Most people like to take at least one holiday a year – however, there’s no denying that a trip abroad can cost quite a bit, particularly if you don’t carefully plan your budget for the duration of the holiday. If you want to relax and enjoy some much needed sun and sangria, but don’t want to return home to a dwindling bank balance, keep the following tips in mind.
Dial a Flight customers say that one of the best ways to ensure that you stay on track financially during a holiday is to plan your trip several months in advance. Draw up a budget and carry out some research to find the cheapest deals on flights, accommodation and car hire. In addition to this, decide how much you will spend every day- make sure to allocate sufficient cash for things like meals, souvenirs and entrance fees to galleries and other attractions. If you plan ahead, you can also find out which sights are free in the town or city you will be visiting – a quick search on Google should show you several free, or very affordable attractions that you can visit. Having said this, if there are one or two more expensive sights which you are really eager to visit, don’t deprive yourself – the whole point of a holiday is to enjoy yourself.
Another easy way to cut the cost of your holiday is to travel as lightly as possible. If you’re going away for five days or less, you should be able to manage with hand luggage. Bear in mind that, depending on the airline that you travel with, bringing along checked-in luggage can add a hefty amount onto the price of your flight. When it comes to accommodation, you can opt for an inclusive package, like the ones offered by Dial a Flight, or you can book your accommodation separately from your flights. If you do the latter, and you’re watching your pennies, it’s a good idea to book your hotel dates in the low season, when room rates are at their lowest.
One tip which customers of Dialaflight do not recommend is carrying around too much cash, in a bid to avoid excessive ATM charges. If you’re holding a wad of cash and change in your wallet or handbag, you run the risk of becoming the victim of a pick-pocket and losing most of your holiday funds.