#1 Travel Tip for Successfully Saving Money

There is one travel tip—one thing you can do—to ensure that you save money on every trip. One thing? Yes, one thing!

Whether you want to get lower airfares, save money on hotels or lodging, find better car rental rates, less expensive cruises or travel packages, or cheaper meals—you simply have to follow this one travel tip.

Only one cost-saving travel tip? Yes, and it is so simple.

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#1 Travel Tip for Successfully Saving Money

If everyone followed this one travel tip, then I would have nothing to teach. More travel agents would be out of business. Travelers would be happier, because they would be saving money and having more fun.

Are you ready?

First a short explanation. Consumers, in any industry but especially travel, save money when they open themselves to as many choices as possible. Make sense?

When a travel consumer uses the same travel supplier (airline, hotel chain, etc.), then he or she misses all the opportunities from other suppliers. Someone can be loyal to a brand because of a great prior experience, frequent user points, or familiarity (same brand that parents, friends, or company uses). Dismissing other brands because of loyalty means potentially missing better rates.

If you want to save money, it makes sense to NOT be loyal to any brand. Right?

Furthermore, the more open you are to other travel options, the better chance you have to save money.

For example, instead of always using the same airport, consider other nearby and even further alternate airports. Instead of always staying in a hotel, consider staying in alternate lodging.

These things are not scary. Besides being an effective cost-saving travel tip, doing such things will likely lead to more fun and memorable travel experiences.

Thank you for reading this far. Without any more delay, here is the:

#1 Travel Tip for Saving Money

*** Be FLEXIBLE ***

Very simple. Very powerful. Not always easy.

If you have been at any of my travel seminars or classes, you already know this.  I start and close (or try to!) each session by referring to it.

In order to get the best travel deal, be FLEXIBLE regarding the supplier, destinations, itineraries, and methods you use.

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4 thoughts on “#1 Travel Tip for Successfully Saving Money”

  1. Thanks for sharing this old post of yours. I can’t focus on anything right now but this point is still as good today as it was in 2010. You and Julie stay safe and well.

  2. Great tip! I have been doing this for years without even knowing it. It’s amazing how airfares vary in price from day to day. Not having one set day to leave on has saved me a ton of money over the years. Be flexible!!


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