Travel is a great way for people to get away from their busy work schedules and invest in experiencing different cultures, places, and people. For young adults, it’s one of the best investments they can make for their personal development, as they have few financial responsibilities at that age. What’s more, young adults now have a wide variety of travel service providers to help them structure and book travel experiences at an affordable price.
However, when I speak with young working professionals about taking a break from work and traveling from time to time, most of them are hesitant to do so. They complain about how they don’t have enough leaves or their managers won’t agree, and how they don’t have financial resources to afford the luxury of travelling. However, I have seen enough travelers who have found smart and innovative ways to save money and travel.
For instance my friend Neha, who has only been working for a year, manages to take a trip every quarter. She does this by taking smart financial decisions such as taking a night journey to save up on accommodation fare and utilizing her credit card loyalty programs to save up on airfare and hotel stay. She also carries packed food and eats at local restaurants to further reduce her costs while travelling.
Making similar moves can help you save up for your next travel experience. Here are a few ways you can reduce your travel expenses on your next travel journey: