Travelling can sometimes be a costly affair. Paying for flights, accommodation, insurance, souvenirs, activities it all adds up. But thankfully there are many websites out there that allow us to save money when it comes to booking travel.
Here are just 5 ways you can save money, whether you’re planning your travel route or already on the road.
Use Price Comparison Websites
There are price comparison websites for just about everything. In terms of flights, websites like Skyscanner are fantastic for discovering cheap and suitable routes.
Download the free Skyscanner mobile app for access to the best deals on flights at all times. It’s also, a good idea to use similar style websites when looking for travel Insurance. Booking.com is a great example of a price comparison website for accommodation.
These websites have one thing in common: they save you money by comparing the best prices in their field and saving you the trouble of doing the research yourself.
Trip Advisor is the leading website for reviews, and offers a lot of insight into attractions, restaurants, hotels, and so on. Utilizing the Trip Advisor community is a great way to gain tips and advice on what’s good to see and what you should avoid. This in turn saves you from wasting your money on overrated and overpriced places.
You can also use it to share your knowledge and experiences with other travellers.
If you haven’t already signed up to this excellent website I highly recommend that you do. Airbnb offers huge savings on accommodation by letting you rent a room in other people’s house, villas, apartments, houses etc.
One of the most advantageous reasons to use this website is it sometimes allows you to meet the locals and get insider tips. And of course, if you are lucky enough to have a big house with a spare room you could use Airbnb to rent it out and make extra cash to put towards travelling.
This knowledge intensive website is loaded with information on just about every destination in the world.
Use it to research and plan your journey in advance. It always easier to spend less when you know what you are doing and where you are going.
One word: discounts! I presume by now you’ve heard of Groupon and probably have even used it. This awesome website gives you discounts on everything. From getting your hair to cut, to buying furniture, restaurants, sightseeing and so on. You can use this for deals while on the road, or before you leave to save money before you set off.
These websites are just the tip of the iceberg. So always take the time to do a bit of research before you set off and you will save yourself a few quid in the process.
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