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5 Budget Hacks to Travelling Like a Boss!

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If you’re someone who loves globetrotting, budget would definitely be one of your main concerns. Don’t worry about burning a hole in your pocket anymore for we’re here with these awesome budget hacks that will make planning for a getaway so much more fun!

So, fasten your seatbelts and get ready to jet set off to your dream foreign and local destinations and get ready to #BeatTheBudget with the new affordable flights from AirAsia!

1. Collect Air Miles and coupons!

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Are you aware of the fact more than 50% of most international travel budgets is the money spent on flying. If you’re looking to travel smart and cut on your expenses, being smart about how and when you book your flights is the first step. Ideally, you should start looking for flights about 7-8 weeks before your trip as the fare is usually on the economical side.

With the online market getting competitive by the day, it’s never a wise decision to shy away from coupons, gift cards and discount opportunities like Air Miles. Leave all other worries to AirAsia which is determined to help you #BeatTheBudget with titillating price for both national and international flights.  

HolidayIQ reviewer Abhishek shares his experience, “Got discount because of my flight coupon. Otherwise, the actual price never justifies the facilities provided by Hotel! Good if you want to save money & get some more discount (below Rs. 800).”

2.  Homestay is where the magic is at!

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Luxury is overrated. Before you pounce on us, hear us out. If you’re not travelling with elderly or children, you can very easily trade the ridiculous sums you’d spend on a luxurious hotel for a cosy, homely experience that leaves you with surplus budget for other more interesting stuff.


Most people tend to confuse comfort with luxury and end up paying through their nose for the latter in fear of not having the former. If you know your necessities well enough, you could be comfortable anywhere.

Identify your priorities and make a compromise on facilities like wifi, swimming pool, sauna and the likes that might actually end up being a hinderance in your experience. Have a destination in mind? Get ready to #BeatTheBudget with super competitive flight rates from AirAsia and let airfare be the least of your worries!

HolidayIQ Saurav S had a wonderful homestay experience in Coorg, “A nice and decent place to stay if you are in budget. The room is spacious and clean. The owner guided us about the tourist places and restaurants."

3. A slight adjustment can go a long way- hitchhiking and public transport!


Travel is expensive. When you’re in another country and don’t know the language that well, taking private transport becomes as good as allowing yourself to submit willingly to a daylight robbery.

When visiting tourist places, always give a preference to public transport. In certain places, the local authorities usually implement convenient conveyance services for tourists like tourism departments tours and HOHOs. Always be on the lookout for metros and buses if the options are available in the area.

Granted these means might not be as convenient as private cabs at times, but they’re in act usually safer and end up saving precious bucks you could use for something way more significant like buying memorabilia or souvenirs. You’d definitely be able to #BeatTheBudget and spend on what you actually love with the help of AirAsia’s jaw dropping national and international flight rates!  

HolidayIQ reviewer Mohit hitchhiked through Ladakh, “A Ladakh trip without hitchhiking is not a Ladakh trip. Get to understand the flavors of the land by distancing yourself from luxury and comforts. The contrast of rocks, river, greenery and dessert somehow blend together to mesmerise.”

4. Don’t be afraid of street food!

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Before you say it’s not safe, we’d like to remind you that it’s nigh impossible to be sure of the quality of food in a place you know nothing about. When you shun street food, you’re not only choosing a more expensive option but also missing out on some of the most lip-smacking local delicacies of a place.

However it goes without saying that street food is not safe everywhere, nor is the water used in some ingredients, so it doesn’t hurt to do your research before giving it a shot in accordance with your body’s immunity. Once you get used to loving and surviving on street food, we doubt restaurant food will be able to cut it for you anymore. Just like no other airline is going to cut it for you once you #BeatTheBudget with the astonishingly low fares of AirAsia!

HolidayIQ reviewer Rupesh Pathak says, "Manek Chowk is the Khau Galli of Ahmedabad. It blooms at night in Manek Chowk area which is near the railway station. We get all types of street food here and people enjoy to come and eat here late at night. There are all types of dishes like chats, choles, parathas, South Indian snacks, pav bhajis, ice creams and shakes etc."

5. Live like a local!


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One of the worst kept secrets in the world is how being more approachable and friendly along with always sporting a smile is a universal way to people’s hearts! When you travel to a place, the culture of which is unknown to you, make it a point to know as much as possible about the ways of the locals which can go a long way in facilitation many of your experiences!

You know something else that will definitely make you smile? It’s the ease with which you’ll be able to #BeatTheBudget with the unbelievably reasonable national and international airfares of AirAsia!

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to #BeatTheBudget with AirAsia!


The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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