10 ways to make the most of your honey money
! Don’t overlook closeto-home options. You could save hundreds by choosing short-haul flights over long-haul.
2 ! Look at all-inclusive hotels. There are lots of gorgeous luxury options, such as Sandals and Constance Hotels and Resorts.
3 Think about going for fewer nights at an upmarket property rather than a longer ’moon at a cheaper option.
4 ! Let your hotel, tour operator or travel agent know that you’re honeymooners so you can benefit from any free upgrades, honeymoon packages and the odd bottle of free bubbly.
5 !If you’re brave and aren’t wed to the idea of a particular destination, hold out for last-minute deals. Companies such as Turquoise Holidays and Virgin Holidays have great discounts most months on late bookings. Or sign up for newsletters from your favourite hotels, which often feature good discounts. ! Keep an eye on exchange rates and be wary of countries that are known to be expensive, such as Iceland and Norway, if you don’t have a lot of spending money.
7 Travel at less popular times when fares are lower, such as mid-week, out-of-school holidays and at times no-one else likes to fly, like Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
8 Visit countries in shoulder season, when room rates are lower and the weather is usually still fine.
9 ! Book a staycation – more and more honeymooners are reaping the benefits of staying in beautiful Blighty. You can just jump in the car or on a train, plus there’s no changing money, passport control or language barriers.
10 Upgrade your travel experience. Even if you can’t a"ord to fly business class, you can still access the airport lounge before you take o". It’s money well spent to feel relaxed from the o".