Travel can be an expensive pastime, but a low budget does not have to mean a disappointing holiday. If you are organised, manage your bookings well, and search and negotiate to get the best deals, you can have a 5 star experience for a much more modest price than you may expect.
Even though you have very limited funding your holiday break can still be worthwhile. You simply need to find the cheapest rates and book them the soonest. Planning in advance is crucial to finding a good deal on flights, accommodation, and car hire. Prices on these key elements of a holiday tend to steadily increase as the date approaches so try to book them as soon as you can. Use comparison websites to find the best possible early deals on all of these trip essentials.
In order to get the best early deals, you need to plan your schedule in advance. Want to visit a particular tourist location or take part in activities or tours? Choose exactly when you want to do these things and get them booked early rather than leaving these smaller bookings until the last minute.
Timing your holiday is also a smart way to get the most from your budget. Holiday destinations all have high and low seasons, and considering visiting somewhere outside of the busiest dates can make for significant savings. You may have to compromise on weather, or visit outside of school holidays, but travelling in low season can save you significant amounts and allow you to travel to resorts and destinations which may seem beyond your budget.
When making bookings remember to negotiate. Hotels, travel companies, airlines and so on are often able to lower their prices in order to make sales so try to capitalise on this. The worst that can happen is that they say no!
These hints should help you to organise a fantastic holiday for far less cash than you may expect. Happy travels!
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