5 Ways to Cut Your Travel Costs

If seeing more of the world for less sounds appealing, then here are 5 great money-saving tips from Gate 1 Travel to help make your travel dreams a reality.


1. Book Early
By planning ahead you will often be rewarded with reduced travel prices. September is when many of the early bird airfares are released for the following year, so it’s the perfect time to lock in your 2019 holiday. Gate 1 Travel early bird deals are already on sale now and you don’t have to worry about paying up front. Look for tours with ‘Book By’ dates listed for advance savings.
2. Sign up for Deals
Subscribing to travel e-newsletters is a great place to find out about the best deals. You can compare specials and find out about new products, plus be the first to know when sales are launched. Gate 1 has exclusive deals for subscribers every week that will save you $100s when you sign up at www.gate1travel.com.au.
3. Pre-book As Much As You Can
By booking your travel arrangements before you depart, you can save by paying in Australian dollars and avoiding currency exchange fees. Also this locks in the cost so it’s not subject to increase. Gate 1 Travel also gives you a 10% discount on optional extras when you pre-book.
4. Get A Group Together
When a group of family or friends travel together, it often reduces the overall cost or you can negotiate a special price. You get to share expenses and of course share all the fun. At Gate 1 Travel, if you bring 10 companions on your tour or cruise, the 11th traveller can go for free. Find out more at www.gate1travel.com.au/friends-and-family/.
5. Cash Discounts
Travellers often get slugged with credit card fees, so ask if there’s a discount for paying cash. At Gate 1 Travel, when you pay your balance by cheque or cash deposit you’ll get an extra 5% off, even on top of a discounted deal. Plus if you do want to get your points or free insurance, Gate 1 don’t charge any credit card fees!
For more travel tips and ways to save,
don’t hesitate to call the Gate 1 Travel
team on 1300 653 618 or visit
www.gate1travel.com.au for more information.