It worked for me! I booked a vegetarian meal on a flight into Sri Lanka and when I arrived at the hotel the rep made a point of telling the chef I was vegetarian. He then cooked me special meals all week – I had my own personal chef! The worst thing was that I am not actually a vegetarian, I just wanted to eat healthily on the flight, so no Sri Lankan BBQ chicken for me!6. Low Prices Means Lowest Price – An offer of a lowest price guarantee does not necessarily mean that the price is the absolute lowest you will find. Do your homework! 7. Packages Are Better - As a general rule going direct and booking the holiday components separately is a more cost effective option. Yes it may mean a little more work but you’ll cut out the costs of the agents and you will get the holiday you want rather than be shepherded along on an organised rigid tour. Don’t be a sheep – follow the PureTravel mantra and go direct and save money! 8. Duty Free Is Cheap – This is a huge myth and most of the time duty free items at the airport are not cheaper than the high street or internet. The duty free shops are good for killing some time and checking out the latest fragrances and browsing books but typically that high-end chocolate box and CD will be cheaper elsewhere. The stores can be handy though if you have forgotten that last minute gift so you’re not in the dog-house!