For many people especially the older generations booking a holiday involves vast amounts of planning via local travel agents. Most people myself included would not have even considered using a website to book our holidays five years ago.So much has changed in the last decade or so that it is no common place for many of us to plan our travel itinerary, buy our currency, purchase our accommodation solely from a computer on the Internet. Many of us would not think twice now about booking our vacation over the Internet.As a matter of fact you very often receive a better cheaper deal by shopping online this applies not only to travel products and services but all business areas.I have produced a few tips which might help you when using the Internet as your reference to booking the ideal holiday: -1. Research – Read about the Country or area you are planning to visit there customs, the cost of living in this area and other information which will make you more knowledgeable when it comes to taking your holiday.2. Review – Look around the various review sites most have holiday or travel guides and reviews which may even go hand in hand with research. See what others have to say about an accommodation or destination. Customers reviews are the best way to gage if the place is dodgy or you are going there at the wrong time of year.3. Discount codes and Cash back – In the past few years websites have popped up which index businesses from all over the Internet and have listed literally thousands of discount codes which if valid will save you money on your holiday. Cash back is available for many of the larger holiday companies and it is worth looking into. Cash back is usually 1% – 10% of the total order value, another massive saving.4. Times of the year – Different times of the year will generally be different prices. Peak times such as Summer and around Christmas are more expensive than for example October or February in the UK. Prices alternate all of the time in the travel and tourism industry and what is one price today might not be the same price tomorrow.5. Travel Insurance – Shop around for your travel insurance as there are many companies out there offering fantastic deals. Also if you are travelling budget and on a tight budget it might be worth making additional savings on the policy.Keep your options open when booking online and essentially look around. Spending a bit more time looking you might locate a better deal or more suitable package.