While travelling is fun, sometimes it can get pretty expensive!
If you’re planning on travelling but afraid of bursting your budget, then you MUST school yourself with some of these super important travel hacks that will save you from burning a hole in your wallet.
With that, we’ve asked some frequent flyers to share some of their money-saving hacks when travelling abroad and based on the many suggestions that we have received, we listed down FIVE pivotal hacks for you, especially if you’re on a budget.
1. Checking for public holidays before you book tickets
Source: Air Asia
Many might think booking on a public holiday is super expensive but that’s not always the case! Unless you do it last minute lah!
Travelling during public holidays is a great money-saving tip as you don’t have to apply for too many paid (or unpaid) leave days.
Pro-tip: Book the tickets a few days prior and fly back on a public holiday instead of flying out on said public holiday (it’s usually not as expensive since it’s not a public holiday for that country).
2. The best time to book your tickets is 3 to 3.5 months in advance and on a Sunday
A study by CheapAir found that flight ticket prices are usually lower during that time. Also, debunking a popular myth, studies revealed that Tuesdays aren’t actually the best days to book your flight tickets. Instead, Sundays are.
Pro tip: Thursdays and Fridays are cheaper days to fly out too. A joint report by Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) obtained this data after combing through one year’s worth of flight data to identify the best times to fly and book your ticket.
3. Opt for CouchSurfing instead of hotels
If you’re a traveller on a budget then Couchsurfing is the best way to make sure you have a place to sleep for FREE. Yep, you read it right the first time! Of course, you can return the kind favour by cooking your host a meal or buying them dinner.
Besides having a place to crash for free, here’s why it’s awesome:
- You get firsthand experience of how locals live in the country you’re visiting
- Hosts themselves love to travel hence you’ll exchange a lot of travel stories/tips when staying with them
- Most of the hosts are open to being your guide around their own town/city
- They have frequent activities with Couchsurfers in the area
Plus, the website/app is easy to use! You just have to put in the location you’re travelling to and then reach out to a host! Stay safe though and always share your host’s location/deets with your close friends/family.
4. Check the overseas money changer’s rate
Source: Great Eastern Mall
Before travelling, naturally, we’d go to the money changer with the best rates to exchange currencies. However, has it ever occurred to you that the money changers in other countries may, in fact, offer better rates?!
For example, the money changer in Bangkok known as Superrich almost always offers better rates.
Superrich in Bangkok: RM100 = 784 baht
Max Money in KL: RM100 = 774 baht
Eh, that’s one delicious meat skewer lost right there!
5. Keep your eyes out for promos like the YESS for KLIA Ekspres
And take note, you can now enjoy savings up to 27% off when you enter this discount code: YESSWOZ
Why taking the KLIA Ekspres is amazing, you ask? Here’s why:
- Super on time! Fixed schedules so you won’t gabrah about missing your flight
- Fastest airport transfer in KL (only 28 mins journey) – usual rides may take up to 2 hours during peak hours!
- Super comfy seats and a smooth journey
- Not to mention, FREE Wi-Fi during that whole journey!
The KLIA Ekspres is usually priced at RM55 but now you can save up to 27% with the YESS group savers. So don’t miss your chance taking it!
Interested? Here’s what you gotta do:
- Go to their website here
- Enter the promo code YESSWOZ and the YESS ticket types will be listed
- Select your travel dates and complete your payment. That’s it!
Type of tickets available are: YESS Single Trip, YESS Return Trip, YESS Single Trip + Grab, YESS Group Saver, and YESS Family Package.
Pro-tip: The best value for money package is the Group Package (min. 3 pax) where you can get a ticket for just RM40 per pax. Also, the single traveller (return) which costs only RM85 is suitable for those travelling alone.
Don’t miss this opportunity because this promo is only available from 1 October 2018 up until 1 January 2019. Think about all the monies you can save!
You can read more about this exciting promo and its perks on their website here.
Do you have any other personal travel hacks that we may have missed? Don’t kiamsiap! Share them with us in the comments section!
Happy travelling, guys!
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