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20 ways to save on your next holiday


Thinking about a holiday but want to be extra savvy with your spends? Simple – read our top 20 tips from those in the know…

We all want to take care of our spends right now, so we asked the Jet2 Holiday Saving Experts to share their best money-saving tips and tricks when it comes to booking your well-deserved time away. From savvy searching to flexing your dates and under-the-radar discounts, we’ve got all bases covered. And after all, who knows better than them? It’s time to get great value for money on your next holiday...

1. Secure your ideal holiday with our low £60pp deposit*

“The best tip I can give anyone is to take advantage of our low £60pp deposit*. We offer this to make our holidays affordable for everyone – it's the classic buy now, pay later, which really helps with budgeting.”

Steve Heapy, CEO

2. Fix your price and only pay the price you see today

“We all know prices can be unpredictable, so it really pays to book your holiday early and fix your price so it's protected from cost increases in the future.”

Jack Molloy, Revenue

3. Book with peace of mind: no surcharges guaranteed

“You can rest assured that the price you agree to pay today is the price you’ll pay full stop. We won’t add any extra surcharges later down the line, so you can book with complete confidence.”

Carolyn Hadley, Head of Revenue

4. Rethink your duration and you could save big

“I once helped a customer save £150 on their holiday just by switching their original dates from 14 nights to 13 nights. Prices go up and down due to demand, so widen your search – you’ll be surprised at the savings you can make.”

Rachel Arrowsmith, Contact Centre Team Leader

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5. Kids go free with the Home of Free Child Places

“We're the Home of Free Child Places‡, so be sure to get in early and snap one up – they fly out fast! To make sure you don’t miss them, use our Free Child Place finder on our website, as this tool only shows you the holidays where your little one can go free, so you won’t miss this great cost-saver.”

Alex Eddleston, GM Holidays Revenue

6. Use our handy Pay Monthly^ scheme to manage your balance

“With our Pay Monthly^ scheme, you can pay a £60pp deposit* to secure your booking, then split the balance into equal, interest-free monthly chunks until your balance due date. We’ll work it all out for you too, so there are no tricky sums!”

James Malyon, Head of Web and Ecommerce

7. Pick a hotel where EVERYTHING is included

“Choose an all-inclusive hotel and you’ll have meals, drinks and snacks included in the price. But so many all-inclusive hotels offer so much more as part of the deal, like activities and entertainment, à la carte dining options and premium drinks. Better still, look for one that’s part of our Experience More collection and you’ll get tickets to a top attraction thrown in too – it’s always the way I go!”

David Parkes, Product Manager

8. Switch your sun-seeking to early or late summer

“If you can holiday in the spring or autumn months, you might be surprised at the savings you can make. Not only that, but destinations are still sunny but not too hot at these times of year, and often a bit quieter and more relaxed too.”

Hollie Jones, Product Executive

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9. Get exclusive member-only discounts

“I’m always telling my friends about this fantastic holiday hack! Simply sign up to our myJet2 travel club and we’ll send you exclusive member-only discounts – it’s as easy as that to make a saving on your sunshine!”

Richard Smart, Marketing Publications Manager

10. Download our app to save even more on your sunshine

“Right now, we’re giving you an extra £10pp off** all package holidays when you book via our app. If you’re a family of four, that’s a fab £40 saving! It’s well worth downloading for the discount alone, but it’s really handy for having everything at your fingertips too. It’s rated 4.8* out of 5 on Apple and Google Play!”

Giulia Tomassini, Senior Digital Executive

11. Be savvy with your searching and you can save

“We’ve spent a lot of time developing heaps of handy tools on our website to help our customers book within their budget. For example, you can apply filters that are important to you, then sort the prices from low to high to get the best value holiday that has everything you want included.”

Ed Stone, GM UX & Merchandising

12. Choose a Which? award-winner for your holiday

“When you’re choosing what holiday company to use, it makes sense to go for one that has the stamp of approval from consumer experts Which?. Not only are we one of their Recommended Providers, but they also awarded us their Travel Brand of the Year 2022.”

James Pieslak, GM Press Office

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13. Consider a different flight time to get a cheaper price

“When customers are on a tight budget, my go-to trick is to see if flying just a couple of hours earlier or later makes a difference in the price – it often does and it’s a quick save that doesn’t really affect their holiday at all. Looking at other nearby UK airports is also worth weighing up if you can.”

Holly Tyson, Mainline Travel Advisor

14. Switch up your room type to cut the costs

“You might have your heart set on a sea view, but if you’re on a budget, it’s worth looking at what you’ll get for your money if you opt for a hotel’s standard room instead. It can often include exactly the same facilities, just without the view.”

Oliver Eyre, Senior Product Executive

15. Do your destination research to find the best value

“When I want a bargain break, I always start by looking at the Post Office’s Travel Money report. They give you a rundown of the best-value destinations overall, plus the average prices of things from coffee to suncream – they even show you where prices are going down.”

Gina Stone, Content Manager

16. Psst... look out for free board and room upgrades!

“Yes, you read that right! Sometimes we negotiate some extra-special deals like free board and room upgrades with our hotel partners. Keep an eye out for these offers when you’re searching – board upgrades are applied automatically and will be highlighted in green in your search results, while room upgrades are marked under “Special offers” on the hotel descriptions on our website.”

Charley Farkins, Regional Contract Manager

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17. Go halves on your villa with another family

“If you want to cut back on costs, why not ask another family if they want to share a villa with you? We have a big range of large villas that sleep at least eight. Plus, more people means more people to help out with the washing up too!”

Katie Waddington, Product Manager

18. Choose a cost-cutting location to save big

“As a general rule of thumb, the further away from the big city sights, the more budget-friendly hotel prices you’ll find. And with public transport being so easy in most cities, you’ll still be able to get to the tourist hotspots with ease, and maybe even discover an up-and-coming neighbourhood.”

Amy Asquith, Senior Product Executive

19. Swap long-haul price hikes for affordable short-haul luxury

“If you’re used to long-haul luxury say in the Caribbean, you may find that prices have inflated quite a bit thanks to fuel increases and more. So why not look for luxury closer to home? We have the ultimate five-star Indulgent Escapes in sub-tropical, year-round spots like Madeira and the Canaries. If it’s the Caribbean-style beaches you love, Greece and Turkey have some stunning contenders.”

Elizabeth Roe, GM Product

20. Make sure you do your penny-saving price comparisons

“It’s always good to do a little price comparison before you commit, to make sure you’re getting the most for your money. Use our holiday calendar smart tool to see our lowest prices over a month – it’s a great way to weigh up your options and compare prices across several destinations and dates. Simply pop in your preferences and we'll do the hard work for you!”

Rebecca Baines, Merchandising Manager


*£60 per person deposit is applicable on holidays departing 10 weeks or more from booking date.

^Pay Monthly: Terms and conditions apply, please see our website for details.

‡Free Child Places are subject to availability. Please see our website for details.

**£10 per person off via our app: Terms and conditions apply, please see our website for details.

Posted: 6th Sept 2022. Jet2 Holidays Jet2 City Breaks Jet2 Villas