It’s almost the beginning of a new decade, and if your plans for 2020 include jetting off to sunnier climes, you’ll want to pay attention to this tip.
One travel insider who used to work at Thomas Cook has revealed that booking your package holiday on one particular day of the week could save you some serious cash, and the reason why actually makes perfect sense.
‘Booking a holiday on a Monday can sometimes help you get a better deal, as prices are sometimes dropped to try and entice customers who’ve had quotes at the weekend but not completed a booking,’ the expert explained as part of a panel put together by international travel money specialists Equals, reports The Mirror.
The weekend is often the most convenient time to book a trip, as you have more time to do your research and consider all of your options, but if you can hold on for one more day, you could have much more spending money in your pocket when you actually arrive on the beach.
However, it’s important to note that the advice only applies to all-in-one deals where you book your flights and hotel together through the same company. If it’s just the flights you’re after, you’d be best off waiting a day or two longer.
‘When it comes to flights, Tuesday or Wednesday is usually the cheapest day for scheduled flights,’ the insider added. ‘As a general rule, you’ll usually get a better price on mid-week options as prices are hiked for weekends.’
While you’re saving money on your trip, you should also take heed of the research Holiday Hypermarket released last month, which showed that it’s not just the day you book the flight that counts – it’s the day you board it, too.
According to the data released by the company, flying on a Saturday could cost you upwards of £200 more than other days of the week, so it might be time to rethink those weekend travel plans…