Although there seems to be some economic turmoil, you may need to travel. International business does not stop and people will still have to travel internationally. Also, you probably really deserve a break.
Current economic conditions should not stop you from traveling. You just have to make some smart decisions to ensure you reduce your costs. Below I have outlined 3 things you can do to make your travels less painful on your hip pocket.
- Check out your hotel- Many people consistently choose to stay in the same hotels while traveling. A smart traveler will not do this. There are many online sites where you can get discount hotel rooms. If you do the right research, you could stay in a better hotel, then you would initially have less money.
- Take some time to learn where to buy local food cheap- Food is an expense that you cannot avoid but is one that you can reduce. One word of advice is that food is generally more expensive in major tourist areas. If you go a few more blocks before eating, you could save yourself a fortune. An example is the price of the New York Hotdogs. If you go to a Times Square hot dog vendor, you'll pay $ 3 for a hot dog. On 10-20 blocks you will only pay $ 1 for the same hotdog.
- Reduce your international roaming costs – While traveling, you will need to connect with people at home. You need to purchase an international SIM card to use while traveling. The price of your mobile phone will be 60-90% cheaper with an international SIM card than it would be if you used your home mobile SIM card.
If you follow these tips, you should not focus on your international travels.