Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, traveling anywhere has become complicated. Between social distancing and various stay-at-home orders around the world, it’s difficult to make any definitive plans for vacations at the moment. That said, prices for hotels, flights, and other travel-related expenses are at an all-time low. As countries begin to open up again, you’ll want to start making plans for your next trip as soon as possible!
Since prices are so low, why not treat yourself to a luxurious trip? Though traveling in style may have been out of reach for most people just a few years ago, it is now possible to get deluxe treatment for a fraction of the normal price. So, let’s take a look at 3 of the best ways to travel in style on a budget!
Honestly, what’s more luxurious than a private plane? Most people associate private planes with the super-rich, but if you find the right deal, you can get private plane services for larger group trips. By dividing the cost up between multiple travelers, you can easily get 1st-class service without spending a fortune.
The size of the plane will largely depend on how many people are in your travel group. That said, a 50 seater plane is a great fit for most high-end vacations. Not only do you get excellent service, but you also get a much better experience than you would with a commercial flight. You can get to your destination faster, have more room to travel comfortably, and skip all the bothersome security lines!
Choose Your Destination Wisely
When planning a trip on a budget, most people think about the costs of flights and hotels. Unfortunately, they don’t always factor in the costs they’ll incur after they reach their destination. Therefore, it’s vitally important to choose your destination wisely and research the location. You’ll want to set a reasonable budget for things like food, activities, and even souvenirs.
If you’re traveling abroad, there are literally dozens of beautiful locales with low costs for travelers and locals alike. For example, Americans and Canadians can travel to countries in Southeast Asia and Central America with just a few hundred dollars in their pockets. Depending on exactly where you go, just a few dollars can go a really long way!
Book Your Hotel Well In Advance
Hotel prices usually vary based on the time of year. In the summer months, prices are generally higher, as more people are traveling. When demand is high, prices go up. However, the amount of time between your booking and your check-in can also have a huge impact on how much you pay.
Naturally, it’s hard to make plans too far in advance. You can’t always predict what will happen between now and the date of your trip. However, the sooner you book your hotel (and your flight), the better. Typically, you should try to book a luxury hotel room at least 2-3 months before your trip. This could end up saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your stay!