Experts offer holiday saving tips

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snowman made of sand - winter sunIf you're looking for a low-cost family holiday this winter, you might find there are plenty of options available to help you save money.

Travel experts say that now is the best time to book flights for the festive period, whether you're planning a break in the sun or a seasonal trip to somewhere snowy.

Shopping around and comparing different offers can usually help you find a cheap deal – and if you're looking at going for an all-inclusive holiday, make sure that the provisions suit your family's needs.

More comprehensive deals are likely to include meals, transfers and transport, or even equipment hire and lift passes if you're booking a winter sports holiday.

Once you have booked, make sure you research the exchange rate before you travel as this affects prices abroad, while getting the best deal on your foreign currency can also help you save some extra cash.

Arriving at your destination only to find you've forgotten something essential can add extra stress to your holiday, but you can save yourself some time and money by planning ahead and making a full list of all the things you want to take with you.

Nadine Hallak from said: "With the recession still headlining in the press, budget is at the forefront of everyone's mind.

"To make sure Scrooge doesn't ruin Christmas, we've compiled the top tips to help travellers get both the cheapest flights and cut back on spend while on holiday."