Imagine this scenario: You are traveling to a place on a holiday. This is the holiday season and the place is already swarming with travelers from all over the world. There are a lot of hotels with a lot of options (for example, budget and luxury). The food options are plenty and you also have plenty of options to travel to the place. You are new to this place and very naturally, have a fixed budget.The question is how to make the most of the budget? This is where smart holiday travel bargains come in. Good holiday travel bargains not only gives you ideas bout enjoying your holidays to the fullest, but also saves a lot of money for you, which otherwise would not have been possible.Hence, the basic advantages of a holiday travel bargain are getting to enjoy your holiday more and also saving a lot of money. However, you must first know how to go about doing this.First, make a detailed holiday plan. The plan should include: total budget; whether you will spend extra and if so, how much; the duration of your stay; the amount of money you would spend on different heads like food, accommodation, travel and so on. The list is not exhaustive and is only indicative.Second, perform an extensive search on the place you intend to visit and find out about the travel agents that organize the whole travel itinerary for you and make a list of all such travel agents. Make sure that you have their contact numbers and e-mail IDs.Third, maintain a notebook that will have important information regarding the rates offered by each travel agent so that you could compare and choose the most suitable plan for yourself.Fourth, go on contacting the travel agents and solicit the packages they would offer for your kind of holiday plan. This is where you need to drive a hard bargain. The notebook you maintain will really come in handy as you can compare the rates and plans and let a travel agent know that others are there who are willing to charge less.Fifth, also put yourself in the travel agents’ shoes and think about their benefits. You can entice them in to offering you a good package by dangling a carrot of subscribing to future travel packages from them. This could act as an incentive for the agents who might stretch themselves to meet your kind of requirements.However, you must realize that no travel agent will customize their packages that deplete their profits. Hence, it is important that you state your requirements clearly and state your expectations beyond which you cannot accept a travel plan from any of the travel agents.