Ways to Save Money while on Holiday

Holidays are one of the most enjoyable and one of the most expensive experiences we embark on year-after-year. With flights and accommodation taking up most of our budget, it sometimes feels as if we won’t be able to indulge in some of the activities and see some of the sights we were looking forward to. However, this doesn’t have to be the case.

There are a number of ways you can save some much-needed cash while you are on holiday, enabling you to indulge in everything you want to do, see and eat while abroad. Here’s how:

Invest in Theme Park Passes

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Adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies, we all know how hard it to is visit a country that has numerous theme parks and you can only choose one because your budget is so tight that you can’t visit more than one. However, you can get around this problem by spending a little more money and gaining access to multiple theme parks instead, giving you the freedom to visit them all!

In addition to being able to visit multiple parks, park passes usually include a number of perks, too, some of which might include discounts on dining and retail within the parks. The LEGOLAND Annual Pass, for example, give pass holders special seasonal offers and a whopping 50% off general admission to any LEGOLAND® worldwide to name just a couple of benefits.

Eat Authentic Food from the Street

SINGAPORE - DECEMBER 12: Street vendors selling a variety of local foods on Smith Street in Chinatown Dec. 12, 2014. The popular outdoor street dining experience is dubbed the Chinatown Food Street and features food stalls offering authentic local dishes

Finding delicious authentic cuisine does not have to be expensive, as most of the time you can find delicious food on the street. As nice at it is to splash out on a meal in a fancy restaurant, when you have a tight budget you can’t do it too often.

However, most places around the world have amazing street vendors serving up delicious homemade, authentic cuisine at a fraction of the price, meaning you can try all of the dishes you want to without having to shell out a tonne of cash.

Use Public Transport

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A lot of cities around the world have amazing public transport systems, London and New York have underground tubes, Cape Town has the MyCiti Bus and Berlin and Melbourne have trams, for example, all of which can be used day-to-day while on holiday.

Most of the time public transport services provide travellers with the option to take advantage of cheaper transport, helping them to save money while reaching their destination quickly and safely.

Research All the Accommodation Options Available

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It is important to have somewhere safe and comfortable to lay your head at night, and your accommodation is the second most expensive aspect of your holiday, so it pays to do your research – literally.

If you are travelling solo, think about staying in a hostel. This will not only save you money, but you will have the opportunity to meet other travellers. If you are embarking on a couple’s vacation, however, a hotel room would suit you fine, as there is only two of you and there is not really much need for anything bigger.

If you are travelling as a family, this is where you have a number of options to choose from. Hotel rooms can accommodate families easily, and depending on how big or small you kids are, they may have a simple and cost effective solution – like a pull out couch, for example – that will help you to save some pennies instead of having to pay for another room.

Friends who are going away on vacation together could all chip in for a self-catering place, as there will be enough space and it will have all the amenities needed without paying for hotel services.

These are just four of the easiest ways you can cut back on your holiday budget, helping you to save money and do more during your trip abroad.

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