If you’re thinking about upgrading your next holiday to something a bit more luxurious, seeking out a luxe-for-less bargain deal is the best way to go. But you can also improve the odds of bagging a bargain deal if you follow these three great money saving travel tips. The first is to look for deals in emerging destinations. The most popular travel destinations rate highly for a reason, and they can be expensive; consider major capitals such as London or New York, or tropical island escapes such as Tahiti or the Maldives, you’ll see that big city offerings and superlative scenery will cost you dearly, and not necessarily in a five-star hotel. If you’re prepared to go off the beaten-track, however, you can save big on travel costs, with just a few diverse options including Iceland, Cuba, Mongolia or Papua New Guinea. Check out the deals on our website by typing one of these destinations into the search function and see what comes up! Another way to go is to travel where the Aussie dollar is strong against a local currency; that way, even if travelling there isn’t that cheap, your day-to-day expenses once you get there will be. The dollar has taken a beating in recent years against popular currencies including the GB pound and US dollar, but currently there are a number of countries around the globe where our dollar goes further. Russia is one country where your money will last longer, while in South America, Brazil and Argentina are inexpensive options once you have got the expense of the flights out of the way. If you fancy heading across the Pacific further north, Canada is still an affordable destination for Australians, while South Africa remains a great option, especially if you fancy going on that bucket list safari. The third way to save big on luxury travel is to book a newly opened hotel, especially in a high-cost destination such as the Seychelles or San Francisco. We currently have a number of deals on our site for newly opened hotels, including savings of up to 44 per cent at the new Ibis Styles in Bali (pictured here). Click here to check out our latest holiday bargains.