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TRAVEL HACKS FOR A HAPPY CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY - INFOGRAPHIC


BOOKING TRICKS BOOK FLIGHTS BEFORE HALLOWEEN to get the best deal

Leave as CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS DAY as possible to get the best price


CLEAR YOUR HISTORY, cookies, and cache before searching flights


A PACKAGE DEAL offers better value

RED-EYE FLIGHTS are usually cheaper and the airport will be quieter


Pick up the phone to get better deals

BOOK ON THE CARRY ON (carryon.com) app and get money off if people follow your trip Booking tickets from FOREIGN VERSIONS OF A WEBSITE (e.g. expedia.fr not expedia.com) can offer better prices

MONDAY AND TUESDAY mornings tend to show the lowest fares


PACK LIKE A PRO

  • PUT A RIBBON on your bag to make it stand out on luggage carousel Keep

  • Don’t wrap GIFTS until you’re at your destination.

  • PACK A SCARF OR HOODIE – they’re the ultimate flexible travel companion, especially when travelling from cold to warm climes.

  • ROLL YOUR CLOTHES to make more space for presents.

Keep holiday treats REFRIGERATED during your flight with frozen sponges


Use DRYER SHEETS in your bag to keep clothes fresh on a long flight


EN ROUTE


If you’re driving somewhere TRAVEL VERY EARLY or very late to avoid traffic


Use the airline’s app to get your BOARDING PASS in advance to save time in busy

airports

Check-in all your luggage as FRAGILE so it is loaded last and comes off first at your destination


Take an EMPTY WATER BOTTLE to the airport and fill it after security to save money


TECH TIPS

Download USEFUL APPS in advance (such as language or maps) so they’re ready on arrival


Take your USB CABLE to charge your phone on the plane or in the hotel

You can use GOOGLE MAPS even when you don’t have data so save maps offline before you leave for places you’re visiting


AT YOUR DESTINATION


  • BUSINESS CITIES offer cheaper accommodation over the holiday period Do a ROAD TRIP instead of flying to avoid high-ticket prices and busy airports

  • HOUSE SITTING is a great way to get cheap, homely and sometimes luxurious accommodation

  • Order from the special dietary requirements BEFORE THE FLIGHT to get your meal faster

  • Use your SUNGLASSES as a phone stand in the airport or on the plane

  • Download USEFUL APPS in advance (such as language or maps) so they’re ready on arrival

  • Use FOURSQUARE to discover free WiFi hotspots and passwords whilst away

  • Take your USB CABLE to charge your phone on the plane or in the hotel

  • GO FOR A RUN on arrival to get to know your location quickly and kick your muscles into gear after a long journey

  • Invest in TOURIST CARDS and City passes to jump the queues during the busy holiday season



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