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Scotland travel deals are easy to find but there are a number of things you need to keep in mind if you want to find the very best travel deals and save money.

Saving money is a really good idea…isn’t it?

 Vacation in Scotland! It’s you dream destination no matter what the cost isn’t it?

But it makes sense to go find the best deal anyway so you have more Scottish pounds left over for that extra box of shortbread or bottle of malt whisky.

So, what can you do to save money?

1. Save Money By Planning Ahead

You really can save money by planning ahead. Most airline companies today offer big savings on their flights if you book early.

Whenever you have decided upon your travel dates start your searches for your flights, accommodation and local tour tickets.

There are savings to be had when you book your Scotland travel vacation with a travel agent or using an online website. It is best to do your research with both to find the best travel deals available.

Eilean Donan Castle
Photo: Prasoon Jaiswal

My favorite online websites are:

  • LonelyPlanet.com
  • Travelocity.com
  • Expedia.com

I suggest you do your research first using the online websites and once you find two or three good travel deals go and visit your local travel agents to see if they can offer you a better deal.

Travel agents usually bulk buy vacation packages in advance to secure low prices for their clients.

It is amazing how often the personal approach to your travel agent will save you money… if your online research was diligent.

2. Save Money By Buying a Package Travel Deal

You can save quite a lot of money if you purchase a package travel deal. It is also a great way of taking the stress out of your vacation as all the arrangements are in place before you travel. All you have to do is turn up at the airport and go enjoy your vacation knowing all you flights, hotels, and local tours are booked for you in advance by your travel agent.

3. Save Money By Joining A Travel Club

You can find some really good vacation savings if you are in the USA by searching and joining travel clubs like AAA and AARP. Both these travel clubs have extensive members services to help you save money on your vacation to Scotland.

3. Save Money By Traveling Out Of Season

If you are able to take your vacation out of season you can really save a lot of money. Travel agents often have packages available for out of season travelers where they have negotiated lower rates with the airline companies, hotels and local tour operators as there is usually a lot of spare capacity for these services out of season.

4. Save Money By Traveling Midweek

If you are able to start you vacation midweek you will also save money on your travel deal. Doing an online search or giving your travel agent your midweek dates will find you the best offers.

5. Save Money By Using Travel Discount Coupons

You can save money on your travel deal by searching online for travel discount coupons. If you do a Google search for “Travel Discount Coupons” … include the quotes in you search… you will find lots of offers available for you to check out.

If you use travel coupons make sure you understand what is included before you use them.

So, the key thing to do before picking your best Scotland travel deals is to make sure you do your research thoroughly… and then you will have a great vacation!

More information on Scotland Travel Deals from around the web

Free Golf In Scotland

It’s no secret the economy is suffering and travel is down, and as I have already noted several times this year, that is driving deals and bargains like we have never seen. Scotland is no exception, and the clever marketers at Visit Scotland, the nation’s tourism promoter, have put together a year long golf giveaway worth a total of more than $4 million. That’s a lot of free tee times. Click here to read more…

Peter Wigren hit a pot bunker on 11th
Photo: Daniel Glifberg

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