It may seem early but if you need to travel away from home this Christmas planning ahead could save you a lot of money. If you haven’t already done so registering with a site like www.quidco.com can give you savings or money back when purchasing online with several companies, including travel and hotel companies. It also pays to scan through some of the voucher code sites for special deals with your chosen hotel company.
If you need a hotel room for an overnight stay at Christmas it pays to agree the dates as early as possible and then reserve your room now. Many hotels have early booking discounts and allow you to cancel the day before if your plans change at the last minute – but obviously do check the terms and conditions carefully when booking.
If you need to purchase train tickets or book a flight again it’s best to do this early. There is likely to be significant disruption to trains over Christmas as the rail companies take the opportunity to close the tracks and carry out essential maintenance and upgrades. It’s best to find out as early as possible if the train you need will actually be running and better still book a reserved seat so you’ll have somewhere to sit in the overcrowded train.