Planning That Next Holiday?

Every day expenses makes going overseas difficult, especially if you have the added burden of debt on your mind. However, sometimes we all need a break; whether it’s to visit family abroad or just to get away from the daily grind for a recharge. Holidays don’t have to be expensive especially if you establish a budget and stick to it. Here are some great tips to help you travel on a budget.

Timing Is Everything

Develop a holiday budget planner and figure out when you can afford a holiday. Off-peak times and during school terms can help reduce the costs of flights and accommodation. A couple of weeks can make all the difference and save you a substantial amount. Whilst you are permitted to travel overseas with a debt agreement, it's important that you don’t incur more debt whilst travelling. Set a budget and save the amount before booking ahead.

Account For Food

Take advantage of an inclusive breakfast, or any other inclusions you can find! Check what facilities are available to you at your chosen accommodation. You may be able to make use of a kitchenette or a BBQ, and cooking your own food can greatly reduce your holiday expenses. If you have a debt agreement it’s important that you keep your holiday costs low to avoid worsening your financial situation through overseas travel.

Do Your Research

Make the most of free activities at your chosen destination. Natural attractions often provide a sense of wonder so you don’t need to spend a lot to enjoy yourself. There are a number of websites and forums that you can use to find out what’s on offer anywhere around the world! If there is a particular activity that you want to do that costs money, make sure you work this into your holiday budget planner.

Try House Swapping or House Sitting

Accommodation generally consumes a large part of the holiday budget. Cut this cost by house swapping, where you get to stay in someone else’s house while they enjoy yours. If this isn’t an option then you may find a house sitting gig. People feel safer if their home is occupied whilst they are away. Both of these options have the added bonus of having kitchen access meaning that you can reduce the amount spent on eating out and dine at your accommodation for a fraction of the price!

Enter Contests

Entering competitions may be a long shot but you’ve got to be in it to win it. Filling out forms at places like shopping centres can put you in the prize draw. There’s also an abundance of photography or writing competitions which often have a travel related prize. A simple internet search for “travel contests” will land you with thousands of results for you to try out. Winning a contest and travelling to another country makes it easier for you to travel overseas with a debt agreement.

Consider timing, food, holiday activities and accommodation when devising your holiday budget planner. There are many ways you can reduce these costs to enable you to travel overseas with a debt agreement. Make sure you do plenty of research. If you have spare time on your hands enter a few contests to try and win a holiday package. For further information, please contact our friendly team at DebtFix and we'll be able to assist.