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5 Money Saving Travel Tips for Your Next Family Holiday
Traveling and enjoying time with your family does not have to send your bank account into the negative. Millions of people travel every year and by planning ahead and being a bit creative, they could enjoy their travels without worrying over the cost. Following are five money-saving trips that you can use to help bring down the cost of your next family holiday and enjoy your time together a bit more.
Check out package deals for your holiday. Package deals typically include everything that you need to make your travels complete right down to food in some cases. Most will include airfare, accommodations and a rental car so you can easily get around while at your destination. If you are taking a family holiday, package deals can help you to make the most of your time together. Depending on where you are going, you may find deals that include travel, accommodations and tickets to various attractions all for one low price.
Travel by train or bus if you have the option to do so, instead of flying. Air fare is a fairly expensive way to go. If you are traveling close to your home you can take the bus. Many train companies give you a major discount when traveling in a group. Most also give you lower rates for children than airlines and you have a bit more room to move about on a train as opposed to an airplane. Besides, if you are traveling with small children they will enjoy riding on a train.
Speaking of transportation, use public transportation systems when you reach your destination. This can be much cheaper than renting a car or taking a taxi. Most major cities have buses that run to all of the major attractions. You can get away with just a few dollars per day to visit all the local areas that you want to see, versus a couple of hundred extra dollars for car hire.
If you choose to stay somewhere with a kitchen in the room you can save a fortune by preparing your own food. When you reach your destination, find a grocery store and stock up on what you will need while you are there. Sandwich foods and breakfast items are fairly cheap and this will save you a lot of money versus going to a restaurant for every single meal. You can also stock up on cheap snacks to take along with you when you visit attractions and save the cost of high priced food booths.
Depending on where you are going, you may be able to save substantially if you rent an apartment as opposed to staying in a hotel. Apartment rentals tend to be much less expensive than hotel rooms and if you have to rent multiple rooms, this is a much cheaper alternative. You can rent a beach house or apartment for less than a couple of rooms will cost you for a week.
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