How to Save Money, Beat the Crowds and Travel Better


It seems like everything costs more in 2023, and travelling is no exception. But going places is part of who we are, and it’s going to take more than a global economic downturn to stop us wanting to get out and see new things. The world’s borders are open in time for a new year of exploration, and we’ve got some ideas to help you squeeze the most out of it.

Over the past couple of months, we’ve delved into the latest travel-industry trends and intel, quizzed experts and regular travellers, crunched the data and done a fair bit of gazing into our crystal balls. Here are the results: our six key tips to help you cut your costs, swerve the tourist hordes and make your travels smarter and greener in 2023.

  1. Go somewhere you’ve never heard of
  2. Ditch flying for good
  3. Never travel in summer
  4. Embrace the package trip
  5. Learn to love the homestay
  6. And finally… get organised!

If you’re looking to spend a lot less, feel less stressed and get the very best out of 2023, then read through our tips, trends, predictions and prognostications before you get planning. Here’s to a year of travelling better.

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