Are you planning a trip with your family or as a couple soon? Below, 5 cool tips to take into account so that your stay takes place in the best conditions without emptying your bank account.
Plan your trip
It’s elementary! Planning is an essential step for any self-respecting traveler. Whether for a few days or a few months, organizing your departure will allow you to leave with peace of mind. In general, and to find the best deals and better manage your travel budget, the ideal is to plan everything 6 to 8 weeks in advance.
Know your destination
When you know your destination, you know where you’re going. This allows you, for example, to prepare your clothes, but above all to plan the sums you will spend on catering and for the various outings.
Choose your accommodation
Bed and breakfast, cottage, inn or four stars? So many choices of accommodation suitable for all traveler profiles. It’s up to you to decide which accommodation suits your travel budget.
Choose the best time to travel
Note that the price is different in high season (May to December) and low season (January to April). The busy periods are conducive to soaring prices. Choose the period from which to leave at the risk of drawing on your savings account.
Choosing the best way to get around
For fans, there’s nothing like a plane for traveling abroad. The price varies depending on the period. However, if you have decided to go during the high season, it is advisable to reserve your ticket a few months in advance. This will save you money and spend your money on other expenses. Ditto for the train. If, on the other hand, you opt for transport by car, plan your fuel budget according to the distance to be covered. The only major drawback is the road traffic.
Keep an expense book
Think about it. Keeping a record of each withdrawal and each expense made will allow you to stay within your travel budget. You should be aware that shopping in a supermarket or making unanticipated purchases could impact your wallet.
Thinking about your way of traveling
You will notice that the biggest expenses when going on vacation are accommodation and transportation. Indeed, a family of 4 invests around 2,500 euros for a week’s vacation. And 500 to 1000 euros go to accommodation as well as to campsites. If you choose this type of accommodation, it is advisable to buy your food from your local supermarket. Indeed, water packs, cookies and toiletries could cost twice as much in campsites and campground kiosks.
Manage your travel budget
Some people withdraw cash to spend during their stay. This will help them stay on budget.
If you are going abroad, also check the exchange rate with your bank. Some establishments offer very good exchange rates. The ideal is to compare the rate of your bank and that of the country where you are going to stay.
As you will have understood, it is important to manage your travel budget well. First of all, it is crucial to define a budget before leaving and then, keeping an expense book can be a good solution not to be in the red when returning from a trip.
Hoping that these 5 simple and effective tips will allow you to better control your money on your next trips.