TRICKS TO SAVE YOU MONEY WHEN TRAVELLING
Take the road less travelled. Popular vacation destinations tend to get crowded and expensive. Ask your friends and family for recommendations on lesser-known places they have experienced. Set up deal alerts. Not picky about where you travel? Sign up for alerts on error fares (deals that result from an airline accidentally posting a low fare) at Secret Flying and The Flight Deal to potentially save hundreds on flights. Be flexible with dates.
As you weigh your options on comparison sites for flights, do explore mid-week departure and arrival days, which tend to have cheaper fares than on weekends. Be flexible with where you stay. Hotel stays can be a budget-buster. If hotels are looking pricey, get more for less by searching on rental sites like airbnb.com, booking.com and agoda.com. Do the math before you leave. By the time you add up costs, an all-inclusive resort may be a better option. Club Med resorts allow kids under four to stay for free and older children for up to 50 percent off. Bring snacks. Brown-bagging on the go can add up to big savings. Make your own lunch (for two) for under RM10 instead of forking out RM50 at a restaurant. Pack sandwiches and fresh whole fruit.