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Holiday Rush: How to save money for travel this coming holiday season

Ellen Rose Oris

September 29, 2022

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    Every time the month of September arrives, it is normal for Filipinos to start planning our holiday essentials for the upcoming Christmas. Aside from the Christmas shopping lists, we also look for some activities like traveling and going out of town to unwind. We also spend time together with friends on favorite holiday destination. The holiday season is fast approaching, and we may feel like there is not much time left to set a travel plan that requires a bigger budget, but worry no more because it is still possible when you prepare something for it ahead of time.

    Some of these friendly tips might be useful for you to save up for your next trip.

    Set your travel and plan wisely

    Have a clear vision of what you want to do on your next trip and what place you want to go. It will help you plan how to save money for travel. It may be best if you start planning on the accommodation, the activities that you want to do. Estimate how much it will cost to get there and how much money you’re likely to need for the rest of the travel plan. Once you’ve determined how much money you’ll require, you can  evaluate how long it will take for you to save up.

    Look for the best offers on the internet 

    Almost everything now is much available on the internet. It is also a great way for you to look for the best offers on the web that can help you to make comparisons. Look over on great discounts to the things you need to set for your trip. Check the websites of various websites and shops before you book or purchase to see where you can find the best deals. Doing your research is a great way to save money for travel. It saves you almost half of your money and your time as well. 

    Minimize and limit your online shopping

    Spending money using a computer or smartphone is so simple and in just few clicks, your new purchases are now on their way. It is like how your money can fly in just a blink of an eye. Although the internet offers us the best deals we cannot find in physical and local stores. The habit also encourages us to fall into the trap of impulsive buying and consumption. Make sure you can start earning money as soon as now. You can limit your online shopping to something that you need. It can also be another way for you to be more environmentally conscious while also saving money for travel. This is when you limit your online shopping and save more money for your future endeavors like traveling. 

    Book Travel and Activities Ahead of Time

    Now that you start to save and allocate your budget for your holiday plans. You should also consider booking your travel and activities ahead of time. It is not new for us that planning early and booking in advance is always the right thing to do. Aside from the perks of being able to find the best place and good deals. This also means you can get cheaper prices by planning them ahead of time. Certain advantages can make your holiday vacation much more exciting and comfortable. Begin planning and making reservations in advance. 

    Travel can be quite expensive especially when you do it on holidays, but there are numerous ways to save money. It surely brings you a good feeling when you know you plan your holiday activities right on time. Whether it is a travel or other holiday bucket list, it’s always best to have a plan in place.




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