The year may be winding to an end, but the festivities are just about to begin. With the pandemic mostly behind us, it is safe to say that we are all itching to celebrate in some way or another.
With many of us planning to travel for the first time in two years, and eager to finally spend the holidays with our friends and family – how do we do so without breaking the bank? We’ve curated a list of top tips to help you make the most of the holiday season for less.
Make Travel Plans Early
This one is simple and can make a huge difference. The earlier you book the better. If you’re planning to visit loved ones or treat yourself to a travel adventure, the time to book is now. As availability becomes less, prices tend to skyrocket. Save yourself money and the hassle of last-minute planning.
Fly on the Holiday
Here’s the trick, flying on the actual holiday is significantly cheaper than flying on the days around it. Yes, you read correctly! Opt for a Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years flight and you could be saving a lot of money (while still making the most of the festive period).
No, we don’t mean contort your body. Be flexible with your dates and even airports. Landing a day or two earlier or later at a smaller airport could save you hundreds.
Use Your Accrued Rewards
Whether it’s unused cash-back rewards, points or miles, Credit Card rewards are a great way to save money this holiday season. Start by looking at what you can get for free. If you have any loyalty programs maybe to a restaurant or hotel chain, check if you can use those too. Every bit counts.
Subscribing to newsletters and checking out apps are great ways to stay abreast of the latest deals. Sign up for price alerts on sites like Google Flights and Kayak. This way you can jump on discounted rates as they go live. Apps and blogs will also have a filter option, so you can filter your accommodation and transport options according to your budget.
There you have it! A few simple tips that could help you save big, while still uniting with your loved ones this festive period. Remember to visit b4i.travel to book your flights, hotels, and more before your next adventure!