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How Much Do Students Save on Travel?

Every student needs to have the time to go out, to travel and to explore the world a bit. However, how frequent you get to travel depends on the size of your budget. Fortunately student travelers can enjoy special discounts and travel deals of up to 50 percent just by showing their student identification card. Do you wish to see the world in between school breaks, but do not have the resources for those trips? Here are some ways on how you can save on travels.

Some students may embark on road trips, while others prefer to head across the border. If you plan to spend the break overseas you definitely need to study and compare airfares. Flights are obviously the biggest cost when you go on a trip, so make sure that you compare multiple offers from different air lines. Booking your trip in advance, particularly during low season can help you save as much as 30 to 70 percent off from air fares and accommodation. As much as possible, make your reservations or bookings online. Companies going online to market their products typically offer attractive packages.

An International Student Identity Card (ISIC) entitles you to enjoy student discounts all over the world so make sure you apply for one before you take off. You can enjoy great deals on travel, shops, restaurant, cinemas, museums, parks, car rentals, lodging and other travel accommodations. While your college ID is fine for some discounts, an ISIC holds extended limits to make big savings out of your overseas travel.

Depending on where you plan to travel, going around foreign cities can indeed deplete your budget quickly. If you are planning to travel out of the country you need to consider the conversion rates of both countries. The rate of currency exchange will either raise or reduce your travel budget. Compute how much you think you’ll need to survive while enjoying a foreign city. Often it can difficult to determine how much money you are spending until you are aware of the conversion rates. If you are short on the budget, you can generate some money by selling old textbooks to help fund your travel.

The savings you make depends on how much travel budget you have and how do you do well in bargaining. But no matter how much savings you yield on travels, nothing is more important than ensuring your safety.