She said: “This doesn’t mean you have to spend Christmas Day away from home – a five-night stay beginning on Monday, December 20, and ending on Christmas Eve is a smart way of avoiding the pre-Christmas rush, which inevitably sees prices increase across the board – from hotel prices to tourist attraction admissions.”
The good news is, a metropolitan holiday can also offer plenty of other purse-friendly savings.
Ms Jivraj Stevenson said: “No matter where you go, getting about whilst you’re holidaying can be an easy way of racking up a steep bill.
“Swap the fuel bill for cheaper public transport options, or if you’re staycationing in an urban environment, try and make a couple of hearty walks part of your itinerary!
“You see way more of the city and save a tonne of money.
“Whilst this may be a fresher walk during the winter, arm yourself with a hot drink and take in the sights.”