This sponsored post was contributed by Cathy Carter from Cathay Pacific.
Money should not be a limiting factor when it comes to traveling and exploring the world. You do not have to be rich to have such an experience. If you want to travel on a budget, there are ways you can save money on your trip. Here are just some of the ways to travel on a budget.
Find for the Lowest Airfare
Saving money on airfares is a good start because the cheapest flight will still get you from A to B. Look online for flights that have the cheap fares to get the best deal. Many budget airlines fly from smaller airports, so have a look at the website of the airport you want to fly out from to get a list of the airlines that use that airport. Then compare the prices on the airline’s websites. Remember you can alway save money on luggage fees by choosing to limit your luggage to carry on only.
Look for a Free Place to Stay
If you have friends and family who live in the location you are planning to visit, politely ask if you can stay at their place during your trip. Couch Surfing is also a good option where locals offer travellers to crash on their couch or even in their spare room for free. Staying with someone who knows the local area means you can also get insider tips on what to do and where to go at your destination. Even if you don’t find a free place to stay, or prefer to not go to a stranger’s home, you can save money by choosing to stay in a dorm-style rooms in hostels.
If you don’t mind the timing of your travel, you can save money by taking advantage of last-minute deals on airfares, holiday packages, or accommodation. Visit the Cathay Pacific website for some good deals: https://www.cathaypacific.com/destinations/en_HK/flights-from-hong-kong-to-bangkok.
Cut on Dining Expenses
If you’re staying in accommodation with a kitchen, you can save money by cooking your own meals. If you’d like to go out for one meal, choose lunch over dinner beaches many restaurants have cheaper lunch menus. If you’re keen to go out for a drink you can also save money by going to bars during their Happy Hours.
Decide what kind of travel experience you want to have and what you absolutely need. Then eliminate spending money on things you can live without – the little things do add up. If you have a plan, are flexible and spend wisely, you can enjoy travelling on any budget.
Nothing should prevent you from exploring the world. Travelling on a budget is not only good for your wallet but also good for your soul.
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