Saving For Your Summer Holidays
Our Top Tips
It is hard to believe that summer is already just around the corner! As the evenings begin to stretch our minds often turn to escaping the dreary weather and jetting off to the sun. If you are planning to treat yourself to a well-deserved holiday this summer you may want to take a look at our top saving tips for your trip.
The earlier you book your flights and accommodation, the better the deal you are likely to get. Avail of cheaper flights, better value accommodation and smaller deposits by booking your trip as far in advance as you can.
Begin by calculating the estimated cost of your trip; remember to include flights, accommodation, transfers, food, entertainment and travel insurance. Having an idea of what your trip should cost in total will give you a concrete figure to works towards.
You can then begin to calculate how much you will need to put away each month to reach your target savings.
Remind Yourself of What you are Working Towards
Set your holiday destination as your screensaver, looking at a golden beach with turquoise waters every time you unlock our phone is bound to motivate you to keep up your saving! Countdown apps such as Ready Set Vacation! are another great way to remind you of what you are working towards.
Avoid Impulse Purchases
Impulse purchases can throw your budgeting off track. Before you buy anything, consider whether you want it or you need it. If it is a want you should exercise the 7 day rule; walk away from the product and see if you still want it after a week. You will be surprised by the amount of things you are no longer interested in purchasing after just a week!
It is important to take out travel insurance before you jet off so that you can rest assured that your trip is protected against the unexpected. Get a quote here and cover your holidays in a matter of minutes.