South Africans travelling to Asia may find it to be cheaper than Western destinations like Europe and America.
But everyone wants to save a bit of money while on holiday, whether it's to get that dress in a mall or to purchase souvenirs at duty free on their way home. When I travelled to Asia, I tried to keep a budget to not overspend and that went right out of the door once I landed. Since then I have managed to be travel and spending savvy- cutting out on unnecessary expenses for better spending choices. Here is how I do it:
Why spend more on a holiday when you can get the same benefits for the same price or far lesser. Before a trip, make up an itinerary and a list of places that you would want to go to. Once you have selected the places, look online for their prices and at similar spots near your location. You will be surprised at how much you can save.
Find cheaper accommodation
The same applies to accommodation, after a bit of research you may find that Hotel A will be more expensive than Hotel B yet they both have the same amenities. Fortunately, Asia 2 and 3 star hotels are not as bad as some in other countries. In fact, it is now being used by travel companies to promote trips to the continent.