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How to Plan Your Family Vacation on Budget

Senin, 19 Juni 2023 - 06:31 | 140.18k
Tropical theme family vacation. (Photo: Dimonka/Freepik)
Tropical theme family vacation. (Photo: Dimonka/Freepik)

TIMESINDONESIA, JAKARTA – Planning for family vacation┬ácan be a fun and exciting experience. However, it can also be challenging, especially if you have a tight travel budget. Fortunately, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism has provided some tips on how to travel with family on a limited budget while still experiencing the best of Indonesia's attractions.

These tips will keep your family vacation unforgetable and feel fancy eventhough you were traveling on budget. Here are nine tips for traveling with family on a budget.

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9 Tips of Traveling on Budget by Ministry of Tourism dan Creative Economy of Indonesia

1. Plan the trip in advance

When traveling with family on a tight budget, it's essential to plan the trip in advance. This way, you can budget your expenditures and find the best deals on transportation, accommodation, and attractions.

2. Consider traveling during off-peak seasons

Traveling during off-peak seasons, such as during weekdays or outside of national holidays, can save you a lot of money on flights, accommodations, and attractions. You can also avoid large crowds and have a more peaceful vacation experience.

"Traveling during off-peak seasons, such as during weekdays or outside of national holidays, can save you a lot of money on flights, accommodations, and attractions," Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, on traveling with family on a budget.

3. Research affordable accommodations

To save money on accommodations, look for budget-friendly hotels, hostels, or homestays. You can check online booking sites or travel blogs to find affordable accommodations that suit your budget and preferences.

4. Look for free attractions

Many Indonesian cities offer free tourist attractions, such as beaches, parks, and museums. Take advantage of these free options and enjoy exploring Indonesia's beautiful destinations without spending a dime.

5. Use public transportation

Using public transportation, such as buses and trains, can save you money on transportation costs. It can also provide a more authentic traveling experience, where you can interact with locals on your way to your destination.

6. Bring your snacks and drinks

Bringing your snacks and drinks can help you save on food expenditures. You can visit local markets to buy fresh fruits and other snacks that can last throughout the trip.

7. Eat like a local

Local foods are often less expensive than international dishes, so consider trying local cuisines when traveling on a budget. You can also visit local markets and street food vendors to enjoy delicious meals at affordable prices.

8. Plan your itinerary carefully

Plan your itinerary carefully to avoid overspending on attractions and activities. You can prioritize the must-see attractions and allocate your budget accordingly.

9. Be flexible

Sometimes unexpected expenses can arise during a trip. Therefore, it's essential to be flexible and ready to adjust your plans when necessary. You can also prepare for emergencies by bringing extra cash or credit cards.

In conclusion, traveling with family can be a wonderful experience, even if traveling on a budget. By carefully planning your itinerary, researching affordable options, and staying flexible, you can enjoy a memorable vacation experience without breaking the bank. So, pack your bags and embark on an Indonesian adventure within your family vacation today! (*)

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Editor : Khodijah Siti
Publisher : Lucky Setyo Hendrawan

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