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Post Last Modified – February 12, 2024 ¦

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Helpful Tips For Creating And Planning A Travel Budget

I came across this colorful and informative infographic that outlines; 6 …

🧭 Travel Budget Tips, 🧭

that may come in handy when creating and planning your own budget for travel. 

Most of us, usually always seem to miss 🧮 calculate and/or, forget a few things when 💰 budgeting for travel.

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Thai Airways Offers Six Travel Budget Planning Tips

Thanks to ✈ Thai Airways for putting together this colorful poster, outlining their recommendations when budgeting for your holiday.

My wife and I enjoyed two excellent international flights with this airline a few seasons ago. Be sure to check out my …
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here on my blog.

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Simple Tips To Help Plan Your Travel Budget

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One very reputable website I have used for many years now for searching and booking flights is called; CheapOair.
If you’re looking for flights to/from any destination around the world and the best prices available, this is a great site to visit.

They will list all the airlines that do fly to your chosen destination, along with the best days to travel and prices on their scheduling calendar.

This online booking portal has been around for many years, offering not only flight bookings, but vacation packages, hotel and car rental deals as well.

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Be Sure To Budget For Transportation

This is something that many of us simply forget to budget for, or just decide to ignore completely. Depending where to and how much traveling you are doing, 🚍 transportation costs can add up big time! 🙁

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Whether it’s; 🚍 bus transportation, 🚗 car rental, 🚕 taxi or any other mode of travel you may be taking, be sure to include this in your travel budget.

It is always a good idea to check with your local travel agent, or even on the internet, for transportation costs in and around your chosen destination.

In many cases and depending on how many people are in your group, 🚖 taxis can often times, be cheaper than bus transportation.

We found this out a while back, on our holiday to 🏝 Hawaii. It was cheaper for our group to take a 🚌 private taxi van, than that of the local 🚌 shuttle bus based on a; per person cost.

This surprised me, but in the long run it ended up being much more convenient, faster and cheaper too! 🙂

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Include Accommodation In Your Travel Budget Plans

Aside from the cost of air travel and food, 🛌 accommodation is definitely one of the more expensive aspects of travel.

This is not the case of course, if you may be taking one of those …

🍹 All Inclusive Vacations, 🍹
where accommodation is certainly included in your total holiday package.

These types of vacation packages offer {Outstanding Value} for the dollar, along with 🛳 Cruise Vacations as well.

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At certain times, we also really enjoy 🏡 home stay accommodations. Staying with locals, is a great way to really feel what it’s like to live in the country you are visiting. 

As well, it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet new people as well!

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If you haven’t experienced home stay accommodations or similar, be sure to check out my post here on …

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a world recognized home stay booking site. We’ve always enjoyed home stays and it’s another great way to save money when traveling.

Shop around and take advantage of all the resources available to you! 🙂

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Establish A Food Budget When Preparing Your Travel Budget

The next highest cost for travel is of course; 🥙 Food.

We all have to eat and depending on your budget, the options for food are unlimited.

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There are numerous ways to save a great deal of money on food when traveling. One such option and one I always look for first, is selecting a hotel that offers {free breakfast included}, with the cost of your accommodation. 

Yes, there are limitations depending on where you are staying, but we often are able to enjoy a healthy breakfast with beverages included. When you’re traveling with a group of 4 for example, this can save you a great deal of money!

Food is difficult to budget for, but depending on where you are heading, one can usually stay within a daily set budget. Your highest expense for food will be if you plan on eating out for every meal. There are so many options to make your meals much more affordable.

For example;

✔ Hit the grocery stores or local markets and prepare you’re own meals.

✔ Depending on where you’re traveling to, always try to have breakfast included in our chosen accommodation.

✔ Check; Google Reviews and/or Tripadvisor for good cheap eats establishments.

My wife and I have enjoyed 2 budget trips to Australia over the years, making this expensive country very affordable to visit doing what I have recommended above. 🙂

Add Activities Into Your Budget Plans

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This pretty much includes everything else that you will have to dish out for on your travels. 

For example;

✔  Tours & Attractions;

✔  Admission tickets;

✔  Sporting events;

✔  Rentals.

These are just a few of the endless extras that have to be accounted for on a holiday.

So think about what you may have to pay extra for and try to include this in your travel budget, within reason of course.

At least if you include this right away in your total expected expenses, you will be somewhat prepared when you arrive and have put money aside for these extras.

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Plan For A Shopping Budget

Our travel budget tips also include setting aside funds for 🛍 shopping. This can definitely eat up all your cash very fast!

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If you are watching your spending, then try to Set a Maximum Amount, that you will allow yourself for shopping. 

If using 💳 credit cards, then you certainly don’t want to arrive home, to all those extra credit card bills to haunt you later.

Most of us all like to buy souvenirs and clothing while away on vacation, so set a budget and try to stick to it. It may prevent you from buying something you really didn’t need in the first place! 🙂

Be Prepared For Sudden Emergencies When Budgeting

Last but definitely not least is those unexpected expenses that surface while away.

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I like to think of it as; Miscellaneous Expenses. Things always happen or appear unexpectedly when away from home, whether that of an emergency in nature or just something extra that surfaces when traveling.

Lost sunglasses, more suntan lotion, that souvenir you simply can’t do without and so on. I’m sure you get the message! 🙂

Credit Cards

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Within the last few years and like many other seasoned travelers, 🏧 ATM’s are so readily available, we try to use 💵 cash for just about everything.  

It’s a lot cheaper than having to pay those extra fees 💳 credit cards add to your bill, when your statement arrives.

At the same time, it’s always good to travel with at least one 💳 credit card, so you can take care of those extra sudden expenses, or unexpected emergencies along the way.

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We always use 💳 credit cards that offer ✈ air miles and other travel related inclusions. We have cards that have; rental car collision coverage, medical, baggage loss, cancellation and more.

We’ve enjoyed a number of free flights over the years, by using travel related credit cards. They cost a little more, but if you travel frequently, they are definitely worth it!

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There you have it, six simple suggestions to think of, when planning your holiday and trying to figure out your budget for expenses. Travel does not have to be that expensive, if you set limitations and budget accordingly.

We have always managed quite well on holidays over the years, by just trying to stick as closely as possible to our pre-planned travel budget.

Looking for a few more travel budget tips? ❓

Below, I’ve added a link to the 📺 Travel Channels website page, where you can find an additional – 23 Pro Tips for Saving Money on Travel.

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A Blogger Since 2012, Robert has a {Passion for Travel}, having worked in the industry for over 35 years. He enjoys sharing special moments & tips on; Travel, Health & Wellness, Book Reviews and much more!

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