Saving for your holiday

Whether you’re planning a week in the sun or the trip of a lifetime, it pays to save up for your holiday. Don’t get faced with paying off a loan when you come back from the sun - keep post-holiday blues to a minimum and start saving for your next holiday now!

Simple tips to help you reach your savings goal

  1. Start a countdown. Start a countdown to your holiday on your phone. There are lots of fun countdown apps you can choose from.
  2. Motivate yourself. Pin pictures of your holiday destination onto a holiday Pinterest board. Or just stick some pictures of your destination onto the kitchen fridge instead!
  3. Monitor your savings. Keep an eye on your savings and evaluate if you can afford to put away a bit extra each month. With Open24 online banking and our mobile app, it’s easy to keep track of your savings 24/7.
  4. Be realistic. Save a realistic amount that you can afford. That way you’ll stick to it.
  5. Open a separate savings account. As well as offering you a competitive interest rate, having a separate account reduces the temptation to dip into your savings for day-to-day expenses.

Top Tip

Open a regular savings account with us. With Standing Orders you don’t have to worry about remembering to put away money every month, plus you could gain some interest. Or Pina Colada money!


of the population took at least 1 holiday in 2019
Timing is key
Book off-peak to save: May or September for example

Try the

'52 week Money Challenge'

Save €1 on the first week,
€2 on the second week,
€3 on the third week, etc.
and so on, until...
At the end of the year, you will have saved:

people travelled from Ireland to Spain in 2019.

Get the most out of your Euros

Keep an eye on fluctuating currency exchange rates

You can make some great savings by booking at the right time.
if you book
9 weeks
in advance
if you book
7 weeks
in advance
New York
if you book
17 weeks
in advance

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Created by Fabio Granara, Jardson Almeida, Chiara Claus, Fabien Jouin.

What else should I save for?

When saving for your dream holiday, remember the extra things you might need to save for too.

  • Visas and vaccinations. Going somewhere exotic? These may be compulsory depending on where you’re heading off to. 
  • Insurance. Never leave home without adequate health and travel insurance.  
  • Tours, food and drink, and fun! Saving to get to your dream destination is one thing. Make sure you’ve saved enough to enjoy yourself while you’re there!

Contact us

Ready to start saving for your dream trip away?

Contact us today and you could be on the plane sooner than you think!

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