If your summer holiday is fast approaching, no doubt you're looking forward to a week or two away. However, with the recession still biting and redundancies on the rise, many people are probably feeling less sanguine than usual about the cost of going on holiday.

If you’re worried that financial concerns will put a dampener on your break, it is a good idea to take some money saving steps in advance. Here are ten things you can do to cut your holiday costs and protect your pocket from nasty shocks while you’re away.

Click on the image to see the ten step guide.

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Laura Starkey is from BeatThatQuote.com