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Get the most out of your vacation without breaking the bank


Published: 05/06/2015

by Marcus Johnson

Let's face it. Travelling can be expensive. Between getting there, booking accommodations and dining out, the costs add up. With the rise of the sharing economy and Airbnb there are now new options for travellers including rental properties or rooms from locals in almost every city in the world. There are several benefits to booking your accommodation this way:

Stay within your budget. Finding a hotel you like for a price you like can be a difficult task. With Airbnb, you enter your budget first and then enjoy sifting through options until you find the place that best suits your needs.

Pick and choose. Once you've determined your budget, you also get to determine many of the features your place will have. Want to be in the city centre? No problem. Looking for a detached house or do you prefer to just rent a room for the night? The choice is yours and the selections are aplenty. You can decide if you have a balcony or a backyard, a pool or a barbeque…or both! No matter what you're looking for there will be different options available within any budget.

Cook you own meals. Dining out can be one of the most expensive parts of travelling. And most hotels that come with a kitchen also come with a hefty price tag. Staying in someone's home means you will likely have access to a kitchen. Cooking your own meals, or even just a few of them, while travelling is a great way to save money for other things like shopping and tourist attractions.

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