There is one tip–one thing you can do–to ensure that you save money on every trip. One thing? Yes, one thing!
One tip? It is so simple.
If everyone followed this one travel tip, then I would have nothing to teach. More travel agents would be out of business. Travelers would be happier, because they would be saving money and having more fun.
Are you ready?
First a short explanation. Consumers, in any industry but especially travel, save money when they open themselves to as many choices as possible. Make sense?
When a travel consumer uses the same travel supplier (airline, hotel chain, etc.), then he or she misses all the opportunities from other suppliers. Someone can be loyal to a brand because of a great prior experience, frequent user points, or familiarity (same brand that parents, friends, or company uses). Dismissing other brands because of loyalty means potentially missing better rates.
If you want to save money, it makes sense to NOT be loyal to any brand. Right?
Furthermore, the more open you are to other travel options, the better chance you have to save money. By that, I mean instead of always using the same airport, consider other nearby and even further airports. Instead of always staying in a hotel, consider staying in alternate lodging. These things are not scary. Besides saving you money, you will have more fun.
Thank you for reading this far. Without any more delay, here is the:
#1 Travel Tip for Saving Money
*** Be FLEXIBLE ***
Very simple. Very powerful. Not always easy.
If you have been at any of my travel seminars or classes, you already know this. I start and close (or try to!) each session by referring to it.
In order to get the best travel deal, be FLEXIBLE regarding the supplier, destinations, itineraries, and methods you use.
© 2010 Charles McCool