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7 ways to spend less and travel more!

Thursday, 25 August 2016
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Been saving money for your holiday for a long time now?

Perhaps you shouldnÔÇÖt! Travelling need not mean ÔÇ£a hole in your pocketÔÇØ if done the right way.

Here are secrets that seasoned travellers shared with us on how you can save money without compromising on your travel experience.

Saving money during travel

Plan and book in advance

Make sure you schedule your trip well in advance, find out if thereÔÇÖs an important occasion at home, and at work, inform your boss about your tentative holiday plans. DonÔÇÖt lose money on cancellation due to poor planning. Subscribe to sites viz., Skyscanner, SkipLagged and Airfarewatchdog for good deals in flight booking. Your chance of getting best deals increases when you book atleast 3 months prior to departure date.

Travel light

Always remember to travel light because heavy luggage will cost you more. Understand the weight limit and ensure you weigh and tag each baggage before reaching the airport. Also with fewer luggage you can take the public transport like the bus or metro and save on the exorbitant cab charges.

Stay Casual

Instead of staying in expensive hotels, go for alternative hospitality options. Opt for services from Mind my house and House carers or check out accommodations offered by members of websites such as Couchsurfing, Servas, Hospitality Club and Airbnb. With organisations such as World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), you can work in their farms in exchange for accommodation.

Cool isnÔÇÖt it?

Secure important documents

Ensure you carry double or triple copies of passport, tickets, IDs and other crucial documents. If lost, youÔÇÖll have to pay through your nose to get duplicate copies in a foreign land.

Get insured

Medical emergencies could get really expensive in certain countries. Hence itÔÇÖs advisable to get a good insurance coverage policy before setting out.

Use a travel card

Opt for a prepaid, reloadable and multi-currency travel card to safely access and manage your cash in a foreign country. You can also save money by locking the foreign exchange rates while the rates are ideal. Check our travel card Gocash which offers online payments, POS purchases, 6 out of 16 world currency load facility and even free travel insurance!

Download useful apps

You can save a lot of money during travel by just organising, prioritising and managing resources, efforts and time wisely. There are several mobile apps that act as a personal assistant to you, managing your travel itineraries, flight schedules and expenses, in addition to providing food reviews and restaurant suggestions.

Below are some apps that you can consider for a hassle free travel.

  • TripCase(organising travel)
  • Gocash (manage travel money)
  • CityMapper(getting to know the city)
  • Duolingo (tips on foreign language)

Now that you are armed with tips on how to save money while traveling, pack your bags and begin exploring!

Last modified on Thursday, 25 August 2016 12:30