Traveling is a great way to learn about new cultures, but it can also be an expensive venture. One of the biggest expenses is accommodation, which can eat up a significant chunk of your travel budget. But there are many ways to make traveling affordable and still get great value for money.
For example, staying during the off-season can often mean much cheaper prices. However, you should always be aware that there is usually a reason why places are off-season, e.g. they might be too hot, too cold or dangerous to visit during that time.
Another option is to stay at a hotel that offers extra services for the traveler, such as in-room safes, locks on luggage storage and 24-hour front desks. These might be a little more expensive than hostels, but they offer peace of mind, and that’s something worth paying for.
There are also hotels that are specifically family-friendly, or have amenities for travelers with special needs. These hotels may have cribs, hypoallergenic beddings and play areas, for instance. Depending on what type of trip you are planning, you can also opt to stay in extended-stay hotels or apartments that offer long term stays.
For those who enjoy being in charge of their own travel arrangements, UNOH offers a degree in Hospitality and Event Management that can help you become a successful travel agent. In this career, you’ll be in charge of booking flights, hotel rooms and other accommodations for individuals and groups. In addition, you’ll be responsible for organizing and coordinating events such as weddings, conferences and trade shows.