9 tips to help you save money while travelling

Posted by happyeasygo on July 10th, 2019

Travelling can be expensive. However, if you do it right, you can save loads of money while exploring your favourite destinations. And, it is not just about finding the best flight booking offer or hotel deal on the internet. Saving money while travelling involves an avenue of simple hacks. Want to learn these? Keep reading.

  1.        Try free activities

No matter where you are headed, there are always activities that you can partake in without spending a dime. All you need to learn about these is a little research. Also, opt for a self-guided tour rather than a guided one to familiarise yourself with the destination. Always look for discounts on admission charges at points of interest you want to explore.

  1.        Choose hotel location wisely

A common mistake that travellers make is ignoring the location of their hotel. In a bid to find the lowest hotel booking prices, they often end up booking a hotel that is too far from the places they want to visit. Thus, what they save on accommodation, they spend on the everyday commute.

  1.        Book a room with a refrigerator and kitchen

If you do not mind cooking while on a holiday, then a room with a kitchen can help you save your spending on room service. Morning and evening coffee/tea often add up to become big enough to shake your budget, especially if you are staying at a 3-star or 4-star hotel.

  1.        Shop at local markets  

Most things you can buy at a shopping mall while travelling are available in your city. So, why even bother splurging on these? When you need to buy souvenirs or gifts for loved ones back home while travelling on a budget, local markets are your best bet. Moreover, handicrafts are souvenirs that nothing can replace.

  1.        Travel in off season  

Everything is expensive during the off season, from room tariffs and airfares to entry at tourist attractions. Thus, what you spend vacationing during the off season is significantly lower than what you will have to shed during the peak season. Just make sure that the places you wish to visit are open and you are good to go.

  1.        Look for discounts

Make the most of student discounts or senior citizen discounts as you travel. These can help you save anywhere from 10 per cent to 50 per cent of admission fee at hotspots. Moreover, you can also use these for discounts on travelling.

  1.        Eat away from tourist places

Vendors close to tourist attractions often sell food at prices significantly higher than any other place in the city. Therefore, it is better to avoid eating at these stalls. Walk for a few minutes and you will find everything so much more affordable and inexpensive.

  1.        Bargain whenever possible

Good deals can go a long way in keeping your holiday within the budget. Save a little money here, a few bucks there and what you have in your hands is your entire accommodation expenditure.

  1.        Stay away from the minibar

The minibars in hotel rooms are stuffed to tempt you to try things that dig a hole in your pocket. It is better to steer clear of these. You can buy the munchies from stores to avoid paying high prices for the food.

This is how you can enjoy savings while travelling. You can save a big part of your travel budget by booking your flights and hotels on HappyEasyGo. The Mega Monsoon Sale during weekdays between 8th July and 19th July can help you save up to Rs.1000 on your booking and also win 500 Happy Silver to avail discount on your next one. Visit the HappyEasyGo desktop site, mobile site or app today for more information on the great sale. 

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