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How to save money travelling: Queenie Tan shares travel tips

A leading Australian finance guru has shared her thrifty ‘hacks’ to save money when travelling. 

Queenie Tan, 26, from Sydney has gained a social media following of more than 300,000 people under the handle @investwithqueenie. 

In her latest video, she detailed each point that could help save money on your next holiday.  

 

Finance pro Queenie Tan (pictured) is known for sharing money-saving hacks on social media. In her latest video, she revealed how to save money when travelling

When planning to travel, Queenie recommends searching for flights via the Google Flights search engine

Queenie used the search engine to book flights to Melbourne and drive to the Great Ocean Road

When planning to travel, Queenie recommends searching for flights via the Google Flights search engine (left). ‘You can also setup a tracking alert to notify you when the prices for these flights drop,’ Queenie said. Queenie used the search engine to book flights to Melbourne and drive to the Great Ocean Road

When planning to travel, Queenie recommends searching for flights via the Google Flights search engine. 

Simply type in your destination then use the price graph to find the cheapest times you can travel there. 

‘You can also setup a tracking alert to notify you when the prices for these flights drop,’ Queenie said. 

While away consider renting a car rather than using public transport.

Queenie also recommends making 'a few meals' in your hotel or apartment to save money eating out - and said there's 'no shame' in doing so

While away consider renting a car rather than using public transport. Queenie also recommends making ‘a few meals’ in your hotel or apartment to save money eating out – and said there’s ‘no shame’ in doing so

While away, she said you should consider renting a car rather than using public transport. 

‘I rented a car with Thrifty while I was in Melbourne and I was able see the Great Ocean Road for a lot cheaper than doing a tour or booking ride sharing apps,’ Queenie said.

‘You’ll also be able to see a lot more because you can go anywhere you want.’

Queenie recommends making ‘a few meals’ in your hotel or apartment to save money eating out – and said there’s ‘no shame’ in doing so.

Earlier this year Queenie and her fiance Pablo (right) went on a round-the-world trip visiting Singapore, London, Paris, New York, Vancouver and Las Vegas. It only cost the pair $1,000 each for all flights, as they were able to use Qantas points gained by using a credit card for everyday purchases

Earlier this year Queenie and her fiance Pablo (right) went on a round-the-world trip visiting Singapore, London, Paris, New York, Vancouver and Las Vegas. It only cost the pair $1,000 each for all flights, as they were able to use Qantas points gained by using a credit card for everyday purchases

Earlier this year Queenie and her fiancé Pablo went on a round-the-world trip visiting Singapore, London, Paris, New York, Vancouver and Las Vegas. 

It only cost the pair $1,000 each for all flights, as they were able to use Qantas points gained by using a credit card for everyday purchases. 

If they had paid for the flights outfight, Queenie said it would’ve cost more than $10,000.

How to save money when travelling:

  • Bring food to the airport
  • Bring a water bottle and snacks
  • Pack light so you don’t need to pay for checked luggage
  • Use a card with no foreign transaction fees
  • Book at least six weeks in advance
  • Sign up for travel newsletters and sales alerts
  • Be flexible with your travel dates
  • Check hotel prices on multiple websites
  • Use cashback services on flights and accommodation

Source: Smart Women Society  

In another video Queenie said she always uses the shopping deal app Klook when travelling, as it’s completely free. 

In the video, she said: ‘I’m on a round the world trip and this is how I save money on activities.’ 

‘I use an app called Klook – you can buy cheaper tours, ticket sand sim cards on this app!’ 

Queenie also mentioned you can have the opportunity to receive cashback on certain offers simply by using the app. 

It makes it easier to browse, plan and book a range of activities when travelling in Australia or overseas, and users can save money on tourist attractions, events, hotels and transportation.

Last year another clever traveller has revealed how to hide extra luggage on a plane using a genius 'pillow' trick. Marie Fe shared a video on Instagram and stuffed a pillowcase with excess clothes she couldn't fit in her suitcase

The 'game changing' hack was dubbed as the 'best trick ever' by other social media users online

Last year another clever traveller has revealed how to hide extra luggage on a plane using a genius ‘pillow’ trick. Marie Fe shared a video on Instagram and stuffed a pillowcase with excess clothes she couldn’t fit in her suitcase

Last year another clever traveller has revealed how to hide extra luggage on a plane using a genius ‘pillow’ trick.

Marie Fe shared a video on Instagram and stuffed a pillowcase with excess clothes she couldn’t fit in her suitcase.

Marie and her Australian boyfriend Jake Snow are known for sharing images of their travel adventures online and have a grown a strong Instagram following of more than 1.1 million people.

The ‘game changing’ hack was dubbed as the ‘best trick ever’ by other social media users online.

In the short clip, Marie can be seen filling the empty pillowcase with clothes, then walks through the airport and onto the plane.

Although the pillowcase was filled with clothes, it looked comfortable enough for Marie to rest her head on during the flight. 

The clever hack can be used to save luggage space and would help avoid filling your suitcase over the maximum carrying limit.



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