Travelling can be a costly business but there are several websites around that can help you save money. From comparing prices to tips on saving money once you’re abroad, these websites are vital browsing for the travellers wanting to save money. Here’s a guide to some of our favourite money saving websites for travellers.
Skyscanner is an award winning site which compares millions of flights, hotels and car hire deals for the cheapest price. The site also boasts great travel news and features, with a range of tips and ideas for saving you money. Skyscanner even produce podcasts, so you can learn about saving money whilst on the go.
Budget travel is jammed full of money saving tips and advice for your travels. The site has detailed guides to all your basic travel budget needs including information about air travel, cruises and car rental. It also has guides to individual destinations highlighting opportunities for saving money in that specific area, as well as an up to date list of current travel deals.
This one is a bit specific but great for families who are planning to take the little ones to a Disneyland or a Disney themed attraction. The site is full of information on saving as much money as possible attending the Disney parks and they provide a whole range of discounts including money off getting into the parks and codes to make buying food and drink cheaper. If you’re planning on heading to a Disney attraction, make sure you check this site out first.
Travelbag helps you find the cheapest flights, hotels and tours. Their search engine is specific and well designed so you can find exactly what you are looking for and, if there’s something that you particularly want to do whilst you’re on holiday, then you can speak to a Travelbag consultant who will tailor make a holiday to suit you. Travelbag also promise to price match if you find the same holiday or flight for less thanks to their Price Beater Promise.
Accor hotels are Europe’s largest hotel group and guarantee to find you the best deal available. They also provide trip ideas and travel guides which shows you which places you should visit, how to get to those destinations from your hotel and the site allows you to plan an itinerary, including dates and times, before you’ve even left your house. This is a great way to plan your holiday as it will allow you to budget well in advance.
Lastminute is the UK’s leading online and travel retailer and offers users great late deals. With over 80,000 hotels worldwide, you’re virtually guaranteed to find a destination you would like. They also offer great last minute deals on flights, holidays, city breaks and the Eurostar. If you sign up you are not only given access to exclusive deals but you get an instant 10% of hotels as well!
Lonelyplanet is a great website which allows you to search any destination and it will provide you with a wealth of information that you can use to help plan and budget your holiday. For example, there are articles highlighting the top things to do, the best places to stay, the best places to eat and drink, and the best places to shop. If you’re planning on going away then it is well worth checking this site out so you are knowledgeable about where you are going.
Kayak is a brilliant travel comparison site, allowing you to search for the best deals on flights, cars, hotels and city breaks. Using Kayak you could save up to 35% when finding a hotel.
HomeExchange allows people to bypass the cost of accommodation all together by letting people exchange homes for an agreed period of time. This is suitable for anyone, whether you are single or have a family. Through the HomeExchange website you can browse homes and, if you find one you like, can begin an email exchange with the owner to see if they would be interested in swapping homes for a while. You might fret that your house isn’t big or alluring enough but many people would be happy to come over and experience life in your area. With over 50,000 members in 150 countries, it’s well worth giving it a try if you want to bypass costly hotels.
Tripadvisor not only allows you to search for the best hotels, flights, rentals, restaurants and destinations, it also allows users to post reviews. Looking through these reviews should help you determine whether or not that particular destination or service is right for you. Just be aware of ‘fake’ reviews, such as hotel owners giving their hotel five stars, or giving a poor review to other hotels. It also has some interesting articles highlighting things such as the best hotel, the best destination and the best beach.
APH (Airport Parking and Hotels) specialise in providing cheap airport parking and hotels for customers in the UK. They also provide other travel extras such as travel insurance and travel cash. With 33 years of experience and a 99% customer satisfaction rating, it is a great site to check out for cheap airport parking.
Holidayextras is a comprehensive comparison site which allows you to compare not only hotels and airport parking, but also a whole host of extras such as an airport lounge, holiday insurance, port parking and rail travel to the station. They also have a list of their own exclusive special offers, including the guarantee that if you find the same parking space for less within 24 hours of booking with Holidayextras you can park with them for free.
Travelzoo research, evaluate and test thousands of travel deals to see which ones are really worth your money. Every week they have a run down of the top twenty deals on the internet, so it is a good website to check out if you’re thinking about booking a holiday.
Mightydeals is a great site to visit to find cheap getaways. Their deals are constantly being updated and there are a huge variety from which you can choose; everything from a London theatre break to a European cruise. The savings can be huge, with many of the deals offering over 50% off the original price.
If you are preparing for an adventurous holiday and are going to be in need of some hiking gear then Gooutdoors is well worth checking out. There are lots of online offers on items such as walking boots, waterproof jackets, air beds and even tents. So if you’re planning on an outdoors holiday, check this website as you make your plans.
If you’re looking to go on a cruise then cruisedeals.co.uk is a good place to begin your search. It allows you to search for the best cruise deals as well as find cheap late deals. The site also provides a list of its favourite offers and has a blog telling you all the information you need to know if you’re planning on taking a cruise.
Viator allows you to find travel destinations and deals at the lowest prices; if you can find the same deal cheaper anywhere else then Viator will refund the difference. Viator is also great for guides; for each of the destinations you can choose from there is a free online guide which provides you with a map, tells you what’s happening now, points out the top attractions and gives Viator’s personal recommendations.
Instead of spending on travel guides you could instead check out Wikitravel. It works a lot like Wikipedia in so much as anyone can contribute to it. This means that the guides to each country are very thorough and much more comprehensive than a guide you would buy from a shop, but totally free. Using this site is a great alternative to spending money buying a guide.