Jet-setting holiday makers have been offered five essential ways to save money when heading abroad.
Research from holiday car rental experts at StressFreeCarRental.com explains the nifty ways to save when travelling overseas this summer.
In this period of instability when it comes to spending, it is vital holidaymakers prepare different ways to budget so they can enjoy a stress-free trip.
Simple hacks such as pre-booking a family safari tour could save you money when booking three months in advance, for example.
A spokesperson for StressFreeCarRental.com said: “Many people are worried to go on holiday this summer due to rising costs.
“But there are ways people can use their saved-up cash to enjoy a relaxing break, whether it’s researching the local restaurants to compare with hotel catering options, to heading to the airport during its quieter periods.
“We wanted to offer these five useful tips to allow people to enjoy time off which many so desperately need.”
Here are StressFreeCarRental’s best ways to save money when travelling:
1. Avoid peak times
Picking your flights can make a huge difference to your travelling budget. Hesitate from choosing departures around midday or on a typical hectic Saturday.
Delve into alternate options such as flying on a weekday morning or find out whether there’s any exclusive deals on different travel packages which work best in your favour.
2. Change your currency before travelling
Look and compare different company’s rates and monitor the global changes for a couple of weeks to determine any changes if you need to change currency.
It’s best to get it all prepared before jetting away as you could be greatly overcharged from using an ATM machine abroad.
3. Research your chosen location
Flexibility is essential when travelling, if you’re open minded on destination choices then have a look at places which are the most cost-effective. Tropical locations such as the Canary Islands or Corfu are offering low-priced but rewarding getaways to reel in tourists after the last two years of disruptive travel.
Have a look at different package deals when booking and after choosing one which suits your needs, research the variety of prices available, such as those in the local cocktail bars or the thrilling beach activities on offer.
4. Pre-book group activities
More travel apps are allowing you to have a look at the local activities available months before heading onto the plane.
To save costs later down the line, pre-book these activities in the lead up to the trip in order to avoid later disappointment. You may even find better deals for the local waterpark or a pirate cruise ship in the middle of mesmerising blue seas!
5. Explore different dine-out options
Analyse whether it’s more convenient to book the all-inclusive option or venture out into the local village to grab something to bite.
Research the local area, think about how many people there are to food in your travel group and then allocate a spending budget. This can be one of the most expensive parts of the trips and it’s a simple solution to solve when calculated right.