Going on holidays is very much needed after a long year of work. If you do not have paid time off, it may seem a bit hard to enjoy a couple of weeks abroad on a tight budget. In order to help you, we have put together a guide that will teach you how to save money on holidays in 2021.
Table of Contents:
- Make Use of Flight Prices Comparison Tools
- Think Ahead and Pay Cash
- Low-Cost Accommodation
- Walk and Use Public Transport
- Use Discounts
- Eat in
- Hide Your Money
Make Use of Flight Price Comparison Tools
There are multiple ways to purchase flight tickets. However, there are couple tips you should know to purchase them at a cheaper price.
When looking for cheap flight tickets, do not do the rookie mistake of typing “cheap flights” in your search engine.
Doing this may bring opposite results. In addition to this, the website you will go to will use your data to show you higher prices. What you want to do when looking for flights through a search engine is using a VPN.
VPN’S are great because they hide some information websites use to trick you into buying more expensive tickets. Another pro tip is to always set the VPN location far from where you are trying to go. For example, you may want to set your VPN in New-York if you are trying to travel from London to Dubai. You may save 50-70€ on flight tickets.
Another way to do it is through flight price comparison tools. These tools are what you are looking for as they will compare prices from several companies and show you the cheapest and shortest flights. Here are the 5 best tools we recommend you use:
- Google Flights
These websites will be so useful to you because they will help you save money. Make sure you use your VPN as well when browsing these websites.
Think Ahead and Pay Cash
Before you leave, make sure you organize your trip. You must have an idea of what you are going to visit and where you are going to eat at. The goal is to make a budget for everything and also consider a safety net so that you have money saved for unpleasant surprises. Do not forget that banks like to charge conversion fees. The same goes for withdrawing money.
As a result, you may be better off traveling with a lot of cash. Most countries let people enter the country with quite a lot of cash. Usually, people are allowed to enter with up to 10000€. You are allowed to bring more but you will have to declare it at the customs.
According to Forbes, people who pay with their credit cards spend more money. The problem is that you do not see money physically leave your hands when you pay with a credit card.
We recommend you travel with a bit of cash and rarely use your credit card. If you have a credit card that gives you cashbacks and does not charge you for spending money in other currencies, then feel free to use your card. Just make sure to monitor what you spend and respect your pre-set budget!
Do not stay at a hotel! It is really important that you try and live like a local. Hotels can set you back tremendously especially if you travel during peak seasons. Nowadays, there are so many ways to save money on accommodation. Here are a couple:
- Guest House
Accommodation usually takes up the majority of holiday budgets. So, make sure that you do not sleep at expensive hotels except if you find great deals. Great deals can be found under many forms. For example, travel agencies may help you save money by selling a holiday pack in which flights, hotels and food are included. If that is not the case, it is probably better you refer back to the above-mentioned list.
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Walk and Use Public Transport
This tip speaks for itself. Public transport can get you anywhere these days and be cheaper than taxis. The cheapest means of transport are:
- City bikes
If you travel to a very small city, walking is the best option. This is also a great opportunity to get your 10000 steps in! Shy away from taxis and make use of your god given legs to get from your hotel to the local museum.
A lot of places offer discounted prices for students and tourists. A lot of museums will let you enter for free given that you do not ask for a narrated visit. The same applies when you book your flights and accommodation. Using discounts will always come in handy to save money.
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Eat at Home
Cooking can sometimes feel exhausting and annoying, but your wallet probably likes it the most. Once again, it all depends on where you travel to. Southern countries tend to offer cheaper accommodation and meals than northern countries.
Regardless of where you are, staying home and cooking will save you a few bucks and might get you closer to that dream body you are hoping to get. Obviously, if the food is different from what you are used to, you may want to cut on other activities to be more comfortable spending money on food you have never had. It all depends on the context.
Hide Your Money
When traveling to big cities, you have to make sure you keep, not just your money, but all your belongings out of the reach of pickpockets. Saving money is not easy for everyone but imagine how hard it would be if someone stole your wallet. It would be really annoying, right!
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