Well, summer is here now and you already started thinking of a perfect sunny holiday. The only problem is your card balance.
Do not worry, I have put together a list of money saving tips that will help you enjoy a nice holiday without breaking the bank.
Make a Holiday Budget
This one may be the hardest thing to do but it is definitely the most important. A few things that you need to consider include:
- Plane tickets
- Food and drink
- Charges for withdrawing cash
- Charges for exchanging currency
- Car hire
- Parking costs
- Airport transfer or shuttles
- Extra Luggage
- Holiday clothes
Book In Advance
If you have fixed dates for your holiday, then you should start looking for it as early as possible.
Booking in advance is not only money saving but is also more enjoyable and stress-free that finding a last-minute holiday.
You will also have plenty of time to search around, find the greatest deals, choose the best seats and stay in the hotel that your heart desires.
Buy Cheap Flights
Do not miss out on your dream holiday just because the flights are too expensive. You just need to take your time, check on multiple websites and compare the prices.
Firstly, one of the best things to do is to set up prices alert and keep an eye on your emails as you will be notified every time the fare changes.
Secondly, the day that you chose to fly is also very important, flying midweek may be the best option for your budget.
Traveling during school holidays, Christmas or Easter is not always the best option as the prices are sky high. If you are willing to travel off season this will mean cheap flights, affordable hotels, and fewer tourists.
If you want to save money, and you are not really bothered by the weather conditions then traveling off-season may be the best thing for you.
Download A Free Travel App/Guide
Organized tours can cost a fortune and they are not always the best. If you want the explore your holiday destination in your own way then you should definitely get a free travel app or guide.
There are lots of apps and free guides on the internet, for every location. Just find the best one for you and let the fun begin.
Bring Your Own Food On Board
Prices in airports or on the planes are sky high and packing your own snacks instead of buying would definitely save you some cash.
Think about all the great and tasty food that you are going to eat on your holiday.
Just be careful not to bring any liquid food like yoghurt or soup.
Be Creative On Accommodation
Well, staying in a hotel is definitely nice (having someone else to clean after you every day) but you should really get creative when it comes to accommodation.
You should have a look at Airbnb, sometimes you can get really nice condos for half the price of a hotel room.
If you have any more tips, please leave them in the comments section below: