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Plan ahead for cheaper travel

By unknown | 2010-03-04 00:00:00.0

I PAID dearly for putting off my travel arrangements in December until the last minute. My tardiness left a hole in my wallet from which I am still recovering.

Wise travellers make their travel arrangements in advance, taking care to negotiate the best deals.

As schools close next month and some celebrate Easter, more people are expected on SA's roads, rails and in our air spaces.

Booking and paying ahead is still the best way to cushion the blow.

Travel companies can get away with charging more for periods such as Easter and Christmas because of increased demand. Book at least a few weeks in advance to take advantage of season specials.

Travelling during the week is cheaper than on weekends and travelling early in the morning is often cheaper. Booking air tickets online can also save you.

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