By: Melissa Mayer
Travelling can be so expensive and even if you can afford, there is no need to spend money that you could otherwise save. Saving money when traveling is the secret behind having long and recurrent travelling holidays or vacations.
No matter your travel destination or whatever you are going to do there, there are ways in which you can cut on expenditure without
having to interfere with the quality and success of your journey. If you are a frequent traveller and you need to visit even more places,
here are a few tips on how to save money when travelling.
1. Always plan ahead of time
One to two months prior to travelling, start making arrangements. Once you settle on yourtravel destination then take your time to research on the best affordable hotels in the area. Compare the prices vis-à-vis the quality of services offered. You should also research on the air fare. A tip commonly used by people keen on saving on air fare is to use connecting at journeys instead of using fixed destination air lines. The latter are always cheaper.
2. Use public transport
While chattered flights or private road transports are usually more luxurious, prestigious convenient and attractive, they are usually
very expensive. Always choose to use public transport especially those that are run on schedule and dedicated to your kind of journey. They are always cheaper, safe and well organized.
3. Look for travel coupons and travel deals
Airlines, hotels, transport companies as well as travel advisory companies usually have some promotions in the form of travel coupons and travel deals.
From these places you can find very friendly deals in the form some cut in prices or other benefits associated with travelling. You can
get hotel, motel or lodging discounts, airline discount discounts, special offers as well as a variety of goodies.
4. Stay in a vacation rental condo
Pending on what you are going to do at your travelling destination, you can either choose to stay in a hotel or a rental condo. If you are going there as an individual then you may need a small hotel room that is less costly. On the other hand, if you are going as a couple or a family ta vacation condo is the best many saving option. This is because they are spacious and way cheaper than an equal sized and priced hotel room.
5. Travel at the right time
The time you choose to travel has a lot of influence on how much you will pay. Choosing to travel on-peak is the worst mistake you can do. This is the time airlines as well as hoteliers will increase their prices due to increased demand. Travelling off-peak will enable you
save a lot of money on both travel and accommodation. Even during the off-peak periods choose to travel during weekdays as airlines and other travel companies tend to charge less at this time.
If you follow those tips on how to save money when travelling, you will save unbelievable on your travel budget. You will no longer
wonder why some people seems to be having endless vacations.