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How to Enjoy a Luxury Vacation on a Tight Budget

We all wish we could travel in luxury more often. Flying business class, private beaches, and five-star hotels. The only issue is, not all of us can afford it. Be honest, how many times have you been on a real luxury holiday? Unless you’re one of the lucky few, it’s probably not that often. When money gets tight, we’re grateful of any kind of vacation. However, you can do luxury on a tight budget. If you don’t believe us, read on. We’re going to prove it can be done.


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The Flights

This tends to be one of the most expensive parts of any trip. There are ways to keep costs down, though. For instance, did you know that airlines have sales? Just like your favourite high street stores. It’s a good idea to book your holidays during their quieter periods. These tend to be around October and November. When everyone is saving up for Christmas! You can book a fantastic summer vacation for a fraction of the price if you have the money in November. If you don’t mind where you go, then consider a last minute deal. You’ll find that airlines drop their prices to destinations that haven’t proven very popular. As long as you don’t need a lot of notice to take time off work, this can save you a fortune.

The Accommodation

Other than flights, finding somewhere to stay will be the next biggest expense. You can use some of the same tactics we’ve already mentioned above. Hotels and resorts have their own sales, along with last minute deals. There are other ways to keep the costs down when it comes to accommodation, however. Consider opting for a holiday rental or self-catered apartment. You can find places that let you book on a weekly basis. Meaning you can rent the entire property out for as long (or as little) as you like. Many people think that all-inclusive is the best way to save money, but this isn’t always the case. Not unless you’re planning on spending every minute of your holiday in the hotel. Going out and buying some food shopping, to cook in your holiday apartment, works out much cheaper. You’ll then have some spare money for those posh dinners out.


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Spending Money

So, you’ve got your flights and accommodation booked. What next? If you want a luxurious vacation, then you’re going to want to experience something new every day. Whether it’s going out for dinner or seeing the sights. How can you do all this on a budget? The first thing you’re going to want to do is get the best deal on your currency. You can find comparison tools that will let you know where is offering the best rate for your money. Just because somewhere says 0% commission, doesn’t mean you’ll be getting a good deal. Their rates tend to be lower than most. Next, you want to plan everything you’re going to do on vacation. Being prepared will save a lot of wasted time – and cash. Look around for activities in the area that are cheap or free. You’ll be surprised how many there are. Finally, save the rest of the cash for those little luxuries. Like a limo transfer to and from the airport.

Do you believe us yet? We told you that you could have a luxury vacation on a tight budget. Put these ideas into practice the next time you fancy a summer getaway. Then tell us how good those limo transfers were…


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