Luxury Travels don’t have to be expensive!
There are many ways to travel comfortable and don’t spend a lot of money on it.
Here are some tips on how to do it:
1. Join loyalty programs
When it comes to the hotels, I usually use booking.com
I know that other people’s opinions are reliable there. I always get discounts because I am in Genius Program.
When I have a problem with the hotel, great booking.com staff always helps me.
Loyalty programs are also good for flights. You gather miles and then you can change it for free ticket or upgrade to higher class.
2. Find some great online deals.
There are many amazing deals available on web. The most popular site is of course groupon.com
You can also join forum where other users will share news about current deals with you.
3. Compare prices.
Don’t ever buy anything before comparing prices. Sometimes different websites have completely different cost for hotels, flights etc.
Search for the best deal, spend some time on it and I’m sure you’ll get the best what you can.
4. Choose the right time.
Timing is the clue to success. Prices are always higher on holidays and Christmas. So better travel off season. You’ll pay less and you will avoid crowds.
5. Book in advance.
First minute prices are often very low. Almost everything booked in advanced will be cheaper: hotel, flight, museum tickets etc. So try to plan your trip early. You’ll surely save a lot of money on it.
6. Use pricing mistakes.
This is not very ethical method. I, personally, never used pricing mistakes. But there are many people who do it. It’s up to you if you take advantage of somebody’s error or not.
What is price mistake? It’s system’s or employee’s failure in data input. F.e. the hotel costs $1 instead of $1000. If you book it for one dollar, there’s very likely that your order won’t be cancelled. It’s big company’s policy that they are responsible for their mistakes. But… a worker can be fired.
Pricing mistakes can be found on travel’s forums.
7. Always ask for discount or better standard.
You’ll be surprised how much you’ll get. People give discounts more likely than we think. Don’t be affraid to ask for better standard, it’s very likely that it will be given to you.
8. Choose right credit card.
Some banks offer gathering points or miles for ever dollar that you spend. You can use it later for free flights, free hotel or free shopping.
Always search for credit card that will give you something for the money you spend. Compare different banks offers and take the best one for you.
9. Take part in competitions.
There are so many competitions where you can win All Inclusive trip, 5-star hotel or a flight! Why don’t taking part in it? Just promise yourself that everyday you will find one competition and take part in it. After some time, you will win something for sure. And you will have a lot of fun! Taking pictures, writing or thinking of some catchy slogans are very creative and good to your brain.
10. Use discount codes.
When you decide to buy something, always search for discount codes for this store/website. You’ll pay less and you can use these saved money on a drink or supper in a luxury hotel.