Holidays are a must for most families. You need to set aside a few weeks every year to go somewhere different, relax in the sun, or wander in a winter wonderland. The only problem is that it costs a lot of money, what with travel expenses, hotels, etc. The costs soon add up, meaning we’re reluctant to travel.
What can you do about this? You could try and do some extra work on the side or come up with ideas to make money and afford holidays. Or, you could focus on saving money every time you travel, making the experience cheaper and easier to afford. As luck would have it, I’ve compiled a few tips to help you do just that.
Use The Same Hotel Price Comparison Site
Naturally, price comparison sites play a huge role in booking a holiday. You should spend hours on sites like booking.com until you find the best deal for a hotel. But, there’s one little trick that can help you save a lot of money every time you travel. The trick is to stick with the same hotel comparison site every time you book. Most of them, like the one already mentioned, will provide loyal customers with exclusive offers. You can get immediate discounts on hotels if you book through the same site a certain number of times. Figure out which site provides the best loyalty rewards, and use them for every booking.
Use A Credit Card
Credit cards can help you save a lot of money when you travel with your family. Depending on what credit card you own, you can build up points which can be redeemed and used as travel vouchers. You earn points for using your card throughout the year, and can then get vouchers to save loads on plane journeys or hotels. It even shows on the best.creditcard website that some cards can give you around $650 for travel, which almost pays for an entire trip! If you use a credit card responsibly, all throughout the year, you can collect loads of points and slice a huge chunk out of the travel costs every time you go away.
Plan In Advance
Being spontaneous is fun, but it’s also very expensive. If you book a holiday a week before you go, prepare to pay the highest prices possible. On the other hand, book your holiday as early as possible, and you will get the cheapest flights out there. This is such an easy way to save money whenever you go away. All you have to do is be organized and choose a destination and a date way in advance. Book your flights, and you can probably add designated seats and extra hand luggage all for a price way lower than if you book a month before.
Traveling abroad with your family can be expensive, but it doesn’t always need to be that way. If you’re smart and follow the tips above, you will save money every time you travel. Now, trips away are more affordable, which means your family never has to miss out on a holiday!