The best money-saving tips for travel

Planning to go on a trip abroad? Here are some travel tips for saving money while making your travel plans and when at your destination.

CHECK THAT THE AIRPORT IS WHERE THE AIRLINE SAYS IT IS

Be aware that some low-cost airlines give wrong information about the location of the airport during the time of booking. To avoid spending a hefty cab or train fare, make sure you do your own bit of research or book a slightly more expensive flight to avoid the confusion.

SWITCH OFF THE ROAMING FUNCTION

Although several phones automatically turn off the international data usage facility when you are abroad, some will keep the service on and continue to charge you, leaving you with a hefty bill. To avoid such a scenario, make sure your roaming is switched off.

SHOP FROM LOCAL STORES FOR SOUVENIRS

When traveling to a different city, you tend to pick up souvenirs as a token of remembrance or to give to a friend. Instead of buying things from an expensive tourist shop, go to local supermarket shops, where you'll likely find the same or more interesting things at a cheaper price.

CONNECTING FLIGHTS

Yes, connecting flights may have certain drawbacks but they surely can save you a good amount of money.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CARRY-ON LUGGAGE

To escape an excess baggage fee, try to pack your lightweight stuff such as shoes, clothes etc., into your carry-on luggage. Or you can even wear your heaviest clothes and shoes.

AVOID EXCHANGING CURRENCY AT THE AIRPORT

If possible, avoid exchanging money at the airport because the exchange rates are too high. A better way to do this or to save money is to change your money from your bank or nearby post office before arriving at the airport.

COMPARE FLIGHT TICKET RATES

Don’t ever go for the first deal you get. Check the price of the same flight on two or three other websites to make sure you get the cheapest one. Why pay more when you can save those extra pounds?

LIQUIDS ARE BANNED THROUGH AIRPORT SECURITY - NOT FOOD

Usually airline food is sold at high prices. So instead of spending on airline snacks, get your own snacks because only liquids are banned through the security, not food.

DON'T TRUST THE HOTEL STAR SYSTEM

Not always will you be blessed with amazing service and facilities at a 5-star hotel because the star rating system is not standardised worldwide. So before you book a hotel make sure you do your own bit of research by reading people’s feedback about the hotel to get an idea about the facilities and services that are actually provided.

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