How to Take More Vacations on a Budget: Advice From Our Hospitality Experts
December 19th 2019 Posted by: SellMyTimeshareNow SMTN Category: For Buyers, Travel

5 Useful Tips to Taking More Vacations Without Breaking the Bank

Let’s face it, we would all love to take more vacations. Escaping from reality by spending time on a warm beach or skiing on a mountain is many people’s idea of paradise. Finding time to travel between our normal day-to-day can be difficult, and it can be even harder to stay on budget. Fortunately, there are ways to make it happen! Our experts have come up with a few tips and tricks to show you how to take more vacations and enjoy all that they have to offer:

1. Take More Frequent, Shorter Trips

Taking a vacation doesn’t always have to mean a seven-day expedition—there are less traditional ways of vacationing which are becoming very popular. Taking shorter vacations is a great way to take time off more often and also visit more places. Weekend trips are ideal for those who want to save their vacation days, or some prefer to save money instead and travel during the week. No matter which option is better for you, shorter trips offer much-needed flexibility and how more and more people are choosing to vacation each year!

2. Be Flexible With Your Flight Days/Times

Flights can be expensive, but there are plenty of ways to work around the ever-changing prices of the airline industry. In order to get the best deal on your flights, you have to be flexible. Traveling during the week and utilizing well-known flight finder apps/websites are two of the easiest ways to find big savings. Additionally, taking red-eye flights can save lots of travel time getting to and from a destination while also maximizing time without having to take an extra vacation day.

3. Extend Business Trips

We’ve discussed at length the many benefits of bleisure vacations and why so many business travelers will utilize this time to explore the same or nearby city they are visiting for work. Fortunately for many, their business destinations are in major cities where there are plenty of activities and attractions. Many people will add a few extra days to the beginning or end of their business trip and some will add additional time to both! This is the perfect opportunity to relax and spend time in a place you might not otherwise visit.

4. Travel During the Off-Season

Some travelers expect to see high price points when vacationing to specific, popular destinations because of their demand, but what they might not realize is that many of these places will have more affordable travel costs during their “off” (or “low”) seasons. Though each location will be different, great deals on airfare, accommodations, and even local activities might be available compared to their usual prices. Not only do you get to experience some of the cities and countries on many vacationers’ bucket lists, but you can do without overspending!

5. Purchase a Timeshare Resale

Guaranteed vacations aren’t always possible, but they can be a reality with timeshares and they become even more affordable with timeshare resales. Timeshares provide people the opportunity to travel to some of the most popular resorts around the world without having to pay the regular seasonal price influxes experienced with one-time vacation planning, and the timeshare resale market makes it easier than ever for people to find deeply discounted timeshare ownerships.

There are multiple ways to use timeshare resales to your advantage and take more vacations. Many timeshare resales can be found for as much as 70% off retail prices, which could leave room in your budget to purchase more than one timeshare and solidify multiple, annual vacations. Another great way to find more vacation opportunities is to specifically purchase point-based timeshares. Many point-based timeshare programs are flexible and allow owners to customize their vacations by choosing the resort, the length of their stay, their room size, when they will be vacationing, and more. No matter which option a potential buyer decides to go with, both offer chances to travel and make the most of their goals to spend a little less time working and a little more time relaxing!

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