I am a journey skilled – here is the forgotten prices Irish households want to recollect when reserving summer time holidays

IRISH households planning summer time holidays face choices on location, airline, flight occasions, lodging and extra.

However journey skilled Sarah Slattery has reminded households of the usually forgotten prices additionally they must take into consideration when reserving.

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People should remember to take all the extra costs into account when booking


Individuals ought to bear in mind to take all the additional prices into consideration when reservingCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation

Sarah was a journey agent for twenty-four years earlier than launching her web site, The Journey Knowledgeable, the place she provides ideas, critiques and offers for getaways.

The skilled has reminded individuals to not neglect concerning the further prices when reserving their summer time vacation.

She advised the Irish Solar: “We’re all a bit responsible at simply trying on the worth you see on display screen with out factoring in all the additional issues earlier than you e book it.”

Individuals usually neglect to issue within the worth of breakfast within the airport, transport and baggage when reserving.

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Sarah stated: “Take the entire image. Do not simply give attention to the €19.99 flight.

“Generally individuals will e book a flight at 6am as a result of it is €30 cheaper than going at 9am, however you are going to have dearer taxi fares to the airport, you will most likely purchase your breakfast within the airport.

“If you add up all of the totally different prices, that you must issue them in.

“Even easy issues like airport transfers. Generally you may e book with a journey agent, they may embrace baggage charges and airport switch, whereas if you find yourself doing it your self you must add them individually.”


Sarah additionally suggested individuals to take a severe have a look at lodging critiques earlier than reserving.

She stated: “I might select one thing that has good critiques. However be sure to verify there’s plenty of good critiques.

“Generally you may see a self-catering residence on Reserving.com they usually might need an distinctive score. However there may solely be three or 4 or 5 critiques on it.

“So be sure to verify there’s lots of critiques or lots of people saying the place is sweet as a result of normally if one thing appears too good to be true, it’s.


“Generally you will get a model new residence that appears fabulous within the images and is rated glorious however these glorious critiques might be 5 individuals from the household.”

She added: “I would not be too fixated on one dangerous evaluation both. It may be something, only a dangerous circumstance. Take the general rating.”

For this summer time, Sarah really useful that households check out three specific locations which will have good offers – Kos, Brindisi and Minorca.

She stated: “The very first thing is to take a look at lots of the brand new routes which have began. There’s a great deal of new locations this yr. There’s 23 or 24 throughout Irish airports now.

“The 2 massive ones are Kos in Greece and Brindisi in Italy as a result of Ryanair and Aer Lingus are each flying to these two routes.

“They’re each flying each Tuesday and Saturday and the air fares are excellent there.

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“One other place that folks are likely to have forgotten about, it began earlier than Covid, it is Minorca. There is a Ryanair flight to Minorca.

“Anytime I’ve introduced it up individuals maintain saying they neglect there’s flights to Minorca.”

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