18 Sep The Best Guide For An Average Traveler Who Needs Money Saving Travel Tips
The economic downturn isn’t an end for those who love traveling. There are many beautiful places around the world awaiting us. The thing is how you can spend your hard-earned money for the best experience. Here are 11 essential tips on saving money to help you continue travel dream while making it much more affordable.
These are simple and best ways to save money while you travel that everyone can do. You won’t need to sacrifice too much convenient for money. Just keep them balanced and get most out of your spending.
- Eat Where the Locals Eat
The local people know where to have the best meal with reasonable price. Rather than eating in the touristy restaurant, follow them. Go to a restaurant for residents; you are less likely to be an overcharge. Street food is tasty, and you can have a big meal with much less money spent.
- Take Advantage of Your Birthday or Any Other Ceremony
As a way to impress customers, businesses offer vouchers and discounts as the gift for clients who buy their product/use their service on a special occasion such as birthday, wedding ceremony, etc. So there is nothing to lose by asking or mentioning about your special ceremony to people. Just remember to bring your ID to prove it.
- Travel off Season
Avoid peak season and choose to visit during low season. You can get a better price, and more chance to have discounts or an upgrade. Also, with fewer customers, you will be served better.
- Travel Deals
There are always good deals which can save you a lot of money. Be sure not to miss them. Flash deals with 30%, 50% off can reduce your spending considerably. Join local facebook group to update new deals and offer.
- Set Up An Automatic Travel Savings Account At Your Bank
Keep your money for the trip in a different account. Don’t leave all you have in one account. Make your budget for travel visible, and you can be sure not to spend too much. You won’t want to be back home with debt.
- Request Your Time Off From Work Starting In The Middle Of the Week
Airlines, tours or hotels give you a lower price for departure on a weekday. People use their weekend to travel make these days crowded and more expensive. So save you days off to save money.
- Travel with Group
More people join everyone pays less! This is a simple rule that applies to most goods and services. Get more friends to go with you and all can cut the costs. If you have can connect with other groups, take charter service into consideration. What better than a private tour and you even pay less for it.
- Early Bird Offer
Early booking gets a discount which is called early bird offer. This is a special rate for those who book early, typically 60 days before departure. The rate is usually 10 to 20% lower than list price.
If you are a risk-taker and have a flexible plan, looking for last minute deals. You can get awesome deals for last minute departures. www.lastminute.com offers many hotels and flight last minute deals.
- Make the Most of Public Transit
The Public vehicle is an excellent way to reduce your expenses. Travel to the destination by bus or train instead of a taxi or private car. Spend time to research the routes in advance and choose the type of public transport wisely.
- Book Package Tours
Some people like to arrange their trip themselves. Indeed, you might lower the payments on the voyage and take only what you need. However, consider a package tour sometime. For example, for a Hanoi to Halong Bay day tour (Vietnam), a package tour including all meals, transfer, entrance ticket gives you a better price than you book each service separately.
- Cook by Yourself
If you are on an extended trip (more than 2 weeks), don’t go to a restaurant every day. Hit the local market and cook yourself something nice. The money saved from eating can be spent for a longer stay or bus tickets to more places nearby.
Author Bio: I have been writing for websites for three years now. I love to travel currently working in Vietnam and enjoying Halong bay weather.