Travel Hacks For Traveling During Peak Holiday Season

All travel experts advice to travel off-season because it’s cheaper and hassle-free but not all of us have the time or opportunity for that. If you have a job or children, the only time you can travel is during the holiday season.

If you’re traveling during peak holiday season, here are some travel hacks for you:

Travel Hacks For Traveling During Peak Holiday Season

1. Look For Tickets Early:

If you know well in advance that you will be traveling during peak holiday season, then start looking for tickets immediately. International flights are cheapest three months in advance. Check fares with multiple airlines and wait for at least a week before you buy your ticket because airlines change fare prices constantly.

2. Last-Minute Deals:

Common perception is that you should buy your ticket well in advance, which is true. But what’s less known is that there are secret last minute deals to be had which will give you discounted first and business class tickets! Yes, it is possible! You just need to do a lot of research. 3rd party professional travel websites really come in handy in finding discounted last minute deals.

3. Frequent Flyer Program: If you’re a frequent flyer, sign up for

 an airline’s loyalty program and earn miles. You can also get a rewards credit card and earn miles when you shop and dine. Flights during holiday season are expensive but if you have enough air miles, you won’t be spending as much money on the ticket. A frequent flyer program also comes with a lot of other perks, such as free upgrades.

4. Find Alternative Accommodations:

Instead of booking a hotel, first look at house sitting websites. If you can house sit for someone, you will be living quite comfortably without spending any money! Thanks to the internet and online reviews, you can find house in all corners of the world using safe websites. Alternatively, you can also stay in a hostel or a B&B. Hostels are a great way to meet a diverse group of people. It’s said some of the strongest friendships during your travels will be forged in a hostel!

5. Don’t Be A Tourist:

Instead of taking overpriced, popular tours, look for places which aren’t as popular with the tourists. Roam the marketplace and meet locals. Your experiences will be much more authentic and cheaper. All you have to do is make friends with locals and ask them what are the best non-touristy places to visit. It will also help if you don’t dress like a tourist. Try to blend in with the locals because the more you stand out as a tourist, the more victim to scams you’ll become.

6. Shop At Home: Buy all your essentials at home. During the

 holiday season, you’ll see prices even of the most basic things. So make sure you have enough medication, toiletries and other essentials before you reach your destination.

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