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Here's How To Book A Cheap Holiday - According To The Experts

By mariemadden

March 2, 2017 at 5:00pm


We all like travel, both we LOVE cheap travel.

There's something incredibly satisfying about booking your dream holiday without breaking the bank - and it gives you extra money to spend on beach beers and tasty dinners.

So, is it down to good luck?

Well, not according to the folks at, who have revealed some of their top tips for nabbing the perfect affordable breakaway.

Here goes...

If you're travelling in Europe, book your flight six months in advance

Research has found that Irish travellers can save up to 56%
on flights to Europe - if they book at
the right time. Big savings can be made on trips to destinations like Spain
and Portugal if you get the details sorted six months ahead of

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If you want to fly to London or New York, book two months in advance

Closer to home, flights to London are cheapest when booked two
months out, while it is perhaps more of a surprise that the same is
true of New York City.

However, more planning is needed in order to score savings to
other popular long-haul destinations - with flights to Bangkok and
Las Vegas offering their best deals when booked five months in advance.

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Book your hotel between one and two months in advance

Irish tourist destinations often offer their lowest prices just one to
two months ahead of your desired date. This can save you up to 37% in Amsterdam and a whopping 53%
for Barcelona. 

The same goes for the United States, with the experts advising you book one month ahead for New York and Orlando, or two months for Las Vegas and San

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Don't be spontaneous if you're going to Dubai

Dubai is a bit of an outlier as you'll find the best value here by booking nine months in advance.

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Choose your destination carefully

Alicante, on the Spanish coast, is
the cheapest European destination, while those looking for something
a bit further afield should consider Cape Town.

For both destinations, finding the best
airfare requires some advance planning, with seven months ahead of
departure required to take advantage of a potential 13% in savings
for Alicante, and five months prior to take off needed for up to 27% off
tickets to Cape Town.  

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Brb, booking our hols...

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