(PRWEB) June 29, 2013
When travelling a long distance most people prefer to go by air. The airline industry is very competitive and carriers are doing their best to hold the ticket price down. That said, it’s still super expensive. Some simple ways of combating this is to try to anticipate what is going to be needed on the flight and bring it along. Packing a lunch, bringing a blow-up pillow and using a scarf as a blanket are simple ways to defer costs. In terms of booking a flight try to be flexible with dates and time and always book early!
When travelling by car there are many ways to cut costs. Renting a car through CarRentalExpress will most likely help with rental costs. Agencies listed here are independent and often locally owned with some offering rates that are 15% - 30% lower than the majors. While a big, fancy car would be fun to drive and have lots more room, it is a huge gas-guzzler. Reserve a car that is smaller and good on gas so as to reduce costs.
Many CRX agencies also have seasonal and special coupons. Make sure to check in advance to find any special deals.
Many car rental agencies listed on CarRentalExpress have their main locations in near-airport hotels. They’ll send a car and driver to pick up and deliver the renter to the agency to complete the paper work.
Checking out hotels in advance is also a great idea. Many offer big perks for frugal travelers. These can include ‘kids stay free’ and/or ‘eat for free’. Others have free breakfasts or other incentives. Some have pools for the whole family to use and many offer free gym access for those who need some exercise after being cooped up in a car all day.
Speaking of food, search out local family-run or chain restaurants. Here the food has a guaranteed level of quality for a reasonable price. They are also great in accommodating families with kids.
Another benefit of planning ahead allows the traveler to search out great coupons for tourist attractions. These can really help when trying to keep costs down.
CarRentalExpress.com (CRX) provides thousands of impartial consumer based Renter Rated reviews, including comments, for more than 200 car rental agencies. Reviews and comments are submitted by real people who have completed rentals through the site. CRX also helps find some of the cheapest car rentals in North America, lower than major brands. Reviews allow consumers to assess costs and service to choose the best car rental deal.