10 Ways to Save Money While Travelling

September 21, 2018

 

  1.  Do some research, you’ll see there are often lots of free activities in the area. Look at community calendars to see what is going on in town while you are there.  Contact  us  at information@marville.com to find out about where to start.

  2. Let us book a room with a refrigerator, microwave or kitchen area.  A microwave and fridge will also be helpful for reheating leftovers. 

     

  3. Shop at farmer’s markets and local stores. Farmer’s markets often lower the price of their food towards the end of the day. Also, shopping at local stores allows you to taste the local cuisine without having to pay the price of a restaurant. 

  4. Carry snacks/water during outings.  Always carry your own water. Splurge when it comes to treats that you can only find in that location.

  5. Many chain hotels, like Hilton and Marriott, have a reward system that give you points for staying there and they are great to use for free overnight stays. Let us know and we will make sure to get the best possible price at those hotels.

  6. Look for city tourism cards. Depending on the card, you can gain free entry to top visitor attractions, discounts at restaurants and shops, skip-the-line options at busy attractions, free public transportation, and even free guidebooks. 

  7. Be flexible when flying.  If you are not on a tight schedule, can you be flexible with the time of day you fly, the number of stops, or your seat selection? Do you mind having a long layover? We can check the dates of your trip and see if the price would go down if we tweaked the dates a bit.

  8. Stay outside a city. You often pay for location, and it’s sometimes cheaper to stay away from areas with big tourist attractions. You can always go to the

    attractions and then head back to your hotel to sleep.

  9. Go off season. We usually find cheaper plane tickets and hotel rooms by booking off season, and there may be more availability. You will not have to deal with large crowds and attractions could also be cheaper at that time.

  10. Don’t eat in areas that are close to tourist destinations. In some cities, walking just a few blocks

    can slash prices at restaurants.

     

     

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