Great ways to save money on your holiday

With sun shine comes holidays! Whether it’s a break you booked some time ago or a last-minute deal you just can’t resist. But just because you’re treating yourself to a well-earned break doesn’t mean that you need to resign yourself to a seriously washed-out bank balance when you get home. Below are the Charters Private Wealth top tips to help make sure your hard-earned pounds go as far as possible at every stage of your summer getaway.

1. Don’t miss indirect routes

If you’re at ease with spending a bit longer travelling to or from your destination, an indirect flight can save you up to 15% on the price of travelling direct. It might mean a couple of hours to kill in an airport, but if it means making a saving then it’s certainly worth thinking about.

2. Do away with needless frills

Getting rid of add-ons including priority boarding and seat selection can help to keep the cost of a flight down. Going for an early check in means you and your family will almost certainly be sat together anyhow, and you’ll have a few more pennies in your pocket too.

3. Give yourself the best chance for a flight upgrade

Many of our clients tell us they love to fly first class or business class, but if you don’t want to pay for it, timing is key! Most upgrades are given when the economy cabin is full, so if you wait until fairly late on to arrive for your flight you’ll have the greatest chance of claiming a free upgrade. Just make sure you don’t leave it too late and miss your flight!

4. Consider a home swap

If you live somewhere that others are likely to consider for their holiday, such as Stratford-upon-Avon or Cotswolds, and you’re content to allow someone else to stay there, a home swap is an excellent way to save on accommodation costs. Sites such as and help holiday-makers link up and agree to swap homes to enjoy a break or holiday without either needing to book a hotel.

If you would like to contact us about this or any other matter, please feel free to give us a call today on 01789 263888 or email