Top tips for saving money on your summer holidays (1/2)
Tom Church, Co-Founder of money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk and dad, has revealed how he saves hundreds of pounds on holidays every year.
He revealed how, without using price comparison sites, he is able to track down the most affordable flights.
He said: “I wanted to go on a summer holiday abroad with my partner and son but we’re on a budget. At first glance, everything was so expensive.
“I found flight price comparison sites aren’t very good at the moment. Lots of the prices they show are old or don’t include things so it’s always more expensive.
“Google Flights, which is free, has some nifty tools most people don’t know about to help you find bargains.
“You can set your budget and search for open dates to either specific or open destinations.
“Then, what I do is create free email alerts. These email alerts tell you whether the flights are below-average price, average, or a high price.
“I’ve been a bit obsessed over the past year and have set up thousands of these alerts. You can then filter them so you only see the best deals. It’s like having your personal travel agent.
“The good news is that flight deals are out there, and I’ve found some great offers which result in savings of £80 on average.”