Today is World Tourism Day! World Tourism Day has been celebrated since 1980, on the 27th September every year. This day was bought in by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation to raise awareness of the social, political, cultural and economic value of tourism. Tourism employs one in every ten people on Earth, making it a key part of the global economy.
To celebrate this important day, we have rounded up our articles on holidays, vacation and tourism for you to check out. This is to help you save money when you travel, and in some cases you may even be able to make money from your adventures around the world.
Top 15 ways to get a free holiday
Yes! You read that right – A free holiday! You know the feeling, particularly in these pandemic times: you see someone on Instagram having a wonderful island retreat or city break and you think, “I need a holiday!”
We can’t all afford a holiday, and for some it’s been years since they escaped the confines of their job and sailed into the sunset. For some it’s just not an option, but what if there was a way you could access a holiday for little or no money at all? We found fifteen ways in which you could possibly have a free holiday.
Check it out here.
7 ways to make money from your holiday
If you’ve been avoiding that much-needed vacation due to the gaping hole it will leave in your pocket at the end, it’s time to reconsider. Did you know, you can make money from your holiday?
Firstly, taking a proper break every now and then does wonders for productivity. This means you’ll be able to put a lot more energy into earning your living when you get back. Secondly, if you’re willing to try something a little different, you can actually make money from your holiday!
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house swapping for a nearly free holiday
If you’d like to go on holiday but can’t afford the whole caboodle, why not try house-swapping?
Our CEO Jasmine does it all the time, and it means you only have to fork out for transport and food – accommodation is free! With the price of holidaying abroad going up as Sterling stays low, now is a fantastic time to start planning a weekend (or longer) away.
Check it out here.
Smart spending: how not to make false economies on holiday
Holidays are a prolific area for false economies, from travel insurance (lack of) to currency exchange to mobile phone costs…we all do it and then kick ourselves afterwards! It is important you take care with smart spending on holiday, to ensure you aren’t overpaying or being ripped-off!
Read the full article here.
cheap holidays on your doorstep
We know how hard it can be to scrape together the cash to go abroad. So why bother with the stress when there are loads of great ways to have a lovely time on the cheap right here in the UK. Whether it’s a holiday by the sea, a city break or an escape to the country, Britain has plenty to offer, even if the sun isn’t out.
Check out the full article here.
top 12 holiday scams and rip-offs
A holiday should be about relaxing and forgetting about the stresses of everyday life. But, there are people out there who want to rip you off and take your hard earned money. That’s why it is so important to be aware of potential holiday scams.
Nothing spoils that chilled-out mood more than when you’re ripped off, so we’ve put together 12 holiday rip-offs scams to look out for on your travels.
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make money renting out your holiday home
Inherited a property you don’t know what to do with? Second home that sits gathering dust? Time to make money by renting out your holiday home!
Read more here.
Volunteering while getting away from your regular day-to-day routine can be a great way to see the world while doing something positive such as benefiting deprived communities or helping the planet. Working might not be everyone’s idea of a relaxing holiday but there are plenty of choices about the type of volunteering one can do, how much work’s involved and where it’s taken.
ebook: How to save money on holiday
So, you’ve found a great deal for your trip to Paris, the Pyrenees or Papua New Guinea and you’re all excited to go. Now what do you do when you’re away to save yourself some pennies and also make the pounds, euros and dollars go further?
canal barging: idyllic cruise vacation
There’s a reason why people who have taken canal cruises are often repeat customers. Pastoral landscapes serenely pass by at 4mph, allowing you to take in all that your senses intended. Add to this gourmet food, personalised service and daily excursions and you have the perfect relaxing vacation.
Read the full article here.
grab yourself a last minute holiday bargain
There’s so much hype about getting last-minute holiday deals, but are there real savings to be had? Or is it just a ploy to trick you and get you to spend your money?
The answer is a bit of both. You can get great deals last-minute, but you’ve got to be able to make quick decisions and be flexible.
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how to have a cheap caravan holiday
A caravan holiday is a great way to spend less on your holiday and is an easy option for those who need a fun and hassle-free getaway. Children love caravans too, so it’s an excellent choice for families.
Find out more here.
how to protect your money on holiday
We have had a few readers ask us “How do you protect your money on holiday?” So, this is an answer to that. This is how to plan for a safe holiday – to protect yourself, your money and your family just in case the worst happens.
Read the article here.