If you are out to have a great luxury vacation, you should definitely budget accordingly to benefit from the time you have set aside for holidaying. You can enjoy a lot of luxurious travel and amenities without necessarily breaking the bank. Generally, the standards in travel, and in most vacation destinations, have greatly improved over time. This means that the gap between the luxurious and normal have narrowed down quite significantly!
For example, some of the luxuries and amenities that a first class or business class ticket on an airline could afford a few decades ago are now accessible to the economy class. Standards have improved across the board. The standards that were fit for kings a few centuries ago are now common place standards in most middle class homes.
With that in mind, there are several strategies and techniques that you can use in order to stretch a penny or access luxurious service and facilities in a cost effective way. Below are some of the methods that you could employ.
Accommodation and Travel Ideas
When going on a vacation, it is often a good idea to book a full package that includes airfare and accommodation. Getting a package deal will mean that different service providers can come together and provide better deals for consumers in order to attract more business.
If you are keen on luxurious accommodation, then a good idea is to book a basic room in a 5 star hotel, or find a 4 star hotel with a club floor. Doing so will give you access to the best of the best that the hotel industry can offer.
Better yet, it may be an even better idea to find a vacation condo. A condo will afford you more privacy, more space, and the ability to have your whole family in the same living space. Additionally, renting or even owning a vacation home means that you can travel with friends or host guests at your pleasure while on vacation and be able to prepare meals that you want, when you want.
Staying at a condo while on holiday is, for these reasons among many others, why holidaymakers categorically say that the experience is not only more luxurious, but also more authentic to the destination’s charm.
Choose Up and Coming Instead of Established Destinations
Another strategy that you can employ in order to get the best in luxurious service and amenities is to find locations that are close to the dream luxurious destinations that you want to go to. It is hard to fight the fact that some destinations will be out of reach to most people simply because of the super-expensive cost of the services and facilities that are available there. So simply go for the next best thing!
As long as you are close to where you would like to go, you may be able to find some ideas that will get you to the super-expensive spot that you want. For example, you could travel in the off-season when there are not too many people on vacation.
David Kuttner is a photographer, writer, and a father. When he is not busy writing, he is most likely spending time with his wife and their two mischievous dogs: Lily and Bart. Visit his blog for more information.