Options for a budget vacation in a crisis

Olga Nagornyuk
15.05.2015

Options "budget" rest in a crisis

The crisis dictates its own conditions, forcing us to cut spending, including on rest. Depending on the income level, the “budget” option for vacationing may be different. Someone will have to abandon the trip to Thailand, choosing a more affordable Egypt, and someone will replace a comfortable vacation in the Black Sea hotel to stay in the private sector of Azov.
How to relax cheap
Perceptibly save on vacation, you can:

  • buying a burning ticket. Travel agencies, not wanting to lose money invested in the redemption (booking) of hotel rooms, a few days before arrival significantly reduce the cost of tours.
    Search the Internet for websites of the nearest travel agencies and track their last minute deals. You will have to leave within 1-2 days, so all documents must be ready.
    Do not trust travel agencies offering discounts of 75% or more. Comfortable rest at this price is not possible;
  • having rested "savage." Hiking to the mountains with a tent or a bike ride on the sights of the native land will cost much cheaper than staying at a hotel and overseas voyage.Going on an independent journey, take care of the preparation of the route in advance, the supply of food and necessary household items, without which the tourist trip loses its meaning;

  • choosing accommodation in the private sector. To rent a bed on the sea coast with minimal amenities is quite inexpensive. Refusing food at a cafe will save a lot of money. However, this type of recreation has a number of disadvantages: a toilet in the yard, a queue in the shower and the presence of sometimes very noisy neighbors;
  • having gone to visit relatives in the village. Abroad, tourists pay a lot of money for the opportunity to relax in the style of country music. Agrarian tourism is much cheaper for our compatriots: the presence of rural relatives provides an excellent opportunity to rest inexpensively and with health benefits.

Beautiful nature, fresh produce and clean air - not a rest, but a dream;

  • independently organizing a trip abroad. Travel agencies, making up tours, do not always offer favorable for the tourist living conditions and leisure activities. Do it yourself: choose a hotel online,Make a plan of visits to attractions and select an inexpensive type of transport to move along the desired route. Savings in comparison with the tour will be at least 30%;
  • preferring to cruise tours on the liner and expensive vouchers with flights relatively inexpensive excursion trips by bus. A 7-day bus tour of the cities of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Montenegro will cost from $ 700. Bright impressions are guaranteed, but be ready for daily trips on the bus lasting several hours.

How to save while relaxing in your country
Rest in his native fatherland has its own specifics, knowledge of which will help avoid unnecessary spending. What can you save by relaxing in Ukraine and Russia?
1. On seasonality. Rest on the sea in the cold season is twice cheaper than the summer. For the opportunity to soak up the sun in May and October, you will pay a third less than in July and August.
2. On the transfer. The plane is faster, but more expensive than a train, and a taxi is more comfortable, but it can afford more money than a bus. Consider this when choosing a way to travel.
Having decided to go from the station or airport by taxi, do not take the car "from the curb."Before starting the trip, find out the numbers of the services involved in the carting (the ubiquitous Internet will help), and call the car by phone. "Vokzalny" taxi driver will charge you a quarter more.


3. For housing. The rule, known to all: the farther from the beach is housing, so it is cheaper. Think about whether to overpay, depriving yourself of daily walks in the fresh air before and after swimming?
4. At the tour guide. Locals often work on excursions, which cost is slightly lower in comparison with the services of the travel agency. Information about such guides, private owners own housing owners, renting out a rest, and hotel administrators.
5. On nutrition. Here the same rule applies as when choosing a property: proximity to the coastline / attractions automatically increases the cost. The most profitable option - self-cooking. However, cooking takes time and effort, so not everyone is in a hurry during the holidays to stand again at the stove.
Where cheap to relax in Russia and Ukraine
Proponents of low-cost recreation know that in every country there are places where you can have a decent rest, spending a small amount. Here are some examples of such places in Russia and Ukraine:

  • Azov coast.Accommodation (“convenience” in the yard) and meals (self-cooking) for a family of 3 for 6 days (2 adults and 1 child 10 years old) in Yalta, Sedovo or Urzuf “pull” from $ 100, in Berdyansk - from $ 150 ;

  • Crimean coast (eastern: Feodosia, Kerch). Renting an apartment for the same period and buying products will cost at least $ 200. On our site you will learn where to rest in the Crimea;
  • Carpathians. Owners of private hotels ask for room and board from $ 200;

  • Krasnodar Territory (villages near Tuapse) - from $ 300;
  • St. Petersburg. Pleasure to go three together in a bus tour of the sights of the city of Petra costs about $ 600.

All prices are based on 3 people. (2 adults + 1 child 10 years old), period - 6 days.
Considering the options for a holiday, do not lose sight of their homes. Near your settlement can be unique attractions and reserves, the existence of which you did not even suspect. Do not be lazy to google your city on the Internet, and you will see: interesting things are close by. Why then go to distant countries and pay big money?

How to save while resting abroad
Experienced travelers say: if desired, the "budget" option of rest is possible almost everywhere, even in Austria and Switzerland, whose resorts are considered the most prestigious and expensive.What expenses are better to save when going on vacation “over the hill”?
1. Accommodation:

  • advance (at least six months) booking a hotel room. Some hoteliers offer early booking, which costs the tourist 30% less than the usual fare. True, there are also pitfalls: if you cancel your reservation, the money will not be returned;
  • Search for a cheap hotel via the Internet. If you choose a hotel on your own, you will surely stumble upon small family hotels, the prices of which are much lower than Mariott Internationl or Radisson;
  • accommodation in apartments. The peculiarity of this number is the presence of several rooms. A great option for accommodating 2-3 families. In the clubbelt live more profitable;
  • hostel A kind of student hostel, popular with unpretentious travelers. For reservations, simply send a request to the hostel holder by email.

2. Transportation:

  • drawing up a plan and budget for an individual trip abroad, use the Internet, write down the routes of your movement and a list of public transport plying on them. Taxi services abroad are very expensive, so it’s better to go by bus, tram and subway;
  • car rental is another way to save on travel.Of course, a rented car will cost more than public transport services, but definitely cheaper than taxi rides. If you book a car on the rental site in advance, you will also receive a discount.

3. The rest:

  • buying souvenirs. Getting into the shops with charms, magnets, plates and cups, do not try to buy everything. The desire to bestow acquaintances and relatives up to the fifth knee with cute knick-knacks will be expensive. Make a list of those to whom you really want to bring a keepsake from the trip, and do not back down from it.
    Do not buy souvenirs at airports, train stations and shops, which are highly recommended by the guide, there are the highest prices;

  • phone calls. Roaming is not cheap. Take your tablet or laptop with you on the road and chat on Skype. Problems with the Internet should not be: now even hostels abroad offer free Wi-Fi;
  • ignoring barked. Persistently inviting you to the nearest shop, the boys skillfully play on human weaknesses and get paid for it. Seven times, consider whether you need what the next shopkeeper has to offer;
  • currency exchange. The most unfavorable course - at airports and train stations. Change money away from these places;
  • market. In Asian markets it is customary to bargain, so never agree with the original price - it is always greatly overestimated;
  • food and drink. The proximity to the location of attractions increases the cost of food and drinks. Do not want to overpay for the air, do not buy there cola and local sweets.

Rating of foreign countries offering cheap holidays
We have compiled a ranking of countries in which rest will bring minimal damage to your budget. Estimated cost is based on a 6-day stay in June at the hotel 3 * two adults and a 10-year-old child:

 

1. Bulgaria - from $ 795.
2. Turkey - $ 960.
3. Egypt - $ 985 In the article "Magic Egypt" you will find a story about the mysterious land of sphinxes and pharaohs, attracting with its exoticism and secrets of ancient tombs.


4. Czech Republic - $ 985.
5. Montenegro - $ 1000.
6. Greece - $ 1070.
7. Spain - $ 1,140.
A crisis is no reason to deny yourself a rest. The long-awaited vacation should bring pleasure and give vivid impressions. We hope our advice will be a good help in planning a desired trip.


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    Options for a budget vacation in a crisis

    Options for a budget vacation in a crisis