How to save money on your travel extras

( 30 September 2016 )

How to enjoy those extra holiday perks like airport parking, airport hotels and car hire without burning a hole in your wallet.

They say the best things in life are free but unfortunately, those who love to travel in their spare time might beg to differ. Of course, we understand there are plenty of wonderful budget breaks available, if you do your research right, but the costs of even the shortest trip can still mount up if you're not careful.

Fortunately, we have been in the travel business for a very long time and, on our journey, we have made every effort to forge connections with some of the travel industry's leading names to bring our customers exclusive deals and discounts. So, now you can enjoy those extra holiday perks without burning a hole in your wallet.

Here are a few of the top ways you can save:

1. Save on your airport parking

It might save you some cash to park miles from the airport, but when you have heavy bags to lug around or want the peace of mind that comes with knowing your car is safe and secure, you're probably going to fork out the extra for the convenience of airport parking.

However, if you book your airport parking with Holiday Extras, you can save up to 30% of the total cost. Search for parking at 30 UK airports as well as the Port of Dover and Southampton if you're off on a cruise, and choose from a variety of parking options including a 'meet and greet' service where a member of staff will even park your car for you.

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2. Save on your airport hotel

If you have an inconveniently timed flight that leaves in the early hours of the morning, you'll probably want to spend the night as close to the airport as possible to minimise your journey times and cut down on any stress as you set off on your trip. An airport hotel is one of the best solutions to this problem - the only issue is, they can seem like a pricey purchase for just one night or a few hours kip.

Book your airport hotel with Holiday Extras and you can save 10% at 26 UK airports. Sometimes, there is even the option to book a mystery hotel which will cut your costs even further.

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3. Save on your airport lounge

If you've experienced the comfort and tranquillity of an airport lounge, you will understand why this is one of those holiday extras that start your trip out on the right foot or bring it to a peaceful close. These areas are generally secluded, relaxing and offer complimentary drinks, snacks and sometimes even spa treatments or services, away from the hubbub of the main parts of the airport.

Book your airport lounge with Holiday Extras and you can save 10%, which gives you 100% justification to treat yourself to this luxurious perk.

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4. Save on your hire car

Taxis are expensive and public transport can be unreliable. Why not hire a car with our partner Hertz Car Hire and pick up a vehicle to call your very own - well, for a limited time at least. The freedom a hire car affords you means you can set your own timetable and head off to visit whichever sites you choose.

Hertz offer pick-up locations in over 100 countries, plus our customers can save 10% on their car hire and receive a free driver to accompany you. Additionally, for a range of extra benefits, Saga customers are eligible to join the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Five Star scheme for free.

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