5 tips to travel smart & cheap
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Budget is often the number one thing that keeps us from jetting off on a trip – but whilst travelling can indeed be expensive, if you plan ahead it can turn out to be much cheaper than you’d expect. Of course if you want to enjoy serious luxury and not have to plan anything out, prices can climb quickly. However, with a little anticipation, preparation and a few good tips, it is possible to considerably reduce your travel budget. Here’s how. 1. Book your flight well in advance using a price comparison website Depending on where you’re going, your flights and accommodation are probably going to be what cost you the most, and although low cost airline companies have entered the scene, they probably still won’t be able to fly you across the world. The perk of flights tickets and accommodation being so expensive, though, is that they are also on what you can save on the most. Book your ticket several months in advance and use price comparison websites such as Skyscanner to compare prices on flexible dates. Being flexible about when you can go will almost always bring up the best prices. Airlines also offer good discounts throughout the year and more specifically in January and September, once the high season has ended. Collaborative comparison websites such as Darjeelin can also be used. Imagine an internet platform that allows you to outsource your ticket search to a worldwide community of experts,competing to find the best prices. These experts are called ‘flight hackers’ and are capable of finding the best rates, while you spend your precious time organising the rest of your trip. The service is pay-to-use, but can help you save several hundred pounds on a flight. 2. Eat on the street and in small local restaurants Although it doesn’t seem that expensive at the time, adding up restaurant bills can seriously damage your budget.
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