The holidays have come and gone but your bank account is still recuperating from the holiday shopping season. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice the quality of your vacation to save money. Here are some money saving travel tips that won’t leave you feeling like you cut corners on vacation:
Travel Light or Carry On
Almost every airline charges for checked bags. Look into airlines that offer the first checked bag free (a few still exist) or bypass checked luggage all together and opt for just your carry on. You’ll be more conscious of what you pack and you’ll get through the airport quicker.
Track Your Purchase
Some airlines offer credit or vouchers if the cost of your ticket drops after you’ve purchased. Utilize tracking web sites like Yapta.com to see if the fare drops below what you paid. Yapta will also help you obtain your refund if the fare has dropped.
Choose Public Transportation
It may seem easiest to take a taxi from point A to point B, especially in an unfamiliar city, but public transportation is a much cheaper option. Before you go, look into the public transit options available and often you’ll find that taking the bus or subway is easier and much cheaper.
Take a Paycation
There are many opportunities to work and travel all at once. If you have the opportunity to go on an extended trip look into working to earn extra cash. Jobs can range from tree planting or working at a summer camp to teaching English abroad. You’ll get a completely different experience than just passing through a city and get some spending cash along the way.
Buy Travel Insurance
At first thought travel insurance might seem like just one more expense. But with the possibility of flight delays, cancellations, and lost luggage it pays to pack a travel insurance plan with 24/7 assistance services. Travel Guard’s ‘round-the-clock assistance can go to work on your behalf to re-book flights and hotels, find lost luggage and more. Plus a travel insurance plan can cover you for things like travel delays due to inclement weather, trip cancellation/interruption and medical expenses so that you may book your vacation with confidence. To find out more simply ask your travel agent, call 800.851.0048 or visit www.travelguard.com.
Expenses incurred from third-party vendors for assistance services not part of a filed insurance plan are the responsibility of the traveler.
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