Planning your next holiday? Seven travel hacks to help your money go further

It's always best to give yourself at least four months to save and prepare for a big trip or holiday, says travel writer Marisa Crous.

Once you have decided on your destination, the aeroplane flights should be the first booking you make.

Spending on flights first will encourage you to commit yourself to your travel plans, Crous explains.

Decide on your destination and book your ticket first.

Marisa Crous, Journalist - Traveller24

If you pay your ticket, then you can pay for the rest of your holiday before even going on it.

Marisa Crous, Journalist - Traveller24

Here are some of her top travel tips for money-conscious holidaymakers:

  • Always book your flight tickets first
  • Try book four or five months in advance
  • Book during off-peak periods
  • Book your flights for mid-week in order to save
  • Use the preceding months to save up and pay-off your holiday before it even starts
  • Consider travelling to visa-free destinations in South America, Africa and Asia
  • Explore the possibility of booking a holiday package

Listen to her travel advice on Today with Kieno Kammies:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Planning your next holiday? Seven travel hacks to help your money go further


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Former media exec molested 'hundreds' of boys and young men - Deon Wiggett

Former media exec molested 'hundreds' of boys and young men - Deon Wiggett

The final episode of Deon Wiggett's podcast series 'My Only Story' has been published in collaboration with News24.

District Six land claimants to discuss govt's proposed restitution plan

District Six land claimants to discuss govt's proposed restitution plan

The District Six Reference Group will hold a meeting on Saturday to outline the proposals that the government has put on the table.

Is southern Africa drought drying up Victoria Falls?

Is southern Africa drought drying up Victoria Falls?

Harare-based BBC journalist Shingai Nyoka gives a first-hand account of the devastating effect of the drought on Zimbabwe.

'We're ready and able to deal with increased online payments on Black Friday'

'We're ready and able to deal with increased online payments on Black Friday'

PayFast MD Jonathan Smit says the spread of technologies available should help mitigate risk of compromising payment systems.

Why life sentences aren't the solution to SA's rape crisis

Why life sentences aren't the solution to SA's rape crisis

The criminal justice system needs to take action against the scourge of rape in SA, but longer prison sentences aren't the answer.

Son of slain Cradock Four activist implicates FW de Klerk in father’s murder

Son of slain Cradock Four activist implicates FW de Klerk in father’s murder

To this day, no one has been prosecuted for the brutal murders of Fort Calata, Matthew Goniwe, Sparrow Mkhonto and Sicelo Mhlauli.

Popular articles
ANC wants FW de Klerk to retract statement 'that undermines our people'

ANC wants FW de Klerk to retract statement 'that undermines our people'

African National Congress Pule Mabe says as a party they have procedures they use to voice concerns.

Now that you have offshore in context, it's time to start investing

Now that you have offshore in context, it's time to start investing

Refilwe Moloto and Pieter Koekemoer get their hands dirty and find out how offshore investing works, practically.

Peter Moyo urges Old Mutual to 'stop unlawful act, await appeal process'

Peter Moyo urges Old Mutual to 'stop unlawful act, await appeal process'

Lawyer Eric Mabuza explains why Old Mutual should not be going through the process of hiring a new CEO.

 Panyaza Lesufi: 'How do I tell parents their children are no more?'

Panyaza Lesufi: 'How do I tell parents their children are no more?'

The Gauteng education MEC says he will visit 19 pupils in hospital and that it is only three pupils that are critically injured.

[LISTEN]  Changing perceptions around parental involvement and engagement

[LISTEN] Changing perceptions around parental involvement and engagement

How else can parents be actively involved and engaged in their children's upbringing and schooling?

What is Copyright Amendment Bill and how can it be used fairly?

What is Copyright Amendment Bill and how can it be used fairly?

Pundits on the Eusebius McKaiser Show debate the merits and how the bill affects those in the creative fields.

'We should not sweep what FW de Klerk said under the carpet, it is hurtful'

'We should not sweep what FW de Klerk said under the carpet, it is hurtful'

Callers discuss the statements made by former president FW de Klerk that apartheid was not a crime against humanity.

Maponya Mall delivers another nailbiting round of live Brain action

Maponya Mall delivers another nailbiting round of live Brain action

The Dis-Chem Brain of 702 never disappoints in the flesh. But your chance to witness it live is running out.

[WATCH] Genius boys creating wire car with working radio goes viral

[WATCH] Genius boys creating wire car with working radio goes viral

Khabazela shares some of the videos that went viral on Twitter and Facebook.

[WATCH] Stranger Things Season 4 trailer has social media excited

[WATCH] Stranger Things Season 4 trailer has social media excited

Khabazela shares some of the videos that went viral on Twitter and Facebook.