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How to plan a trip and allocate a budget so that the trip doesn't hit your pocket?

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How to plan a trip and allocate a budget so that the trip doesn't hit your pocket?

Travel planning will not only help you save money on your trip, but also avoid unforeseen situations. Find out how to organize a trip properly and what details to pay attention to so that your vacation goes exactly as planned

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Travel planning is no less important than the trip itself, because it determines how your vacation goes and whether you will face unforeseen situations and expenses. This applies not only to planning the route and locations, packing, buying tickets and booking hotels, but also to the proper allocation of the travel budget.


What important nuances to pay attention to when planning a trip and how to allocate a vacation budget are discussed further in the article.


Determine the dates of your trip


Spontaneity always means new emotions and impressions, but often such a trip can not only hit you in the pocket because you buy the first tickets you find, but also cause a number of other unforeseen problems. Often, when going on a spontaneous trip, tourists face the inability to find good accommodation on the spot, do not have time to visit the planned locations, and get into trouble and have to pay fines because they did not prepare the necessary documents or did not familiarize themselves with local rules.


So, preliminary planning is a very important stage, especially for those travelers who have a small budget or a limited work schedule and do not want to get stuck in another city or country.


Therefore, we recommend that you think about your vacation dates at least a few weeks before the actual trip. At the same time, it is important not to forget to check the local news, in particular those related to innovations for tourists, weather conditions and flight cancelations. For example, in Europe, tourists were forced to postpone their travels almost throughout the summer due to carrier protests, disease outbreaks, forest fires, etc.


Plan your route, buy tickets, and book accommodation in advance


Once you've decided on the dates, you can move on to the next step. Don't forget to compare prices for different types of transportation and carriers, because sometimes a train trip can be much cheaper than a flight and vice versa. 


We remind you that you can compare prices, view available flights and buy bus, train or plane tickets on the Visit Ukraine portal. By booking tickets on the website, you can not only save up to 50% on your return ticket, but also accumulate bonuses that can be used to pay for subsequent tickets. Read more about the benefits and the Visit Ukraine bonus system here.


When booking accommodation, pay attention to the remoteness of the chosen area from the center, as hotels and apartments outside the most popular tourist locations are usually much cheaper. And the extensive public transportation system in most European countries will allow you to get to any place quickly and easily.




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After you have your tickets and accommodation reservation, you should think about the locations you want to visit and the route that will allow you to quickly get from one place to another. After all, chaotic movement can not only spoil the impression of the vacation, but also lead to unnecessary transportation costs. It's also worth checking what the fare system is in the city you're going to. You may need to purchase a single ticket or a special card in advance.


Another important thing is to decide in advance how you will get from the train station/airport to your rental accommodation. After all, it often happens that tourists get into a taxi parked nearby, which costs at least three times more than a bus or high-speed train. Therefore, if you want to save money on souvenirs or banal dinners in restaurants, it is better to plan your route in advance.


By the way, it's a good idea to check prices in local shops and cafes to determine where you will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. After all, it often happens that the food offered by hotels is much more expensive.


Take care of travel insurance


Tourists often neglect this stage, because they think that the trip they are planning is not extreme at all and is rather standard, and therefore, they think there is no need to overpay for travel insurance. 


However, it is actually traveling without an insurance policy that poses a real risk to a tourist's health and finances. After all, a simple sprained ankle or poisoning with local delicacies can cost a pretty penny if a tourist does not have insurance. And why? Because medical care in any country in the world is paid for by foreigners, and most importantly, the cost of visiting a familiar therapist can be much more expensive than the entire planned trip.


That is why we strongly recommend that you take care of reliable travel insurance, which will not only cover the costs of visiting medical facilities and treatment, but also save money in case of an accident or illness. Both Ukrainians and foreigners can purchase an insurance policy for the required period on the Visit Ukraine website.


We remind you! Ukraine fascinates with its history, diverse cultural traditions, and majestic natural landscapes. Read about the best tours of Ukrainian cities that will give you an unforgettable experience in our previous article.




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