5 Important Money Savings Travel Tips

    We often get asked how does one actually get around the globe for less? We hear you. Here’s 5 crucial money-saving travel tips just for you.

    1. Fare Comparison
    Use Google Flights or Sky Scanner to look for the least expensive flights. Statistics also show that the best time to book your flight is exactly eight weeks in advance. Studies have also shown that, on the whole, prices are higher in the morning, since this is when business travellers are more likely to book. So remember to book in the afternoon. Usually, flights on Wednesdays are cheaper than flights on Fridays or Saturdays too!

    2. Carry-on only
    Packing with Flight 001‘s award-winning packing system Spacepak

    We have already mastered the art of travelling with only one carry on each, and survived 18 days in Europe. It helped us to avoid both luggage fees and all sorts of hassles and lines at airports.

    It is also very easy for us to walk around and to take public transport, instead of relying on taxis or rental cars.”

    3. Eat Cheap
    street food in Bangkok

    Everyone knows that the best part of traveling is the food. Eating like a local is one of the most authentic and vibrant ways to experience the local buzz. All you need to do is just to ask.

    If you tend to enjoy the finer things in life, remember to dine in during lunch hour. Most fine dining restaurants offer set lunch deal that costs 3-4 times less than a dinner meal.

    4. Stay Cheap
    A centrally located hotel room that costs us less than RM 200/night

    If hostel or sleeper train or couch surfing is not your kind of thing, fret not. There are also plenty of hotel comparison sites such as Hotels Combined that can land you the best deals ever.

    5. Roam for Free

    If you’re not careful, you can rack up a bill of hundreds or even thousands using your mobile abroad. Those were the days.

    The cheapest way of using your phone abroad depends on which network you’re with and where you’re going.
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    What about roaming for FREE? Even better! All P70, i90, UD95 and UD135 Postpaid Plan principle and member lines get to roam for free with their own data quota in Thailand, and 11 other overseas destination.

    U Mobile’s offering of Data BackpackTM really fits the bill.
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    If you’re not P70, i90, UD95 and UD135 Postpaid Plan users, you can still enjoy affordable data roaming service as most prepaid and postpaid subscribers can also enjoy UNLIMITED data roaming with U Data Roam 10 for only RM 10 per day when in Thailand, and 11 other overseas destinations!

    If you are planning to venture further for your next holiday trip, all U Mobile’s prepaid and postpaid subscribers can also tap onto the U Data Roam 36 for only RM 36/day, still the cheapest roaming option for Malaysian’s telcos. Just connect to your preferred telecom partners and call 1318 to activate.

    For more information, please refer to http://www.u.com.my/plans/roaming-idd/data-backpack or https://www.u.com.my/plans/roaming-idd/udataroam

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