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Ten Ways to Activate Budget Travel That You Can Depend On

There are a few basic and dependable methods of budget travel that have proved to be and dependable.

1. Securing a bank card, credit card or an ATM card that provides one travel mile for each dollar spent. This is one way to generate miles for Domestic and International flights.

American Airlines has a program where you can drum up free miles just by eating in select restaurants, in your area. You can register ‘any’ of your credit cards and participate in the rewards program. Eating at participating restaurants often, especially for business lunches, can generate lots of miles in a very short period of time.

2. You can sign-up for a Travel Now, Pay Later program. This program allows you to have a small amount of monies taken out of your checking account each month, to pay for high end vacations or cruises.

3. You can search for travel certificates on major auction sites. Be sure that the certificates are legally transferable.

4. You can search for consolidated airfares on sites that allow consumers to access flight information.

5. You can sign up with a courier service and deliver important documents, etc., to certain parts of the world.

6. You can purchase a time share to ensure that you have different locations to vacation, once you retire. (Be sure to review the numbers on this transaction)

7. You can sign up for group tours which are less expensive then independent travel. (Group travel can save travelers hundreds of dollars when used correctly)

8. You can become a Travel Group Leader – Take groups of friends to Hawaii, on cruises, to Europe, Holy land, Asia and many other exciting destinations, where the group leader can go free.

9. You can become affiliated with an online travel web site and receive commissions on your travel and the travel of friends and family.

10. When vacationing, rent condos or vacation homes, prepare your own meals and rent a compact car, and save big.

Budget travel takes planning and research. The Internet has made the research for budget travel much easier. One of the major tricks for lower cost airfare, besides using an airfare consolidator, is to book your flight as far in advance as you can. Airfare purchased six months in advance is a lot cheaper then airfare purchased two weeks before departure.