How to plan your next holiday without breaking the bank

If you’re already dreaming of your next holiday, here are some great travel deals currently on offer.

If you’re back at work but already dreaming of another holiday, there are plenty of great bargain deals on offer right now.

Quentin Long from the Australian Traveller Magazine shared his top picks on TODAY.

TODAY: Some tour companies are offering free flights. Tell us more.

QUENTIN: That’s right, at the moment you can fly free to South America thanks to a deal with Lindblad if you book a Galapagos expedition. Galapagos can be expensive so this is pretty special.

The Uniworld offers are amazing value and some of them I believe are Single Supplement waiver. The Globus tour promotions are also pretty great.

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TODAY: For people who enjoy cruising, what are some good deals?

QUENTIN: The Royal Caribbean WOW Sale to Hawaii is offering 45% off plus up to $400 onboard credit per stateroom. Departing April 17 you get 17 nights on the Radiance of the Seas and sail from Sydney to Hawaii via Tahiti and New Zealand. Priced from $1,999 per person (saving of over $1200 per person).

Or start planning your next summer holiday with a South Pacific cruise. 10 night Tropical Delight cruise on Explorer of the Seas, departs on 8 December 2018 and is priced from $1399 per person (saving of nearly $1000 per person). But be quick the offer is only available until Friday 16 February.

Cunard is offering 17 nights fly/stay/cruise package aboard Queen Elizabeth. She departs on 15 October 2018 from Southampton. Highlights include Seville, Venice, Dubrovnik and Gibraltar.

Book by 31 March and receive inclusive gratuities, reduced deposits and reduced cruise fares. Plus book a Grill category and receive bonus obc. From $4,339 per person.

TODAY: What are some good family holiday options?

QUENTIN: Escape to Ayers Rock on a 4 day outback holiday valued at $1,899* per family, a saving of $360* per family. You get 3 nights at Voyages Sails in the Desert in a superior room. Return airport coach transfer, free wifi at Ayers Rock Resort, free use of Ayers Rock Resort shuttle bus and up to 2 kids (12 years and under) stay and eat breakfast free. See the terms and conditions on the website.

TODAY: What options are available for those who can’t afford to pay for a holiday upfront? 

QUENTIN: There are plenty of pay later options. Lombard offers 0% interest free travel loans which work like Afterpay. Generally repayments are around 6 to 12 months. The benefit is that you don’t have to pay in full before you travel.

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