Jan 16

Travel Without Breaking The Bank


Travel without breaking the bank

With the economy the way it is these days, the words ‘cheap’ and ‘affordable’ have been on everyone’s radar. While many people are feeling as though they cannot possibly afford a trip this summer, there are actually quite a few ways to save money along the way. With a little tweaking to your typical routine, you should be able to take another trip before too long.

When Flights are Cheapest

As you may have imagined, the weekends are typically the most expensive days when it comes to leaving for your destination. Since demand is high on those days, prices tend to skyrocket so airlines can make more money. The days of the week that are least expensive are Monday and Thursday. If you can fit your departure in to one of those days; you will definitely save a pretty penny. (Flying during off-season is going to greatly decrease the price of your ticket as well. On top of that, your vacation spot won’t be as crowded)

Small Cities/Small Carriers

Another great way to save money is by flying in to smaller cities, then from there simply take a train or bus to get to where you need to go. This may take a bit longer, but it’s going to give you extra money to spare for your trip.

Be sure to compare prices between large carriers and small, local carriers. Since the smaller carriers do not have the recognition that the large ones do, their only way to get the attention of potential customers is to have competitive prices. Many people go this route when going on a trip. You’d be surprised just how much money you can save and how easy the deals are to find.

Travel Consolidators

Look up travel consolidators both on the internet and in your area. See what kinds of deals they have to offer. Consolidators are very good at finding empty seats as well as affordable places to stay. Sign up for newsletters so you can get up-to-date information on pricing and discounts throughout the year. Much of what they offer is last-minute; which are amazing deals you have to see to believe.

Contact Hotels

A lot of hotels are so desperate for business these days that they can actually be talked down in price. If you have the guts, contacting a hotel directly and negotiating prices can get you pretty far. Hotels have been known to even throw in free stuff in order to keep you as a customer. They want your business and they want you to spread the good word about them.

Call Airlines

Yes; you can find various deals online, but there are some deals that only the airlines can offer you. You’ll never know what you may find unless you give them a call. Do not be afraid to shop around and really get a feel for exactly what you can afford. There’s no need to waste your hard earned money when there are so many ways to find more affordable options.

Burt Kramer has been working with KHM Travel helping people plan a vacation as well as assist them in making the whole arrangements.

Recent Articles

Ndane FallsJun 14

Hidden Gems in Senegal: Top 5 Places to Visit

Senegal’s geographical location puts it right in a tourist hot spot. Senegal lies in the westernmost region of Africa and thus

Articles, Blog Articles
AburiMay 27

Best Photo Spots in Accra

Are you traveling to Accra soon and want to shoot some stunning quality photos? Plan on going on a tour of the city and hope there will

Articles, Blog Articles
Top 10 restaurants in DakarMay 27

Top 10 Restaurants in Dakar

Dakar is a melting pot of cultures with a range of restaurants as diverse as the city itself. Here are some of the best restaurants in

Articles, Blog Articles

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter

We promise not to spam your mail.

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Continent Tours will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.