A few important tips to make your dream holiday much easier :
1.Travel Insurance : Don’t risk travelling uninsured! A good comprehensive travel insurance policy is essential – and cover starts the moment you take this out. We recommmend taking out your insurance at the time of booking to benefit from cancellation cover. You can choose a competitive single trip policy – but it always works out cheapest to take out a multi trip annual policy. We recommend Columbus Direct (click here) for single trip policies starting from only £5 and multi trip annual policies starting from only £30. In addition they offer special policies for adventure travel or passengers over 64 or those with pre-existing medical conditions. We have arranged a 10% discount for online purchase.
If you are over 65 or have pre-existing medical conditions, you may need to use a specialist insurer, such as Ancile Good-to-go (click here) to get cover.
2. Airport Parking : Often driving is the easiest way to get to the airport. Airport parking can be expensive unless you pre-book it. Trip extras offers airport parking from as little as £2.99 per day – saving you up to 60% of the gate prices – to get a quote click here. They offer a lowest price guarantee and do not charge credit card fees. Booking an airport hotel along with parking is often not much more expensive than the parking alone – and ensures a worry free start to your holiday.
3. Airport Hotel : Staying at an airport hotel can alleviate much of the stress of getting to the airport – particularly for early flight departures. You check in the night before, can sleep late prior to your departure. Some are on site and its just a short stroll to the check in desk. Others offer courtesy coaches for the short journey to check in. Prices can be surprisingly affordable (starting at £35 per night) – and are cheapest if you book well in advance or combine with parking. To get a quote effortlessly through Tripextras you can click here. Their “best price guarantee” : If you can find the same airport hotel product cheaper elsewhere within 24 hours of making and paying for your booking, then they will give it to you for FREE.
4. Airport Lounge Access : Airports can be stressful places – and what better way to smooth your passage than by relaxing like a VIP in the tranquillity of a lounge. Once you have done it – you will never travel any other way! You can book individual visits to one of 150 lounges worldwide from as little as £13.50 by clicking here. Or if you travel frequently, it usually works out cheapest to take out an annual pass (click here) which would allow you access to 600 airport lounges worldwide, whatever class you fly. We have arranged a special deal that entitles your to 10% off the standard price of Priority Pass so that prices start for as little as £62 for a whole year. Add an extra touch of luxury to any trip!
5. Foreign Exchange/Holiday Money : It is always much cheaper if you arrange your foreign exchange in advance, rather than at the airport. In addition to offering preferential exchange rates, Travelex will include free delivery or commission free buy-back of unused currency and offer a best price guarantee. If you decide to use your debit card abroad – remember that your bank will usually charge a fee for each transaction. Using a credit card can be economical – but bare in mind that your card provider will add a commission to any purchases that you make.