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Travelling offers a great opportunity for families to have some quality time together. Yet, it can be pricey, and for many families, the cost is beyond their reach. A recent survey showed that a UK holiday costs more than the rest of Europe. But what if you could take your family on holiday without breaking the bank? Saving money on your family trip can help you have your desired holiday without worrying about the cost. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
Creating a flexible travel plan can save you a lot in hotel and airfare. A mid-week family stay, for instance, can save you significantly compared to having one that extends to the weekend. You can also spot the lowest rates when you select a location and spread out the hotel costs for the length of your trip across varying time frames. For instance, you can compare how much your stay will cost if you arrive a day earlier or before the day you initially planned. You will likely notice a significant difference.
Search for resorts with deals
Family resorts make the best trips. You can access everything, including meals and activities, in one location. And guess what? You don’t have to empty your wallet to make a booking. Family resorts have various accommodation options, so even the largest families can find one that suits their budget. Most resorts feature play areas, swimming pools, and other entertainment facilities for kids and adults. You can search online for cheap family holidays for travel deals and guides for the best family holiday experience.
Prepare your own meals
Having breakfast and lunch at the cafe is fun and may not seem as pricey as your airfare or accommodation. But having the whole family eat three times daily outside can add up quicker than you think. This reality is bittersweet, and here is why; you can save so much if you can plug the biggest leak in your budget. Consider rentals or accommodations that allow you to cook your own meals. This way, you can make breakfast at home and even pack some for lunch. Later in the evening, you can prepare dinner together. Exploring the supermarket in a new location and shopping for new ingredients and produce to add to your meals is fun.
Avoid the tourist traps
Having a bucket list of things you want to see and activities to do is good. But unless you have a deep pocket and money to spend, you want to reconsider before adding to your schedule. Most popular destinations have what you can call tourist traps. These are usually overpriced experiences and areas that deliver less than promised. For instance, seeing the city from the top of a skyscraper may cost you a few pounds. But have you seen the rooftop garden close by? It delivers the same experience, and you don’t need a ticket. You can speak to people who have visited the destination or read reviews online, and you will quickly recognise the tourist traps.