Your holiday confirmation email appears, launching your heart into a chorus of joyful emotions. Suddenly, taking carefree walks on the beach and shopping for fantastic bargains enters your imagination. Make the most of your holiday experience with my saving tips and tricks.
Exchange Currencies Before You Go On Holiday
Converting your currencies before traveling will avoid the costs of hefty airport fees and the hassle of exchanging your currency at your destination. This will also give you a good idea of your budget before you travel and ensure you’re getting the highest possible exchange rate.
Do Your Research!
It’s so easy to spoil yourself and your loved ones while on holiday, and the thing is, you can! But doing research about the current city or country you’ll be travelling will make sure this happens. From free public transport to free Wi-Fi access, saving a bit of cash means more money for shopping or special cocktails.
Get A Multi-Currency Cash Passport – And Use It Correctly
To make a secure transaction while paying for goods and services overseas, choose the credit option instead of debit when using your multi-currency cash passport.
Handy Hint: Use your card mainly for cash withdrawals and shopping purposes.
Dine Like A President
While traveling, food can sometimes become the best tourist attraction. However, this doesn’t mean eating at fancy restaurants for every meal. From sizzling street dishes in Thailand to local food markets in Italy, there’s a delicious meal to complement every palate.
Know Your Refundable Taxes
Many countries charge taxes that can often be reimbursed for vacationers once they depart.
Handy Hint: If you’ve done a bit of shopping at Tax-Free shopping outlets, you can also get these refunded upon departure. Countries that provide similar shopping tax refund schemes include Singapore, Japan and Australia!
Understand The Culture And Customs
Seasoned travelers are professionals when it comes to understanding the cultures and customs of the land they’re traveling in. For example, a seasoned traveler in France would know that if he dines al fresco style, there’s a good chance that he can get charged double the amount as opposed to dining inside.