Our top 4 money saving travel tips
Let’s be honest – travelling can be an expensive endeavour! The prices of package holidays and flights have well and truly soared to new heights over the last few years. However, with the proper planning and a couple of money-saving tips and tricks, it’s possible to cut costs and go on great but affordable summer holidays!
If you’ve booked a holiday or you’re thinking of taking a trip, that’s exactly where we can help here at Intack Self Drive. We offer great deals on minibus and car hire - not to mention a fantastic Flexi-hire scheme that gives you the freedom to hire a vehicle for the duration of your holiday. So in the spirit of summer, we’ve pulled together a few travel tips that’ll help you save some cash while having a blast!
Set your budget and stick to it
If you're planning a break, it's essential to establish a budget that you can stick to. Not only will it prevent you from overspending on your trip, but you won't have the stress and worry of constantly checking your finances while away. You'll also be able effectively plan your days out and excursions ahead of time and factor it all in. Setting a clear budget beforehand means you can ensure that you can enjoy your trip without worrying about financial limitations!
Another top tip for cheaper holidays is to travel outside of peak times. If you still crave the hot weather without the hustle and bustle, opt for months like May, June and September, where the weather is still great, but places aren’t overcrowded!
Make a list of free activities to do in your location
Another great way to save money on holiday is to find the free activities to do in your area. This could be visiting museums, national parks, or spending a day at beach. These types of activities can be just as fun as paid ones, but won't put a dent in your wallet. Factoring free trips into your plan will give you more wiggle room to spend more on truly unmissable paid activities that otherwise might have been out of reach.
Consider a staycation
If you're looking to save some money without sacrificing a fulfilling holiday experience, why not consider a staycation? The UK boasts numerous gorgeous destinations that offer just as much entertainment, delicious food and sightseeing opportunities as any other location. We even have plenty of stunning Blue Flag beaches that, under ideal weather conditions, can rival even tropical destinations. The Blue Flag award is only given to well-maintained and beautiful beaches with excellent water quality - perfect for swimming. We have an entire blog on the UK's most beautiful beaches featuring almost exclusively Blue Flag beaches if you're feeling tempted. Hiring a van with us is a great way to travel to your destination and enjoy a change of scenery without breaking the bank! You'll be able to travel in style and take the whole family.
Hit the road!
If you're feeling adventurous, taking a road trip is another option that’s cheaper than a conventional holiday. This can be an incurably fun way to see new places and make memories you won’t soon forget! It’s also a perfect option for people who love camping and appreciate the great outdoors. Simply pack a tent, some snacks and an agenda and hit the road with our 6 Str Crew Van Flexi Hire.
Scotland has one of the most incredible road trip routes in the whole of Europe, coming in a third place. Popular amongst staycationers and tourists alike The North Coast 500 is designed for sightseeing, and the views are nothing short of breathtaking. The entire trip can be completed in the length of a standard holiday (7-10 days). Or, if you'd prefer to go further afield, we even allow cars, certain vans and 9-seater minibuses overseas - just get in touch with your trip details, including date and vehicle requirements, for a quote!
You can use these handy tips as a template for planning your very own cost-effective trip! Budget friendly doesn’t have to mean boring, so if you’re now considering your options why not take a trip with us at Intack Self Hire? With more than 50 years of experience to our name, we offer a wide range of cars, vans or minibuses available to rent for daily hire or Flexi hire. So wherever you decide to set your sights on, we have the vehicle to take you all the way!