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Tips to save money on holiday and traveling

If you are planning your holiday the right way, you can save a lot of money during the best time of the year. We’ll tell you how to do it.

Of course, holidays can cost a little bit – who wants to pay attention to the money in the most beautiful time of the year. Nevertheless one should not unnecessarily spend too much. Unfortunately, holidays often tend to be more expensive than originally estimated. We’ll give you tips on how to do that.

Keep your eyes open when booking a flight!

Meanwhile, there are online travel portals like the sand by the sea, which provide a good overview and facilitate the selection. But beware: Often it is advisable, even with so tempting offers the budget airlines do not strike immediately. As a service provider, these portals – not surprisingly – often take additional fees and booking fees.

So it is advisable to take a closer look before booking the fine print under the magnifying glass, otherwise, you may book with a click unwanted cancellation insurance or the like, just because you have failed to remove an already set checkmark from the box.

Vaccination protection for traveling

For many affordable vacation destinations, it is advisable to get vaccinated in advance, for example against hepatitis A and B. Sometimes vaccinations are required, for example against yellow fever. Some health insurance companies reimburse the money for such vaccinations: some up to a fixed amount (for example, 200 euros per year), others even pay everything. One thing is common: The vaccine cannot be billed to the doctor, you have to submit the bill yourself.

Plan the luggage

Be sure to consider how many suitcases you need for your dream vacation. Because airlines can now pay almost every baggage expensive. Unfortunately, there are no uniform rules. Some airlines even differentiate different suitcases sizes. So for the purchase of tickets at least a rough planning. At least a few days before departure, you should then know your exact amount of luggage. If your suitcase is too big or too heavy and that only strikes you at check-in, then pay well. It is better on the spot to post changes to the luggage at least before driving to the airport. This costs you depending on the airline and flight distance while fast 20 or 40 euros, but it is much cheaper than at the check-in counter.

Offer translation service to other tourists for extra benefit

Do you speak several languages? Well, all around the world, people are looking for someone to translate something for them. Translations too are often click-work jobs. But look around the place to see if somebody might need your help, for example, if restaurants want to have your card translated, etc. Or offer your services as hotel translators, etc. Just think about when you’ve ever needed someone like that yourself. So, if you want to¬†earn while on holiday¬†in your travel, this can be a good idea.

Pay attention while phoning and surfing

Plan properly, so that calls and surfing cost little. For the past two years, consumers in the EU have been paying no additional fees for mobile telephony and surfing. However, caution is still required when traveling outside the EU. For longer stays in Tunisia, the US or Thailand, you should buy a local sim card for your phone. That’s easy in Germany. And switch off your answering machine (mailbox) better when traveling outside the EU. When traveling outside the EU, it is still better to avoid W-Lan as often as possible. Many accommodations offer free W-Lan, on the way you can often dial into restaurants, cafes or libraries for free on the net. If you want to make it easier to find such a public hotspot, apps like “Wi-Fi Finder” help you on your smartphone.

Avoid trouble with the rental car

If you want to travel abroad with a rental car, book the vehicle from home. And it’s best to start the rental car right from the airport. But do not be fooled with unnecessary extras when picking up the car. You can already plan the right insurance cover at home. Book fully comprehensive insurance without deductibles. Oh yes, and before going off agree on the right tank control. They take over the car with a full tank and return it with a full tank. Everything else can easily be expensive. And you visit the car from all sides and photograph with the phone any scratches.