With the mid-year holiday season approaching, many breadwinners will be looking forward to a well-earned getaway. But unless you’re one of the lucky folk for whom money is inconsequential, you might be checking how much you holiday will cost you, and perhaps even looking for ways to save a bit.
Luane Lavery, brand communications manager for kulula.com, says, “Most of us don’t have unlimited finances and as a result, we’re likely to save where we can so that we can spend a little more on the things that are special to us and those we care about. Rather than cleaning out the mini-bar in your hotel, for example, you might save that money toward going diving with whale-sharks. She offers the following tips for holidaying in style while not breaking the bank:
Ask a local: the residents of your holiday destination are likely to know which outlets are geared towards’ tourists spending-money. Ask around for places the locals regard as authentic and affordable.
That humble Portuguese tavern down a side-road, away from the glitz and price-tag of the waterfront, that only the old salts seem to know about? It might just have the best, most affordable Trinchado you’ve ever eaten.
Trawl the supermarket: if you’ve ever paid a few dozen rands for a sandwich you know you could make at home for a fraction of the price, you’ll know that shopping and preparing for your own food cuts out the restaurants’ overheads.