Planning a trip can be a daunting task. With a plethora of factors to consider, one wrong move can be the difference between less stress and less green. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to dodge the expensive nature of traveling while enjoying the luxuries of vacation.
The only requirements are your flexibility and a little bit of planning ahead. In this article, we will discuss different ways to enjoy a great vacation while reducing the price tag that comes along with it.
Proper Planning Is Vital
The cheapest times to travel will vary based on what the desired activity is. For example, a romantic getaway will be cheaper in Winter, but if you go during Valentine’s day, prices will be higher than expected.
Therefore, when you are planning your getaway, think of different factors that may push others to stay away from your targeted destination.
Always wanted to go to Las Vegas? Go in the Summer! It may be hot, but you can utilize a variety of tram services to move from area to area. On top of that, every location worth visiting will be air conditioned.
Most travel occurs during the Summer, especially in Europe. Many businesses in Europe allow a short Summer vacation for their employees. During these months, travel can be two or three times more expensive. In order to maximize savings, travel during the Winter months.
Christmas and Thanksgiving tend to be high traffic seasons as well. These holidays present yet another opportunity to save. Booking your travel plans between these two holidays will ensure the cheapest price due to the low traffic in between holidays.
In essence, a huge part of travel in seasonal in nature. It makes sense to book a flight during Spring break or Christmas because many people will be traveling. However, in order to save money, you must be the opposite of everyone else. The price of travel depends on the expected capacity of a certain flight, train, or boat. The lower the amount of available travelers, the lower the ticket price.
On the other hand, there are a variety of destinations that offer savings during the summer. These places tend to be “hot” spots during the Winter which will allow you the greatest possible savings during the summer.
Similar to planning to travel in the winter, seasonality is a crucial part of traveling during the summer. If it is snowing in Europe and the United States, the traveling industry will increase rates to places like the Caribbean.
However, this does not exclude you from choosing these areas. It is best to do your research. Understand the “hot” spots of the areas you are traveling to. Instead of staying at a well-known island in the Caribbean, opt for a lesser-known island with fewer festivities.
It All Comes Down to Planning
The most vital component of cheap travel is to remain focused. Maintain a constant visual on travel prices, lodging prices, and the state of the travel industry. There is no one definitive “cheap time to travel“, but several components make for an inexpensive day of travel.
This article was written by Ryan Thomas from Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting. Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting has guided thousands of whitewater rafting trips on Clear Creek and throughout Colorado.