10 Tips for traveling at a reduced cost

There is a saying that travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. But flights, hotels and other expenses still cost a lot of money …

MagicalTip has gathered for you different methods that all experienced travelers use to save money.

#10. Take different modes of transport

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You combine your flights with other types of transport, and this saves you a lot of money.

The golden rule you must follow is to look for tickets to the big cities. For example, a plane ticket to Rome and a train ticket to Venice will generally cost you less than a direct flight to Venice. A ticket to Bangkok and a flight with a local airline to Phuket will be cheaper than buying a direct flight to Phuket.

#9. “The stopover that falls”

Very often, flights from city A to city B are much more expensive than flights from city A to city C with a stopover at city B. To verify this, you can buy a flight ticket with a stopover , and do not use the second part of the flight. You can simulate a road map with a “hidden” city using Skiplagged or Flyshortcut service.

#8. Do not rent a car in big cities

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The car is a convenient mode of transportation for traveling between two cities. However, inside the city, the car can become an obstacle because you have to look for a parking space and pay for it, and do not forget the traffic jams. To save time and money, it is better to use public transport or rent a bike.

#7. Study the offers

Many transport companies offer very attractive prices for tourists. For example, you can use any type of public transport in Bavaria for two days, for two people, and with only 31 euros. A ticket for one person from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle one way would cost you the same.

In the United Kingdom, when you buy any train ticket, you can buy two tickets for the price of one on very tourist sites.

#6. Light trip

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Traveling without a crew is a great way to save money, as many airlines offer very low fares for flights without luggage. For example, a flight from Billund to Berlin with Ryanair costs only 1 euro. In other words, without luggage, you travel 15 times cheaper.

#5. Prefers apartments to hotels

This type of accommodation has a great advantage: you have a kitchen to prepare your own meals with local food, which will save you time and money, and you will also have the opportunity to have dinner in a restaurant. nice restaurant from time to time.

The private apartment booking sites are : AirbnbHomeAway9Flats and Thehomelike.

#4. Enjoy free museum visits

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Many museums offer days and hours of free visits. For example, the Colosseum offers free tours every first Sunday of the month and the Prado Museum in Madrid, from 18:00 to 20:00 from Monday to Saturday. There are also museums that do not have a fixed entry price, especially in the United Kingdom and the United States.

In any case, you should study this type of information before your trip to be able to organize at best.

#3. Utilise la monnaie locale en payant avec ta carte

In some countries, when you have to pay by card, the distributor offers you to choose the unit of currency you want. In this case, you should always choose the local currency because when you pay with your card, you have a double or triple conversion, which can make you pay up to 10% more.

#2. Have flexible dates

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Very often, traveling a few days before or after the date you have chosen is cheaper. To take advantage of this, tick the box “flexible dates” on the web page of the airline. In general, they all have this option.

#1. Uses local search tools

Often pages like Booking or Skyscanner do not mention airlines or local hotels that can offer more attractive prices. Look carefully for local search tools before traveling.

In Asia, you can search for hotels on Ctrip or Agoda web pages, and on Wotif in Australia and New Zealand.

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