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Five tricks to help you book the best holiday your money can buy

THE relaxation of pre-travel Covid testing has led to a surge in holiday bookings. Enquiries have now reached levels from before the pandemic, a

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THE relaxation of pre-travel Covid testing has led to a surge in holiday bookings.

Enquiries have now reached levels from before the pandemic, according to travel trade organisation Abta.

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The relaxation of pre-travel Covid testing has led to a surge in holiday bookings[/caption]

So if you are planning a sunshine break, use these tricks to boost your holiday budget.

BE THOROUGH: Always try to seek out the trip you want on multiple websites — because there can be hidden extra freebies.

Secretescapes.com not only has great discount deals but most breaks come with a free hotel room upgrade, potentially a free tour of the city you are visiting or a welcome drink that is usually in the form of a voucher for the hotel bar.

At the moment you can get a double room at a 5H Algarve resort, usually £140 per night, for just £66 per night and get breakfast, late checkout, welcome drink, plus daily spa access when booking for seven nights.

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Choose from more than 185 holiday parks in the UK and Europe for a three-night weekend break or a four-night midweek deal.

EXTRA CAREFUL: Look for hol and flight bookings without hidden extra charges for switching dates.

EasyJet has waived its fare-change fee so you only pay the price difference if there is one, until March 31.

Virgin also offers flexi-booking, so you can move flights for free until December 31 for travel by December 31, 2023.

Be careful who you book with because a change in plans could be costly otherwise.

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STAY ON POINT: Did you know you can exchange 50p of Tesco Clubcard vouchers for £1.50 to spend with APH Airport Parking?

Also, Nectar points can be exchanged for Avios points. You can use them towards a lounge pass for the airport.

SPEND ’N’ SAVE: Never book a break without seeing if you can earn cashback.

At quidco.com you can get 11 per cent back from hotels.com for bookings made via the site for February 1 onwards.

Stocking up on beauty essentials either before your break or at the airport?

Download Airtime Rewards and get five per cent back at Boots.

  • Prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

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