When things go awry during your dream vacation over this holiday season, fixing the matter can really break your bank and put a damper on high spirits.
Budgeting your travel expenses is more than just sifting through the Web’s savviest hotel discount sites and scoring on a cheap flight. This holiday season, we grant you with some tips to turn that blunder into a bright and sunny situation.
When experiencing a flight cancellation, or stranded at the airport, speak up. By simply asking your airline customer service for options, they can grant you with vouchers to restaurants, for lodging, refunds or a potential free flight to a different destination.
Airline customer service may also provide you with vouchers or cash when responsible for losing your luggage. Contacting your travel insurance company won’t hurt either. They may be able to reimburse you for the mishap. You should not have to pay for someone else’s mistakes.
You should always pack snacks while traveling. Vending machines and airport restaurants can do some damage to your wallet. Instead, be on the lookout for restaurant chains that provide rewards programs just for signing up.
Using Facebook is a great way to receive discounts from your favorite restaurants and activities as well. By ‘liking’ your favorites, you could receive some hefty coupons.
Signing up for hotel reward programs at hotels that you often stay at could also save the day when unexpected extended stays arise. Some of these programs offer free nights.
Using the last minute deal option on hotel bargain sites like hotels.com and Expedia can be a total steal when searching last minute for deals.
Groupon is a great way to save this holiday season. With their fresh, new feature, “Go Now,” you can receive discounts and slashed prices for the city you’re stranded in.
Lastly, avoid unnecessary car rental fees by double checking dings. Inspect your car and make snapshots to protect you from potential unwanted fees.