We are well into the summer season which means a lot of people are traveling or preparing to travel. There are so many things to consider before traveling, especially abroad. There are also a lot of costs involved, too. You will probably be tempted to cut back in some way.
However, here are a few things you shouldn’t skimp on while traveling to make sure you don’t spend money unnecessarily or get ripped off.
Misleading hotel descriptions
When looking for a hotel, it is important to look at several sources. Photoshop and false advertising can be very deceiving, so don’t fall into that trap.
The cheapest flight or hotel price is not always the best deal. Usually the lowest prices come for places with quite a few hidden fees like checked baggage, resort or hotel fees, etc. that could put you over budget.
Don’t buy travel insurance
Many people refrain from buying even the most affordable travel insurance because they think nothing will happen to them or it just isn’t worth it. But travel insurance can protect your luggage in case it goes missing, which happens more than you think. It can also pay for lost hotel reservations or even medical expenses.
Third party discount scam
Third-party scammers typically force you to book through their services by enticing consumers with one-off deals. Usually these scammers take your money and do not keep the promised services. One way to avoid this is to read the fine print and ask lots of questions. Or just avoid all third party companies.
Exchange rate costs
Make sure you only go to credible exchange offices and not a corner shop. although
Free holiday offers
Internet and phone scams are very common, but remember that unless you enter a credible contest, there is no such thing as a free vacation in exchange for your credit card information. So protect yourself from scammers because one of the red flags to look out for is a free holiday offer.
Packing too much
List and pack pieces that can be made into multiple outfits. If the weather changes drastically, you can always buy what you need, but depending on where you’re traveling, you probably won’t need extra clothes, so save money on luggage.
Planning a vacation can be stressful and a handful, but if you avoid these mistakes, it can be very rewarding.