If you want to cut down on travel costs, you need to be craftier when booking a trip. Airfares are up and added fees including for exit-row seats and checked bags are pushing the cost of flying higher. Furthermore, hotel bargains maybe harder to come by as business travelers start to return, reducing the need for hotels to give discounts on rooms in major cities. But that doesn’t mean you can’t cut costs as there are still plenty of ways to cut down on travelling costs.
1) Shop “private sales”, Cut down on hotel expenses
A growing number of websites have flash sales, for example Jetsetter, SniqueAway and TabletHotels have flash sales of 20 to 60 percent off hotel packages. At one time, Jetsetter offered a Friday night at Angler’s, a boutique hotel in Miami, for $255 a night, a reduction from $359 offered at the hotel’s site. At TripAlertz, the more people who book a deal, the lower the rate. All you have to do is create an account to access the deals.
2) Shop on Tuesday
Most airlines do sales on Monday evenings, and by Tuesday, other airlines will have matched the lowered fares on the same route. Sales are hard to predict, therefore travelers looking for the best deal should start the searches three to four months in advance, when airlines begin to look closely which routes may need a sale to fill seats.