10 Best Ways To Save Money While Travelling


10 Best Ways To Save Money While Travelling

10 Best Ways To Save Money While Travelling

Here are some tips that will help you slash your costs during a vacation without taking away from the travel experience.

1. Snip Flight Expenses 

Booking online - especially on an aggregator site instead of the airline website - will be cheaper than doing it through an agent. Also, no matter what anyone says, don't wait for the last - minute bargains; book at least 30 days in advance. Another money-saver tip is to book late morning or afternoon flights instead of the early morning or late night ones.

2. Slash Costs on Stay

When it comes to accommodation, reverse the rule for flight booking. Instead of going online, get in touch with the hotel directly since you will invariably land better discounts. Also try to opt for budget hotels or apartment rentals, which will be cheaper. 

3. Travel Off Season

Travelling to a popular destination during off-peak months is a smart decision that will result in the highest cost reduction. Not only will you get cheaper flights and hotel stays, but can also cut down on sightseeing expenses and shopping cost. The best bit is that you will get lesser crowds, better treatment and more upgrades.

4. Be Food Wise

Food can eat into your spend in a big way. Cut it by opting for local eateries instead of the hotel fare. You can also stock up on water from supermarkets and simple, readymade items from local bakeries to make your own meals in the hotel. Also, never use the minibar in the hotel because all the items will be expensive.

5. Smart Sightseeing

If you've planned your own itinerary, go online and check for coupons and discounts to tourist hotspots. You can also pick up multiple passes, which combine several popular attractions and are cheaper. You can even check with the hotel concierge if there are any free visiting days.

6. Commute Costs

Another simple trick to crunch your travel bill is to use the local transport like metros and buses, instead of taxis, which can be very expensive. You can also opt for a centrally located hotel, which is close to popular tourist sites. Another option is to hire bikes or cycles to cut down on your travel expenses. 

7. Be a Savvy Shopper

Never buy too many souvenirs, especially from touristy spots because they will cost the earth. Pick them up from local markets instead. In fact, you should carry out most of your shopping from the markets that are not on the tourist circuit. Also make sure you don't buy too much stuff otherwise you'll end up paying baggage fee at the airport.

8. Chat Cheap

If you are vacationing abroad, a good way to talk on the move is to buy an international SIM card, which lets you chat across countries, or the local SIM in the country you are visiting. Activating the roaming facility in your mobile phone will be the most costly option, so avoid it. 

9. Kid Comfort

If you are travelling with kids, you can easily reduce your expenses by carrying diapers, toys and baby food, which can be costly in a foreign country. Also, opt for hotels which allow free accommodation for kids, and tourist attractions that have no or low charges for children.

10. Carry The Basics

Remember to pack basic stuff like ready-to-eat meals, salt, sugars, milk powder etc. The other essential things would be soap, detergent and medicines, because all of these are likely to be expensive outside and will also save you unnecessary trips to the market in a new place.
Best ways to save money during travel

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Traveller Ram said…
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Guidedknowledge said…
Well written. Spend less and enjoy more should be the principle while traveling.
Traveller Ram said…
Thanks Guideknowledge Sir. Actually it should be mantra of every traveller. So that they can explore more places in less expenses.