Parents given money-saving holiday tips
26 January 2009 08:48
Parents looking to cut costs when taking their children away this summer have been offered some tips on how to limit the amount of money they spend on their break.
According to Tots to Travel, a company which specialises in family holidays, it is often the little extras that put a strain on the holiday bank balance.
Late passport applications are one thing that can hike up costs as well as increase stress levels, so parents are advised to check these a while in advance.
Also families should go on self-catering breaks so they are not forced to eat in expensive restaurants and going on picnics is expected to appeal to children, as it offers them the chance to eat in random places.
However, one thing a family is advised not to go without on their holiday is travel insurance.
Family holiday insurance will cover loss or damage to belongings as well as dealing with cancelled flights.
Alyson Cook, editor of Luxury Travel Magazine has stated that families are becoming a lot more free-spending on holiday because they don't want to disappoint the family unit.