Make Your Next Holiday Your Best One Yet (Thanks to Your Booming Bank Account)
One of the best possible reasons to save your pennies is an upcoming holiday. Unfortunately for many of us, they are few and far between—so when we do get the chance to unleash our wanderlust, the ultimate goal is to make our trip as brilliant and memorable as possible. And having enough cash to happily do whatever you please without any stress plays a big part. Take that private tour, buy that bag, and dine at that restaurant on the top of your bucket list—twice—without feeling guilty. Kristina Plimer, founder of The Wealth Tutor, has revealed her expert tips on the best ways to save and get the best deal on your next escape, so you can do exactly that. Read on and make your next trip the most memorable one yet.
Calculate a rough estimate of how much you’ll be looking at spending on your upcoming holiday (travel, food, accommodation and insurance). By having this roughly calculated, you’ll be able to clearly see how much money you should plan to be put aside each week in the lead-up to your getaway.
If you’re able to avoid travelling during prime time school holidays and public holidays, you’ll be looking at more affordable options. By strategically choosing to book your next trip outside of prime time, you’ll be looking at a cheaper holiday already.
There are so many useful sources to turn to as a way to bring down the cost of your holiday. Be sure to compare prices that you’ve been quoted with prices on comparison sites to determine the sales.
You’ll never know unless you ask. Some hotels may give you cheaper accommodation, or you might even see yourself being upgraded to a luxury suite. It pays to try your luck!
Sites such as Groupon will become your new best friend while planning your trip. Keen an eye on these sites to check out the best deals that suit your holiday.
By cutting back on your daily coffee intake (approximately $3.50), you could see yourself saving an additional $17.50 per week. By putting together a strategic budget and choosing which luxuries you can go without, you can be save extra money for your trip.
A fresh sandwich from the café next door to work may seem like a convenient idea at the time, but going without can see you saving approximately $25 each week. By choosing to pack your lunch and go without take away and dinner outings, you’ll be looking at saving money daily.
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