☀︎ Lets start with the flights. As you may know flight prices change all of the time. A way to save some money when searching is to use websites like flight scanner or sky scanner. This ensures you get the cheapest flights to your chosen destination. However it means you could be flying with British Airways on the way there and then RyanAir on the way home, so two different airlines however it will be sure to save you money when booking the flights.
☀︎ Flight prices can be a complete pain, one day you’ll see a flight at £200 and the next day £97, apparently the best times to purchase flight tickets is during the week rather than on the weekend. Take that into consideration when you are booking the holiday of your dreams.
☀︎ Onto the hotel. As any hotel their professional photos we see on their website look incredible, however, it isn’t always at it may seem. To view pictures that other people have taken try searching for the hotel on Instagram and view their tagged photos or see whether the hotel is within the location tap on Instagram. This will give you the real images as to how the hotel looks from real people. It is also great for checking what the weather is like (not going to lie, I do this a lot).
☀︎ When booking the hotel use different comparison websites to ensure you get the cheapest price for the hotel. Many sites such as booking.com and trivago can compare the different prices for you. Some sites are extremely cheeky and overcharge a lot so be sure to go to the official hotel website and check their prices before hand.
☀︎ Always read the reviews and blogs, it is always good to get other peoples opinions. I find the questions section within TripAdvisor a huge help when searching for a hotel, as people ask questions such a whether they need to take a hairdryer, or questions on the food quality. It is perfect to get another background opinion which is relevant to date.
☀︎ Lastly, do the work yourself. If you are booking a single trip holiday definitely book the hotel and flights separately as it can work out so much cheaper than booking it through holiday websites online. (If multi-centre or long haul, I’d personally go to a travel agency but it is completely personal choice). It is always good to save some money, that could be added to your spending money right?