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Brexit uncertainty has already slashed holiday prices – but here’s how you can save even more

BREXIT uncertainty has meant that there are some great holiday deals out there for Brits.

But snapping up a cut-price bargain isn't the only way you can save on your next break.

So if you haven't booked your Easter or summer holidays yet and are looking for some bargain deals and ways to save even more on your holiday, here are a few things to consider…

The type of holiday to book

Brexit uncertainty has meant that travel firms have been slashing the prices of holidays by as much as 50 per cent in the week right after Brexit.

This is despite the fact that the government has confirmed flights will go on, even in the event of a No Deal Brexit.


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One thing that isn't certain is the value of the pound, which has seen significant fluctuations.

Industry insiders have suggested that booking an all-inclusive break is the way to go,  as you can lock in the price of your holiday now and not have to worry if the value of the pound goes down.

Tom Davies, head of marketing at Broadway Travel, told Sun Online Travel: "All-inclusive deals are the one to go for at the moment and we have already seen an increase in bookings for this type of holiday, it is a fantastic option especially for families.

"We’re anticipating that there will be an upsurge in bookings after the 1st April which is likely to push up prices, so the sooner you book the better!"

But if you don't mind the fluctuating pound, it could be worth waiting and see as travel firms are still having last minute sales.

One thing to watch out for is to make sure your holidays are either ATOL or ABTA protected.

You may also want to check whether your package holiday is subject to a "Brexit surcharge".

Finding a cheap holiday

If you don't mind where you go, waiting until the last minute to book could give you some amazing deals.

You might discover as well that the destinations that are usually known for cheap breaks are more expensive this year.

Earlier this year, Sun Online Travel revealed how some holiday deals to Florida are now cheaper than Spain or Turkey during May half term.

In fact, we managed to find a 10-night Florida break that starts from £293pp, including return flights.


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But if you have a particular destination in mind, it's worth planning ahead.

Sun Online Travel recently revealed how the sweet spot for finding the cheapest flights is around 21 days before you travel.

Make sure you book your flights on Sunday though – it can save you as much as 36 per cent compared to during the week.

In terms of the day of travel, Friday is one of the cheapest days for flying out and it also happens to be the cheapest day for hotel rooms too.

You can find more ways to find cheap holiday deals here and it's worth keeping an eye out on The Sun's Deal Of The Day page.

How to save while booking your holiday

If you're ready to book your holiday, make sure you take advantage of cashback websites.

Topcashback for example offers up to 3.15 per cent cashback on holiday bookings with easyJet and up to eight per cent on hotel bookings of two or more nights with Expedia.

You can find out more about how these sites work here.

Cashback credit cards could be another way to save and you get a percentage of your purchase back as cash or credit.

Just make sure you use it responsibly, and pay off the balance in full each month.

But even picking where you do your regular shop can help.

Sun Online Travel previously revealed how you can use your Tesco vouchers to pay for hotels and make a huge saving as every voucher is worth three times their value.

And if you go to a theme park like Universal Orlando, there are hotels that will throw in queue skipping passes for free.

Saving on your holiday money

One of the best options for carrying money for your holiday is a travel credit card – you won't have to pay transaction fees abroad if you pick the right one, there's no cash to carry and your purchases are protected. And some even offer cashback.

Sun Online has rounded up some of the best ones on the market right now here.

Just make sure that when it comes to making the payment, you choose to pay in the local currency rather than in sterling to avoid getting ripped off through bad exchange rates.

If you don't want to or can't get a credit card, a pre-paid card might also be a good option.

You could, for example, load the card when the exchange rate is really good.

Always check the small print though, as some will charge you a transaction fee as well as for any cash withdrawals.

If you need cash, it's usually cheaper to order it ahead of time if you need a big quantity.

Companies like WeSwap even lets you track exchange rates so you can swap money when the rate is right.

But if you only need small change for buying things such as drinks or snacks, you might be better off taking out cash from the ATM at your destination, though bear in mind that most ATMs will charge a fee for this.

EasyFX told Sun Online Travel: "A group of banks across the world have come together to form the Global ATM Alliance, a network of major international banks who allow their customers to use their ATMs with no fees.

"For UK customers, Barclays is the main bank participating in this.

"If you're a Barclays customer you can use foreign ATMs from banks such as Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, BNP Paribas and Westpac without being charged foreign fees."

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