5 Tips For Saving Travel Plans In Tough Economic Times

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Just because there's a recession going on doesn't mean people have to give up their travel dreams. When the right money-savings tips are put into action, vacationers can save big and still get away from it all. Experts from CanuckAbroad.com have put together a list of suggestions that can make traveling on a budget an enjoyable undertaking.

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There are ways to stretch a budget and make a vacation come together on a shoestring

Just because there's a recession going on doesn't mean people have to give up their travel dreams. When the right money-savings tips are put into action, vacationers can save big and still get away from it all. Experts from CanuckAbroad.com have put together a list of suggestions that can make traveling on a budget an enjoyable undertaking.

"We know times are tight, but people still need to get away from it all and relax," said Matt Reider of CanuckAbroad.com. "There are ways to stretch a budget and make a vacation come together on a shoestring. To help our fellow travelers make their travel dreams come true even in during the recent economic downturn, we've put together our five best money saving recommendations."

Travel specialists at CanuckAbroad.com recommend people take the following steps to save themselves money and preserve their vacation plans:

  • Never accept a single quote on airfare - Contacting an airline directly to obtain a travel quote can fetch a good price, but the best savings are often found when people shop around. Using a travel Web site that enables comparison-shopping is one of the most convenient ways to save a big chunk of money on this large expense, and ensures the cheapest airfare tickets.
  • Be choosey about hotel reservations - While it's certainly nice to stay in 5-star hotels, this isn't always necessary to enjoy a great vacation. Shop around and compare prices on reasonable accommodations to keep more money in the budget and less laid out for a place to hang a hat.
  • Look for travel deals - Airlines and cruise ships will sometimes offer deep discounts on last-minute bookings when they are trying to fill empty slots. If spur-of-the-moment travel fits lifestyle, this can prove to be a great way to go.
  • Look for and use coupons and discounts - Many hotels, car rental companies, airlines and attractions issue coupons and honor discounts for members of certain organizations. Taking advantage of every edge can add up to big savings and keep a vacation budget well in check.
  • Take advice from others in the know - Visiting travel forums can be an excellent way to glean money saving information on different destinations. Travelers who have been to locations can often suggest places to go and see that don't cost a fortune. They are also some of the best sources for finding places to eat that won't break a budget, too.

"There's no reason to forego travel plans even in this economy," said Matt Reider. "When the right moves are put into action, money can go a very long way."

CanuckAbroad.com is an online resource for Canadian expatriates and residents who want to travel without spending a fortune. The Web site offers visitors access to flight and hotel bookings all over the world. It also plays host to forums related to travel and living abroad in addition to information on different destinations all over the world.

For more information about saving money on travel, contact Matt Reider at 1 866 308 1069.

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