Some of us love to travel freely with lighter luggage while others prefer to bring a luggage full of personal belongings. While I prefer to travel with the former, I still can’t leave my laptop behind. Reason being, I tend to book accommodation along my travel and sometimes, I would find cheap accommodation rates closer to the date of my travel, which explains why.
One month ago, I finally bought a lightweight MSI wind netbook for my travel use. Though its capacity is unlike my home office laptop, a flash memory is all I need to ensure I have enough hard disk space.
If you can’t travel with a lightweight laptop, you can always visit internet cafes if you need to check your emails when you are traveling. I used to hop into internet cafes to do my booking for cheap accommodation rates and at times, the hotel I stayed in may provide a free internet terminal for inhouse guests.
Whatever way you like to travel, do what seems best for you. When in doubt, always visit the travel forum for travel advice and travel tips.
Who wouldn’t want to travel with cheap accommodation rates during tough times like now? The problem with most travelers is that, there is a tendency to assume that cheap accommodation rates mean accommodation with lower standards.
A friend of mine who is a Lexington personal injury lawyer loves to search for cheap accommodation rates online. He oftens finds that it is more convenient and cheaper to compare hotels and find the best accommodation rates across all travel booking sites. All it takes is a few minutes of your time and you will be surprised that you can save alot on your accommodation.
Whenever the term ‘cheap accommodation rates’ is mentioned, we tend to think that it’s referring to some low end or budget accommodation. Well, this is not always true.
Cheap accommodation rates doesn’t mean small spaces and dormitory style rooms. These days, you can find cheap accommodation rates with nice and hip hotels in busy cities like tokyo, london or hong kong.
Unlike what we think of cheap deals in a departmental where a barcode scanner confirms the price at its lowest, cheap accommodations may not mean lowest hotel rates. Most travelers are keen to find the most affordable hotel deals with facilities that meet their traveling needs. In many cases, motels, inns and bed and breakfasts offer cheap accommodation rates during off peak seasons.
It helps to first compare hotels and search hotels in hotel comparison sites like Search Your HOtel where the lowest hotel deals are presented right before your eyes. You can then view the cheap accommodation rates at one glance and make your decision for your travel plans.
I can’t be more excited to confirm that we are going to Phuket in early May. This will probably be the ‘cheapest trip’ for us – not that we have gotten any cheap accommodation rates in Phuket but this is even better!
Our good friend had a free three nights stay in the Marriottt Vacation Beach Club at Mai Khao and after checking out the Marriott vicinity in Phuket, I am certain that getting cheap accommodation rates in that property won’t be possible!
With a nice relaxing pool, state of art fitness equipment in the gym, a beautiful landscape setting and a wide array of activities for families, I am very certain we are going to have a memorable family vacation.
Cheap accommodation seems to be on the tongue of many budget travelers during these tough financial times. At this point of writing, some of my friends are waiting for the clock to tick past 12am and the budget airfares will begin. Usually the $0 airfare promotion coupled with cheap accommodation will be the objectives of budget conscious travelers.
When it comes to cheap accommodation, travelers must be prepared for forgo luxury facilities and amenities. Perhaps you can still get your own room and not be required to share a room with another stranger. It really depends on where the cheap accommodation is situated and which destination. Some cheap accommodations are further from the city or airport whereas others are not close to public transport or have smaller room size.
Ask yourself: How much are you willing to pay? What is your budget for your cheap accommodation? Shop around and do your research and you are likely to find cheap accommodation online. Compare hotels and find the best deals. If possible, avoid peak periods. Just like buying a second hand POS system, paying for cheaper accommodation doesn’t mean compromising on your travel standards.
One thing for sure. Cheap accommodation doesn’t mean low service standards. Surprisingly, some cheap accommodations have personalized and great service that left great memories for the traveler. Always check travelers’ reviews on the cheap accommodation before your booking to ensure that you have made the best decisions for your vacation.
Who wouldn’t want to choose a cheap accommodation during these challenging economic times? Budget airlines are slashing prices and similarly, travelers will choose cheap accommodations over expensive ones.
Few of my friends are waiting for another airfare promotion launching in two days’ time. And to further reduce the traveling expenses, they are hunting for cheap accommodations to Phuket. Our family will be joining them as my beloved hubby is planning to kite surf in Phuket beaches. It’s nice to know that it is possible to find cheap accommodations in phuket especially during off peak periods. There are many cheap accommodations in Karon and areas that are further from the main Patong beach. Also, if you take time to search online, you won’t be in lack of cheap accommodations in phuket.
To make sure our travel budget is kept low, I’ll be traveling with our old Zero Halliburton luggage this Phuket trip. I’m sure the kids will have a ball of a time at the lovely beach.