Thinking of your next holidays? How exciting! So that the economic issue does not stop you when choosing a destination, I have decided to prepare this article with up to 10 tips that will save you money before and during the trip.
They are tips that have come in handy for me in recent years, so I hope you can say the same too. Do you want to meet them? Let's go there!
1- Book in advance
It is a classic. Booking in advance usually guarantees you lower prices on airline tickets, hotel reservations and car rentals. Of course, sometimes the opposite occurs, since there are companies that change their pricing strategy over the months if they are not selling as expected.
2- Travel in low season
Traveling in July and August is the most expensive. So you have to consider other options, like traveling in June or in September. These are months in which the weather is very good, so in that sense there is no problem. The only problem you can have when it comes to adjusting your holidays in those months, since quite a few companies close in August and they don't give you many options.
3- Invest time in comparators
That of looking at hundreds of hotel websites has gone down in history. Now you can use comparators like Trivago or Kayak. And not only for hotels, since you can also compare prices of flights, trains, car rentals, flight packs + hotel ... They allow you to find the best price easily, and best of all, there are filters that allow you to fine-tune the maximum in search.
4- Consider leaving the apartment
Leaving an apartment is a very good option to save, since you can eat there without having to go to a restaurant twice a day. It is especially recommended when traveling in family, who logically invest much more money in vacations than a couple or a person traveling alone. Although children's menus are cheaper than regular menus, there is nothing cheaper than preparing a pot of macaroni in the apartment. And the children so happy.
5- Be satisfied with staying away from the center
The location of the accommodation is usually one of the factors that most influences the price. The closer you want to be to the center or important monuments, the more you will have to pay. So if you don't mind walking or moving in public transport Every day, the best thing you can do is go to a hotel or apartment away from the core.
6- Do not trust that travel agencies have the best prices
We always went with all the enthusiasm to travel agencies to hire our vacations. That began to be lost with the arrival of Internet, and to this day few survive. Those that have been reinvented offer very attractive packs for everything they include, although the price you end up paying is usually higher than what you would pay if you had booked it for free. It is logical considering that they have a series of expenses that they would not have if they only sold online.
7- Make a list of sites that you can visit for free
When you go on vacation, you should usually prepare to pay to visit certain places, such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the castles of Scotland, the Empire States in New York ... Fortunately not everything is paid, and there are even activities that are free on certain days of the week or month. One of them? Museums (not all).
8- Hold on to vouchers and discount cards
Discount vouchers and cards can save you a lot of euros. Get informed before reaching your destination and do it once more when you land. Some cities offer packs to visit several monuments and museums at a much cheaper price than if they were visited separately.
9- Get around on public transport
Renting a car is much more expensive than getting around by public transport. That is why we recommend you bet on the bus, train or subway. Think about the trips you are going to make and think about the possibility of buying a ticket that includes 10 trips or more for an attractive price.
10- Look for last minute bargains
In the first point I talked about the reservation in advance, which has nothing to do with looking for last minute bargains. Oddly enough, those who wait for a last chance sometimes have a prize. The customer cancellations or the low demand of some accommodations can make traveling in the last breath more economical than doing it with the utmost foresight.
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