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The 7 travel hacks to save money on your next vacation

DEMAND for summer breaks is rising sharply and has surpassed pre-pandemic levels, says tour giant Tui.

Amid the looming cost of living crisis and Airports hiking feesgetting away may seem unlikely.

Demand for summer holidays is rising sharply and has surpassed pre-pandemic levels, says travel giant Tui

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Demand for summer holidays is rising sharply and has surpassed pre-pandemic levels, says travel giant Tui
There are steps you can take to ensure you're getting the most bang for your buck this summer

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There are steps you can take to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck this summer

But there are steps you can take to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck this summer.

Sophie Swietochowski has compiled the best holiday tips from travel experts, plus the best bargains to book now.

TRY SOMEWHERE NEW: Your favorite family holiday destination may no longer be the most budget-friendly option, and trading the Costa del Sol for the equally sunny shores of Bulgaria could save you a small fortune.

According to new data from Skyscanner, flights to Milan are 63 per cent cheaper than the same months before the pandemic, with the average UK return flight in May being just £38 per person.

The comparison site has a handy “Everywhere” tool in its drop-down search list to filter options based on your travel dates and rank them by price, cheapest first.

CALL HOTELS AND BOOK DIRECTLY: “Booking your travel and accommodation directly instead of through a third party is a great way to avoid unnecessary fees,” says Rory Boland, editor of Which? Travel, tells The Sun.

Accommodation is often the biggest expense, but if you’re willing to invest the transplant, you can drive prices down. According to Which?, vacationers get a better deal eight times out of ten when they pick up the phone.

BOOK ONE-WAY FLIGHTS: You don’t always have to book a return flight with an airline.

“Mixing and matching the airlines and airports you fly with can significantly reduce costs,” says Skyscanner’s Naomi Hahn. “Look at flying out on one airline and back on another.”

If you fly from another airport, you can also save quite a bit.

SPEND MONEY: You may have booked a cheap package with a trusted supplier, but unless you’re all-inclusive, you’ll have to pay outside for food, drink and fun.

Two weeks of food for a whole family can cost a lot, so calculate how much spending money you’ll need.

Sales of the Turkish lira have skyrocketed, with the pound sterling up 115.7 percent against the lira since 2020, according to the latest Post Office Travel Money Report released yesterday.

Better yet, the Turkish coast of Marmaris is now the cheapest holiday destination, with an average three course meal for two including a bottle of wine costing just £15.72.

DO NOT TRAVEL ON THE WEEKEND: The weekend is almost always the most expensive time to travel, whether you fly, travel by train or ship.

New research from Skyscanner shows that Friday is the cheapest day to fly, with families saving an average of nine per cent by flying from the UK on a Friday.

And Tui recommends families to book vacations for the high season as early as possible in order to benefit from free children’s places.

DO NOT BOOK AIRPLACES IN ADVANCE: studies of which? show that a group of four could spend up to £192 to reserve seats on a British Airways flight.

But many airlines, including BA and Jet2, say they will always seat groups together when there’s space – meaning pre-booking seats is just throwing money down the drain.

The consumer group found that 95 percent of short-haul passengers who didn’t pay a premium still got a shared seat.

KEEP THE RULES ON REASON: Despite Covid restrictions being eased around the world, many countries are still proposing last-minute changes for holidaymakers. And these often come at a cost.

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It’s important to keep an eye on the rules for your destination, as some holiday hotspots – like Spain – require visitors to have a booster vaccination if their last vaccination was more than 270 days before arrival.

Airlines don’t always know when it comes to changes, so you might board your plane only to find you don’t meet a destination’s entry requirements and need to return home.

Flights to Milan are 63 percent cheaper than the same months before the pandemic

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Flights to Milan are 63 percent cheaper than the same months before the pandemic
The Turkish coast of Marmaris is now the cheapest holiday destination

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The Turkish coast of Marmaris is now the cheapest holiday destination
It is important to keep in mind the rules for your travel destination

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It is important to keep in mind the rules for your travel destination

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