10 ways to make the most of your honey money

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! 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".

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