Traveling and Hotels on a Budget

Traveling and hotels

As the recession fades, we are likely to see a rise in family and multigenerational travel. Those people may not have gone on spring breaks or summer vacations in recent years. In response to this, traditional hotel properties will pivot and become more like private villas. Instead of renting individual rooms, they will sell entire floors. Those rooms will have handlers to separate lounge chairs. They may be disinfected and sit unused for several days.

Booking accommodations well in advance

When traveling, booking accommodations well in advance can be extremely helpful. Not only does this help you to ensure that you have a good room, but it also allows you more flexibility when choosing your room. For example, you may want a king-sized suite, but the hotel may only have a few of them available. Additionally, you can take your time researching different hotels and comparing prices.


The American Automobile Association (AAA) offers discounts at its preferred hotel chains that range from five percent to 25 percent off regular prices. Membership in the AAA also gets you access to other discounts. Discounts can also come in the form of meals or package deals for meals, drinks, and snacks. You can also find discounts by contacting your travel agent.

Cancellation policies

When you make travel plans, be sure to carefully consider cancellation and change policies. Some providers, such as hotels, have flexible cancellation policies. While many of these policies remain unchanged, many have been amended to improve the guest experience.

Shared space at a hotel or pension

Choosing shared accommodation is a great way to travel without breaking the bank. Many places offer meals for an additional fee, so you don’t have to worry about the price of meals if you’re not in a big group. Pensions are usually located in continental Europe, though they can also be found in Japan, the Philippines, and South Korea.


If you’re traveling on a budget, booking an Airbnb can be the most affordable way to stay. Whether you’re traveling alone or with a large group, you can stay in a room in a multi-bedroom home for a fraction of the price of a hotel room. And with the added advantage of being in the neighborhood, Airbnbs can provide a more authentic experience.

Bed and breakfasts

Bed and breakfasts are unique accommodations that offer hospitality services on a personal level. Many bed and breakfasts are run by the owner or a small staff. They are able to provide a more personalized service and cater to special requests, and many are even themed throughout.