Travel during the off-season
If you have a flexible schedule, you can save money by travelling during the off-season. In certain destinations, the weather is still pleasant during off-season, and you can benefit from cheaper accommodation, cheaper flights, and cheaper food. Aside from saving so much money, you won’t have to deal with swarms of tourists at major attractions. This means shorter lines, more availability, and fewer crowds. Travelling during the off-season will also give you a more authentic experience – which will ensure you get the most value for your money.
Do extensive research
When planning a holiday, research is essential. You should research everything from cheapest times to fly, affordable accommodation options, where to eat, what to do, and the most cost-effective ways to do it. By researching in advance, you can give yourself time to compare deals and choose the best option. Plus, it will be more likely that the accommodation you want will have vacancies. You’ll also have a better understanding of how much money you’ll need, and this will help you to set up a travel budget. Booking a trip without any set budget in mind can be dangerous – you might end up spending much more than you can afford.
Take advantage of deals
Take the time to shop around for the best holiday deals and packages. Many hotels and resorts offer free accommodation for kids under a certain age. You should also look out for deals that include free breakfasts, discounted rates when you book at a certain time, and extras like free Wi-Fi and parking. Sometimes, booking your flights way in advance can also help you avoid unnecessarily high costs. Also check out comparison websites, this will help you find the best rates when it comes to things like flights, accommodation, car hire and travel insurance.
Cut down on your everyday expenses
The best financial advice we can give you is to save as much money as you can so you don’t have any travel debt. An easy way to do this is to cut down on your daily expenses. You can’t avoid your set expenses like rent and mortgage etc., but you can control what you spend on groceries, eating out, entertainment, clothing, and that daily takeaway coffee. All these small payments you don’t think about can rack up to a significant amount. According to this article on The Telegraph, if you switch from buying your coffee to making your own at home, you could afford almost two holidays from the savings.
Look for inexpensive activities
Prior to your trip, do some research and find museums, beaches, historical sites, or other places that have free or inexpensive admission. Also, choosing a resort or hotel near the beach, or one with plenty of on-site entertainment and activities will provide a lot of cheap or free entertainment. You can take a walk on the beach, go for a dip, or enjoy the resort’s amenities.
By taking our financial advice, you might be on the road sooner than you think. If that road happens to lead you to Alicante in Spain, you should check out Marjal Costa Blanca Camping & Resort. Holidays in Alicante are perfect for all families – pleasant weather throughout the year, great beaches, and stunning accommodation. With five tropical swimming pools, daily entertainment, affordable accommodation, and modern facilities – Marjal Costa Blanca Camping & Resort is worth every penny. Contact us to book your next family getaway.