They're tried and still true ways to keep more cash, despite all the advances in technology.
The New York Times has them…
You could probably shave a few more cents off travel costs by downloading five new apps and bookmarking 10 new sites. But in 2013, the real savings will come to those who go retro — not by sending postcards with actual stamps (that’s what the Postagram app is for), but by stepping away from the screen, or using it differently, to find old-fashioned tactics that can save you big.
Some of their suggestions include:
- directly calling hotels, car rental stores, and travel agencies to ask for discounts
- checking local print publications for non-tourist trap entertainment ideas
- travel to cheaper, less-visited countries (such as Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru, Hungary and Romania)
- and taking a longer trip to one place, rather than frantically location-hopping.