Best Ways to Save Money on Holidays

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Have you been feeling tired lately? Having trouble concentrating on work? Wondering what’s wrong with you all of a sudden? Nothing other than the fact that your body, mind and soul are all protesting the mundane state you are in currently and stating in the only way they can that you need to rest, and what better way to rest than to go on a holiday?

Oh no! no! don’t fret about the expenses. Remember the old adage that where there’s a will there’s a way. We are here to make that way for you and help you cut back on some holiday costs without compromising in any way in your holiday experience. In this article, we are going to talk about the best ways to save money on holidays so that the cravings of your body, soul and mind do not burn a hole in your pocket.

 

Take a Holiday in the Off-season

Beautiful Beach Holidays

Always try to go on holidays in the off-season when the prices are low due to lesser number of visitors and tourists. All places, even the popular tourist destinations charge lower prices in the off-season. You can get more for less during this time in all respects, be it home rooms, air tickets, food or other secondary conveyance.

 

Use Morning Flights and Book Your Tickets Early

Flight Takoff

If the place you are holidaying in has to be reached by flight, then it is advisable that you book the tickets for it early- preferably two months before the journey- because the prices of air tickets rise as the flight keeps getting filled up, with tickets available a week before departure costing ten times more than it did two months ago. Another way to lower air travel costs is to book flights that leave early in the day- preferably within 8 am. Since very few people travel at that hour, the tickets are considerably cheaper than for the midday flights.

 

Be Strategic about Train Travel

Train Travel

Train tickets in Europe are almost half-priced when you book two or more weeks in advance via each country’s national rail website. If you’re embarking on a tour rather than traveling point to point, consider a rail pass, which can help you save hundreds of dollars, especially if you are taking overnight, high-speed, or long distance trains. Rail passes are associated with Europe, but they’re available on several continents. 

 

Avoid Hotel Chains

Hotel Chains have a brand name and image to maintain and therefore that always charge high prices even during the off-season. Although the services provided at these hotels are luxurious, we don’t want you to increase your blood pressure by worrying about your hotel bill. It wouldn’t make much difference in the service received if you put up in a three-star hotel at much lower tariffs.

 

Cruise

Cruise

If you are planning on a cruise, it would be good if you followed the exact opposite of the strategy for air travel. Here, booking at the last minute actually gets you 25-30% off in most cases!

 

Online Travel Agencies

Online Travel Agencies

Online Travel Agencies/ Holiday Planners  often provide deals on hotel and air bookings, and you can easily save around 30% by making bookings through these websites which are reliable as well as reputed.

 

Avoid Guided Tours

In the present day and age of technology, who needs to pay for guided tours? You sure don’t! Just take out your smartphone and ask google about places to visit and it will show them to you along with turn-by-turn navigation to help you reach them too.

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So there you have it- best ways to save money on holidays! The best ways to save a lot more on holidays that you normally would. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and hop on!

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