Trip to any place no matter how short or long the distance is, the mere utterance of the word brings excitement in every individual with no difference in age. After all touring brings joy immaterial of gender, age or maturity. Every family’s touring ideas vary depending on the work culture and time schedules of its members, the income earned, number of members, likes and dislikes on every destination, the cost of living of the particular touring spot and many more additional factors. On the whole, when a family plans a trip, the budget comes to the forefront so that future expenses do not go in vain. Hence, immense planning on the overall trip expenses post a detailed study on the place of visit makes the tour a memorable one without leaving a hole in your wallet.
At the outset, one needs to make an almost near to perfect “Spend Analyser” chart considering the following factors:
Travel expense – depending on the number of members in the family and on the place of visit, scheduling the mode of travel well in advance is a very smart way to save a considerable amount on the entire spends. One needs to monitor on the periodical offers and discounts given by the travel partners and agencies. Research thoroughly across all the leading agencies and travel schedulers and then arrive at a best quote. Sometimes very early planning shall yield more cost benefits. All these will help you avail a decent savings as travel expense dissolves a major chunk of money on the total amount budgeted for the trip.
Accommodation- this cost is hugely proportional to the landscape of visit. Hilly or mountaineer locations, overseas locations demand a heavy accommodation expense. Wise way to reduce cost would be a well in advanced planning and booking of the place of stay. Here again, discuss with leading travel agencies who will give you value inputs for cheap hotels. Prior booking with the hotels for stay will yield a remarkable discount on the total billing. Sometimes, to your surprise, you might even end up getting a very pleasant welcome there adding immense joy to your whole stay with them.
Research on the touring location – Of course, inquisitiveness automatically crops in when you start researching about the place of visit. Primarily, get to know about the approximate living expenses as spends on food is another “big money dissolving criterion” next to travel expenses. Enquire about cost effective restaurants offering both good food at affordable prices. If you are planning to stay for more days, then this research will pay you really well. Keep in mind about the number of members planned for the trip, as more the number of people, more the food expenses where-in you cannot bargain on any discounts unlike the travel fairs. Hence, a fair idea of all these criteria shall boost your savings at the end of the trip.
Touring at the destined spot – pay more attention to the travel guides spotted directly there or through guides arranged by the travel partners. There are chances of you spending more on the guides whom you yourself find out than the persons assigned by your agency (if your travel was planned through an agency). Keep in mind that you have come all the way to tour around a place with peace and joy. So do not mind in spending more time on the roads looking out for new places. Do not try to compromise on your budget in this.
Shopping – enquire about specific shopping malls or exhibits exclusively for tourists as you might get goods at discounted prices there when compared to normal showrooms. Go with your local guide to shopping areas if you may face problem with the local language there. After all why do you want to give away on the language benefit!
Enjoy your next trip keeping in mind on the above ideas without compromising on your family’s tour budget. The key to this is “Plan well in advance”.