April 06, 2016

Easy Vacation Saving Tips

This week, booking our summer vacations reminded me of some easy saving tips.

Comparing seems to be our common theme. It sure can be profitable for you also!

1- Book two separate one-way flights instead of a roundtrip one

We’ve been doing this for a while. We look up flights using roundtrip information but book it separately or at least, compare it to the roundtrip fares.

We usually save 40-50$ per vacationer. Airport fees are quite expensive up here; that may be why we save so much when we book it the other way.

2- Book directly with the hotel

Again, we use specialized sites to look for our preferable hotel but book directly on the hotel’s website or sometimes, even call the hotel on the phone.

That way, it’s often easier to get access to additional discounts or to make special requests tailored to your needs.

3- Book you hotel on specialized sites to save on conversion fees

Being Canadian, buying stuff in US dollars can be quite expensive these days.

But looks like there’s a delay before specialized hotel sites factor in conversion rate fluctuations, so with the falling Canadian dollar this year, specialized sites prices were cheaper for us.

We still called up the hotel to adjust our reservation to our needs afterwards.

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