How to save money while you travel in Canada

Maggie Winner By Maggie Winner, 15th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Travel>North America>Canada>Montréal & Southwest Québec

We all know that travel is always one of the best ways to relax or reward your family. Even during the economic recession years, we have the ways to help you save money while enjoying a great trip in Canada.

How to save money while you travel in Canada

Tip No.1 before your departure, chat with the local Canadian online.

During your trip, restaurant or hotel bills may always be a big part of spending you should consider. You can go on Skype to search for some Canadians to chat with you. For example, if you are going to visit Montreal, you can chat with the local people there to get some ideas about where you can find some cheap but comfortable family hotels or great restaurants.

Besides, you can use the Google Search to find their local discussion communities. By this way, you can chat online with the local people and submit your questions about how to save money during your trip there.

Tip No.2 subscribe to the newsletters of airplane companies (Air Canada, Cathypacific , American Airline)and book your tickets as early as possible!

Around half a year before your departure, you can subscribe to the newsletters of some popular airline or rail companies. Then, each week you can receive some emails which inform you the best deals or time-limited promotion provided by these companies. No matter you decide to travel by train or by airplane, you’d better reserve your tickets as early as possible.

Averagely, an international airfare in economy class for flying to some Asian cities sold by Air Canada or American Airline may cost around $1500 (plus tax) for a round trip. However, during their promotional period, sometimes you can easily save more than $500 and get your ticket at only around $1000 (tax included). It’s a great, isn’t it? In this way, you can save a lot of money from paying airfare and keep it to enjoy more activities in your destinations.

Tip No.3 If you have a driver's license, rent a car instead of taking a cab.

Taking a cab may cost you a lot during your trip. If you have a driving license, why don’t you rent a car and drive around in the new cities? It may cost you only $50 to $100 each day. If you are not familiar with local streets, you just have to rent a GPS system provided by the car rental services. You can easily reserve your car online before your departure: Budget.com or Avis.com. All you have to do is to pick up the car near the airport you arrive in and drive yourself back to hotel after.

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Canada, Canadian Travel Destination, Money Saving Tips, Montreal, North America, Quebec, Quebec City, Save Money, Travel Guide, Travel Tip, Travel Tips

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I am a writer living happily in Canada. I love to write the articles and share my experience with others.

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author avatar Val Mills
15th Apr 2012 (#)

Some good tips here for travel in any country. isn't it amazing how the internet has made pre travel planning so much easier.

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