The Beginner’s Guide to Travel Hacking
With all the talk of a pending recession, saving some money on your next vacation is likely even more top of mind than usual. Luckily, there’s a solution out there to help you save money while still enjoying your next vacation! The answer is called travel hacking.
Travel hacking is just a fancy term that entails using existing systems to your advantage to get discounted and free airfare, hotels, car rentals, and other travel expenses. So you can get your next vacation on the house!
Below, we’ll highlight the six steps to travel hacking that any beginner can use to get started – yes, even during a recession.
What is Travel Hacking?
As briefly mentioned, travel hacking is the process of using existing systems to travel on a discount or for free.
That’s a little broad, though. More specifically, it involves taking advantage of programs such as:
- Airline miles programs
- Hotel rewards programs
- Credit card rewards
- Credit card sign-up bonuses
- And more
So, for example, you sign up for an airline miles program and use the rewards from that program to get free flights. That’s the essence of travel hacking.
By signing up for and utilizing these programs, you can score some sweet deals, and we’ll highlight all of that and more in the six steps to travel hacking below.