Money Saving Tips for Traveling

  • Travel during the cheapest times. It is not a secret that the price of flights depends on the month, day and even time of travel. Compare flight prices across a whole year to see when flights are the cheapest. You can also find the cheapest flights from any airport, using specialized websites.
  • If it is possible, avoid weekends and holidays, because then tickets are the most expensive. You have to take into account not only your country’s holidays, but your destination’s holidays as well. Travel off-season, because then everything is cheaper and destination is less crowded.
  • If money is more important than time, fly indirectly, because flights with a stop-over are cheaper than direct flights. Mix and match your airlines, because you can save money by flying with different airlines from different airports.
  • If you have to leave your car at the airport during your trip, book your parking in advance, because booking on the flight day is more expensive.
  • Fly from an airport which offers the cheapest flights. There may be an airport near your home, but it may be cheaper to fly from an airport which is slightly further away. It may be cheaper even if you have to pay for a bus or train ticket to reach it.
  • Instead of eating and drinking on the airplane or in the airport, bring your own snacks in hand-luggage.
  • If you are worried about excess baggage charges, buy one luggage and one hand-luggage which are maximum amount of luggage and do not require check-in costs. Remember to weight your luggage before you leave home to not to exceed the permitted weight and pay additional charges. Take out any unnecessary things if you are over the limit.
  • If you do not mind, try a house swap or rent a private room instead of a hotel room. There are a lot of websites which collect an information about private accommodations which are specially designed for travelers and tourists. Needless to say, that accommodations like these are much cheaper than hotel rooms.
  • Use your smartphone’s applications which can offer everything, including travel maps, guides and phrasebooks. By downloading these applications you can save not only cash, but also space in your case, avoiding excess baggage charges.
  • Eat like locals, saving money and avoiding unhealthy imported food. Another option is shopping in local supermarkets and stocking up from breakfast in hotel buffet.
  • You can also save on foreign currency exchange. Money withdrawal abroad can cost a lot in charges, therefore, take out larger sums so you are charged less frequently. Also usage of debit card can be cheaper than usage of credit card because of commission fee for cash withdrawal. Exchange currency before you arrive at the airport, thereby obtaining the best rate and saving money.
  • Purchase cheaper travel insurance. You have to know that buying of annual travel insurance policy is cheaper than buying of travel insurance for a single trip.