Blow your budget before you even leave
Why wait until you arrive to start wasting money? In fact, why go on holiday at all?
Even with the best-laid plans, there are dozens of things that can go wrong before you even set off for the airport. Everything from illness to family emergencies could leave you with no choice but to cancel – and that’s a sure-fire way to waste money.
Most holiday companies’ terms and conditions come with strict rules about when and how you’re allowed to cancel your trip. In the best case, you could be left paying a hefty cancellation fee. In the worst case, you could find yourself paying the full cost of a holiday you can’t go on.
What’s more, travel companies themselves could be unable to provide the holiday you’ve paid for. If the company goes bust, getting any money back could be a long, drawn-out process.