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Research Before Your Travel and Save Money

6 April 2008 7 Comments

Researching before traveling is vital. Go online, visit travel websites and consult more than one travel agent to get good deals. Pick up travel magazines and books like Lonely Planet that give you an extensive idea on the place, budget stays and attractions.

Here are some tips for your convenient travel.

  • If you’re sure of your traveling dates, book your tickets and accommodation in advance.
  • Explore options during off-season since discounts are higher.
  • Most advertisers quote air fare without the taxes. So while a discounted ticket to London may seem very attractive, remember that you also have to pay taxes above and beyond the ticket price.
  • Check what your accommodation package entails — breakfast and airport transfers are not always included.
  • Sight-seeing costs more than what people expect. For instance, the entry into Centosa Island in Singapore might be paid for, but you might have to pay for the attractions like the 4D cinema.
  • Avoid stopover expenses because you might end up spending more. Try to look for relatives’ or friends’ places to stay, as hotel charges are usually higher than you expect.
  • Your routine medicines should be a part of your kit, otherwise you might end up paying huge sums on doctor’s consultation fee. Even for your regular medication, particularly for drugs which are sedative in nature, carry a valid prescription with the seal and registration number of the doctor to avoid legal hassles.
  • If you’re holidaying with your family, consider teaming up with other friends or relatives to get attractive bulk deals.
  • Some European countries offer home-stays, which work out cheaper than hotels and offer a more enriching experience.

Above all this, never forget the benefits of traveling light – that will save you from lot of hassles.

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7 Comments »

  • Mike Harmon said:

    I came across your blog on Technorati. Nice site layout. I will stop by and read more soon.

    Mike Harmon

  • brillie said:

    hi… your blog is so cool!!!

  • traveler (author) said:

    @ Mike, thanks for the compliments, please visit often to read more travel tips

    @ brillie, thanks for the comment. Your blog is also too good – I just checked it out.

  • Maroa said:

    Hi. Just been to your site and liked the travel advise. Will be checking in more frequently for more tips.

  • Redruby said:

    great blog about travel…like the template

  • Vasantha said:

    The layout is cool. Tips are useful.

    Vasantha
    http://holidayresortsblog.com

  • Erik said:

    If you are flying and must leave your car at the airport, research discounted parking rates online before you go. http://www.AboutAirportParking.com was just listed as one of the top travel websites of 2008 in Travel + Leisure magazine and is a great resource that lists all of the off-airport parking options in each city and includes discounted rates and helpful user reviews.

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