How to Save on Holiday Travel

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12.6.2019
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Financial
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Ameris Bank

Holiday travel can be expensive since it is a peak travel season. This year, don’t exhaust your holiday budget on travel. Instead, use these tips to make it home for the holidays without breaking the bank.

AIR TRAVEL

1. BOOK FLIGHTS EARLY.
Book your flights as early as you can if you are traveling during the holiday season. The cheapest flights generally pop up 60-90 days ahead of time.

2. SHOP AROUND FOR YOUR TICKET.
When booking your flight, don’t just book the first one you see that looks reasonable. Shop around on different websites to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

3. CHOOSE YOUR FLYING DAY WISELY.
Flying on the holiday itself is generally cheaper than trying to get out the day before. Always try and avoid flying on Sundays. This tip applies all year long, but especially holds true during the holiday season.

4. BUNDLE.
If you’re not staying with family, look into a bundle deal. You can usually get a better deal on your flight, hotel and even a rental car when you book them together through a third-party service.

TRAVEL BY CAR

Traveling by car can sometimes be cheaper than flying. Especially if you are taking the whole family. Use these tips to make your road trip a breeze.

1. TRAVEL EARLY AND LATE.
Hitting the road early in the morning or late at night can help you avoid the heaviest of holiday traffic.

2. PACK SNACKS.
Packing snacks can help save both time and money on road trips. This way you don’t have to spend money on the increased prices that travel centers charge and you can make less stops for food.

 

The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.