Monday, 26 September 2011

Budget Travel Round the World!

As a matter of fact, I think traveling should never be too expensive. I’m sure, if you can spare some time researching before you travel, you can make big savings on money.Traveling by air is not too expensive now. Airlines try to fill planes to capacity and also adjust people on flight with layovers. An excellent online resource is Priceline which permits you to point to an inexpensive price for air tickets and hotel bookings. Air carriers like United Express and Southwest are really low cost and their ticket agents sell the airline flights which have been discounted.If you possess an adventure spirit, you can act as an air courier to large or medium companies which are ever in process to airlift their packages each day to different destination in the World. They need some person to safely deliver the package. You could be that person, the air courier of the company. You can fly to Africa, Europe, Asia or South America, just almost all sides of the Globe and at a heavy discount. You can just see, a flight from New York to Antwerp may cost $2300 return fare, but if are on a courier flight then it would cost you just $395.You may sometimes be able to fly for free! You just need to buy a book on air courier travel and you could start off. However this has its own pitfalls, like you are not always sure as to how long you can stay at the place you are visiting and weather you can fly your family or kids along with you.Some other ways you can get discounted airfare are:- You can plan your travel during off peak times of the year.
- Make it a point to travel during the weekdays and avoid weekends.
- You should fly standby.
- You can try this trick, you give up your seat on an overbooked flight and in return you get a discount voucher. You can now get a free flight in the country for being so accommodating. You can use the ticket you got to fly later in the year.
- If possible, you can try for compassion fares of airlines. They are offered if you show the death proof and prove your relationship.
- Once you reach the destination, you should visit local Chamber of Commerce and request a tourist kit. If you can manage it, it will have lots of discounts and offers for you. Make it a point to travel by subway or a bus as it will cost you much less and save your money. If you plan to stay at the place, you can get a bus pass which will be still cheaper option.The place where you’re going to stay depends on your choices. It can be costly or may come really cheap. If you want to, you can exchange homes with the family in your destination country or better still, you can stay at an apartment at a nominal rent and avoid expensive hotel. Similarly if choice is available, you can stay in college dorm. You can even camp.Make it a habit to avail and use any of the discounts you come across. Senior citizens are offered liberal discounts on lodging, hotels, airline travel or transport.

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