How to Have a Luxury Holiday For Less

Sep 09, 2013, 13:45 ET from

NOTTINGHAM, England, September 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and studies have shown that going on holiday is a necessity as our bodies require a break from the stress of work and everyday life in order to "repair, recuperate and grow," according to Andrew McCombe, author of Activate Your life. With this in mind, there is no wonder that we crave a luxury holiday every now and again and our bodies for one would benefit from being spoilt.

However, just because it's a luxury holiday it doesn't have to come with a luxury price tag, take a look at how it is possible.

One of the key points to remember whenever you go on holiday is that it's always worth joining the hotel and flight loyalty programmes. By clocking up your airmiles and showing that you're a loyal, returning customer you could reap the rewards and benefit from free upgrades or money off. Similarly ensure to look out for vouchers in the paper, supermarkets and online voucher codes, you are sure to find a discount that will either help you out once you have reached your destination or will help you get there.

Before choosing the 'luxury destination' do your research and compare how much food and drink is once your over there as well as the current exchange rate. Places such as Sri Lanka, Bali and Egypt all offer exclusivity and indulgences, but you will find they are much cheaper than other locations. It is also worth finding out when the cheapest time to go to your chosen location is, for example if you wanted to travel to Cancun then anytime after Labour Day up until mid November is the best time to go, you may be surprised how much of a difference it makes.

If you don't mind taking a bit of a gamble then you could opt for a last minute deal, but be sure to book it straight away if you're happy with it as the next day they may be gone. Secret hotels and holidays are also perfect if you don't mind where you go and you could end up embarking on a 5* holiday, the down side however is that you won't know where you're going until you've already booked it.

Choose your flight days and times carefully. Generally, flying on a weekday works out cheaper than doing so on a weekend, and if you're planning on going on an exclusive holiday it is definitely worth it. As is flying throughout the night opposed to during the day - 'unsociable' flight times usually equates to being lower in cost so unless you'd rather have a good nights sleep than go on your dream holiday then you should keep your eyes peeled for middle of the night flights!

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