Travel tips to help you save in 2012
He may have been dead for nearly 2000 years but the words of Roman philosopher Seneca still stand true: “Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.” Taking that into account, what better way to start 2012 than by planning an adventure abroad?
An early escape
You may not want to use all your annual leave attempting to get through the dregs of winter, but a short weekend away could be the perfect fillip to counter those New Year blues. BMI fly to 40 destinations across three continents and are the perfect carrier for those looking to escape England in search of a mini-adventure. If you want to keep the cost down, Easyjet Holidays offer a huge range of amazing deals at bargain prices. From skiing to summer sun, there’s a break to suit all.
Get the best deal
Oh how times have changed. It’s amazing to think that booking a holiday used to involve hundreds of brochures and a somewhat tedious and tense lunch break appointment with a travel agent. Thankfully, the advent and continued growth of sites such as Expedia and Netflights has changed all that. Now everyone has the ability to tailor and book dream trips without leaving the house. It doesn’t matter where or when you want to go, you can find great deals comparing all manner of flights, hotels and deals all in one place. Click, book, fly, enjoy.
Organise the extras
From parking at the airport, organising transfers at your destination, hiring a car to booking excursions and attractions it’s amazing how often the extras mount up when you’re heading off on holiday. By booking these important elements of your holiday in advance using a site such as lowcosttravelextras.com you could make great savings – the key is leaving yourself enough time to find the best deals.
It may not be the most glamorous thing to organise, but it could be the most important. If you ever travel to Europe, you should be taking a free European Health Insurance card (EHIC) along. The cards can be used in state run hospitals in EU countries and they entitle the holder to care at the same price as the locals.
You should always have some extra travel insurance to compliment the EHIC card as this covers any state or private medical treatment. Look to buy an annual policy if you travel more than twice a year with sufficient cover available for a family of four for around £40. If you only take the odd trip abroad then just cover yourself for the time you spend away. Prices start from just £9 for a young couple spending a week in Croatia.
Remember, if you're keen to secure the best deal on your holiday make sure you regularly check Quidco's Travel section for all our latest deals.
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