Tips To Save on Travel in 2022
Secrets for scoring deals and getting the best prices when booking your next getaway
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
January 10, 2022
Whether your new year's resolution was to travel more in 2022 or just itching to get out of the house, make it a reality this year. Here are some cash-saving tips to lock down the best price on your next trip.
Know When to Book
According to a 2021 survey by CheapAir.com, the “best day” to get the lowest airfare is 64 days out from your travel date. As for which day of the week is best to purchase a flight, there is no one superior day, so search throughout the week before making a final decision.
You have the chance to score a deal if you are open to your travel location and your timeframe. Picking a destination where accommodations are affordable and dates are cheapest to fly can save you big. The CheapAir study found flying on a Tuesday and Wednesday saved travelers an average of $73 per ticket.
Get a Rewards Card
Signing up for a credit card with an airline or hotel can help you rack up some serious rewards points and enjoy perks. With most domestic airlines charging baggage fees, becoming a credit card holder can waive those charges, which can easily be $50 per roundtrip. Most cards also offer big signup bonuses when spending a certain amount of money and points for referring friends. Compare cards to see which one is best for you. Just keep in mind most have an annual fee.
It may take a little research and time but look at different travel websites for booking. Considering all types of accommodations can help you compare prices to get the best one. For example, an Airbnb may be cheaper than a hotel for some places, while a hotel may be cheaper in other places.
You can also get a better price by buying a travel package or purchasing your rental car and hotel after booking your flight. Buying a vacation package or bundle last minute can be the best time to save big on these types of deals.