Holidays are some of the most important occasions in life as they provide memories and experiences that are far from routine.
When budgeting for a holiday, it is important to not simply focus on the headline rate for the holiday but anticipate all likely costs.
A failure to recognise in advance the costs associated with a holiday may lead to a period of regret once the true cost is realised.
The top ten costs of a holiday are listed along with a brief description of the relevance of a particular category and any potential pitfalls that may increase costs.
1) Passports – if travellers require passports, the cost of making a new application is relatively expensive and must be planned in advance.
2) Flights – the advertised rate may not include airport taxes and other hidden extras such as reserved seating, or printed tickets.