Wanting to plan a getaway that won’t cost you an arm and a leg? Travelling on a budget is a great way to do it and can even enhance your experience more! Last year, around 45% of Brits said they planned on going on an overseas holiday. However, not all of them will be aware of the tips and tricks for making your vacation a little more affordable.
If you’re one of these travellers, then we can help. Below is a guide on some of the neat tricks you can use to make travelling abroad budget-friendly. Read on to find out more.
Planning and saving
Your first step before booking any holiday is to save money as this will indicate what your budget will be. Saving is also a great way to build your credit score, which may be useful if you plan on taking a loan out to pay for any of your future holidays.
It’s also a good idea to do your research on the cheapest places to travel to around the world to make your destination decision that little bit easier.
Methods for making travel cheaper
Book transport in advance
The sooner you book transport like flights, trains or buses, the cheaper they’re likely to be. Prices are at their highest on the day you travel, so it’s good to be organised and book months in advance.
Choose cheap accommodation
Accommodation is often one of the most expensive things you have to pay for when you go away, but there are some cheaper options. Staying in hostels with other travellers is one of the cheapest ways to do it or you can share an Airbnb with friends.
Take advantage of free activities
Whenever you visit a new country, there will likely be a wealth of free things to do and these let you experience the culture in the country more. Plan trips to beaches, parks or explore towns off the beaten track for a unique holiday experience.
Eat at local restaurants
Avoid major chain restaurants while you’re away as their prices can be high. Instead, try local street vendors or family-owned businesses that may be able to offer you the best prices and provide the most authentic food in the region you’re visiting.
Avoid the school holidays (if you can)
Prices for flights and accommodation usually skyrocket during the school holidays, so you’ll want to avoid travelling during these times. You can also research when the peak season for the location you’re visiting is and avoid this time too for more favourable prices.