Save money and make the most of your holiday by planning it yourself

If you can do without the confidence of buying a pre-packaged travel, you can save a great deal of money by planning your holiday yourself. Of course it takes some time, but in the end there is a lot of money to save on your travels.

Therefore, charter vacations are expensive

Charter companies book their flights a long time in advance to ensure that they both have flights and seats enough for the holiday season. Therefore, they have to pay more for the individual seats and they must also serve on them, of course you also pay for their marketing, planning, guides, etc.

Initial planning

The first step is to find out where the trip should go. Be specific about which country and city you want to vacation in, making it easier to find the cheapest tickets and hotel accommodation. If you have a tight budget in relation to travel expenses, it may be a good idea to have an alternative holiday destination. But more often than not, you can find very cheap tickets and stays.

Use the Web

Start well in advance. It is often important to book your airline tickets in good time, especially if you are going to travel during the holiday season. The closer you get to the departure day, the more expensive the tickets will be most often. Now you have to start with a little detective work. It’s usually nothing that takes more than an hour or so. Do a search on the web at “cheap flights”. And there will be a list of various online travel agents who continually scan the network for flight and hotel prices.

Don’t take the first one you find

Even if you think the first trip will seem cheap, you don’t have to buy it immediately. One has to look at several online travel agencies, since some have the same travel cheaper than others. It depends entirely on the agreement that you have made with your travel provider. So spend some time on several different providers and compare prices. Using  an electronic logging device can also help with budgeting for fuel and travel expenses on road trips.

Things to look for

Sometimes the price varies according to what you’re looking for, so there are some things to try.

  • Is it cheaper to buy flights and hotels together or separately?
  • Are there any more airports where you travel? And is there a difference in the price?
  • Is it the right to book two single tickets than a return ticket?
  • Is it cheaper to travel on Thursdays rather than Friday? (or another day?)
  • Do you have to pay extra for something? (baggage, food on board, breakfast at the hotel etc.) And does it make the holiday more expensive compared to another offer?

Enjoy your holiday!

Now it’s just to look forward to your holiday wherever you go. With this method you can sometimes save more than 50% compared to buying a package tour through a tourist office. It may provide budget space for an extra holiday or the opportunity to shop more when you’re off.