If you’re going on holiday, how can you save money on spending money and car hire, so you have more cash in your pocket?
Holidays are rarely cheap, but you can cut the costs of yours by planning ahead (so you don’t have to buy your travel money at the airport), shopping around (so you can get the best value car hire) and making sure you don’t use your credit or debit card without knowing the charges. Here are some ideas on how to make your money go further.
Using your EHIC; free emergency medical treatment you're entitled to if you travel abroad.
In many countries, you can get free or cut-price emergency medical treatment if you have an EHIC
No-one goes on holiday planning to spend their time in hospital, but sometimes illness strikes when you least expect it. Travel insurance is the best option if you’re heading abroad as it will cover a wide range of medical treatment. But it’s still worth knowing about treatment you’re entitled to for free or at a reduced cost, in case you don’t have or can’t get travel insurance.
According to a recent survey, around a third of people going on holiday reckon they will spend more this year than last year (on average an extra £365). A collective tightening of the purses means that rising prices and - depending on where you're travelling to - a lousy exchange rate can have a big impact on your spending. So, here are some top tips for stretching your money further when you're on holiday.