Just You launches travel trade solo experience

Just You launches travel trade solo experience

Friday, 21 October 2016 14:00

Just You h...

Spontaneous people are happier according to Snaptrip survey

Spontaneous people are happier according…

Friday, 21 October 2016 11:00

Spontaneous people are often believed to lead more exciting or glamorous lifestyles and a new study has confirmed that they are happier in all aspects of their lives.

Top Brighton attractions on Combi-Saver tickets for half term

Top Brighton attractions on Combi-Saver …

Friday, 21 October 2016 09:00

Visitors to Brighton this October half term can save up to 20% on its top three paid-for attractions with combination tickets now available for British Airways i360, SEA LIFE Brighton...

Free cabin upgrades with Cosmos Tours

Free cabin upgrades with Cosmos Tours

Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:00

There still’s time for agents to book a Croisieurope river cruise for their customers with a free cabin upgrade on a range of river cruises throughout Europe, when booked with...

Last minute autumn breaks available at Haven

Last minute autumn breaks available at H…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 11:00

Agents can still give their customers a last minute family break this autumn from £99 when booking a Haven holiday between now and November 5.

Skiers urged to head east for best piste costs reveals new report

Skiers urged to head east for best piste…

Thursday, 20 October 2016 08:00

Cash-conscious skiers can avoid the slippery slope of higher prices for their annual downhill trip by heading to ski resorts in Eastern Europe.

Design an anniversary poster for DFDS competition

Design an anniversary poster for DFDS co…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 14:00

Ferry operator, DFDS, is putting out a call to professional and amateur artists to create a poster that will be used in their 150th anniversary celebrations this year.

Savings on worldwide adventures with Explore

Savings on worldwide adventures with Exp…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 11:00

Explore has launched a new collection of worldwide adventures with a launch offer of up to 10% discount on all new trips booked by November 7.

New route to Seattle makes it one to watch for 2017

New route to Seattle makes it one to wat…

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:12

Seattle is expected to be one of the fastest growing US destinations for UK travellers next year with a Virgin Atlantic direct non-stop daily flight launching March 2017, new hotel...

Air Transat launches 2017 programme with increased connections across Canada

Air Transat launches 2017 programme with…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:04

Air Transat has expanded its programme of flights from the UK to Canada with increased capacity and connections for travel in 2017.

Oceania Cruises reduces single supplement fares

Oceania Cruises reduces single supplemen…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:02

Oceania Cruises has launched a reduced single supplement promotion for solo travellers, with guests offered single supplements fares from 25% on seven itineraries, booked before December 31.

Mall of America welcomes arrival of MythBusters

Mall of America welcomes arrival of Myth…

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:00

Running throughout autumn until January 15, 2017, visitors can ignite their curiosity and discover whether they can really huff and puff to blow a house down; if running in the...

Emirates to launch new daily service to Fort Lauderdale

Emirates to launch new daily service to …

Monday, 17 October 2016 11:00

Emirates has announced that it will launch a daily service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, on December 15, serving the South Florida area, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami and...

New tours in UK & Europe from Back-Roads Touring

New tours in UK & Europe from Back-R…

Monday, 17 October 2016 08:42

Small group tour specialist Back-Roads Touring has launched its summer 2017 brochure to reveal a unique line up of new itineraries in Switzerland, Scandinavia, the Baltics, France, Iberia and Russia.

Star studded cruise line up from CMV in 2017

Star studded cruise line up from CMV in …

Friday, 14 October 2016 10:16

Cruise & Maritime Voyages has announced five star-studded cruises for 2017 following the arrival of its new main brochure.

Non-stop flights to Manchester from SIA

Non-stop flights to Manchester from SIA

Friday, 14 October 2016 10:11

Singapore Airlines will fly non-stop between Singapore and Manchester from October 30 as part of its northern winter schedule.

We all lead hectic lives and it’s easy to put off life laundry like sorting out your finances. Initially it might sound like the last thing you want to be doing on holiday but spending 30 minutes getting on top of things could save you hundreds of pounds. Here are seven super quick things you can do to save money poolside.

1) Set yourself a monthly budget

A budget can go a long way to cutting down what you spend on non-essentials, leaving you with more money for future holidays!

First off write down all your regular monthly outgoings and incomings each month. Then think about how much you can afford to spend on events like birthdays, Christmas, holidays, weddings and festivals. Then add the things you can’t always plan for like needing a filling, new glasses, parking fines or car trouble. Work out the months you’re going to need extra budget allocated and the months you can put more aside.

This will help you plan in advance and if you know you’ve got a special occasion coming up you’ll know to be extra frugal in the months previous.

2) Be the brains behind your broadband

You can shop for a better broadband deal online by the pool in just a few minutes.

It’s easy, all you need is your postcode and a rough idea of how much time you spend surfing. If you haven’t switched in years, chances are you’re missing out on a better deal.

3) Get familiar with your credit report

Services like Noddle and Clearscore mean you can check your credit report for free. It’s quick and simple to sign up, you just need to answer a few questions about your finances to get it up and running.

You need to make sure there isn’t any incorrect info on there because it could affect you being able to obtain credit in the future. Here’s what you need to be checking for.

4) Bank account causing you to lose out?

If you are one of the millions of Brits who hasn’t changed your current account in the last ten years you’re missing out.

If you pay in large amounts each month and rarely use an overdraft look for accounts that reward you with cashback or interest on your balance. If you’re overdrawn, consider switching to an account that will give you an interest free overdraft.

5) Are your energy bills a drain on your finances?

It literally takes minutes to switch energy suppliers – they do all the hard work for you and you won’t be cut off in the process. If you’ve never done this, you could save yourself hundreds of pounds.

6) Moved, changed jobs or got married recently?

If you’ve recently moved house, got married or you’ve changed jobs the list of people you need to notify can be daunting. Here’s our moving house checklist which will help to remind you of everyone you need to keep informed.

It’s a tedious task but an important one because if you don’t keep your insurance companies up to date your policy could be invalid.

7) Stock take your direct debits

Small direct debits are easily overlooked. Note down all your direct debits and ask yourself do I use it and is it worth it – they can really add up.

Here’s a list of the most commonly overlooked bills.

- Gym memberships

- Appliance cover

- Online magazine subscriptions

- Dating sites

- Online music streaming services like Spotify & Apple Music

- TV subscriptions services like Sky & Netflix

- Extra storage for email services and iCloud

- Unused club memberships like golf or tennis

- Insurance for items you no longer have

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