Well it doesn’t have a website through which you can sign up and neither does it exist in the form of an official club, but there are indeed a bunch of savvy travellers from all corners of the globe who have figured out how to travel for at most 50% of the indicative market related costs of travelling. Quite frankly it doesn’t really take all that much to join the 50% travellers’ club and there are clear benefits to travelling at 50% or less of the regular costs of travelling, the most obvious of which is indeed the fact that you get to save a lot of money.
This would also imply that you can travel further for longer, provided you have the time of course as many people are essentially limited in their potential travels by realities such as jobs which tie them to a specific location.
All that said however, there is somewhat of a rite of passage travellers need to go through in order to reach a stage where they can slash their travel costs by at least 50%. Even if you have your hand held by a seasoned veteran who’s been doing this for a good few years now, ultimately you’re the one who has to experience travelling frequently for yourself and in the process so many different ways of slashing your travelling costs in this way reveal themselves to have been hidden in plain view.
This brings me to the first tool afforded to frequent travellers who want to get to a stage where they never have to pay the full price for travel elements such as accommodation and flights, and that is how you often you travel. Not only that – how often you travel in direct relation to how you book your flight tickets, accommodation, getaway destination activities and any service related to your travels, like travel insurance. What you need to do is make use of the modern day version of travel agencies in the form of online booking platforms and be consistent booking through about two or three of those, max.
Additionally, sign up to the rewards and loyalty programmes of each airline you use and each parent company of hotels you frequently book with. What this does is it ensures you accumulate loyalty points which will have you eligible for at least 10-25% of the value you purchase in relation to planning your travels, which is a great base to start from.
Now this is where it gets interesting as to how 10-25% discounts and returned value get turned into up to 50% or more in savings. It goes beyond endeavouring to claim flight delay compensation as that would imply that some or other aspect of your trip must have gone wrong for you to be eligible for this compensation, which of course in this instance would be a delayed flight, but these things happen with such regularity within and throughout the travel and tourism industry that they very quickly add up to complete the remaining savings which will have you travelling for up to 50% less on average, throughout your entire life spent travelling.
I mean if you’re not really travelling for business and you don’t really have to be at your destination at an exact time, getting an extra £500+ as compensation for something like a three-hour flight delay isn’t bad at all, is it?