How Do YOU Save on Travel Expenses!?
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If you’re planning an upcoming trip for Spring Break or starting to plan your Summer vacation, you may be looking to save on travel expenses and to find ways to make traveling go more smoothly.
Check out these travel tips from Susie and Roxy…
One tip is to download the Marriott app for great check-in and check-out experiences. The app prompts you to check in BEFORE you reach the hotel, as much as 24 hours before, and it asks your expected arrival time. I always get a notification that our room is ready by the time I requested, regardless of how much before actual published check-in time it is. Also, upon arrival, skip the entire check-in procedure at the front desk. Just pick up your room keys at the designated area. You also check out in the app as well. Room type request like top floor, away from the elevator, etc. can be entered into your account and they honor them when assigning your room.
I don’t know how many of you use Priceline when you look for a hotel, but if you’re not familiar with it, it’s worth checking out. Whenever we travel, we bid on hotels and we get better rates than we would any other way. The downside is you don’t know what hotel you get until your bid is approved and you pay, but you can pick the area and number of stars and we’ve always been satisfied. We were in Destin this summer and every hotel was asking for $100 a night but we got a room at Marriott for $80 and one year we stayed at a super fancy 4 star hotel for $50 a night.
With that being said, how do YOU save on vacations, hotels, car rentals and other travel-related expenses? Share your tips below!