With the holidays knocking at the door and your vacationing spirit nudging you to pack your bags and set off for yet another fun adventure trip, you must be racking your brains on which place to hit this time. But while those exotic locations that you see on travel channels and magazines beckon you, budgetary concerns might be making such dream holidays a distant and impossible proposition. However, strategic planning about travel time, choice of destinations and grabbing opportune offers is the key to bag some of the best vacation and travel deals. And with the Internet showering you with umpteen travel sites and deals, you are sure to get one that suits your budget and preference by keeping a keen eye.
Let Deals Come Your Way
As a travel zealot the first thing you might be doing when planning a holiday to a place is scouring through several of those top-notch travel websites and comparing deals on ticket fares and hotel prices. But instead of making so much effort why not let the offers come directly to your mailbox? You just need to register with a few reputed websites and opt for their newsletters and email subscriptions. You will receive emails soon with the offer and when you think you have got the best deal after checking them out for a few days, go for it. Websites know exactly the kind of deals you were hunting for through your browser history and they will strive to offer lower rates to retain you as one of their customers.
Book Advance for Specific Destinations
If you are determined to take a sojourn to the Maldives or Mauritius, places which are much coveted as travel destinations, you better gear up to book in advance. For, packages to these sites indubitably sell like hot cake and as they do their prices shoot up with lesser availability. However, if any place which broadly matches your criteria of a vacationing spot will do, go for lesser known destinations at the last moment because for such spots prices are slashed to lure more travelers and get the rooms booked, rather than leaving them vacant.
Know when to Book
Be a bit flexible, if your job or your kid’s school allows you to choose your travel days according to the cheaper days to fly. Typically, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays give you lowest rates for flights. Avoid flying on Fridays and Sundays as they tend to catapult the prices of flights considerably being the busiest days of the week. Similarly, being a maverick and planning your vacation during off-peak seasons can save you a whole lot of money as you go off-trend to what other travel enthusiasts are doing, thereby hitting a place without bothering much about the weather.
Look for the Best Deals
There is no dearth of websites offering you fabulous travel deals and vacationing packages every month. Makemytrip.com is one such site which has grabbed attention of millions of travel aficionados in India and abroad by revolutionizing the concept of online travel planning and booking through its user-friendly and easily navigable website. From special offers and last minute deals to exclusive flight-hotel combo offers and international trip discounts, the site helps you plan the perfect holiday within your budget. What’s more you can also save a whopping amount of money by availing the Makemytrip’s discount coupons from coupon websites to ensure a mind blowing vacation within budget.
Save on Your Accommodation
If you are not going on a honeymoon trip, consider holidaying with your friends or relatives and sharing an apartment rental instead of taking a hotel room and paying for the high prices all by yourself. You can also save by renting a house or apartment and choosing to cook yourself rather than eating from the hotels or restaurants in town. For those who wish to indulge in some privacy opting for a combination booking of flight and hotel can help you save much more than reserving them separately.
It does not take much effort to plan your vacation on budget. All you need to do is keep it flexible, vacation in the off-season and be on the watch for great deals coming your way.