There are more costs to be considered on holiday than simply just the price of the flights and accommodation.

Travellers on flights to New Zealand and other countries have been reminded that when budgeting for the cost of the trip they need to think about all the extra expenses.

Although the main bulk of the price will come from the cost of the flights and the accommodation, TV presenter Amanda Lamb stated that there will be more associated costs on arrival.

Speaking on behalf of MasterCard Prepaid, she explained that there is also the price of food, getting to the airport and paying for parking which have to be factored in.

There also has to be some planning around how much money is taken out of foreign cash machines, as the exchange rate can fluctuate.

“I’ve heard of people that have got money out of the cash point in a foreign country and thought they’ve only taken out £40, but instead they’ve taken out £400,” Ms Lamb cautioned.

An extra which people on flights to New Zealand and other countries should not forget about is travel insurance, with the Foreign Office stating that medical costs overseas can be very high without cover.

Written by Erin Marshall

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