Traveling can be an expensive venture. Sometimes your money is not enough and you need to resort to desperate measures to finance your trip. There are a few simple things you can do to reduce costs that will also help protect local people and their businesses from some of the most depressing side effects that the tourism industry can bring to local communities.
With that in mind, Below are top money saving tips for travel in 2020, some examples of how you can keep costs low throughout the process. So get started …
1. If you’re traveling by plane, be flexible.
It’s always best to let your plans be determined by which flights are cheapest. If you keep your options open and look into the rates at all airports near your destination city, you might be able to find a much more affordable ticket. Some airlines even offer deals for particular days of the week, and Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are generally the cheapest days to fly.
2. Go with a large party of friends and family members and split the costs.
If you don’t mind sharing car and hotel space with a few other people who are willing to chip in, you can greatly reduce your own expenses.
3. Instead of opting for regular hotel chains.
Consider looking into small, local inns and bed-and-breakfasts. Rooms at these lively, colorful local outposts are often in the same price range as those you’ll find at affordable hotel chains like Holiday Inns, and they also give you the opportunity to experience your destination like a local while immersing yourself in the culture.
4.Buy local products at local stores.
Why are you traveling? Most likely you will experience something new or move away from the dangers of everyday life. So, why do we always end up eating in the same places as at home? No matter where you are, you will always find McDonald’s or Burger King on every corner.
It doesn’t matter if it’s food, souvenir, medicine or even diapers for the little one. Always try to buy from local shopkeepers. Not only do you tend to do better than in large market chains, but you also put money in the pockets of the people who really need it. Supporting local businesses is the only way to ensure that the benefits that tourism can bring remain in the community you visit.
So, when you find yourself at the door on September 7 or at a co-worker, just look around, is there a local freelancer shop next to the door? Do they probably have what you need? Why not just check before you enter. You will probably save some money, and you are more likely to create an interesting conversation and have a story to tell your friends when you get home.
5.Choose a cheaper place
Prepare your budget in advance and don’t go in places that charge more than what you have prepared for. Try camping in a remote location or in the National Forests (which are usually free, unless otherwise noted), but these sites generally don’t offer many amenities, so be prepared.
6.Consider camping close to home.
If you have already set a budget for the farm fee, consider choosing a good site that is close to home. This will save many other expenses, such as gas and food (the farther from the camp, the more food you produce).
7.Use local transport.
When you organize your vacation in the comfort of our own home, and see the box that says “Do you want to include our transfer from the airport?” What are you doing Do you press a ticker because it fits or do you ignore it and work on your own transport?
That’s the truth. 50% of the cost you just paid for your private collection went to the tour company and the rest to a taxi company and the tax. The local driver will be lucky to see 1% of that cost.
So, our advice is to ignore this box and head to the hotel. Local taxis are always cheaper than private transfers, and using the public transport system is always a surefire way to save money.
Not only will public transport or a local taxi be cheaper, you will also be more likely to leave with a much more interesting story to tell your friends when you get home. It may take a little longer to get there, but the adventure will be even more fun. Think about it, what vacation stories do you talk to over dinner with friends? Are those going perfectly, or those with little occupation in between?
Use a reusable water can – this will help not only in saving money, but also protecting the environment around. Most hotels today, you receive a few free bottles of water every day to use the whole day. What usually happens? You carry them around the whole day, but when you really need them, it’s like drinking boiling water.
A simple solution, use a metal water container to keep them fresh and refreshing all day. And when you’re done, refill it with a local water source or tap. Not only will it save a few dollars, but it will also save the environment from having another plastic bottle flowing through the sewers. You can apply the same principles to the “plastic or canvas bags” argument.
I don’t know about you, but when I travel the world, I like to feel surrounded by the local cultures and traditions of the country I visit. Meet real people and learn about ways of life and ways of life. I want to know someone who really lives in one of the local villages. I want to go on safari with a real game owner or courtier. Because it is the people who live and breathe the culture every day, they are the ones who have local knowledge and are the ones who really need our support.
10. Before you hit the road, consider signing up for a daily deal website, such as LivingSocial or Groupon, in the vacation spots you intend to visit. That way, you’ll know about any hot deals and markdowns at nearby restaurants and attractions. You’ll be able to access the coupons from your cellphone while on the go.