If you're planning a vacation and are on a tight budget, there're many ways to cut the cost of traveling whether it is airfare, rental cars or hotel rooms. Saving money on airfare If you plan your vacation a few months ahead, you can spend significantly less on airplane tickets. You could even plan your trip around a special offer. A round-trip tickets that generally costs a thousand dollars may sell for two hundred dollars on a few specific dates in a years. If you've been traveling a lot and have accumulated a lot of frequent flier miles with your favorite airline, you could get a few tickets at no cost.
Saving money on your next hotel room Besides the saving on airfares, you can save a lot or stay for free if you have traveled in the past and collected enough frequent flier miles. Many hotels and motels offer savings for holders of frequent flier miles. Check to see which programs are good for hotel savings. Not all airlines miles can be used at hotels and motels. If you are willing to be flexible, you will have more options for savings in hotel rooms.
Hotel rooms generally fluctuate by season and whether your stay falls on a weekday or weekend. You can usually save the most on the weekdays in the off season. However some hotels and motels that cater towards a business clientele are usually under booked on the weekends. The Internet is another useful tool to shop around - for instance, search for forget calling hotels. You could get a better rate if you place the order online as many hotels and motels are starting encouraging people to use the Internet to book the rooms. You save the money and they save the time of booking rooms over the phone.
Saving money on Your Travel Phone Bills Phone cards or calling cards are a great help when traveling in the United States or oversea. Prepaid phone cards are available everywhere. You'll spot calling cards at checkout in almost every super-market, or grocery store.
The cost per minute of using calling cards is much less than calling from a hotel, an airport or a conventional pay phone. .
By: Natalie Aranda