Are you looking to reduce expenses in your next trips? You are reading the right article. The fact that a trip is cheap does not mean it is bad. It is about finding quality products and services at the best price. So, if you have a tight budget or just want to save, here are several savings tips that you can try on any of your trips.
1. Search for tour packages and reserve in advance
If you find an offer for a package of accommodation and transportation, do not miss the time and reserve it. It is very likely that the price increases, especially in high season. In addition, the packages that have a super price finish faster and if you leave it for the last moment, there will be no availability and, therefore, you must book your trip in another way and probably have to spend more.
Hence, the importance of making your purchases with time, although for this you should always keep abreast of prices. Bestday offers constant promotions for each season, do not waste them.
2. Travel in a group
Another option to achieve excellent savings is to travel as a group, or, since you have reached your destination, you can join other travelers with the same interests. You can access very good offers, from renting a house among all, get discounts (in transport, tickets to museums or parks) and even share expenses on food.
3. Avoid buying bottled water
This advice applies to all those small unnecessary expenses, which are due to a lack of planning. The case of bottled water is one of the most representative during travel. In general, we are very active and we consume more this liquid, then we end up buying water at higher prices.
So, always bring a bottle of water that you can fill, either in the hotel, in public drinking fountains or in establishments that allow it. Although buying a bottle of water may seem cheap, if you do it several times, it can result in a significant cost. In addition, a bottle of water is not always cheap, in some European countries, a bottle of water can cost you between 3 and 5 euros.
4. Take coupons
Before leaving the hotel, check online for discounts at restaurants or entertainment centers. It is true that, in Mexico, there are not many options as in other countries, but there are pages such as Groupon or ClickOnero, which offer coupons that can be used nationally.
5. Prepare your food
In some hotels, you can book rooms with a kitchenette and take advantage of it to prepare your food. You can go to the supermarket and prepare breakfast and a snack for lunch and eat in restaurants only once a day. If you do this, you can increase your budget for restaurants and even if you only eat there once a day, you could do it in higher places.
Another option is to book hotels with breakfast included and take advantage of it, to spend on meals out once or twice a day.
6. Eat like a local
Explore beyond the tourist area, where it is generally more expensive, look for a market or an informal position. This option is a perfect opportunity to discover new flavors, and if you have the spirit of a chef, you can add recipes to your gastronomic repertoire and show them to your friends when you return home.
7. Take snacks
Since you pack, you should not forget to bring energetic bars, chocolates, nuts or other seeds. When the money is limited, you will see that they are very useful, since they can be the complement of a light meal and you will avoid running out of energy.
8. Talk to the inhabitants of the place
They will help you distinguish low-cost places and identify the experiences that you deem necessary. Ask them all you can, talking with locals can be one of the most enjoyable moments of your trip, as well as making friends, you know their way of thinking and acting. Thus, you will not be a visitor anymore, you will be part of the community.
9. Look for free entertainment activities
In many cities we can find shows of free entry, so you can surely locate an option in your destination, either in public squares, museums, galleries or other tourist attractions
10. Stick to your budget
The easiest way to save is to create a budget because you know what and how much you can spend. Thus, you can calculate the amount destined for each detail of the trip. Stick to your budget and do not beat it or, at least, not by much. It could be a little complicated to keep track of every payment you make in your trips, that’s why there are platforms like Finerio .
Finerio is the first personal finance platform in Mexico, which allows you to link your bank cards to have all your information in one place. Download the app and create budgets for your trips. You can create specific budgets and each time you make a card expense, Finerio will register the transaction and add it to the corresponding budget, so you can see how much you have spent without doing any manual work, rather than recording your expenses in cash. In addition to everything, Finerio is totally free.
If you want to travel, applying these ideas you can reduce your budget and travel whenever you want, without the money represents an impediment. Saving on your trips can even allow you to seek new experiences, meet other people and try new flavors. The most important thing is that you enjoy the adventure. If you have more savings tips during trips, do not hesitate to share them.