While it is very convenient to walk into a travel agency and have them arrange everything for you, it isn’t the cheapest way to see the world. There are many things that you can do in order to save some money and still see what the world has to offer.
If you want to join the growing number of independent travellers, here are some top tips for cheap travel around the world!
Selecting the when and where of your flight can save you a huge amount of cash. Consider booking a flight during the week or overnight for the lowest possible prices. If you’re heading to a popular resort, also check charter flights for spare seats as they can go for next to nothing.
If you’re flexible with where you want to go, do a search across flight comparison websites for flights from your airport of choice. Who knows where you’ll end up?
Pre-book or avoid airport parking
Airport parking can be almost as expensive as the flight itself. However, you can pre-book at many airports across the world and is well worth doing. Better still, avoid parking altogether, buses and taxis run to Malta International all the time. The airport website has lots of information on how to get there.
Avoid public or school holidays
Prime among our tips for cheap travel around the world is to avoid travelling during school holidays. Flights, hotels, and attractions are all more expensive and the beaches and locations are often packed. Travelling outside of peak times is not only much cheaper, the queues and foot traffic at your destination is lower too.
Go where the locals go
When you are at your destination, watch where locals eat, drink and be merry. It helps you avoid the tourist places that are usually overpriced and offer mediocre food and drink. Find the cafes and restaurants where the locals eat and you will likely eat better for less.
Walk where you can
Walking around a new city or location is the very best way to experience the sights, sounds and smells. It allows you to absorb the character and make the most of your time there. Wherever possible, travel by foot. It’s cheaper and you will find places you would never have found if driving or travelling by bus.
There is no doubt that being pampered is part of a holiday experience but it isn’t the only way to travel. If you’re visiting somewhere with a great culinary tradition, why not explore it to the fullest by eating out wherever you can? If you follow the tip above and go where the locals go, you can eat well for not a lot of money.
There’s an app for that
If you have a smartphone there are a range of language translation apps and maps you can download and take with you. With international travel with your phone now cheaper than ever, your phone can save you a lot of money by allowing you to navigate yourself and converse in the native language. You will save money this way!
Those are just a few of the hundreds of top tips for cheap travel around the world. If you have any you want to add, post them below!