Taking a trip during autumn or fall season can have benefits and not just financially; the crowds have headed home, the weather is often less oppressive than summer, the landscapes take on an interesting rich hue and many great foods and wines are at their peak.
If you are thinking of planning a trip this autumn, you have the ability to save money with the proper planning and research before booking your vacation or getaway. First, it is important to factor in the budget that you have available to spend before considering the type of trip you want to book. Consider whether you want a city break, beach vacation, sightseeing trip or specialist autumn adventure such as spotting autumnal foliage or tasting the latest vintages on a winery trip.
Because the summer is winding down, visiting a tropical location during the autumn season may help you to cut costs while still being able to enjoy beautiful weather, the ocean, and all-things tropical. If you have the ability, book your travel plans as far in advance as possible with the help of a local travel agency or even doing so on your own from home, online. When you choose to take a vacation in the fall season, it is generally classified as “shoulder season”, which means that although the stores, restaurants, and attractions are still open where you may be traveling, you will avoid “peak” costs and prices for prime summer vacation rentals. The added advantage is that your destination weather will still be great; in autumn Spain is 24C, Rio is 30C and Turkey is 29C, based on average temperatures.
One important factor to consider when selecting a destination is whether or not the city thrives in autumn or even in the winter, when conventions are hosted and businesses gather. This can lead to a spike in prices, or even more non-availability than traditional summer rentals, which should be considered.
It is important to research various locations you are interested in visiting to determine where your currency will be strongest and most valued, allowing you to get more for the amount of money you have available to spend while you are on your trip. You can research local attractions, events, and various hotels or luxury resorts available in various states, countries, and on different islands you are considering for your trip. Researching different locations, currency, and travel options is all possible right from home online, where you have the best chance of finding the lowest travel costs and the biggest value of travel for the money you have available for the trip.
Compare online travel package deals for the autumn season which can dramatically cut costs if you are planning on booking your hotel, airfare, and even a rental car all at once – bundling the costs into one final price. In some cases, you can also find last minute travel deals during the autumn season of cancelled trips and open spots that have not been filled. These last minutes travel trips can save you money, but often, a decision must be made within a day or so of discovering that there is a last minute travel offer – making it challenging for those who have strict work schedules or family lives.
By Julie Bowman