IF YOU are looking ahead to your next holiday, then there are some easy ways to keep costs down.
A travel expert has revealed two handy money-saving hacks – including to tweak when you travel and where you book to stay.
Jacob Wedderburn-Day, CEO of travel company Stasher has come up with some top tips to abide by.
One is changing where to book your accommodation – and it's wise to think outside the box.
Rather than stay in the busy city centre, it might be worth looking at the business district, especially if you are on holiday over the weekend.
Wedderburn-Day explained: "If you’re planning a weekend city break, a great tip is to look for hotels in the business district which will have less demand on Friday and Saturday nights from people travelling for work.
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"These areas will be well connected to the city via local transport and are often closer to the airport than if you were staying in the heart of the city."
It also pays to be flexible about the time at which you fly.
Wedderburn-Day continued: "To get an extra day to explore your destination while avoiding the cost of an additional night’s stay in a hotel, book a late flight home.
"This way, you’ll maximise the time you get away without having to splash out for more nights.
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"Before you go, research a luggage storage location where you can stash your suitcase(s) for a small cost on your last day after your hotel check-out time.
"The same goes for booking an early flight on the way out, too."
However, if you want to avoid travelling abroad, we've also rounded up some money-saving tips for staycations.
This includes booking hotels outside of the centre as well as booking them directly rather than on third party websites.
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