One positive benefit to come out of the recent global financial crisis is that it has ensured that people are more careful with their money. If there is a saving to be made, people will look for it. International travel is one area where people can and are looking to save money. The purpose of this article is to give you some budget travel tips so that you can save money when you travel and enjoy your trip more. Here are the tips that you should follow:
Fly with the same airline- If you are going to fly regularly, you should fly with the same airline. They generally have frequent flyer programs and also have more chance of being upgraded from coach if you fly with the same airline regularly.
Stay with a hotel chain- Like with airlines, if you stay at the same hotel chain throughout the world you should be able to get loyalty points as well as the opportunity to gain discounts for being a regular user of their hotel.
Buy a roaming SIM card- One thing that many people want to do when traveling overseas is keep in touch with people back home. If you are interested in keeping in touch, you should not use your home mobile phone. This will cost you a fortune. A roaming SIM card will save you between 60-90% and you will not have to pay to receive calls in many countries.
If you are going to travel overseas, you do not have to skimp completely. You don’t need to eat dry noodles and stay in backpacker’s accommodation. If you are keen on traveling in style but within a budget follow the tips that I have mentioned above- be loyal to airlines and hotel chains, and get yourself a roaming SIM card. You will kick yourself if you don’t.