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8.1. Introduction
As well as the usual ways to get a bargain flight or holiday, it is also important to consider other
money saving tips for when you are actually traveling. Money saving tips whilst you are away
should not be overlooked, as they can save you a substantial amount of money in the long run.
Another issue that you should consider before booking is what potential specialist discounts you
may be entitled to; for example, many agents offer discounts to students, seniors or individuals
that are members of certain organizations may also be able to get better deals.
When it comes to student travel you may find that the discounts are available for anyone aged 26
or under, regardless of whether they are actually students. If you are a student or under 26 then
contact the specialist student agents such as Student Universe, STA and Council Travel to find
out what deals they have available.
Similarly there are specialist deals for seniors find out which of the airlines you are considering
offer discounts for AARP members. If you are getting a senior rate you may find that your
companion can also benefit from the same rate. Be sure to ask about these rates and any coupons
or vouchers that are offered to senior travelers.
8.2. Clubs and Award Programs
Being a member of an airline or hotel awards program is a superb way of finding out about the
bargains and also for making ongoing savings every time you travel. As a general rule there is no