Booking holidays to South Africa and other destinations where the pound has remained strong could help travellers to save precious pounds on their travels.

Booking holidays to South Africa and other destinations where the pound has remained strong could help travellers to save precious pounds on their travels.

This is among the advice given by ThisisMoney.co.uk to those looking for ways to get a cheaper break in 2009.

The article points out that a stronger pound against the rand will make for cheaper hotel and package holiday prices, as well as cheaper meals once people get to their destinations.

Other tips included booking package holidays eight weeks before jetting off to get the best prices, but booking flights as early as possible to capitalise on the best deals.

Travelling at unsociable times, looking for the best exchange rates on currency and taking out annual travel insurance if you plan to go abroad more than once were also suggested tips from the financial website.

Cape Town could be a good place to holiday in South Africa – it was recently voted best for entertainment at the International Luxury Travel Exhibition in Switzerland, according to TravelWires.com.

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