Always double check your flight booking, as extra charges can sometimes be added on to the total price. Be on the lookout for check boxes selecting seat reservations, travel insurance and charity donations, to make sure you're only paying for what you want.
If you do find a cheap flight, check the location of the airport carefully. Lots of destinations have more than one airport, and some are much further from the city centre than others. The money saved on a bargain flight might be less than the price of transport to and from the airport.
Depending on where you’re going, you might also have to pay for visa or airport departure fees, so check these before you travel.
When you book your hotel, check for any extra energy or resort fees. These could add anything from a few pounds to an extra 10% to your bill. Services like Wi-Fi, safes, laundry, and the tempting mini bar could come at an extra cost too, so make sure you add these into your budget if you fancy treating yourself to any extras.
You'll find lots of hints and tips on ways to pay and save for your trip, as well as tips on how you could save money on flights in our going on holiday guide.