Other bargain tips include making use of many European countries' bike-friendly policies and eating food from local supermarkets rather than always eating at cafes and restaurants.
Head of Tesco Travel Insurance Rachel Cutler said: "Holidays don't need to be expensive. With a little planning and some clever cost-cutting you can still enjoy a happy half term together without fearing for your finances even during the credit crunch."
Meanwhile, holidaymakers have been advised that signing-up to as many newsletters as possible can get them cheaper holidays, according to world-first.com.
Sharron Livingstone, founder of the Travel Magazine, said that viewing as many offers as possible means that that people will be more likely to come across the best deals.
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