How to Travel on Budget in December

2 August 2013

With the holiday season right around the corner many of us are trying to plan a perfect getaway at a perfect price.  Here at Flight Centre, we know how expensive December holidays can be, that’s why we have put together a few tips for how to keep on budget this festive season.

With hectic schedules both at work and home, we often put things off until the last minute.  When booking a December holiday, you do not want to do this, as it can mean paying sky high rates.   If you’re going abroad or even travelling domestically you should be booking your Christmas getaway 1 year to 8 months in advance in order to get the best selection at the best value.   So get organized, chat with your friends and family and make a plan.  This way you won’t end up spending more.

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Just as important as booking early is choosing the right style of accommodation.  If you are a family or group of more than 2, self-catering is usually the better option.  Instead of spending a fortune dining out, make use of the kitchen and braai facilities.  Plan to make breakfasts and pack lunches and snacks to last you through the day.  To avoid spending you’re whole holiday in the kitchen, take one day out to make dinners that you can freeze or refrigerate.  That way when it’s time for supper, the hard work is already done!

You have nailed the booking and the accommodation style but how are you going to keep everyone entertained?  Chat with your family or friends before you go and see what everyone is interested in.  By planning ahead you can take advantage of group rates or discounts.  Also, if you do a little digging, you’ll probably uncoverlots of great activities in the area that are free!

So, if you still haven’t made any plans for this December it’s not too late! Talk to your nearest Flight Centre Travel Expert and let us help make your holiday dreams come true.  Just call 0877 40 50 00.

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