Save GBP632 on Your Half Term Holiday 'Extras'

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 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 (, 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 ( 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      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
                   GBP216               GBP69.99

    Travel         Europe with winter   Europe with winter sports    GBP62.38
    Insurance**    sports insurance     insurance from GBP17.62 with
                   costs GBP80 from
                   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

*Price based on stays from 19 to 26 February for 8 days. 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
. Prices for best price policies sourced on 07
February 2011
and worst prices from Manchester Airport Post Office

*** and Hertz websites sourced on 07 February 2011

**** sourced on 07 February 2011

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