5 Travel Secrets to Save You Money
Costs can build up when planning your trip, especially when you’re traveling abroad. Why pay more than you need to on travel? With a little extra planning and these travel secrets, you’ll save a bundle on your next trip. Bargain Travel Cruises specializes in the helping you save cash on your vacations, so you can spend it where you want it! Find out how we can save you money on your next vacation (800) 820-4567.
Pre-Book Airport Parking
If you are planning to leave your vehicle at the airport during your vacation, consider booking your parking well in advance. Booking on the day of arrival is much more expensive. The online booking system makes it simple to compare rates and prices. Plus, you’ll save travel time when you know where to park, frequency of shuttle transfers and how far the lot is from the terminal. When you pre-book your airport parking it allows you to save time, money and the hassle!
Bring your own food. Airports will overcharge you for the convenience of travel snacks, drinks and candy. Plus, most airlines will charge you for the pretzels or nuts that were once free. Save a few bucks by packing snacks instead of buying them at the airport or on the plane. Airport safety regulations won’t allow you to bring your own drinks, but the alternative is a water bottle with a built in purifier. This way, you can be sure to have safe water for the whole trip!
Beat Baggage Fees
With check-in baggage fees costing as much as $50 a flight, there’s a few ways to avoid these hefty rates. New luggage designs allow you to stash as much as you need into your carry-on bag. Wearable luggage is available, allowing the passenger to pack small items into a coat or vest. This way, the passenger can still bring a regulatory-sized carry on, along with a wearable bag. Dedicated followers of fashion will want to stick to a foldable version, and wear it only during check-in and boarding. If you do plan on checking your bags, make sure you check the weight regulations for your flight, and weigh your bags at home to avoid extra costs. The weight limit is 50 lbs per luggage. If your suitcase weighs more than 50 lbs they will charge you for every extra pound! Be smart about your packing and you could save a fortune!
Eat Like a Local
Eating out while on vacation can be extremely costly. You’re likely to eat better and save money when you eat like a local. Doing a little research will allow you to find locally sourced (and tasty) produce for less than you think. Another tip is stocking up on hotel snacks and buffets or shopping in local supermarkets. Also, another great dining trip is to look for all inclusive resorts, it will save you time and money! Did you know that when you take a cruise your food is included? Save money when you travel with a cruise line! Make sure you purchase a “soda/coke card” for one low one-time payment you can have unlimited soda while on your cruise.
Save on Foreign Currency Exchange
Don’t wait until you get to the airport or your destination to withdraw money. While it may seem unsafe to bring a large amount of cash with you, you will save on withdrawal charges and commission fees. For your safety, keep your money in different places, and use your debit card only when you have to. Also note that “commission free” bureaus are not the cheapest place to get cash. Although they might not levy a commission charge, they could offer extremely poor rates of exchange. You are better off going to a place that charges the commission but offers a better exchange rate. The best way to avoid this is to do your research prior to your trip. Another great way to keep your money safe is to get travelers checks. This way you will save on exchange rates and your money is safe.
Planning Your Budget-Friendly Vacation
Bargain Travel Cruises offers the best in destination packages and prices. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a group travel or a couple’s getaway, we will set you up with the perfect trip at the best price possible. You won’t believe how much you’ll save when you book your vacation cruise with us. For more information on discount packages, group travel or vacation destination, call us today at (800) 820-4567.