Money saving tips from The Adventure Company

Specialist tour operator, The Adventure Company, is helping savvy travellers save money with its five recession busting tips.

The Adventure Company offers a huge portfolio of trips around the world, including a wide choice of tours designed for families; these cover activity holidays, cultural journeys, wildlife encounters and many more.

For affordable family adventure holidays, solo holidays, hiking trips in Nepal or Morocco, safari holidays, or last minute holidays in Egypt, India, Peru or any of our fabulous destinations that take your fancy, follow our top tips to get the most from your hard-earned cash.

1. Always check the website.
The Adventure Company’s brochure contains guideline prices that are valid at the time of printing, but many of its trips have since been reduced. Always check the website for up-to-date information. The reductions are not limited term ‘late offers’ for certain destinations. The Adventure Company has been negotiating with its ground agents and flight operators to get better prices to bring down the cost in the longer term.

For example, its Tiger Trails and Taj Mahal trip, an 11-day trip around India’s Golden Triangle, has been reduced by as much as £300 per person. The summer departure, July 25th -August 7th, is now available from £1,199 per adult (was £1,579) and from £1,099 per child (was £1,399). A family of four travelling on this trip would save a total of £1,360 on the published brochure price.

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2. Take advantage of special offers
Travellers can also benefit from special offers advertised on The Adventure Company website. These are especially good for families as they include ‘second child goes half price’ deals (valid on selected family trips booked before 24th April 2009). Plus we’re also featuring a ‘Save £50’ early booking offer (valid on the four Inca Trail trips if booked before 30th April 2009).

The Adventure Company is also offering a discount of £50 per person on groups of six or more. For groups of 10 or more, one person will travel free. An extended family or friendship groups who have decided to holiday together could take advantage of these offers.

There are also special offers available on The Adventure Company Facebook fan site. Travellers will receive £350 off if two people book the South East Africa Explorer, departing on July 4th 2009.

3. Book flights separately
All of The Adventure Company’s trips are available on a flight-inclusive or land-only basis. They have negotiated rates with named airline partners to all of its destinations, but it recognises that in certain cases (i.e. Europe), budget airlines may prove more cost effective for families looking to make savings.

The new ‘Find and Book’ system was launched in March 2009 and our reservations team can advise customers booking by phone which other airlines service the destination they have chosen for their holiday. This service will also prove useful for customers wanting to fly from a regional UK airport. The Adventure Company will do the research for you! Customers can then either book a land-only adventure holiday and make their own flight arrangements, or The Adventure Company can book the budget airline flights on their behalf for a small administration fee. This takes away the hassle of browsing the Internet for the best flight deals.

The Find and Book system searches options from seven low-cost and charter airlines, which service short-haul destinations including Andorra, Croatia, Bulgaria, Morocco, Madeira and Slovakia.

4. Calculate the price per day value
Although a trip costing over £1,000 may sound expensive, if it is for 14-days or more it is good value. For example the Colours of Rajasthan trip starts from £1,399 per person for a 21-day trip. This works out to be just £66.61 per day and includes flights, accommodation, some meals, transport and activities as per the itinerary. Trekking holidays also prove to be great value as meals are often included and cheaper accommodation is used during the walk, making it easier to budget for other on the ground expenses.

5. Check the inclusions
As standard, all trips include flights (if a flight-inclusive trip is booked) accommodation, transport and activities as per the itinerary. But it is also worth checking how many meals will be included with the trip. For example, the 10-day Serengeti Explorer trip starts from £1,349 per person and includes seven breakfasts, six lunches and seven dinners. Turkey trips are also popular because it is outside the Euro zone and, again, many of the meals are included. For example, the 15-day Trekking in Turkey trip costs from £1,049 per person and includes 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners. The included meals make it easier for travellers to budget for their holiday before they leave the UK.

For more information and reservations visit www.adventurecompany.co.uk or call 0845 608 0889.
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For media information contact Kate Popham or Kylie Jenkins at The Saltmarsh Partnership on 020 7928 1600 or email kate@saltmsrhspr.co.uk or kylie@saltmarshpr.co.uk

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