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10 ways to save when booking your honeymoon

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29/06/2015
Ditching the travel agent, browsing incognito online and telling people you’re a newly-wed are just some of the many ways to save when booking your honeymoon, according to PromotionalCodes.org.uk,

Here, the site offers its top 10 money saving tips for newlyweds:

  1. Search incognito for flights/hotels

Even when browsing for hotels and flights online, make sure you use an incognito window. Hotel and travel sites have certain cookies on their sites where they can track how many times you’ve looked at a certain site and bump up the price if they think you’re interested.

  1. Let people know you’re on your honeymoon

When booking your trip, don’t be afraid to tell people it’s your honeymoon. Sometimes, this can lead to room upgrades at your hotel or extras thrown in elsewhere, such as a free bottle of bubbly. You’ve got nothing to lose, so let people know to improve your honeymoon!

  1. Ditch the travel agent

Book your honeymoon yourself. Avoiding travel agents will save you money because it means that you won’t have to pay them commission. Researching honeymoons online has never been easier and doing it yourself gives you the comfort of knowing that you have found the best possible deal.

Don’t be afraid to call up travel shops and ask them for the best prices. In many cases if you mention that you were offered a better deal elsewhere they might reduce their initial offer.

  1. Use discount codes

Voucher code websites are great for saving money on breaks and can make a real difference to your overall honeymoon cost.

  1. Be cautious

Many people assume that last minute trips are the cheapest but a lot of deals do not include the cost of transfers, catering and insurance.

Shop around for the best deal and when you see a honeymoon you like, take the booking to the next stage. There are often additional charges added on so make sure you find out the final fee rather than comparing deals by just looking at the advertised price.

  1. Book different elements separately

It may be tempting to just book everything together in a package deal but hidden added costs can bump the price up enough to make your eyes water. Even simple things like booking your flights as two one way singles instead of return flights can save a great deal.

  1. Book well in advance

The general rule of thumb is book up to three or four months before you plan on going.

Flights and trains all have a certain quota of seats that they’ll sell for the lowest price and once these seats are booked up, the next lot will be a bit more expensive and so on. This goes for accommodation too so book early to avoid this downfall (click for source).

  1. Consider a honeymoon registry

Rather than asking family and friends for pots and pans as wedding gifts, asking them to help out towards your honeymoon is a great way to get the cash for a luxury break. If you’re not comfortable asking for cash, you could always add items like guidebooks to your wedding list to help out with costs.

  1. Don’t be put off by currency exchange

 The pound is now at one of its strongest points and travelling in the Eurozone or US dollar will actually get you more bang for your buck.

  1. The small hours are the cheapest

Dragging yourself out of bed at the crack of dawn to catch a 4am flight might seem unspeakable now but it could save you a fortune. Early morning and overnight fares are generally cheaper and travelling at off-peak times will mean more time for your money once you arrive at your chosen destination.

 

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