This summer, many popular travel destinations and exotic destinations will attract you again. But not with all holiday-makers the travel cash is bulging enough filled, in order to book the next dream vacation.
Especially families have to look at the money when planning their holidays. Fortunately also with small budget unforgettable holidays with sun, beach, palms and sea can be planned. We have collected these best tips on how to save money on your holiday and get in the sun cheaply!
Save costs: Thus the vacation becomes more favorable!
With a few tricks holidaymakers can make their trip cheaper. One of the biggest savings potentials is parking at the airport. How a detailed survey of the comparison portal Parkplatz.de in connection with the partner Parkplatzvergleich.de determined, particularly the parking lot at the airport can lead to substantial additional costs. One solution could be alternative providers of parking spaces located close to the airports.
In addition, the right choice of destination and the timing of the booking play an important role. Those who fly to Asia in the low season may pay less than in the high season on Mallorca. Travel insurance also offers great savings potential: Foreign health insurance, travel cancellation insurance and luggage insurance help to avoid unexpected costs such as medical treatment at the holiday destination.
Select destination and travel time
Already with the selection of the destination vacationers can save very much. While the popular destinations in the Mediterranean like Mallorca often lure with cheap package deals, the additional costs tend to be high. Holiday-makers should inform themselves before the journey into the holiday country, how high the cost of living are.
Also the tank filling for the rented car can have a significant effect. Who plans a longer vacation, pays for example in many asiatic countries clearly less for meals and means of transport, must however on the other hand on a more expensive journey count.
Timing during booking
In the meantime, empirical surveys have been carried out to determine when holidaymakers should best book their next trip. Especially for flights: book early, but not too early. Eight weeks before departure, travellers have the best chance of getting a bargain. In addition, flights tend to be cheaper in the afternoon or evening because demand from business travellers is said to fall at these times of the day.
The opposite is true for package tours: the literally early bird catches the worm. In the morning hours, very few guests have time to look for a holiday. For this reason the prices are lower than in the early evening or at prime time. In case of doubt, one can also ask the holiday experts in the travel agency which destinations can be booked at a reasonable price.
Travel insurance, such as international health insurance, travel cancellation insurance and luggage insurance, are extremely important in order to be optimally covered on holiday. Be sure to supplement your foreign health insurance for all family members. This is the only way to have full cost control abroad if you actually need to consult a doctor.
Especially for more expensive trips you should definitely consider a travel cancellation insurance. For example, holidaymakers can obtain inexpensive insurance offers with top benefits directly when booking their package holiday or when consulting an expert at a travel agency.
Parking at the airport
Not all vacationers like the train to the flight. Many travellers prefer to take their own car to the airport. This is more comfortable and flexible, but can also be quite expensive! According to a study by the comparison portal Parkplatz.de, holidaymakers should book their parking space at the airport as long in advance as possible, especially when travelling on holiday.
The inexpensive “Holiday” parking spaces are often booked weeks in advance at major German airports such as Frankfurt am Main, Munich and Düsseldorf. All that remains are the expensive multi-storey car parks. These premium parking spaces can cost up to 501 euros for two weeks in extreme cases (measured on 28.11.2017 at Düsseldorf Airport). Alternative providers that offer high-quality and secure parking spaces close to the airports – and at the same time are significantly cheaper – are cheaper.
Similar to airport car parks, rental cars should be booked as early as possible. Because the closer the holiday date approaches, the more expensive the holiday cars become. Book your rental car online before your holiday or directly in combination with your package tour.
Similarly as with the entire journey applies: The good protection makes the difference!
Fully comprehensive insurance without excess, liability insurance and protection against scratches on rims and windows should be booked directly. Here a further advantage becomes clear: With the reservation in the apron over renowned German rented car offerers such as SunnyCars and CO. all these points are already included in the rent. If the offerer comes locally then with further, expensive insurances, one can reject confidently.
All Inclusive in the hotel
Genuine All Inclusive is the best way to calculate the expenses for a trip well in advance. Those who choose full board at the hotel do not have to worry about additional costs for food and drink, at least during their stay at the resort.
Surely this is not the best solution to deal intensively with the culinary habits of the holiday destination. But particularly families have so planning security with finances and can look forward relaxed after the reservation to the vacation.
Experience has shown that a very valuable way to get to know the country and save money at the same time is to ask local residents or research tips in social media forums in advance. They know the best and cheapest restaurants and know which sights to see.