Eight Must-Know Money-Saving Hacks for Travel

With so many elements involved in travel – like transport, accommodation, food and activities, it can quickly get expensive.

 
As such, many travellers end up having to sacrifice something in order to keep the costs down.
 
However, it doesn’t need to be this way – not if you use our eight money-saving travel hacks.
 
 

1. Browse privately

 
Wicked website cookies can track your website visits, so that when your return to a site for a second look at those cheap flights, they’ll bump up the price. Clearing your cache and browsing in private mode will enable you to bypass them and avoid undue price hikes.
 
2. Use a travel credit card
 
When you use a travel credit card to pay for pay for a trip, you’ll earn rewards for your spending which can be used to fund your future travels. It’s almost like getting money for nothing as you’ll be paying for these expenses anyway.
 
3. Book accommodation on Airbnb
 
Airbnb is one of the best platforms for affordable holiday accommodation. Plus, because its offering consists of houses and apartments, you’ll be able to live like a local and home cook your food cheaply.
 
4. Use a VPN
 
Travel costs can vary depending on the location you’re booking from. Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) makes it look like you’re browsing from another country. It might take some time to find a country where the price is lower, but savings abound once you do.
 
5. Pre-book airport parking
 
If you’re driving to the airport, pre-booking your airport parking is a must. Not only does it save you the hassle of driving around looking for a spot, if you use a parking comparison site such as Looking4.com you’ll also be able to bag yourself an excellent early-bird discount.
 
6. Go all-inclusive
 
Going all-inclusive can be great value for money because everything from your food to your accommodation and activities are included in your booking. This also means that you can plan your budget more efficiently because there’ll be less additional costs to consider.
 
7. Use price comparison sites
 
Price comparison sites such as Hopper and Skyscanner are your best friends when you’re searching for cheap flights. Hopper analyses billions of prices every day to predict changes and tells you whether to buy or wait, whilst Skyscanner compares prices across the airlines and has a monthly flight chart which shows you the cheapest days to fly.
 
8. Pack your own snacks
 
Everyone knows that airports charge an arm and a leg for food and drinks. However, you can avoid being held ransom to these outrageous prices by bringing your own snacks for the airport and plane. It’s also worth packing an empty water bottle and filling it up with water once you’ve passed the security checkpoint.
 
With these eight handy hacks to hand you’ll be able to slash your travel costs in half and pack more trips into your schedule!
 
That’s our list! Share you own money-saving travel hacks in the comments section.
 
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