5 Ways to Save on Luxury Travel

In Cancún, Los Cabos, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Puerto Vallarta by Suzanne Koch

Travel doesn’t have to completely empty out your wallet. With these five tips, saving is a lot easier than you think.

Maximize Flight Miles

If you travel frequently or plan on booking a long-haul trip, do your research on miles. Flight miles can sometimes add up quicker than you think, especially depending on which airline you use. Even those who don’t travel often can take advantage of rewards programs. Check out 2019’s best frequent flyer programs here to get the most bang for your buck.

Get the Right Credit Card

Just like frequent flyer programs, the right credit card can you treat you to plenty of travel perks. Many credit cards allow points to be converted into miles or used on hotel rooms. Sometimes even just the initial sign-up bonus can mean major rewards. Plus, many cards offer things you may not think of like travel insurance and lost luggage and flight delay reimbursements. Check out some of the best travel credit card picks and their perks by clicking here.

Explorers, Skip the Resort

Luxury resorts are the cherry on top of a stunning destination. But if your plans include spending most of the time away from the hotel and exploring, consider booking a boutique hotel or less ritzy retreat to save some money. After all if you won’t be around to enjoy the endless amenities, there’s no point in paying for them.

Plan Ahead

Booking last minute flights and hotel rooms can often put an unnecessary dent in your wallet. Planning ahead of time will give you time and options. If you plan far enough ahead you can keep your eye on flight and hotel prices to strike when they’re the lowest. Keep in mind certain days of the year like Black Friday and Cyber Monday can often offer flash sales. If you have a general idea of when and where you want to go, these can sometimes be gold mines for saving some dough.

Be Flexible

If you aren’t married to exact dates and time of travel, you can often save big. Opting to travel during low season or at less popular times of day can sometimes mean big savings. And it usually means less crowds, which is always a great thing.

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