Be flexible: Being flexible seems obvious but it often gets overlooked.
Travel on new routes: Travelling new routes is one of the best ways to get the best holiday deals but there’s a few more, too.
Holiday off-season: Now, this isn’t just about travelling to NYC in Summer and hoping it’ll snow.
Travel on early or late flights: Now, this is a double-edged sword in some ways.
Travel close to main destinations: Now, this might sound counter-intuitive but you grab some of the best holiday deals by choosing a destination that’s close by some main-hubs.
Travel to out-of-favour places: Just like clothes, destinations seem to go in and out of fashion.
Look for ‘soft-openings’: This is one of the best ways to get a cheaper hotel without compromising on the type of holiday you want.
Exploit the package holiday business model: Now, what I mean by a package is the hotel and flight included in one package.
Skip add-ons: Most airlines, hotels and holiday companies all focus on add-ons when you buy a holiday.
Use loyalty schemes: Now, I can’t say I’m a massive advocate of loyalty cards (except for ‘free’ upgrades on flights).