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Individual booking 'could lower holiday costs'

26 January 2009 10:08

Individual booking 'could lower holiday costs'

Booking flights and accommodation separately could be one of the keys to going on a low costing holiday this year, according to Ciaran Brennan in the Irish Independent.

With the internet providing more of a platform to create your own holiday and the increasing range of low cost airlines available, particularly to European destinations, it is stated that using these opportunities could help reduce the cost of a holiday.

Although not ideal for families, travelling midweek or during off peak times can also be of lower cost as this is when demand is at its lowest.

This is especially beneficial for the retired, who don't have work commitments to prevent them taking a break.

Anyone going away should make sure they take out the adequate insurance to cover them on their holiday, with specialist insurance options available, such as travel insurance for over 65s.

The 20 million tourists who book their holidays online have been warned by the Civil Aviation Authority that they may not be financially covered if the company they book through goes bust.