rarely bother with airport taxis – it’s so much cheaper to drive and park… and I always look for the cheapest times to fly!

  21. It’s really an awesome guide that you have provided.

    I am going to try this holiday for sure.

    Thanks for the wonderful post.

  22. Such a great and very informative post. This could help me so much on how I cn save on my future travel.

  23. Alexandra Cook

    Travelling is pretty expensive, so I always make sure that I prepare a lot before planning a trip.

  24. David Elliott

    I am working on planning my holiday for next summer. And you are right. Being prepared helps a ton. I know I have seen such fluctuations in pricing on things to know that just jumping on the first price of something I should wait a little. I mean, you cannot wait forever but being patient helps. But to understand this you need to be preparing in advance.

  25. I love these great tips! I’ve been have hard time to save more during more during travel. Thank you for sharing this!

  26. Christopher Mitchell

    You’re so right! Preparation is so much of the battle, and the real secret to it all!

  27. Traveling adds up so fast! It is good to have some strategies for saving so that you can save money. We don’t fly much, so I’ll have to check out the flight tool since I am unfamiliar with rate changes.

  28. Such helpful tips here! Summer season is the best season that I loved and these tips you’ve shared are perfect for us. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Great post! I also agree that prep is key. Booking those early hotels and early (ish) flights can make all the difference to your wallet

  30. These are great tips. Holiday vacation is so expensive and that is one of the reason why we are not able to do that but now after reading this article I am thinking to have a holiday vacation. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  31. Fran Jorgensen

    What a great post! Holidays can be so expensive! But not anymore with these great tips!

  32. your tips a most welcome! I’d love to save at least a little when I travel because as much as I love it is pretty expensive!

  33. these tips were something i never considered, now i will definitely try it out because it is going to make one save for trips without even feeling the impacts

  34. These are great tips. Planning for a holiday can be stressful especially when you are travelling with kids. These tips help to relieve some of that stress.

  35. These are great tips! I agree with you, there are a lot of opportunities to save a fortune like what as you mentioned, waiting for a big sale.

  36. Paula Stewart

    When we traveled regularly for work, I often used an online site to book our hotels. If I found a lower price, I would call them and most of the time they would match the price. And, we had many hotels match or beat the best price. Some even offered comps.

  37. These are all such great ways to save money to make the most of your travelling! I definitely use quite a few of these myself, as well. 🙂

  38. Flossie McCowald

    LOL great post – but totally different from what I expected. Even before we had kids, we were more likely to jet off somewhere in the WINTER, not the summertime – summer is for camping and road trips, for us 🙂

  39. Christopher Mitchell

    You’re so right, preparation is everything! Whenever I go over budget, it’s because of a lack of planning!

  40. Khushboo Motihar

    These are some helpful tips. I always believe in booking through reputed sites to avoid getting scammed.

  41. Gill Trotman

    Definitely can use some of these tips! Especially since I travel a lot. Thanks for sharing!

  42. Great post. Some good tips here. I also use credit cards on certain things. They’re excellent for getting your money back if a company is trying to scam you. Thanks for sharing!

  43. Fran Jorgensen

    This just comes a great time! We are heading over to europe next month and I am trying to scratch every cent I can! Thank you so much for your great tips!

  44. Kathleen Cregg

    These are great tips for summer travel! Booking in advance is key, but not always! Booking.com is my favorite site and the cashback idea is genius!

  45. Hannah F Healy

    Great tips! I especially like the one about planning and preparation. I usually try to plan ahead and research to find out ways to save money with travel.

  46. These are such great tips! I utilize a lot of these when planning some of mine, but learned quite a bit as well. Will definitely be employing these in the future!

  47. It’s good that I read this today. My sister and I were just talking about a trip layaway plan. I guess we will scrap that and just money we save to take our trip (and we will use the credit card to pay, just using the savings to pay that cc bill, so we have a receipt). Thank you for sharing!

  48. Great tips for summer holiday savings! Summer is the best time to travel but often expensive!

  49. Dana Brillante-Peller

    one of the things I love about the summer are the savings. You can really get good deals for back to school items.

  50. Kristian Thomas

    I didn’t know about the holidaypirates website! Thank you for the resources and tips!

  51. Lavern Moore

    These are some great tips for making the most of Holiday travel. Many of these I’ve used when preparing to go out of town so I can definitely say that they work. While others I’m going to add in my preparation for travel arsenal so that I can save even more money.

  52. awesome tips. very useful and easily managable too. I am never against saving even a little penny on my vacations

  53. interesting and useful post! My friends and i are going on holidays together and we reeeally need to save up a little because it’s going to cost lots!

    xx
    lau
    malibluemymind

  54. Patricia Martin

    I’ll be thinking about this tips next time we book a vacation, we also leave our car at the parking garage outside the airport, it’s way cheaper.

  55. I think preparation is one of the most awful experiences of traveling! It can be so time-consuming to plan and prepare. I know it’s worth it in the in but I still don’t like it!

  56. My husband and I are planning at looking at trips for our winter holiday starting next week. I anticipate ZERO sales for that time of the year because that when EVERYONE generally travels, ha! But who knows – we could get lucky!

  57. I love to save money on traveling, but I normally just book a cheap flight much earlier. This summer holiday savings plan gives so much more ways to save money traveling. I’ll bookmark this post for reference, thanks!

  58. alexandra cook

    an article full of information I definitely need💯 thank you for sharing this, learned a lot :))

  59. I know it’s important to always look more when it comes to flights, can save us tons of dollars! Right! Anyhow, amazing tips and a great guide!

  60. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    #2 is the best. When you do enough research, you avoid being scammed because being scammed is just the worst way to lose your money.

  61. From my experience, summer holidays plan should be made in advance so that you can get the best deals!

  62. I am an aspiring newbie traveler and I am always afraid to travel because of price and possibly being taken advantage of. These are great tips

  63. Stephanie Stebbins

    Thank you so much for this! Summer is my favorite time to travel and I can definitely put these tips to good use!

  64. alison netzer

    Fantastic savings ideas. We are always looking out for deals as we are traveling with 5 and that can cost a lot. I will definitely use a lot of these. Thank you.

  65. Thank for tips for discounted airport parking! The few times we have parked at the airport it has cost us a ton of money to leave our car there. I will definitely be using your suggestions for next time!

    Jessica
    http://Www.amongblu.com

  66. vasundhra singh

    These are some great tips and I didn’t know about many of these. I am sure using these deals will help me save more!

  67. Cash back is where it is at. I use cash back sites as much as possible, because I need more of my money to put in my pocket for food and excursions. We pay for all of our trips with our credit card just in case of something sideways happening.

  68. Sabrina Must

    YES, I love summer sales! However, I’ve never heard of this top cashback before, so maybe it’ll help me save more. Thanks for sharing!

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