Travelling on a tight budget often limits families and individuals from experiencing their holiday to the fullest. But with a little budgeting and research, you can enjoy a luxury holiday even on a tight budget. After all, you have worked hard all year long, and your holiday should be a relaxing, fun experience. Here are some travel tips to help you budget for your global travel and holidays and find great deals on luxury resorts around the world.
CREATE A VACATION PLAN
Instead of trying to gather up enough money for a vacation at the last minute, develop a savings plan at the start of every year. Save only GHS 120 or $ 23 per week, and you’ll have GHS 5,760 ($1,104) after 12 months. This savings can take care of the hotel bill and maybe more if you find a great bargain!
SAVE CASH ON FOOD
When you get to your destination, go shopping for groceries. Please take note: Be sure the hotel or resort provides a refrigerator and microwave or stove. Save your “dining out” money for a few select evenings out. It will allow you to enjoy a few delicious meals instead of wasting dollars on fast food every day. One family-of-four meal at a fast-food restaurant could cost USD 40 or more.
RESERVE IN ADVANCE
If you prepare in advance where and when you will take your holiday. You can book your hotel and flight as well as acquiring your visa ahead of time and receive savings. Phone the hotel or resort where you would like to stay several months ahead and ask them to mail their latest brochure to you. Often the advertisements will contain rates for specific dates along with coupons. You can take advantage of “early bird” or “off-season” discounts.
SAVE ON AIRFARE
If travelling by plane, try bidding on tickets to get a reasonable price or look for departure times that offer cheaper rates. Many airlines cost less during the off-season as well.
No matter what your travel budget, you can enjoy a great vacation if you do enough planning. Make the most of your holiday while spending less!