In our current economic climate, it can seem like going on holidays is too expensive for anyone. However, with the right knowledge and tools at your disposal, you can go on holidays without breaking the budget while still having a great time. Below are just a few ways to save money the next time you go on a trip overseas or interstate.

  1. Go on holidays in the off season

    Unless the weather is terrible, going on holidays somewhere at a time when others don’t, can work in your favour. This is particularly true in countries like Australia, where the weather is quite similar all year round in most parts. Going in the off season will mean that the cost of most things will be at its usual rate, rather than when they hike it up during summer and other tourist periods.

  2. Hire a car to get you around
    Getting around in a foreign country can be confusing and costly. Hiring a car can save you time and money from taxi fares, train tickets and puzzling timetables. If travelling in Australia, consider contacting Alpha Car Hire. They offer affordable Brisbane car hire, as well as Melbourne, Sydney and beyond.
  3. Choose cheaper accommodation
    This doesn’t mean you have to have less, especially if you enjoy getting into the culture of a country. Save a little money by purchasing camping spots or by going to budget hotels. If you like spending time in the big outdoors, take a tent on your trip and stop at camping sites. Most campsites have all the necessities and are still cheaper than hotels. It is also wise to head for little bed and breakfast buildings or budget hotels that are in old buildings. This will save you money and give you a taste of the culture of the city you are in.
  4. Location, location
    Although a lot of people want to see the sights everyone has told them about on holidays, it is often the less talked about places that are the most interesting. Get off the beaten track and look for places a little less visited. You may be surprised at what you find. And, since the place isn’t populated almost solely by tourists, the price of everything from food to activities will be a lot cheaper.

So, with these tips in mind, stop putting off that holiday your family deserves and take the plunge today. If you would like to save even more money, hire a car in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney with Alpha Car Hire and receive discounts on popular attractions all over the country. Take a look at our Specials page online for more information.