Monday, October 01, 2012

Money Saving Travel Tips

With the holidays approaching, many of us will be traveling either domestically or internationally. With money being tight and the economy in the pits, you will want to get the most from your trip without breaking the bank.

Following are some money saving tips to consider when planning your next trip:

Pick a good travel agent.
Take shorter trips.
Consider a package deal, which charges one price.
Know your budget and make it clear what you want to fit into your budget.
Using a net sales agent may save you up to fifty percent on airline seats.
Join a travel club.
Do not pay the bill until service has been rendered. Use a credit card; do not use cash or check.
If you are taking a cruise, consider a cruise with no tipping policy. You will save money.
Check generic air travel.
Inquire about last minute deals. Someone may cancel at the last minute.
Study airline promotional fares, and avoid traveling during peak periods such as July, August and December.
Select budget hotels.
Eat where locals eat.
Read packaged tours carefully and know what you are receiving.
Comparison shop.
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