If you’re planning on travelling somewhere that’s not exactly pocket-friendly and you want to save as much as you can, then you are in need of some pro-tips! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 things frequent travelers do to make trips affordable, that you can follow as well for a more budget friendly endeavor;
It helps to do your research beforehand and plan ahead before you take off for your vacation. It’s best if you develop an itinerary for the things you want to do and how much they will cost you so that you’re not surprised once you get there. It also helps to research a little bit about the culture and customs so you reduce the initial shock of the culture switch as much as possible and start enjoying your stay without wasting time trying to figure all that stuff out.
Use local transport
A lot of your travel budget goes towards travel and accessibility. Most new travelers make the mistake of spending a lot of money on taxis and uber services. But don’t be afraid to embrace and engage with local travel options. It will save you big bucks and be a very immersive experience at the same time! Do things how locals do, and you’ll see the side of the city that not a lot of tourists get to see.
It helps if you’ve booked your tours, hotels and tickets beforehand. Often times, people encounter problems with their banks, different transaction systems abroad or they just get caught up in the hassle. Frequent flyers often make sure that they have these gritty things taken care off before they set foot in the plane so they don’t have to worry about wasting time trying to figure this out. You can start enjoying your perth day trip as soon as you land!
It’s always helpful to be flexible with your dates and bookings. If you have a flexible schedule and are willing to compromise on dates, then you are more likely to find cheaper deals that are going to help you save your budget and you can spend more on other enjoyable things.
Plan your investments
You need to prioritize the things you are most willing to spend on. If your priority is to site see and experience the culture and local flavours then you can maybe cut back on your accommodation. Most people think that when they are travelling, tourist hotels and fancy places are their only resort, but in fact, it can be cheaper to rent a furnished apartment, stay in hostels or even get an Airbnb!