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Budget Travel Tips

At Best Western, one of our top goals is to help you save money on travel. If you're traveling on a budget, check out these money saving travel tips to have fun no matter what shape your travel budget is in.

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Ten Tips to Save on Travel

  1. Make a travel budget and stick to it. Decide how much you want to spend overall and how much you want to spend for each component of your trip, such as airfare, hotel accommodations, entertainment, and meals.
  2. Don't forget about those unexpected expenses. Set aside money in your travel budget to cover those costs you might not anticipate, like a perfect souvenir or a forgotten travel essential.
  3. Pick a hotel with free extras. Choosing a hotel with many free amenities, such as Internet access, parking, and local calls, can save money. Best Western hotels offer other freebies, like basic toiletries and continental breakfasts.
  4. Book early and online. The earlier you book, the more you may be able to save. Going online to book your trip also lets you take advantage of Internet only travel deals.
  5. Go far from the crowd. Traveling off-peak, whether it means flying during a slower time of day or day of the week, or visiting a destination during a less popular time of year, means saving money and hassle.
  6. Go farther from the crowd. Less well-known destinations or attractions offer you the same experiences as the "big names" for less money. Also, flying to a smaller city close to your destination can save you money and time.
  7. Take advantage of discounts. If you belong to AAA or AARP, you can get discounts, freebies, and other deals on just about everything related to travel. Also, check into special deals for students, seniors, and families. Check out our Hotel Discounts to find out what discounts you may be eligible for.
  8. Ask hotel staff about special deals. The staff and management at your hotel often has the inside track on economical attractions and activities in your destination, where to find cheap eats, and other deals you may not otherwise know about.
  9. Take advantage of rewards programs. If you travel on a regular basis, consider signing up for rewards programs, such as credit cards, that offer you frequent flier miles or other reward points. Our Rewards Program lets you save on hotel stays, flights, restaurant meals, shopping, and entertainment.
  10. Look into a package deal. Booking your hotel, flight, and rental car as a package saves you time and money. Best Western offers several discount hotel and travel packages to help you save money on your next trip.

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