Booking a holiday in Germany or Belgium can save hundreds of euros
Booking a holiday or travel via a German or Belgian travel agency can save hundreds of euros, the consumers association Consumentenbond said on Friday.
For example, a return fare from Utrecht to Berlin costs €276 booked online via NS Hispeed but is €100 cheaper if booked via German site bahn.de, the consumer group says.
A four-person bungalow at a Centreparcs resort on the German and Belgian websites is between 25% and 33% cheaper than on the Dutch site and the difference in price for a package tour to Spain between Neckermann’s Dutch, Belgian and German websites mounts up to almost €480.
The Consumentenbond says some of the difference can be explained by differing school holidays and peak period fees.
In addition, German companies rarely charge reservation and credit card fees and give higher child discounts.
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