Are you traveling this holiday season? Are you booking an expensive hotel? Don’t bother, we have 5 tips for you to save on your holiday lodging.
A rental service that connects travellers with lodgers looking to rent, Airbnb is a great way to save on accommodations. With around half a million listings around the world, chances are good that you can find low-cost lodging to meet your travel criteria.
Depending on how many you’re traveling with — and how important it is to you to sleep with four pillows — hostels can be a great way to save on lodging, while staying close to the city’s action.
3. BOOK HOTELS LATE… OR EARLY
Deciding when to book your hotel can be a tricky prospect. If you wait until the last minute and your hotel isn’t yet full, you could end up with a great discount. But if the hotel is typically a more popular travel choice, booking early is the way to go.1
4. AVOID EXTRA CHARGES
If you’re travelling outside the country, you’ll want to familiarise yourself with any local taxes or potential credit card fees. The last thing you need when you’re spending money on a trip is unexpected costs.1
5. SETTLE FOR LESS
It’s hard not to want to treat yourself and your family when you take a trip. But keep in mind how little time you’ll actually be spending in your hotel room, and it should be a bit easier to take a queen over a king.1
1Trend, N. (2014, 9 Mar). How to book cheap hotel deals. Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-advice/9647921/How-to-book-cheap-hotel-deals.html