Do you know many people who do not want a bargain? We all want one! It’s human nature. However, as we experience more of life, most of us understand that we need to pay for what we want. There is no free ride. So what are the benefits of travelling cheap?
Here we search for the benefits of travelling cheap.
Suppose you want to travel to Noosa, Australia and you want to “go cheap” because you have heard that it is a cheap destination. The components of a holiday are the travel, the accommodation, the food and the cost of accessing the sights.
First let us look at the travel to get there. If you are travelling from overseas, there will be an airline part. There are several ways of purchasing an airline ticket. Either online or through a travel agent. Online tickets are purchased through an “airline portal” or the airline itself. Purchasing through a travel agent is self-explanatory. None of these seller has access to the cheapest flights for every occasion, so without much research it is difficult to know where to get the cheapest airline tickets. The reputable travel agent is often the safest.
Accommodation varies across the world. It is difficult to compare standards across countries and even hotel chains. Consider “best value” and not “cheapest price” to help create a great holiday. A good practice is to write what you want in a hotel before you start searching because a four star hotel in India may suit your needs perfectly rather than a three star hotel. The four star hotel may have inclusions like Wi-Fi, breakfast, spas etc. Many accommodation places have an incentive to stay longer. For instance the offer of stay four nights and pay for three is common. Arrange your travel to take advantage of these offers.
The meals are often tied into the hotels. Many hotels offer breakfast as part of their basic offer while other offer half board (either dinner or lunch) or full board (both lunch and dinner) in the price. However, in most places there will be many restaurant options nearby. Check out user ratings online.
Finally the cost of accessing the sites. Unless you are a senior citizen, or member of a specific club most countries have fixed prices for entry.
There are benefits of travelling cheap but unless you have travelled to a destination before, there is a good chance that you do not know the discounting structures that apply. Seek out a good travel agent to help you and you may find that you will benefit from traveling cheap.