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Travelling in 2020 on a budget

If you’re keen to travel in 2020 but are worried you don’t have the funds to do so, fear not, as there are plenty of ways that you can keep the costs down.

From being selective over travel dates to looking for package deals, a little research can go a long way when it comes to sticking to a tight budget.

Here we have a few handy tips to help you travel cheap in 2020, meaning you’ll have extra funds to spend while you’re in your destination!

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Why ‘when’ matters

It won’t come as a shock to find out that certain dates will cost more to travel on or around – such as during the summer or the Christmas holidays for example.

Opting to go out of season will bring the costs down significantly, while leaving the booking to the last minute can also provide a great deal of savings, although perhaps not as much choice over where you go.

Booking flights that are late at night or early in the morning can also bring the costs down, provided that you don’t mind arriving in your destination at a less than ideal time.

Keep an eye on price comparison tools too – airline prices can fluctuate wildly, so looking online can highlight if you’re making your booking at the best possible time.

Package booking

If you book via a travel agent, you might be able to save by buying everything you need to travel as a package.

Many travel firms have partnerships with others in the industry, meaning you may be able to snap up discounts by booking through them.

This applies to airlines, hotels, other accommodation, tourist attractions and car hire, so you’ll want to do some research to decide if you’re getting the best value deal.

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Cutting other costs

You can also keep your costs down when you arrive, by shopping and eating locally rather than at tourist hotspots.

Taking in free attractions such as museums, and open spaces can keep costs down too – keep an eye out for city tour guides online as these will detail where to go.

If you intend to hire a car, avoid insurance at the hire desk and look for car hire excess through a third party instead – this costs significantly less and can provide a greater level of cover.

This cover protects you against the excess you would need to pay should your hire car be damaged or stolen – an amount that could reach hundreds or even thousands of pounds.

If you are interested in booking a holiday for 2020, then why not get in touch with the travel experts at Questor Travel?

Date Created: 14/01/2020

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