Are you planning to go on a vacation? Wanting to get away from the stress of work? How about fulfilling your list of dream destinations across the globe? Yes, we all dream of having that perfect relaxation, regardless if it’s in the white sandy beaches of Boracay or among the snowy mountains of Canada. However, with every dream destination, there will always be expenses along the way, and most of the time, travel does not come cheap. We would have to spend thousands just to reach local vacation spots alone. But no worries, as we have listed the top 5 ways to save money when travelling.
1. Always plan ahead.
When planning to go on a vacation, it is always wise to consider all of your expenses. This doesn’t mean you would just list down the cost of transportation, as even the place you would have to stay in (commonly known as accommodations) during your vacation would also add to your expenses, and the more exclusive the room is, the higher its price. Go for an accommodation that is near your exact vacation spot to avoid further travel cost
2. Do your research.
While many vacation spots advertise the good points of their most-visited landmarks, you should not forget to do you own study of the place. Most vacation spots have their official websites, and these sites have sections where you can look for reviews about the place. Is it safe? What are the interesting activities to participate in? Are there any hidden charges to the accommodations? How good is the service?
3. Good timing equals great savings.
There are certain months within a year in which travel agencies would offer discounts and promos in their offered travel packages. Look for the ones which would fit your budget. This tip is connected with tip # 1 as well, since you would have to clarify hidden charges, and if their promo package already includes accommodations. Never hesitate to ask questions, as this is your budget we are talking about, after all. Some agencies even offer customizable packages, so you may really fit your budget to achieve a cost-effective travel.
4. Just pack what is necessary.
Sometimes, less is better. Airlines charge extra due to excess baggage and for each airport that you would have to go through; the accumulated extra charges may greatly affect your expenses. Just bring what you need. Going to a warm place? Bring your sun tan lotion and beach wears. Planning to freeze in a cooler climate? Pack your jacket and Christmas mug for those warm chocolate refills.
5. The more, the merrier.
Why would you choose to spend time alone when you can bring along your friends? Some agencies (similar to tip # 3) offer discounts when you travel in groups, accommodations included. Of course, this would enable more savings, meaning, you would still have extra cash to buy souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Believe us, they’ll greatly appreciate it.
So, you finally decide to go on that dream travel towards local favorites such as Boracay and Palawan, and you’re definitely enjoying every value of your vacation as every airway travel gives accumulated rewards. It seems airline companies aren’t the only ones offering reward points though, as Cebuana Lhuillier also has its 24k Rewards Program. It instantly grants clients with exclusive privileges, discounts, freebies, and special service offerings for every transaction they make at any branch nationwide. So for every local dream destination, Cebuana’s 1,800 branches are here to serve you. So what are you waiting for? Visit your nearest Cebuana Lhuillier branch now – we assure a fast, easy and secure transaction.