5 travel planning tips to save money

travel planning tips save money

May 30, 2017 • Travel

Yes, we all want to travel whenever we get the chance but we do not necessarily want to come back to borrow loans to get back to reality. You need to have excellent travel planning that will enable you to save money even as you travel. Through this article, you will be able to learn how to increase your opportunities and reduce the travel expenses. This will keep you safe so much from unnecessary spending.

  1. Take note of your bank accounts and cards

As your departure time approaches, it would be wise to let your bank know that you will be traveling and your destination in order to be prepared in terms of the rates to be incurred. Your bankers will also be able to advise you better on whether to carry cash or plastic cards.

  1. Try to blend in with the locals

I know that feeling of wanting to take the safer option. Sometimes though, the “safer option” might be the one that will cost you a fortune! Not sure what I am talking about? Well, let us have a look at the taxis compared to the public transport. Okay, maybe once you arrive you can take a taxi owing to the fact that you might be having luggage. But on the next day, try not to call a taxi or a guide and tour around on your own just for familiarity. You will be able to make a comparison had you taken a taxi. Buy a map which should not be too expensive or even complimentary ones at the airport and tour around places that might interest you.

  1. Travel during the off-peak hours

Perhaps you have heard of the deals that most tourist attraction places never want you to see. Well, here is the reason! These are the off-peak times and they apply even to the top destinations! The times when no one really wants to travel and the prices are unbelievably low. Take advantage of such times. If you know you will need to use a flight then consider flexibility and your date of departure. These are the times when hotels and places you would love to tour have their lowest rates!

  1. Avoid roaming

Roaming can be expensive for most travelers, especially when you do not have an international plan. In this event, find places where you could access free Wi-Fi, say a local café or the Airbnb room where you will be hosted. The latter is even better as you will not have to buy coffee or anything to use the Wi-Fi.

  1. Carry your own snacks

Having a long layover in a given country may tempt you to buy some food from the airport which may be expensive. It is better to have your own snacks from home that you can eat as you wait. This will help you save a fortune and help you nurture your own unique travel lifestyle!

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