Save GBP632 on Your Half Term Holiday 'Extras'By Travelsupermarket.com, PRNE
Thursday, February 10, 2011
CHESTER, England, February 11, 2011 - With the February school half term break just around the
corner (21-25 Feb), research from comparison site travelsupermarket.com has
revealed that parents can save up to GBP632 on the cost of holiday 'extras'
for their getaway.
Any parent will know that going on holiday over the school
holidays can be more expensive, so it's important to save money where
possible. However, whilst holidaymakers are becoming increasingly savvy and
shopping around to bag great deals on cheap holidays (
www.travelsupermarket.com/holidays/), travellers can still end up
wasting the money they have saved on their holiday on travel 'extras', which
many don't think about until the last minute.
If you are going away this half term, now is the time to act
to make sure you aren't wasting money unnecessarily.
Save GBP146 by pre-booking airport parking
By pre-booking your airport parking (
www.travelsupermarket.com/c/extras/airport-parking/) you can save over
GBP146* on airport short stay options. And even with long stay parking, you
can save over GBP110, when you pre-book either on-airport or off-airport
options. Get this booked as soon as possible - the earlier you do, the more
you can save.
Save GBP191 on travel insurance
You can save nearly 78 per cent by comparing different
insurance providers for a trip to a worldwide destination rather than
panicking and buying at the airport as you jet off. And for those heading to
Europe, savings are still over GBP40 on a single trip policy and GBP62 for
those undertaking winter sports. Get insurance as soon as you book your
holiday so you can benefit from cancellation coverage.
Save over GBP130 on car hire
The difference between hiring from the terminal on arrival or
through using price comparison to book in advance can easily exceed GBP130 on
a medium sized family car. Booking earlier than that will save you even more
You will often find that smaller cars are the most popular
options, so it's worth having a look at larger cars - you might get one for
less than a small hatchback if demand for small cars is high.
Save GBP165 on holiday money
Whatever you do, don't buy holiday money at the airport as
you'll generally have to pay commission and will get poorer exchange rates.
It's also worth looking at more than just high street banks
and travel agents to compare as there may be cheaper options out there,
particularly with online services.
If you look online you can find the best deals with the likes
of ACE-FX, Travelex and ICE. You can order from your computer and either pick
up at the airport or have home delivery. Based on changing 1500 Euros, you
could save over GBP165 compared to airport rates.
Notes to Editors:
Money Saving Examples:
AVERAGE PRICE Travelsupermarket.com TOTAL COMPARATIVE PRICE SAVING Airport Manchester Airport Pre-book parking price for GBP146.01 Parking* Terminal 2 short the same car park using stay gate price travelsupermarket.com GBP216 GBP69.99 Travel Europe with winter Europe with winter sports GBP62.38 Insurance** sports insurance insurance from GBP17.62 with costs GBP80 from Cheapertravelinsurance.co.uk Post Office Premium Car Hire*** - Hertz price for pay Car hire price at GBP70.69 GBP131.95 medium family on arrival for car with Argus car group C hire is GBP202.63 on (Astra, Focus) the Hertz website Holiday Price for EUR1,500: Best price for EUR1,500 in GBP167.01 Money**** Airport price from cash for home delivery: Thomas GBP1457.14 at GBP1290.13 from Ace-FX with the airport rate of free delivery at a rate of 1.05 and 2% handling 1.16 fee
*Price based on stays from 19 to 26 February for 8 days.
travelsupermarket.com sourced on 07 February 2011 and on airport direct
websites for MAN/LHR/LTN
**Price based on a family of 4 for 8 days policy starting 19 February
2011. Prices for best price policies sourced on travelsupermarket.com 07
February 2011 and worst prices from Manchester Airport Post Office
***travelsupermarket.com and Hertz websites sourced on 07 February 2011
****travelsupermarket.com sourced on 07 February 2011
www.travelsupermarket.com is an online comparison service where
customers can find the best value travel options for their needs and purchase
over the internet. The website compares flights, car hire, hotels, cruise,
package holidays plus dynamic packaging by searching hundreds of travel
websites. The information supplied is unbiased and is designed to save the
customer time and money.
The site thrives on offering its users accurate real time availability by
taking information directly from suppliers such as Opodo, British Airways,
Thomas Cook, First Choice, Radisson, Sol Melia, easyCar, Auto-Europe and many
more, ensuring users are presented the best possible price at all times. It
- Over 650 scheduled, low cost and charter airlines from 39 individual suppliers - Over 200,000 individual hotels from over 42 individual hotel suppliers - Over 200 individual car hire providers from over 21 suppliers - 1,000s of individual package holidays from over 34 suppliers
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also compares prices on travel insurance and on airport car parking.
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